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  • Metro: System safe despite smoke incidents

    WASHINGTON — Metro has released new information about smoke incidents that occurred in multiple stations this past weekend, including one incident passengers described as an “explosion.” Metro now says there was a sudden release of…

  • Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state’s most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an…

  • Woman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor’s dog and paid to have it euthanized will spend three to six months in jail. An Allegheny County jury sentenced 58-year-old Gisele Paris on…

  • Obama to host new Afghan leaders at White House on March 24

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah are to visit the White House next month, and Ghani has accepted an invitation to speak to a joint meeting of Congress at…

  • Force India finally rolls out new F1 car at 3rd test

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Force India finally rolled out its new car for the upcoming Formula One season on Friday, with only two more days remaining to get it up to speed. Driver Nico Hulkenberg…

  • 2011 Va. earthquake identifies previously unknown fault line

    WASHINGTON – The 2011 earthquake that rocked the Washington Monument and National Cathedral has led to the discovery of a previously unknown tear in the Earth’s crust. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the “Quail” fault…

  • Don’t tell Madonna: the cape is making a comeback

    MILAN (AP) — The cape is making a comeback in Milan this season — even though Madonna may have something to say about that. The pop singer took a spectacular fall when her Armani cape…

  • Rosberg fastest at Barcelona, McLaren makes strides

    MONTMELO, Spain (AP) — Nico Rosberg pushed his Mercedes to the fastest lap so far in preseason testing at the Barcelona-Catalunya circuit as Jenson Button saw his promising drive end in the grass on Friday.…

  • Greek prime minister rules out third bailout

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s new radical left government has no intention of seeking yet another bailout deal from international creditors and will spend coming months trying to ease the terms of its current commitments,…

  • Stocks slip after weaker growth, end best month since 2011

    The stock market is closing lower following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 82 points, or…

  • Braves OF Melvin Upton to miss rest of spring with injury

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Atlanta Braves outfielder Melvin Upton is expected to miss the rest of spring training because of inflammation in his left foot. The team announced Upton’s condition Friday after he underwent an…

  • California farmers to go another year without federal water

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal agency says it will not release water for most California Central Valley farms this year, forcing farmers to continue to scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted. It…

  • Obama mourns passing of Nimoy: ‘I loved Spock’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Leonard Nimoy, who made the sign for “Live long and prosper” famous the world over, achieved that goal during his 83 years on the planet. The actor, who…

  • Net neutrality fans use Grumpy Cat in aerial jab at Comcast

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Internet activists took an aerial jab at Comcast to celebrate new government rules affecting the Philadelphia-based corporation. A plane towed a banner Friday past company headquarters that said, “Comcast: Don’t Mess With…

  • Cavs guard Irving to miss game with strained shoulder

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss Friday’s game at Indiana because of a strained left shoulder. Irving got hurt during the second half of Thursday’s 110-99 win over Golden State.…