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  • Pentagon removes newsstands from property as security precaution

    WASHINGTON — It may be a little bit more difficult to grab print news at Pentagon after the military kicked newspaper boxes from the property because of their security risk. The Pentagon recently removed all…

  • Stocks slip at midday after weaker estimate of US growth

    The stock market is mostly lower in midday trading following news that U.S. economic growth slowed more sharply than previously estimated in the final three months of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped…

  • Dollar steady

    The U.S. dollar is little changed against other North American currencies in New York trading. It’s worth 1.25 Canadian dollars, unchanged from late Thursday. And the dollar is trading at 14.97 Mexican pesos, down slightly…

  • Republican leaders struggle to update education law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders are struggling to round up enough votes to update the No Child Left Behind education law. There are signs they may have to delay a vote. House Democratic Leader…

  • 30 arrested after Maldives opposition protest

    MALE, Maldives (AP) — Police in the Maldives on Friday arrested 30 people as thousands of opposition supporters rallied in the capital calling on President Yameen Abdul Gayoom to resign and demanding the release of…

  • UEFA extends probe of Monaco accounts, closes Liverpool case

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has ordered further probes into the accounts of Champions League contender Monaco for possible overspending on player transfers and wages. The ongoing case was announced Friday, two days after Monaco’s…

  • Congress close in on short-term Homeland Security bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress closed in Friday on approving a short-term spending bill for the Homeland Security Department that would avert a partial agency shutdown hours before it was to begin. The legislation also leaves…

  • As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull…

  • White House drafts privacy bill, angers consumer advocates

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has drafted a bill to encourage U.S. businesses to do more to protect consumer privacy. But privacy advocates are pushing back even before its release because they say it…

  • Beer of the Week: Hardywood Park-Cigar City The Milkman Chocolate Milk Stout

    WASHINGTON — It’s a chocolate milk treat for the 21-and-over kids. WTOP’s Brennan Haselton is joined by Neighborhood Restaurant Group beer director and James Beard Award nominee Greg Engert to talk about Hardywood Park-Cigar City…

  • Colts’ Luck to join NFL players, celebrities on USO trip

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will join his coach, two other football players and a small group of celebrities on a future overseas USO trip. USO officials said Friday that details are…

  • South African business owners petrol bomb immigrant shop

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say a foreigner was seriously injured when his shop was petrol bombed. The man’s shop was attacked by South African small business owners on Thursday night, said police spokesman…

  • Russian diplomat slams “destructive” US stance

    MOSCOW (AP) — A senior Russian diplomat has accused the U.S. administration of taking a “destructive” stance in bilateral relations and warned that Moscow could retaliate. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Friday that Secretary…

  • Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Rev. Theodore Hesburgh transformed the University of Notre Dame into a school known almost as much for academics as for football, even if it meant challenging popes, presidents —…

  • Black Madam talks silicone in buttocks-injection murder case

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer she injected with low-grade silicone said Friday she never heard any complaints from the numerous transgender women who sought her services…