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  • Honey, we shrunk the SUV _ and Europe loves it

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrunken Utility Vehicle. An array of ever-smaller sport-utility vehicles and SUV crossovers is going on display this week at the Geneva Auto Show. Automakers are…

  • British citizen fighting with Kurds killed in Syria

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A British citizen fighting alongside Kurdish forces against the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria, a Kurdish commander said Wednesday. Konstandinos Erik Scurfield, an ex-Royal Marine, was shot dead…

  • Kerry heads to Saudi Arabia to consult on Iran nuke talks

    MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Fresh from the latest round of Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Saudi Arabia to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging deal and discuss…

  • Debate over Montgomery County bill that would ban, restrict pesticides

    WASHINGTON — Montgomery County Councilman Roger Berliner asked the director of the National Cancer Institute to weigh in on a bill that would ban some pesticides and lawn chemicals and restrict others. Citing questions about…

  • Putin says opposition politician’s murder is a ‘disgrace’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the killing of a key opposition figure is a “disgrace” to Russia. In televised remarks to Interior Ministry employees on Wednesday, Putin condemned the death of…

  • Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he…

  • Australian radio station may face penalties for royal hoax

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s highest court on Wednesday cleared the way for a radio station to face penalties over a 2012 prank call to a London hospital that was caring for the Duchess of Cambridge.…

  • EU high court hands Britain win over European Central Bank

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A European Union high court has handed Britain and its London financial hub a victory by ruling against a European Central Bank decision that would have forced financial institutions clearing trades in…

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING TRIAL BEGINS Lawyers of accused suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will seek to portray him as…

  • New Malaysia Airlines CEO a “battle hardened” veteran

    HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as “The Terminator” to take on what’s…

  • Pakistan starting to find form at Cricket World Cup

    With 10 days remaining in the month-long pool stage of the Cricket World Cup, 1992 champion Pakistan has found form in time for the second half of the tournament. After incurring big losses to archrival…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    Different views of Boston Marathon bombing suspect to be described during death penalty trial BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and…

  • 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 a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, his…

  • A murderer and rapist’s views reflect those of many in India

    NEW DELHI (AP) — When a rapist and killer said the woman brutally attacked on a New Delhi bus was responsible for what had happened to her, his comments were shocking in their insolence and…

  • British Masters returns, top English players rotate as host

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Four of England’s top golfers will take turns hosting the British Masters when the event returns to the European Tour schedule this year. Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Justin Rose and…