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Friday

Making headlines this week

A look at the week's top newsmakers and the stories you may have missed.

michaels

Friday

Michael’s craft stores confirm data breach

The biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer confirmed a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards.

boston

Friday

10 for today: Friday, April 18

A look at the news making headlines today, Friday, April 18.

generalmotors

Friday

GM says recalled cars are safe

GM says cars can be driven while waiting for repairs but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine.

obamacare

Friday

Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

The president dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from Congress.

korea

Friday

Vice principal in South Korea school ferry disaster commits suicide

Hopes are fading of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.

clinton

Friday

Former ‘First Daughter’ Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

kansas

Thursday

Calls for peace at Kansas shooting memorial

The scene of a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace.

obama

Thursday

Obama budget plan would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits

The Congressional Budget Office says the 2015 budget could boost tax revenues while slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion.

jobs

Thursday

Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

claw

Thursday

Missing toddler found safe, playing in ‘claw crane’ machine

A 3-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after being found playing inside a coin-operated arcade game.

immigration

Thursday

Obama, Republicans feud over immigration

Partisan bickering over immigration reform intensified as each side accused the other of standing in the way of progress.

gun

Thursday

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50M on gun control

Michael Bloomberg ramped up efforts to fight gun violence with a $50 million grassroots campaign to organize voters on gun control.

utahmom

Thursday

Police say Utah mom gave birth at home

Police say a mother accused of slaying six of her infant children secretly gave birth at home and then immediately killed them.

mud

Wednesday

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

The official death toll from a mudslide rose to 39, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble.

gm

Wednesday

Senators press Delphi on GM recalls

Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

obama

Wednesday

Obama to announce $600M job training initiative

The plan is part of an effort launched in the State of the Union speech to act in the absence of a consensus from a divided Congress.

obamacare

Wednesday

New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a new poll.

stabbing

Wednesday

Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Students plan to gather in prayer and in support a week after a mass stabbing.

korea

Wednesday

Nearly 300 missing after boat sinks off S. Korea coast

Frantic rescue efforts are underway in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

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Martins’ goal lifts Seattle over Chivas 2-1

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Chivas played the final 16 minutes with 10 players after Marco Delgado was ejected in the 74th minute.

yesterday in Local Sports

Alvarez pitches Marlins past Mariners 7-0

Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond (11) looks on in the dugout before a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Washington.

Alvarez retired the first 15 batters en route to the third complete game of his career.

yesterday in Sports

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

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Mount Vernon native T.J. Oshie returns to the ice for St. Louis after missing the last three games due to an upper-body injury.

yesterday in Sports

Road teams strike first as the NBA Playoffs begin

A logo for the NBA playoffs and official basketballs are seen on the court prior to Game 1 of an NBA basketball playoffs basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas.

Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors steal series openers on the road.

yesterday in Local Sports

Defense leads the way in spring scrimmage for EWU

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With three interceptions, seven sacks and nine passes broken up, defense holds offense scoreless in 12 of 18 possessions