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  • Greek Coast Guard: 432 people rescued from ferry fire

    BARI, Italy (AP) — Fighting high winds and stormy seas, helicopter rescue crews on Monday evacuated the last of the hundreds of people trapped aboard a Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania. The death…

  • Grain mixed, livestock higher

    CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Mar delivery unchanged at 6.1075 a bushel; Mar corn was .75 cent lower at $4.14 a…

  • Fernando Torres returns on loan to Atletico Madrid

    MADRID (AP) — Fernando Torres could make his Atletico Madrid return in a Copa de Rey match with crosstown rival Real Madrid two days after rejoining his boyhood club. Atletico said in a statement Monday…

  • Diocese: Bishop responsible in fatal hit-and-run

    The first female bishop at the Episcopal Church of Maryland was the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed a bicyclist in Baltimore, a diocese spokeswoman said Monday. Bishop Suffragan Heather Cook, who’s in the…

  • Ohio judge who ruled in Pete Rose’s favor retires

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A county judge in Cincinnati who ruled in favor of Pete Rose during the Reds star’s court fight against Major League Baseball and recently ordered a fellow judge to jail is retiring…

  • Program that backed Solyndra now showing successes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At an RV Park he owns in Hugoton, Kansas, Jan Leonard sees the benefits of one of the federal government’s most contentious programs. Development is booming in the town of roughly 3,900…

  • Moscow court rushes verdict to Putin’s chief foe

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has moved up the date of its verdict in a criminal case against President Vladimir Putin’s top foe in an apparent bid to derail a planned protest. Earlier this…

  • West Bank ministers visit Gaza to unite ministries

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian officials have traveled from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip for the first working meeting of their struggling unity government, months after it was formed, in hopes…

  • Bills quarterback Orton announces plans to retire

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Quarterback Kyle Orton has informed the Buffalo Bills that he plans to retire. The team announced Orton’s decision in a news release issued Monday, a day after the Bills (9-7)…

  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

    They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the…

  • Walgreen shareholders give blessing to Alliance Boots deal

    Walgreen shareholders have voted in favor of the nation’s largest drugstore chain spending nearly $16 billion to complete the final step in its purchase of European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. Walgreen says about…

  • Virgin Atlantic plane in Gatwick emergency landing

    LONDON (AP) — A Virgin Atlantic jet bound for Las Vegas is making an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport after developing a problem with its landing gear. The airline says the Boeing 747 “is preparing…

  • Funding sometimes lags for sex-trafficking victims

    As awareness of America’s sex-trafficking industry increases, state after state has enacted new laws to combat it. But while a few have backed those get-tough laws with significant funding to support trafficking victims, many have…

  • How do you play a master painter? First: Learn to paint

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about suffering for your art. Achieving his acclaimed performance as the masterful British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in “Mr. Turner” took so much out of Timothy Spall, the veteran actor…

  • The Montgomery County 2014 ‘Mindset List’

    The views and opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of BethesdaNow.com. Each year, Beloit College in Wisconsin releases the “Mindset List,” a description of how…