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Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats

DETROIT (AP) - Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. But the company has drawn the ire of federal safety regulators who say the recall should include another 1.8 million rear-facing car seats designed for infants.



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Employers scrutinize latest health care concession

WASHINGTON (AP) -- It may take weeks to render a verdict on the Obama administration's latest health care concession to employers.

But that could make a difference for Democrats battling to keep control of the Senate in the fall congressional elections.

All-important details are buried in more than 200 pages of dense Treasury regulations released Monday. The biggest change is that medium-sized firms got another delay in a heavily criticized requirement that they cover their workers or face fines.

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SENATOR SEEKS RECORDS ON MILITARY SEX CRIMES
 
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is coming under pressure to give Congress detailed information on the handling of sex crime cases in the armed forces following an Associated Press investigation that found a pattern of inconsistent judgments and light penalties for sexual assaults at U.S. bases in Japan.
 

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Court papers: Woman faked pregnancy, stole baby

TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- An hour after a woman reported her newborn son missing from a Wisconsin home, police were questioning her step-sister - found with a prosthetic pregnancy belly, baby clothes and a stroller, but no baby, according to court documents.

It was more than 24 hours after Kayden Powell went missing before authorities discovered the infant, less than a week old, in a plastic storage crate outside an Iowa gas station, miraculously alive and well despite frigid temperatures.

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Social media erupt over 'Biggest Loser' winner

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A day after Rachel Fredrickson won the latest season of "The Biggest Loser," after shedding nearly 60 percent of her body weight, attention wasn't focused on her $250,000 win - but rather the criticism surrounding her loss.

Experts cautioned that regardless of her current weight, the criticism being levied on social media about her losing too much isn't helpful. A more constructive message is needed, they say, centering on body image and healthy living.

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Waikiki man pleads guilty in welfare fraud case

HONOLULU (AP) - A Waikiki man with a Mercedes-Benz, sailboat and an inheritance is pleading guilty to stealing food stamps and other government benefits.

Kevin Halverson, who also goes by the name Vaughn Sherwood, pleaded guilty Thursday additional charges of identity theft and possessing a firearm that he wasn't allowed to have because he's a convicted felon.

Halverson says he used various identities to illegally receive benefits such as medical care and student tuition assistance.



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Sea survivor's Salvadoran family thought he died

GARITA PALMERA, El Salvador (AP) -- A Salvadoran fisherman's account of his survival after more than 13 months and about 6,500 miles in an open boat has proved a double miracle for his mother and father, who lost touch with him eight years ago and thought he was dead.

Comments by Jose Salvador Alvarenga's joyful, sometimes tearful parents about their son may help explain how he survived, but they did little to dispel continued doubts about his tale.

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Internet firms release data on NSA spy requests

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, major technology firms released new data Monday on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information for secret national security investigations - figures that show that the government collected data on thousands of Americans.
 

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Study: Kids' obesity risk starts before school age

Those efforts to fight obesity in schools? Think younger. A new study finds that much of a child's "weight fate" is set by age 5, and that nearly half of kids who became obese by the eighth grade were already overweight when they started kindergarten.

The prevalence of weight problems has long been known - about a third of U.S. kids are overweight or obese. But surprisingly little is known about which kids will develop obesity, and at what age.

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Different QB styles clash at Super Bowl

EAST RUTHERFORD, New Jersey (AP) — This Super Bowl has just about everything a fan, a player, a coach — and certainly a league — could ask for.

Denver's record-setting offense versus Seattle's relentlessly stingy defense. Coaches who actually smile and think football should be fun. A wintry setting, and the best two teams in the NFL.

"It's very special to be here," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said of Sunday's big game. "Look at this event that our players are having to take part of. The game, the matchup, the culmination of the season, all of this is just extraordinary."

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