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Wisconsin Senate clears right-to-work bill

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Senate narrowly approved a “right-to-work” bill on Wednesday that would bar private-sector employees who work under union-negotiated contracts from being required to join their unions or pay them dues.

Killer of ‘American Sniper’ Kyle sentenced to life in prison

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Eddie Ray Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Tuesday after a Texas jury found him guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie “American Sniper.”

Senate plan may avert partial shutdown

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate leaders took a tentative step on Tuesday that could avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, but it was unclear if House Speaker John Boehner and restive conservatives would support a new concession to Democrats.

Obama seeks new rules for retirement brokers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wall Street brokers and financial advisers could face new restrictions under a proposal put forth by President Barack Obama on Monday that the White House said could save Americans with retirement accounts billions of dollars.

Commuter train crashes, 51 hurt

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-bound commuter train slammed into a tractor trailer stopped on the tracks in Oxnard, California during the morning rush hour today, injuring 51 people, some seriously, authorities said.

No deal yet in West Coast port dispute; talks to continue

SAN FRANCISCO — Shipping executives and union leaders for dock workers at 29 U.S. West Coast ports remained locked in a dispute today as talks, brokered by the U.S. labor secretary, headed into a fourth straight day.

Winter storms ease California drought

SACRAMENTO — Wet winter storms that dropped up to a foot of rain on parts of California have modestly eased the state’s ongoing drought over the past three months, U.S. drought experts said Thursday.

Hundreds possibly exposed to ‘superbug’ at medical center

LOS ANGELES — Seven patients were infected with a potentially deadly, drug-resistant bacteria at UCLA’s Ronald Reagan Medical Center and more than 100 may have been exposed to the so-called superbug, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.

Some 11.4 million have enrolled in Obamacare

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some 11.4 million Americans enrolled in private health insurance through Obamacare during the open enrollment period, the White House said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Storm paralyzes central U.S., pummels nation’s capital

BOSTON — Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C., to close today.

Minnesota Orchestra first from U.S. to play in Cuba

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Orchestra will play Beethoven in Cuba this spring, becoming the first U.S. orchestra to perform there since the United States and Cuba agreed to restore diplomatic relations.

One dead in shooting at Mardi Gras parade

NEW ORLEANS — One person was killed and another was critically injured in a shooting during a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans on Thursday night, according to police.

Canada confirms mad cow disease

OTTAWA — Canada, a major exporter of beef, said today it had found a case of mad cow disease in a beef cow in the province of Alberta, the first in the country since 2011.

Congress passes Keystone bill, Obama expected to veto

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Republican-led Congress gave final passage on Wednesday to a bill to approve the long-pending Keystone XL pipeline, a measure that next goes to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.

NBC’s Brian Williams suspended 6 months over Iraq claims

LOS ANGELES — Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News” program, has been suspended without pay for six months after admitting last week that a story he told about coming under fire on a helicopter during the Iraq war was not true.

U.S. gunman kills 3 Muslims near North Carolina university

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina — A gunman who had posted anti-religious messages on social media was charged with killing three Muslim students Tuesday near the University of North Carolina in what police said today was an ongoing dispute over parking.