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  • A chupacabra in Japan? Depp says it came from his suitcase

    TOKYO (AP) — Johnny Depp has recovered from a cold. And a chupacabra attack. The 51-year-old actor was all smiles while joking Wednesday with journalists in Tokyo about why he was a no-show at a…

  • Iran bill would scrap nuclear deal over new sanctions

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers have proposed a bill that would scrap a landmark 2013 interim nuclear agreement if new sanctions are imposed. The state-run IRNA news service on Wednesday quoted lawmaker Hossein Naqavi…

  • Voltaire book on tolerance climbs French best-seller lists

    PARIS (AP) — A 250-year-old book by the Enlightenment anti-establishment writer Voltaire is climbing best-seller lists in France weeks after attacks by French-born Islamic extremists that left 20 people dead, including the gunmen. The “Treatise…

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist to be sentenced in nuke spy sting

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni and his wife, Marjorie…

  • Greece sets up clash with eurozone over debt measures

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s radical new government on Wednesday signaled the country would backtrack or scrap a series of budget measures its eurozone creditor nations had demanded in exchange for bailout loans. The move…

  • Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, causing casualties

    SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — A missile fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters…

  • Image of Asia: Mass wedding and an army parade in Indonesia

    In this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, brides and grooms sit on top of an Indonesian army vehicle during a mass wedding organized in Jakarta for couples who could not afford the ceremony on their own.…

  • Ohio man says dog got the best of would-be burglar

    PORT CLINTON, Ohio (AP) — A family in northern Ohio says a man trying to break into their home left behind a trail of blood after meeting their dog at the front door. The family…

  • Morning Notes

    Post Editorial Board: Starr Likely Out – The Washington Post’s editorial board cites sources saying the Board of Education will likely not renew MCPS Superintendent Joshua Starr’s contract when it runs out June 30. According to the sources,…

  • Closing arguments set in Toyota fatal crash lawsuit

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors may soon begin deliberating a federal lawsuit stemming from a 2006 Minnesota car accident that killed three people. Closing arguments are expected Wednesday. Several people are suing Toyota Motor Corp. over…

  • Snails slither into spa scene in Thailand and around world

    CHIANG MAI, Thailand (AP) — The last time I encountered escargots they were served up by a French waiter, sizzling in garlic and herb butter. Now, one is slithering up the bridge of my nose…

  • Luis Figo enters FIFA presidential race against Blatter

    GENEVA (AP) — Luis Figo wants to become FIFA president and claims he has the nominations needed to be an official candidate against Sepp Blatter. The former Portugal, Barcelona and Real Madrid playmaker announced his…

  • Shake Shack raises projected price range for its IPO

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shake Shack increased the projected price range for its initial public offering of stock in the burger chain. The fast-growing company, which began as a New York City hot dog cart…

  • Tourists give hope to residents of battered Lebanese city

    TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — As the tour group made its way through the narrow alleys of the seaside city of Tripoli, marveling at its medieval architecture, residents stared back at a sight that for them…

  • GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl puppy ad

    WASHINGTON — GoDaddy pulled its Super Bowl commercial that featured Buddy, the impossibly cute Golden Retriever, after tens of thousands of people expressed outrage on social media. In the ad, Buddy gets lost and bravely…