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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.... 4/17/2014 5:40 PM

Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."... 4/17/2014 10:07 PM

Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent federal court decisions to scrutinize the practice of keeping people in jail after they're eligible for release so that they can be considered for deportation.... 4/17/2014 8:24 PM

911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday, other witnesses described explosions after the fiery wreck that left 10 people dead.... 4/17/2014 10:34 PM

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.... 4/17/2014 9:46 PM

Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings
GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.... 4/17/2014 10:58 PM

4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information.... 4/17/2014 8:37 PM

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion
WEST, Texas (AP) -- As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.... 4/17/2014 10:42 PM

Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) -- Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.... 4/17/2014 5:38 PM

Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case
DENVER (AP) -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.... 4/17/2014 7:36 PM