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Senate votes 70-28 to approve $15 billion jobs bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate today easily approved a $15 billion Democratic plan to try to spur job creation, as lawmakers hastened to demonstrate that they were taking steps to improve the nation’s employment picture.

Michigan bans smoking in grandstands, suites

MIS eliminates smoking in public areas after state law changes.

Former Patriots RB Tatupu dead at 54

Mosi Tatupu, one of the most popular players in New England Patriots history known for his inspired special teams play, has died.

MLB hopes to start testing minor leaguers for HGH this year

The New York Times is reporting that Major League Baseball plans to test minor league players for human growth hormone.

Day 11 Olympic roundup

South Korea's Kim Yu-na scored a 78.5 in the short program, which not only shattered her own record, it put her almost five points ahead of longtime rival — and chief threat — Mao Asada in ladies' Olympic figure skating Tuesday night.

Day 12 Olympic roundup

South Korea's Kim Yu-na scored a 78.5 in the short program, which not only shattered her own record, it put her almost five points ahead of longtime rival — and chief threat — Mao Asada in ladies' Olympic figure skating Tuesday night.

Magee becomes winningest men's coach

Herb Magee has passed The General.

Kobe returns with heroics in Memphis

Kobe Bryant returned to lineup after missing five games with an ankle injury and hit a 3-pointer with 4.3 seconds left to lift the Los Angeles Lakers to 99-98 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies Tuesday night.

Ex-Raiders assistant sues Cable, team

Former Oakland Raiders assistant Randy Hanson has sued head coach Tom Cable and the team. Hanson filed the lawsuit in Alameda County Superior Court on Tuesday.