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ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least four survivors of yesterday's bus crash in northern California are hospitalized in critical condition today. Authorities have released the name of just one of the ten people killed in the crash, in which a bus carrying high school students on a tour of a college campus was hit by a FedEx tractor-trailer that had veered across a highway median. The students were taking part in a program that invites low-income students and those who would be the first in their family to attend college to visit Humboldt State University.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though the implementation of the new health care law was plagued by stumbles, President Barack Obama says "the final score speaks for itself." About 7.5 million people have signed up for health insurance through the new law. And Obama says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (seh-BEEL'-yuhs) deserves credit for helping to steer the comeback. He spoke in the Rose Garden today as he announced that Sebelius is leaving that post. Obama is nominating his budget chief, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to replace her.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States isn't going to grant a visa to Iran's choice to be its ambassador to the United Nations. White House spokesman Jay Carney says the U.S. has told Iran that the selection "was not viable." The administration had previously said only that it opposed the choice of Hamid Aboutalebi. He'd been a member of the group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Fifty-two Americans were held hostage for 444 days.

NEW YORK (AP) — Two reporters who played a central role in revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort are back in the country for the first time since the story broke. Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras of the British newspaper The Guardian came to New York to claim their share of a George Polk Award for national security reporting. Greenwald said they hadn't been completely sure they would be able to enter the United States without being arrested.

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Charges are going to be dismissed against a teacher and coach who was accused of trying to interfere with an investigation into the rape of a 16-year-old girl in eastern Ohio. State Attorney General Mike DeWine says the charge will be dismissed in exchange for community service at a domestic violence shelter. Seth Fluharty had been charged with failure to report child abuse or neglect, involving the rape of the girl by two high school football players.

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