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  • George Washington University drops SAT/ACT requirement

    WASHINGTON — It’s one of the most agonizing parts of high school — preparing for and taking the SAT and ACT. The standardized tests have long been a requirement for college applications, but now a D.C.…

  • 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. NATO MEETS IN EMERGENCY SESSION Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking the alliance to…

  • Avoid these breakfast foods if you want to eat right

    WASHINGTON — Trying to eat healthy in the morning? We found a list of breakfast foods to avoid whether you eat out or at home. The worst sweetened cereal is Honey Smacks, according to Eat…

  • Obama ivory crackdown leaves open California loopholes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco’s Chinatown stood in their shop doors besides store windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets this week, unfazed by President Barack Obama’s announcement of proposed…

  • Obama to wrap Africa trip with speech to African Union

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama highlighted his administration’s efforts to combat hunger worldwide on Tuesday as he prepared to end a historic return to the land of his father’s birth with a…

  • Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A court in the Libyan capital has sentenced a son of Moammar Gadhafi to death in absentia over killings during the country’s 2011 uprising. The Tripoli court handed down the sentence…

  • The Latest: Turkish leader appeals for NATO help

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest from NATO meeting on Islamic State group and related developments (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey is asking NATO to be prepared to help…

  • Britain’s economy grows 0.7 percent in second quarter

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s economy picked up speed in the second quarter of 2015, when it expanded by 0.7 percent compared with the previous three-month period. The Office of National Statistics said Tuesday that the…

  • China stocks fall for second day, Europe rises

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese stocks fell further Tuesday after suffering their biggest drop in eight years the previous day while most other Asian markets declined and Europe rose. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index dropped…

  • Florida congressional delegation will see upheaval in 2016

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential ambitions and a court ruling tossing out several congressional district maps will cause upheaval among Florida’s representation in Washington, including political complications for a congresswoman considered…

  • Rare blue moon to make an appearance Friday

    WASHINGTON — When talking about something rare or unusual, people might say “once in blue moon.”  A walk in the moonlight Friday might inspire a person to appreciate the expression. There’ll be a full moon Friday, the…

  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser’s mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie…

  • Greece, rescue creditors in 2nd day of talks on new lifeline

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Emissaries from Greece’s international creditors are holding a second day of preparatory talks with Greek officials, ahead of higher-level negotiations later this week on the country’s new multi-billion euro lifeline. The…

  • Leesburg to weigh saving jobs against preserving history

    WASHINGTON — Is preserving history worth the cost of losing more than 500 jobs? That very well could be the question the Town of Leesburg will answer at a meeting Tuesday night. For years, Loudoun…

  • AP source: Rockies trade SS Troy Tulowitzki to Blue Jays

    DENVER (AP) — After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki. Surprising spot, too — north of the border to a team loaded with bats. Tulowitzki was…