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Today's News

  • Apple shares fall 2 pct with Jobs on medical leave

    Shares of Apple Inc. fell modestly Tuesday following the company's disclosure that Steve Jobs, the CEO who transformed the niche computer maker into the most-envied consumer-electronics brand today, is taking another medical leave of absence.

  • Officials: 4 ministers quit new Tunisia government

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Four ministers quit Tunisia's day-old government on Tuesday, undermining its hopes of quelling unrest by sharing power with members of the opposition to the old regime.

    All who resigned were opponents of deposed President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's iron-fisted 23-year rule and had been named to the government Monday. It was not immediately clear if the resignations could bring down the government, which has 40 full and junior ministers.

  • Philbin says he's retiring from his show

    NEW YORK (AP) — For such a famously excitable guy, Regis Philbin made his big announcement with surprising calm: He's retiring from his show.

    Philbin delivered the news at the start of Tuesday morning's "Live With Regis and Kelly," which he has hosted for more than a quarter-century, most recently sharing hosting duties with Kelly Ripa.

  • Baseball: Effort to get team in Clovis whiffs

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — An effort to put professional baseball in Clovis has struck out.

    The Clovis News Journal reports the independent Pecos League pulled its association with the Clovis Pioneers on Monday, replacing them with the Ruidoso Osos.

    League Commissioner Andrew Dunn says he doesn't see how organizers can make it work financially in Clovis.

  • Suicide bombing in Iraq kills 52 police recruits

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of police recruits on Tuesday, killing at least 52 people and undercutting Iraqi security efforts as the nation struggles to show it can protect itself without foreign help.

  • US companies expand goals as China leader arrives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies have long demanded that China let its currency rise to make U.S. exports cheaper. But as President Hu Jintao visits Washington this week, U.S. companies are stressing other goals: Stopping the theft of intellectual property. And getting a fair chance to win government contracts.

  • Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes another medical leave

    SEATTLE (AP) — Steve Jobs, the CEO who transformed Apple Inc. from niche computer maker into the most-envied consumer-electronics brand today, is taking a medical leave of absence for the second time in two years.

    In the last decade, Jobs, 55, has survived a rare but curable form of pancreatic cancer and undergone a liver transplant. The news that he will again step back from his day-to-day role raises serious questions about the CEO's health.

  • High court denies DC appeal of same-sex marriage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from opponents of same-sex marriage who want to overturn the District of Columbia's gay marriage law.

    The court did not comment Tuesday in turning away a challenge from a Maryland pastor and others who are trying to get a measure on the ballot to allow Washingtonians to vote on a measure that defines marriage as between a man and a woman.

  • Gov. battles tax hikes as lawmakers return to work

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Legislature convenes Tuesday with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez already battling with educational groups over budget cuts and tax increases.

    Martinez plans to reiterate her opposition to tax increases during her first State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate.

  • FACT CHECK: Shaky health care job loss estimate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushing to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul warn that 650,000 jobs will be lost if the law is allowed to stand.

    But the widely cited estimate by House GOP leaders is shaky. It's the latest creative use of statistics in the health care debate, which has seen plenty of examples from both sides.