House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, greets Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director Douglas Elmendorf on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, prior to Elmendorf testifying before the committee's hearing on the CBO budget and economic outlook. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

FACT CHECK: Anti-Obamacare chorus is off key

WASHINGTON (AP) — New estimates that President Barack Obama’s health care law will encourage millions of Americans to leave the workforce or reduce their work...…
This Jan. 31, 2014, photo shows a game of Internet Texas Hold-Em being played on a computer screen in Atlantic City N.J. A new report issued Feb. 5, 2014, by the group Gambling Compliance, which tracks gambling-related legislation worldwide, predicts 10 U.S. states will consider bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year. Three states now allow it: New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Study: 10 US states eye Internet gambling bills

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — At least 10 U.S. states are considering bills to legalize or expand Internet gambling this year, according to a group that tracks gambling-r...…
Creation Museum head Ken Ham, right, speaks during a debate on evolution with TV's "Science Guy" Bill Nye, at the Creation Museum Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in Petersburg, Ky. Ham believes the Earth was created 6,000 years ago by God and is told strictly through the Bible. Nye says he is worried the U.S. will not move forward if creationism is taught to children. (AP Photo/The Courier-Journal, Matt Stone) NO SALES; MAGS OUT; NO ARCHIVE; MANDATORY CREDIT

Bill Nye defends evolution in Kentucky debate

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) — TV’s “Science Guy” Bill Nye and the leader of a Kentucky museum who believes in creationism debated a question Tuesday that...…
FILE - In this Sunday, May 13, 2012, file photo, flowers are added to a Facebook sign in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. On Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, Facebook celebrates 10 years since its inception. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Facebook barrels ahead on 10th anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — It has been 10 years since a Harvard sophomore named Mark Zuckerberg created a website called Thefacebook.com to let his classmates find their friends o...…
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Changes sought for endangered act

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists’ lawsuits and giv...…
This Jan. 16, 2014 photo provided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife shows an Oregon chub at the William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, Ore. The tiny fish found only in Oregon has become the first fish in the country removed from Endangered Species Act protection because it no longer faces extinction. It was put on the endangered species list 21 years ago. (AP Photo/Rick Swart/Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife)

Tiny minnow is 1st fish taken off endangered list

A tiny minnow that lives only in Oregon backwaters is the first fish ever taken off U.S. Endangered Species Act protection because it is no longer threatened with extinction.…
Policemen walk past a stray dog near the Media Center of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Sochi city hall orders killing of stray dogs

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Thousands of stray dogs have been living amid the mud and rubble of Olympic construction sites, roaming the streets and snowy mountainsides, and b...…
Fans arrive for the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos at MetLife Stadium Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

As Super Bowl shows, nothing slows powerful NFL

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Even Commissioner Roger Goodell joked before the Super Bowl about making it known that, no, actually, the NFL “cannot control the w...…
This undated frame grab provided by Anheuser-Busch shows the company's 2014 Super Bowl commercial entitled“Puppy Love”. The ad will run in the fourth quarter of the game. (AP Photo/Anheuser-Busch)

Super Bowl Ads: Anything Could Happen

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl advertisers are finally about to see their efforts play out on the industry’s biggest stage Sunday night. But as they’ve learne...…
FILE - This March 31, 2010 file photo shows the Toyota logo on a car at the New York International Auto Show in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Toyota tells dealers to stop selling 6 models

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota has told North American dealers to stop selling six popular models with heated seats because the fabric doesn’t comply with U.S. safety co...…
FILE PHOTOS COMBO - File photos combo shows, from left; Italian student Raffaele Sollecito, slain 21-year-old British woman Meredith Kercher, her American roommate Amanda Knox. Few international criminal cases have cleaved along national biases as that of American student Amanda Knox, awaiting half world away her third Italian court verdict in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate, 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. Whatever is decided this week, the protracted legal battle that has grabbed global headlines and polarized trial-watchers in three nations probably won't end in Florence. With the first two trials producing flip-flop guilty-then-innocent verdicts against Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, the case has produced harshly clashing versions of events. A Florence appeals panel designated by Italy's supreme court to address errors in the appeals acquittal is set to deliberate Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, with a verdict expected later in the day. (AP Photo/files)

Amanda Knox’s murder conviction upheld on appeal

An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder of her British roommate. Knox was sentenced to 28 1/2 years in prison, raising the specter of a long legal battle over her extradition.…
FILE - This file photo provided Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. A court official says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect in the bombings, is facing federal charges and has made an initial court appearance in his hospital room, Monday, April 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)

US prosecutors seek execution of marathon suspect

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced they will seek the death penalty against 20-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the Boston Marathon bombing, instantly raising the stakes in what could be one of the most wrenching trials the city has ever seen.…
President Barack Obama walks with Ricky Banner, assistant general manager, right, and Emile (Ray) Quevedo, floor employee, at a Costco store in Lanham, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, before he spoke about raising the minimum wage. The president is promoting his newly unveiled plans to boost wages for some workers and help Americans save for retirement _ no action from Congress necessary. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

At Costco Obama touts his plan to boost wages

LANHAM, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama promoted his State of the Union proposals to boost personal finances of low-income Americans in a morning-after trip Wednes...…