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Senate passes jobless bill, but chances slimmer in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.


Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25

LONDON (AP) — Model and media personality Peaches Geldof, the second daughter of Irish singer Bob Geldof and member of a talented, troubled family who grew up in the glare of Britain's tabloid press, was found dead Monday at age 25.


Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Investigators say the rampage that left three dead and 16 wounded last week at Fort Hood was related to the shooter's request for leave from the Army post.


Senate approves jobless-benefits bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed legislation to renew a program of jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired last December.


Woman raises $91,000 to help mom who left kids in hot car

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman arrested after leaving her two kids in a hot vehicle during a job interview is fighting to clear her name in court, with the support of a New Jersey woman who has raised more than $91,000 to help her effort.


End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.


Liechtenstein manhunt seeks shooter at bank

GENEVA (AP) — Police in Liechtenstein launched a manhunt Monday for a former fund manager suspected of shooting to death a 48-year-old CEO in a bank's underground parking garage.

Senate nears passage of jobless-benefits bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Capping a three-month struggle, the Senate closed in Monday on passage of election-year legislation to restore jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed that expired late last year.


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