President Barack Obama is moving to let insurance companies keep selling policies that don't meet his overhaul's minimum standards. He's also acknowledging his administration badly fumbled the rollout of his signature domestic program.
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Indian search finds no trace of Malaysian plane
Indian navy ships supported by long-range surveillance planes and helicopters scoured Andaman Sea islands for a third day on Saturday without any success in finding evidence of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, officials said.
Mega Millions jackpot swells to $400 million
The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to an estimated $400 million.
DOE proposing stricter guidelines on for-profits
The Obama administration on Friday announced regulation proposals to set more standards on for-profit colleges like Ashford University to provide students more assurances at "gainful employment."
Death toll in NYC gas explosion climbs to 8
Rescue workers using dogs and thermal-detection gear to search rubble for more victims of a gas explosion found an eighth body on Thursday while investigators tried to pinpoint the leak and determine whether it had anything to do with the city's aging gas and water mains, some from the 1800s.
AP Exclusive: FBI balks at pot background checks
The FBI is refusing to run nationwide background checks on people applying to run legal marijuana businesses in Washington state, even though it has conducted similar checks in Colorado — a discrepancy that illustrates the quandary the Justice Department faces as it allows the states to experiment with regulating a drug that's long been illegal under federal law.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
Phyllis Schlafly family in beer trademark dispute
To many older Americans, the Schlafly name is most closely associated with Phyllis Schlafly, the conservative commentator known for her campaign to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s.
Gaza militants offer rocket cease-fire with Israel
The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said Thursday it had agreed to halt a wave of rocket fire on Israel, signaling an end to the heaviest fighting between the sides since 2012. But Israeli officials refused to confirm any deal was in place.
Police: Driver kills 2 at South by Southwest fest
A suspected drunken driver fleeing police crashed through barricades at the South By Southwest festival in Austin, slamming into a crowd outside a nightclub and killing a man and woman on a moped early Thursday, police said.
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