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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — A highway crash in Northern California has left nine people dead and shut down traffic on both sides of Interstate 5. A spokesman for the California Highway Patrol says the accident involved a tour bus, a FedEx truck and a Nissan Altima. The bus was carrying high school students to visit a college. Several people were airlifted to hospitals.

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has set bond at $100,000 for a SUV driver believed to be responsible for causing a second vehicle to crash into an Orlando-area child care center, killing a 4-year-old girl and injuring a dozen other children and two adults. Robert Corchado surrendered and has been charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident.

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says searchers looking for the Malaysian airliner that vanished March 8 are confident signals that have been detected in recent days are coming from missing plane's black box. An Australian aircraft detected what's being called a "possible signal" on Thursday. Ships with acoustic equipment are focusing on a small search zone so that a relatively slow-moving robotic submersible can be pressed into service.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just over a week after the Obama administration celebrated the enrollment of more than 7 million people who have signed up for insurance coverage, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning. She was harshly criticized by Republicans who demanded her resignation last fall when the program's website wouldn't work properly and enrollments were only trickling in.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven Senate Democrats are urging President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline by the end of May. The senators say in a letter that the five-year review of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline has been "exhaustive" and has taken too long. The letter may reflect political pressures. Six of the Democrats who signed it face challenges this year.

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