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  • Expert: Virginia school systems’ cyber security lacking

    WASHINGTON — Virginia school systems may not have the resources to protect the personal data of students and teachers against cyber threats. At a meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission in Arlington on Wednesday,…

  • Russia’s newest tank stalls during parade rehearsal

    MOSCOW (AP) — A state-of-the-art Russian tank, which was shown to the public for the first time earlier this month, has ground to a halt during the final Victory Day rehearsal. The tank, T-14 Armata,…

  • Police break up US-Italy drug ring run out of NYC trattoria

    ROME (AP) — Italian police say an operation conducted with U.S. FBI agents has targeted a major drug-trafficking ring based in a restaurant-pizzeria in New York City. Police say at least 15 suspects have been…

  • Japan zoo apologizes for naming newborn monkey Charlotte

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese zoo has apologized for naming a baby monkey Charlotte after the newborn British princess following complaints at home. The Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden said Thursday it was considering renaming the…

  • States watching Medicaid standoff between Florida, Obama

    MIAMI (AP) — The Obama administration rebuffed Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal to extend federal funds for hospitals that treat the uninsured, increasing the pressure on states that have refused to expand coverage for low-income…

  • Volcanic activity closes part of popular Japan hot springs

    TOKYO (AP) — Japanese authorities have closed part of a popular hot springs area to the public because of fears a volcano might erupt. Increased earthquake activity at Mount Hakone prompted the Japanese Meteorological Agency…

  • Nintendo reports $350 million profit, reversal from red ink

    TOKYO (AP) — Nintendo Co. reported a net profit of 41.8 billion yen ($350 million) for the fiscal year through March, a reversal from deep losses the previous year, as it reshapes its troubled business…

  • Burundi: 1 killed as Burundi political protests continue

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — One person was killed Thursday in clashes in the Burundian capital during protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza’s bid for a third term in office. Nkurunziza has said that if he is…

  • What’s next for Brady, Patriots after ‘Deflategate’ report

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled away the Tuck Rule on the way to his first Super Bowl victory, flashing that dimple-chinned grin that said, “I had it all the time.” The New England…

  • Poland marks 70th anniversary of end of WWII

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s president is leading international commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, a gathering meant as an alternative celebration to Moscow’s Red Square parade two days…

  • Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat lifted

    SYDNEY (AP) — A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami…

  • Singapore teen pleads not guilty over online video

    SINGAPORE (AP) — A Singaporean teenager pleaded not guilty Thursday to two charges over an online video he posted that was critical of Christianity and the nation’s late founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew. Sixteen-year-old…

  • Global shares roiled by Yellen comment on high valuations

    TOKYO (AP) — Global markets drooped Thursday after comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve chief fanned fears about the American economy. ___ KEEPING SCORE: France’s CAC 40 lost 1.5 percent to 4,909.75 and Germany’s DAX…

  • Iran releases seized Maersk vessel

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian government released a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship today, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported. The agency cited a source inside the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization, saying that the…

  • Thousands of Nepalese pray for earthquake victims

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of Nepalese dressed in white offered prayers and flowers at home and in temples Thursday in a Hindu ritual marking the end of a 13-day mourning period for those killed…