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Outlook improves for health care law

WASHINGTON — A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has lifted hopes for President Barack Obama’s health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.

New SAT: What will those questions look like?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students.

Community waits to hear full toll of mudslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. — A mountainside community waited in anguish Friday to learn the full scope of the Washington state mudslide as authorities worked to identify remains and warned that they were unlikely to find anyone alive nearly a week after the disaster.

Marriage good for the heart

Love can sometimes break a heart but marriage seems to do it a lot of good. A study of more than 3.5 million Americans finds that married people are less likely than singles, divorced or widowed folks to suffer any type of heart or blood vessel problem.