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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's nominating his budget director, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to succeed Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) as Health and Human Services secretary. The Cabinet shuffle lets Obama put a new face on his new health care law. The move comes more than a week after the close of sign-ups for insurance coverage on the law. After a rocky start, the administration rebounded strongly to exceed expectations by enrolling more than seven million people by the March 31 deadline.

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A police chief says no evidence has surfaced yet to show a 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing rampage at a high school outside Pittsburgh was targeting any particular student. Chief Thomas Seefeld says a motive for the attack Wednesday on other students at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville remains unknown. He says reconstructing what happened remains difficult because the suspect isn't talking to police at the advice of his lawyer, and many victims are still recovering. Alex Hribal (RY'-buhl) is accused of stabbing or slashing 21 students and a guard. Eight students remain hospitalized, four in critical condition.

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the high school students involved in a deadly bus crash on a Northern California freeway yesterday were participating in a program that invites low-income or first-generation students to visit Humboldt State University. The program was scheduled to start today. One of the three chartered buses was hit by a FedEx tractor-trailer yesterday afternoon, killing 10 people. Humboldt State officials say the other two buses made it to campus. The university is providing those students with counseling.

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African prosecutor says there's only one "reasonable explanation" for how Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend. As he cross-examined the Olympic track star today, the prosecutor insisted that Pistorius had fatally shot Reeva Steenkamp multiple times through a toilet door from about three yards away as the two were arguing. But Pistorius denied today that he had been talking to Steenkamp through the door when the shooting occurred. He says he thought he was firing at an intruder.

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway says it's going to completely phase out by next week the use of an ingredient in its bread that has become known as the "yoga mat chemical." Subway has suffered from bad publicity since a food blogger petitioned the chain to remove the ingredient. It's approved by the government for use as a bleaching agent and a dough conditioner, but it can be found in a wide variety of products -- including a lot of fast food options and, yes, yoga mats.

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