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IRVING, Texas (AP) -- At least two people were killed and about three dozen were hospitalized after a charter bus careened off a Texas highway and flipped onto its side Thursday, drawing a large emergency response as rescue crews struggled to reach victims inside, authorities said. By DAVID WARREN and JOHN L. MONE Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for new spring shorts and T-shirts. As cold weather lingered across most of the country, Americans shopped modestly in March. By MAE ANDERSON AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- So much for new spring shorts and T-shirts. As cold weather lingered across most of the country, Americans shopped modestly in March.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With teary-eyed relatives of the Newtown school massacre watching, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December shootings in Connecticut, defeating an effort by conservatives to derail firearms restrictions before debate could even start. By ALAN FRAM Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is ready to launch an emotion-charged debate on new gun restrictions, four months after the carnage at a Connecticut elementary school spurred President Barack Obama and Congress to address firearms violence. By ALAN FRAM Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The ailing personal computer market is getting weaker, and it's starting to look as if it will never fully recover as a new generation of mobile devices reshapes the way people use technology. By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, suggesting March's weak month of hiring may be a temporary slowdown. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, suggesting March's weak month of hiring may be a temporary slowdown.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds raked the Midwest and spawned a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri's governor. To the north icy weather left thousands without power and prompted Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton to call out the state Nation Guard to aid residents as the state braced for another storm system that threatened to dump several inches of wet snow Thursday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The number of U.S. homes repossessed by lenders last month fell to the lowest level in more than five years, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure crisis is abating amid an improving housing market. By ALEX VEIGA AP Real Estate Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wade Davis pitched out of bases loaded jams in the first two innings, Billy Butler and Jeff Francoeur homered and the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 on Wednesday night to sweep the three-game series. The Royals have won four straight and six of seven to move three-games above .500 for the first time since May 12, 2011, when they were 20-17.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has hired two assistant coaches. Pitino announced Wednesday that Mike Balado and Kimani Young will be on his staff after working under him this season at Florida International. Young was an athletic director for a nonprofit inner-city youth organization in New York prior to joining Pitino at FIU. Young also spent one season as head manager and video coordinator at St. John’s and has several other years of experience supervising youth sports programs.