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  • Two electric car charging stations open on the National Mall

    WASHINGTON — Electric-car drivers are able to juice up their cars on the National Mall thanks to the installation of new charging stations. The two new elective vehicle charging stations are available for public use starting…

  • Conflicting signs continue to confuse drivers in D.C.

    WASHINGTON — Some people joke that you need a PhD to interpret D.C.’s parking signs. Apparently, having a J.D. isn’t enough, either. Mary Elizabeth Strayhorne parked near Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, near 17th and Q streets in…

  • Rubio touts end to oil-export ban, bemoans EPA in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The United States should end its ban on crude-oil exports and reduce federal regulations that are stifling an energy industry central to the nation’s future economic prosperity, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio…

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

    Obama seals legacy-defining Iran deal as Senate Dems gather 34 votes to stymie GOP resolution WASHINGTON (AP) — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched…

  • Emails show nuances to ‘Concussion’ controversy, NFL fears

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaked emails about the fact-based football drama “Concussion” paint a complicated picture of the internal dealings between Sony executives, lawyers, external consultants and filmmaker Peter Landesman in the early stages of…

  • Herring to pass on bid for governor, seek 2nd term as AG

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday that he will seek another four-year term as the state’s top attorney rather than pursue the governor’s mansion, helping to clear a path for…

  • Pregame.com Line

    Thursday Major League Baseball National League FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE at WASHINGTON -250 Atlanta +225 Pittsburgh -145 at MILWAUKEE +135 San Francisco -125 at COLORADO +115 Los Angeles -125 at SAN DIEGO +115 American League…

  • Lesbian couple, like Kentucky clerk, standing up for beliefs

    MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — As April Miller drove to work, still too stunned to grasp the magnitude of the fight erupting around her, an old song crackled over the car radio. “Will you still love…

  • Former 49ers owner DeBartolo Jr. finalist for Hall of Fame

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Edward DeBartolo Jr., who as owner of the 49ers helped build one of the NFL’s dynasties, is a finalist for the 2016 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame as…

  • Tesla says it will take orders for cheaper car in March

    DETROIT (AP) — Tesla Motors says it will reveal its lower-cost Model 3 electric car in March and will start taking orders then. In a tweet Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the car will…

  • Nebraska nursing home for Native Americans to open next year

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska nursing home located on the border with South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation will begin accepting Native American residents next year to ease a severe care shortage in one…

  • No charges against officer in Washington police shooting

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A prosecutor says no charges will be brought against an Olympia, Washington, police officer who shot and injured two men he says repeatedly threatened him, including with a skateboard. At a…

  • Pitt quarterback Voytik eyeing expanded role for Panthers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chad Voytik isn’t offended by the term “game manager,” though the Pittsburgh quarterback might be the only one. He’s cool with the label as the guy whose main job is to hand…

  • Autopsy: Football player shot by police had drugs in system

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — An initial autopsy report has found that a black college football player killed by a police officer had used a synthetic psychedelic drug and marijuana prior to the deadly confrontation at…

  • Prosecutors allege bogus tire claims by NASA contractors

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two NASA contractors in Florida committed fraud by submitting hundreds of thousands of dollars in fake claims for car tires. Prosecutors said Wednesday that URS Federal Solutions and…