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RI school leader calls for talks, not mass firing

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A superintendent who fired all the teachers in a long-troubled Rhode Island high school says she's willing to negotiate after their union promised to support reforms.

Peyton Manning recovering after neck surgery

Four-time league MVP Peyton Manning has undergone neck surgery to relieve pain caused by a pinched nerve.

Obama Calls for 'Up or Down' Vote on Health

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, hoping to move the health-care debate to its final stages, called on lawmakers to schedule a vote in the next few weeks.

Blue Jackets send Torres to Buffalo

The already young Columbus Blue Jackets got a lot younger on Wednesday afternoon.

Rove admits to error on Iraq as Bush strategist

NEW YORK - Republican strategist Karl Rove says in a new memoir that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq badly damaged the Bush administration's credibility and led to dwindling public support fo

Bulls' leading rebounder Noah to miss three weeks

The Chicago Bulls say center Joakim Noah will miss three weeks because of plantar fasciitis in his left foot that has kept him in and out of the rotation the past month.

Chile steps up hunt for quake victims

CONCEPCION, Chile – Rescue crews with sniffer dogs fanned out around Chile's earthquake-ravaged cities and villages on Wednesday, searching for survivors inside the mountains of rubble.

Redskins' 6-time Pro Bowl LT Samuels to retire

Washington Redskins six-time Pro Bowl left tackle Chris Samuels will announce his retirement Thursday.