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  • Redskins name controversy not limited to D.C.

    WASHINGTON — The controversy over the Redskins nickname isn’t isolated to around here. It’s also dividing Lancaster, New York, where the high school teams are nicknamed Redskins. More than 100 people packed the school cafeteria…

  • WTA BMW Malaysian Open Results

    Wednesday At Royal Selangor Golf Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $250,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Second Round Jarmila Gajdosova (4), Australia, def. Luksika Kumkhum, Thailand, 7-5, 6-2. Elizaveta Kulichkova, Russia, def. Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, 6-0,…

  • 6th-seeded Nara beats Linette in 3 sets at Malaysian Open

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sixth-seeded Kurumi Nara reached the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open by beating Polish qualifier Magda Linette 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (6) Wednesday. The Japanese player was up a break at 5-3…

  • Supreme Court: Alabama may try to justify railroad tax

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Alabama should have the chance to justify a fuel sales tax that it assesses on railroads but not on competitors in the trucking and barge industries. The justices…

  • Italy rescues nearly 1,000 migrants; 10 die

    ROME (AP) — In a dramatic sea rescue north of Libya, a flotilla of rescue ships saved nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. The…

  • Tsarnaev goes on trial in Boston Marathon bombing

    BOSTON (AP) — His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb specifically designed to “tear people…

  • Alabama county halts all marriages after same-sex ruling

    The probate court in one of Alabama’s biggest counties says it won’t issue any marriage licenses at all after the Alabama Supreme Court disagreed with a federal court and upheld the state’s ban on same-sex…

  • McDonald’s to use chicken without human antibiotics

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine and milk from cows that are not treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST. The company…

  • Latest on Boston bombing trial: Prosecutor details motive

    10:20 A.M. A prosecutor says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehvz) motive for the Boston Marathon bombing was to reach paradise by claiming victory in a holy war against Americans. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb said Wednesday…

  • Feeling flush? Find bathrooms for bus drivers for $97,000

    SEATTLE (AP) — It’s a job that might make you flush: Find easily accessible restrooms for Seattle-area bus drivers and get paid nearly $100,000 a year. Bus service provider King County Metro Transit is looking…

  • High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court convened Wednesday to hear arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The justices will try to determine…

  • Small plane crashes in Norfolk Botanical Garden, 2 killed

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two people are dead after a small airplane crashed in Norfolk Botanical Garden while approaching the airport for a landing. Virginia State Police Sgt. Michelle Anaya says in a news release…

  • US stock indexes sink as market heads for a second loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market sank early Wednesday, drifting further from record highs. The drop in early trading was modest but broad: all 10 sectors of the Standard & Poor’s 500 headed lower.…

  • Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship

    TOKYO (AP) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70…

  • Claim of ‘dirty money’ in politics provokes uproar in Iran

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s interior minister has claimed that politics in the Islamic Republic are tainted by “dirty money” from the smuggling of goods and drugs, provoking uproar ahead of crucial parliamentary elections planned…