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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.

Weary rescuers fight rain and exhaustion

DARRINGTON, Wash. — Weary rescuers pressed through rain and their own exhaustion Thursday, searching for more bodies and a perhaps a miracle atop the pile of filth and debris that laid waste to a Washington town and killed at least 25 people.

Bill to delay cut to Medicare docs OK’d

WASHINGTON — Legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare overcame turbulence in the House on Thursday and appears on track to clear the Senate next week, possibly just hours before a Monday midnight deadline.

Burger King Baby finds birth mom

A woman who, as a newborn, was abandoned in the bathroom of a Pennsylvania Burger King said she found her birth mother just three weeks after launching a search that garnered worldwide attention, and as her mother prepared to look for her.