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APNewsBreak: Idaho OKs transgender licenses

The Idaho Transportation Department this week agreed to new regulations allowing transgender…

 

Obama's budget plan limits his bargaining power

President Barack Obama's budget overtures to Republicans may limit his bargaining power…

 

Ohio nursing school fighting loss of accreditation

A nursing program at Cuyahoga Community College is fighting to keep its…

 

Weight-loss challenge brings fear, anticipation

Joyce Cornelison and her daughter, Erin Barrett, giggled with excitement as they…

Egyptians vote for upper house of parliament

Turnout was low as Egyptians voted on Sunday for the upper house…

SF archbishop speaks against immigration program

A federal program that checks the immigration status of people booked into…

Strike on summit day shows task at hand

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European leaders meeting for a summit…

Syria troops move on new rebel areas near capital

Syrian troops battled army defectors in a string of towns in the…

Age-related illness catching up with death row

Randy Haight wakes every morning to sore hands and a creaking body.…

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria

The Arab League halted its observer mission in Syria on Saturday because…

Augusta teaching hospital faces deeper cuts

As Gov. Nathan Deal seeks to boost state funding for cancer research…

AZ animal advocates warn of fatal dog disease

Animal advocates are warning Arizona dog owners about an often fatal disease…

Birth-control ruling rattles Ind. Catholic schools

Leaders of Catholic colleges in Indiana are weighing their options after a…

Birth-control ruling rattles Ind. Catholic schools

A federal order requiring religious-based employers such as Catholic colleges to provide…

Feisty Gingrich stakes campaign on electability

Newt Gingrich has staked his presidential bid on the idea that he's…

Former Boston Mayor Kevin White dies at 82

Former Mayor Kevin H. White, who led the city for 16 years…

Illness prompts Mo. district to cancel classes

An outbreak of flu-like symptoms has prompted a suburban Kansas City school…

Kyrgyz prisoners sew lips shut; is mafia to blame?

More than 1,000 prisoners in Kyrgyzstan have sewn their lips together, a…

LA schools struggle to make healthy meals popular

Students at Roosevelt High School have declared a food fight to win…

Obama to senators: Change the way you do business

President Barack Obama is pressing his case for changes in how the…