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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's top newsmakers and the stories you may have missed.

michaels

today

Michael’s craft stores confirm data breach

The biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer confirmed a security breach at certain systems that process payment cards.

boston

today

10 for today: Friday, April 18

A look at the news making headlines today, Friday, April 18.

generalmotors

today

GM says recalled cars are safe

GM says cars can be driven while waiting for repairs but the automaker has not addressed a problem long known to potentially shut off the engine.

obamacare

today

Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

The president dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from Congress.

korea

today

Vice principal in South Korea school ferry disaster commits suicide

Hopes are fading of finding any of the 268 missing passengers alive.

clinton

today

Former ‘First Daughter’ Chelsea Clinton is pregnant

Chelsea Clinton announced she is pregnant with the first grandchild of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

kansas

yesterday

Calls for peace at Kansas shooting memorial

The scene of a hate crime just days ago became the setting for tears, prayers and calls for peace.

obama

yesterday

Obama budget plan would boost U.S. tax revenue, cut deficits

The Congressional Budget Office says the 2015 budget could boost tax revenues while slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion.

jobs

yesterday

Jobless rates hover at near pre-recession levels

New applications for unemployment benefits held near their pre-recession levels last week.

claw

yesterday

Missing toddler found safe, playing in ‘claw crane’ machine

A 3-year-old boy has been reunited with his mother after being found playing inside a coin-operated arcade game.

immigration

yesterday

Obama, Republicans feud over immigration

Partisan bickering over immigration reform intensified as each side accused the other of standing in the way of progress.

gun

yesterday

Ex-NYC Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50M on gun control

Michael Bloomberg ramped up efforts to fight gun violence with a $50 million grassroots campaign to organize voters on gun control.

utahmom

yesterday

Police say Utah mom gave birth at home

Police say a mother accused of slaying six of her infant children secretly gave birth at home and then immediately killed them.

mud

Wednesday

Washington state mudslide death toll rises to 39

The official death toll from a mudslide rose to 39, after search teams pulled out two more bodies from the mud and rubble.

gm

Wednesday

Senators press Delphi on GM recalls

Lawmakers probing how GM used faulty ignition switches are turning their scrutiny to the supplier of the part, Delphi Automotive.

obama

Wednesday

Obama to announce $600M job training initiative

The plan is part of an effort launched in the State of the Union speech to act in the absence of a consensus from a divided Congress.

obamacare

Wednesday

New poll shows Americans increasingly prefer Democrats on healthcare

Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better plan for healthcare than Republicans, according to a new poll.

stabbing

Wednesday

Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

Students plan to gather in prayer and in support a week after a mass stabbing.

korea

Wednesday

Nearly 300 missing after boat sinks off S. Korea coast

Frantic rescue efforts are underway in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

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In Music

Miley Cyrus still sick, cancels more shows

The star has postponed two more concerts on her "Bangerz" tour as she remains hospitalized.