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  • Doctors in Nepal end strike, return to work

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Thousands of doctors in Nepal have returned to work ending a strike after the government bowed to their demands. Government chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal said Thursday a written agreement was…

  • Elevation Burger puts chicken on the menu

    Falls Church-based Elevation Burger is adding chicken to the menu, but not just any chicken. The 10-year old burger chain, that’s grown to 50 locations both in the U.S. and abroad, says it has spent…

  • Israel arrests female Palestinian lawmaker

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has arrested a Palestinian lawmaker from a left-wing militant group for disobeying an Israeli order restricting her movement in the West Bank. The Israeli military says it arrested Khalida Jarrar, a…

  • Gunmen attack university in northeastern Kenya

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen attacked a college campus in northeast Kenya early Thursday, opening fire in dormitories and killing at least 15 people and wounding 29 others, witnesses said. The attack bore the hallmarks…

  • ATF to hold test burns on Christmas trees after mansion fire

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) _ Fire investigators are scheduled to hold controlled burns of Christmas trees as part of a continuing investigation into a fire that killed six people in January near Annapolis. The burns on…

  • 3 countries investigate fishing slavery exposed by AP

    BENJINA, Indonesia (AP) — Officials from three countries are traveling to remote islands in eastern Indonesia to investigate how thousands of foreign fishermen wound up there as slaves and were forced to catch seafood that…

  • Workers, bosses divided over time off for mental health

    WASHINGTON — Stress, anxiety or depression: None of these may be a good reason for missing a day’s work without ticking off the boss. Mental health treatment providers are concerned that nearly 70 percent of…

  • Security officials: Sinai attack kills 15 Egyptian troops

    CAIRO (AP) — Islamic militants on Thursday attacked an army checkpoint in the restive north of Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, killing at least 15 soldiers and wounding 19, security officials said. They said four other attacks…

  • S. Korean ferry victims’ relatives reject compensation plan

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Dozens of relatives of victims of a South Korean ferry sinking that killed more than 300 people a year ago shaved their heads Thursday in protest of what they said…

  • More details emerge on the federal government’s proposed $443.4M civilian cyber campus

    The General Services Administration’s proposal for a civilian cyber campus to be built at an as-yet-undetermined location in the D.C. area could cost about $540 million to design and build but would save the federal…

  • Vacation home sales surge

    Sales of vacation homes in 2014 surged to the highest level since at least 2003, when the National Association of Realtors began keeping track, jumping 57.4 percent from the previous year. Vacation home sales reached…

  • Investigators find cellphones amid German crash debris

    SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) — Investigators have found cellphones amid the debris of the German jet crash in the French Alps, but the phones have not yet produced any clues about what happened. Lt. Col. Jean-Marc…

  • IOC releases compensation figures for Bach and members

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach will receive a total of 225,000 euros ($242,000) a year in compensation to cover the costs related to his job of leading the Olympic body. The figure…

  • Nationals unveil new food, drink offerings for 2015 (Photos)

    Ballparks have long expanded their offerings from hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and the Nationals on Wednesday unveiled new concessions and menu items that will be available at the stadium this season.

  • Russian trawler with 132 crew sinks, at least 54 dead

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian trawler sank in just 15 minutes in icy waters off Russia’s Far Eastern coast early Thursday, killing at least 54 crew members, rescue workers said. The massive trawler Dalny Vostok,…