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By Bill Sanderson New York Daily News Former President George H.W. Bush was in intensive care Monday night, where he was taken the day after his wife Barbara’s funeral, CNN reported. The elder Bush, 93, was admitted to a Houston hospital Sunday morning after an infection spread to his blood, said spokesman Jim McGrath in a statement. “He is responding to treatm…

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By Robert Salonga, Julia Prudis Sulek and Seung Lee The Mercury News SAN BRUNO, Calif. – A woman shot and killed herself after wounding her boyfriend and two other people with a handgun at YouTube headquarters Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. A law enforcement source said the shooting appeared to have been fueled by a domestic dispute and that the suspect was …

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By Field Level Media New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is reportedly considering retiring from football to pursue a career in Hollywood as an actor. Citing a source, Bill Burt of The Eagle-Tribune reported Tuesday night that Gronkowski has been told by two acting superstars, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sylvester Stallone, that he could make millions of …

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By Joe Williams CQ-Roll Call WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain will return to the chamber Tuesday in time for a key procedural vote on the Republican legislation to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law, his office confirmed Monday evening. The Arizona Republican announced last week he was diagnosed with brain cancer. The news is a boost to the GOP effort to …

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By Lisa Mascaro and Michael Memoli Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - After months of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans are set to unveil their Obamacare overhaul Thursday, in hopes of voting next week before a holiday recess, leaders announced Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed complaints that Republicans were working behind close…

By Kanga Kong Bloomberg News SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea attempted to fire an unidentified missile Sunday morning, but the test likely failed, according to South Korea’s military. South Korea is conducting further analysis of the launch at Sinpo, the nation’s joint chiefs of staff said in a text message. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to arrive i…

By Abbott Koloff The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) HACKENSACK, N.J. – An 8-year-old North Jersey transgender boy who was kicked out of the Cub Scouts was asked to rejoin in what amounts to a major shift in policy for the Boy Scout of America, which issued a statement on Monday night indicating that it’s opening its membership to transgender children. “Starting today, …

With a premiere that drew nearly 7 million viewers in the summer, TNT’s splashy “Dallas” reboot seemed primed for success in its second life. The cable series – in which Larry Hagman reprised his role as the legendary Texas oilman J.R. Ewing – was slated to return for a second season Jan. 28.Hagman’s unexpected death at age 81 from complications from cancer on Friday, howe…

When stadium workers turned out the lights at Ohio Stadium last year hours after Penn State was dealt a 38-14 thumping by Ohio State, there was every reason to think that the two winningest active Division I coaches -- Joe Paterno and Jim Tressel -- would match wits again in 2011.Not quite.Would you believe Tom Bradley vs. Luke Fickell?The two long-time assis…

PHILADELPHIA -- Jonathan Papelbon can do his Irish Jig on Broad Street.A person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press that the Philadelphia Phillies and Papelbon have agreed to a $50 million, four-year contract that's the largest ever for a reliever. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the deal had not yet been announ…

The revolving door the winless Miami Dolphins have had at quarterback this season took another turn Tuesday when Sage Rosenfels decided he wasn't healthy enough to continue playing.Rosenfels was placed on the team's reserve non-football illness list, and the Dolphins signed former Buffalo Bills first-round pick and starter J.P. Losman, a seven-year veteran who ha…

Michael Vick is expected to start Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers despite a deep bone bruise in his right hand, Eagles sources said.The swelling in Vick's nonthrowing hand has to lessen enough for the quarterback to grip the football, but indications Tuesday were that his injury wouldn't impede his play.Coach Andy Reid said Monday that Vick could "play with …

Deep into the summer months, you've probably heard the ice cream truck rolling through the neighborhood.Maybe you don't have spare change (or you don't want appetites ruined before supper time). And, if you see the delightful ice pop molds and makers available, you probably will be hooked on homemade. Making your own saves money, can be healthier and can be …

One factor contributing to the urgency to finish an NFL labor agreement quickly is both sides' desire for a free agent signing period long enough for teams to assemble their rosters and players to shop for suitable deals.Hundreds of NFL players who could be eligible for free agency have been in limbo for nearly 3 1/2 months, leaving teams unable to complete pers…

CHICAGO -- An opposing team's scout wasn't impressed with the pitcher the Cubs sent to the mound Friday afternoon."He couldn't dent your car standing next to it," he said of lefthander Doug Davis.But Davis, with a fastball that appears to collapse from fatigue when it reaches the plate, was more than the Yankees could handle, pitching the Cubs to a 3-1 victor…