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Hillary Clinton sent to hospital

WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has been admitted to a New York hospital after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained this month.

Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines says her doctors discovered the clot during a follow-up exam Sunday. Reines says Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants. Clinton was admitted to New York-Presbyterian Hospital so doctors can monitor the medication for 48 hours - AP

Ore. tour bus crash kills nine

LA GRANDE, Ore. - A tour bus crash crashed Sunday on an icy stretch of interstate in Oregon, killing nine people and injuring about 20 others, authorities said.

Police say the bus lost control around 10:30 a.m. on the snow- and ice-covered lanes of Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon. The bus crashed through a guardrail and went down an embankment.

State police said the bus was carrying about 40 people. Umatilla County Emergency Manager Jack Remillard said the bus was owned by Mi Joo travel in Vancouver, B.C., and state police the bus was en route from Las Vegas to Vancouver.

It was the second fatal accident in Oregon on Sunday due to icy conditions. A 69-year-old man died in a rollover accident. - AP

Senate confirms FHA nominee

WASHINGTON - The Senate confirmed Carol Galante as head of the Federal Housing Administration, the agency she has spent more than a year running as acting FHA commissioner.

The vote to confirm her nomination as an assistant secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development was 69-24. Sixty votes were needed under an agreement between Democrats and the minority Republicans who opposed her confirmation. - Bloomberg News

3 die, 3 hurt in apartment fire

SAN JOSE, Calif. - A late-night fire swept through a San Jose apartment, leaving three people dead, injuring three others, and forcing the evacuation of nearly 60 people, authorities said Sunday.

One of the injured was a police officer who suffered smoke inhalation while rescuing someone, San Jose Fire Department Capt. Mary Gutierrez said.

The bodies of a man, a woman, and a child were later recovered. She said officials were trying to confirm their identities and relationship. - AP


Funerals will be held Wednesday for five siblings and Thursday for an adult who died when a vehicle driven by the children's father ran off a Mississippi road and into a creek Saturday. A wake for the children, ages 18 months to 9 years, was to be held Monday, said a spokeswoman for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, of which the victims were members.