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  • Changes possible at airpark following deadly crash

    ROCKVILLE, Md. – Leaders in Montgomery County are considering two proposals that would limit activity at a small airport in Gaithersburg following a disastrous crash. Six people were killed when a jet crashed into a…

  • Perry: Ongoing felony case won’t delay 2016 preparations

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says an ongoing felony abuse-of-power case against him won’t delay his preparations for a possible 2016 presidential run. The Republican said Wednesday “we’re moving right along…

  • D-League teammates ejected after bench skirmish

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — NBA D-League teammates Kalin Lucas and Jarnell Stokes were ejected after a skirmish broke out behind their bench. The incident occurred late in the third quarter of a game Tuesday…

  • No bail for former music promoter in $300M fraud case

    MIAMI (AP) — A judge has refused to grant bail for a former music promoter who produced shows for acts such as the Rolling Stones, Elton John and Aerosmith and was recently extradited from Brazil…

  • History ahead: first Super Bowl OT upcoming

    PHOENIX (AP) — Almost as dominant as New England’s performance in the AFC championship game was the showing for Pro Picks in both conference title matches. A sweep. Now comes the toughest choice of all,…

  • UN can’t reach residents of Islamic State’s de facto capital

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations says it cannot deliver aid to 600,000 people in two Syrian cities controlled by the Islamic State group. Deputy humanitarian chief Kyung-wha Kang told the U.N. Security Council…

  • Google: YouTube is so overloaded staff cannot filter content

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Internet giant Google said Wednesday that its video-sharing website YouTube is so inundated that staff cannot filter all terror related content, complicating the struggle to halt the publication of terrorist propaganda and…

  • Tony Stewart acquires national sprint car series tour

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart won’t be back in a sprint car, by his own estimation, for “a very, very long time.” But the three-time NASCAR champion can’t bear to be away from the…

  • Workers at Britain’s National Gallery vote for 5-day strike

    LONDON (AP) — Workers at Britain’s National Gallery will be staging a five-day strike beginning next week in a dispute over whether some of its services should be run by an outside contractor. Some 250…

  • Religion news in brief

    Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are calling for a “balanced approach” in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. The church is promising…

  • Pet reptile not a lizard, Lithuanian student finds out

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A baby caiman has found a new home at a Lithuanian zoo after its previous owner tried to sell it online, apparently upon realizing that the pet reptile he was raising…

  • Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing, burning and looting with no troops protecting civilians, fleeing villagers said Wednesday. More than 40 people have been killed in seven…

  • USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they’re…

  • More resignations at top of anti-Islam organization

    BERLIN (AP) — There’s more trouble at the top for a German organization protesting the perceived “Islamization” of Europe. The PEGIDA organization said on its Facebook page Wednesday that spokeswoman Kathrin Oertel has resigned after…

  • AP Analysis: Youth concussion laws pushed by NFL lack bite

    PHOENIX (AP) — Criticized for its own handling of head injuries, the NFL launched an extensive lobbying campaign to pass laws protecting kids who get concussions while playing sports. The result: Within just five years,…