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  • China detains artist who posted humorous photo of president

    BEIJING (AP) — Authorities have detained an obscure Chinese artist after he posted online a humorous portrait of President Xi Jinping, his wife said Thursday. Judy Zhu said police accused her husband, Dai Jianyong, of…

  • Study says girls seek sisterhood _ not just marriage _ in IS

    LONDON (AP) — The notion that young women are traveling to Syria solely to become “jihadi brides” is simplistic and hinders efforts to prevent other girls from being radicalized, new research suggests. Young women are…

  • NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week. The Santa Clara Police Department said the former San Francisco 49ers defensive end was arrested Wednesday for…

  • Arsenal looks to retain FA Cup to salvage season

    With Champions League and Premier League titles still seemingly way beyond the team, Arsenal is again relying on an FA Cup triumph to salvage some silverware from its season. For the second straight year, Arsenal…

  • Syria’s al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West

    BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of al-Qaida’s branch in Syria says they have no plans to attack the West and denies that the so-called Khorasan group exists. The Syrian known as Abu Muhammed al-Golani, who…

  • American League

    East Division W L Pct GB New York 25 22 .532 — Tampa Bay 24 24 .500 1½ Baltimore 21 23 .477 2½ Toronto 22 27 .449 4 Boston 21 26 .447 4 Central Division…

  • National League

    East Division W L Pct GB Washington 28 19 .596 — New York 27 21 .563 1½ Atlanta 23 23 .500 4½ Philadelphia 19 30 .388 10 Miami 18 30 .375 10½ Central Division W…

  • The best time of day to drink coffee is …. (Video)

    WASHINGTON — There is a science to packing the best punch into a caffeine routine. But most caffeine drinkers have been going about it all wrong, according to a new video by AsapScience. While millions…

  • Choosing a used car deal over a test drive

    WASHINGTON — The idea of buying a used car without first taking it for a test drive seems ludicrous to some people. Yet, the opportunity to save several thousand dollars makes the notion of “buy…

  • Active tuberculosis case reported at Rockville High School

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — An unidentified person has been diagnosed with an active case of tuberculosis at Rockville High School. The school says there is no risk of additional exposure to staff or students and…

  • AP Top WorldCup News At 3:50 a.m. EDT

    THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe Aussies select full-strength squad for Cup qualifying opener Brazil police seek charges for 19 in fatal overpass collapse…

  • THE LATEST: Blatter cancels speaking engagement in Zurich

    ZURICH (AP) — The Latest on FIFA developments: ___ 9 a.m. (0700 GMT, 3 a.m. EDT) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has cancelled another speaking engagement as he avoids appearing in public for a second day.…

  • Quotations in the News

    “It was a months-long planning. It was quite intense to try to find out what is the best moment.” — Andre Marty, spokesman for Switzerland’s attorney general’s office, on when was the best time for…

  • After complaints, Chinese hotelier gets his government’s ear

    BEIJING (AP) — In the wee hours of a March morning, a Chinese hotelier wrote a 5,000-word open letter to his country’s premier and posted it on social media. The delicate topic: how local regulators…

  • Former Norfolk Mayor Hill dies

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former mayor of Norfolk has died. The city issued a statement Wednesday saying that Irvin B. Hill passed away at the age of 87. Hill served on the Norfolk City…