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  • Kenya: Businessmen, ex-officials charged for fraud

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Charge sheets say 12 men and two businesses have been charged in a Kenyan court for fraud and abuse of office over a multimillion dollar scandal that involved the government awarding…

  • Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial

    BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev’s lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial. Was he…

  • World’s oldest person wonders about secret to longevity too

    TOKYO (AP) — The world’s oldest person says 117 years doesn’t seem like such a long time. Misao Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, made the comment Wednesday, at a celebration a day before…

  • Iran demands Pakistan extradite suspected Iranian militant

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has demanded the extradition of a suspected Iranian Sunni militant arrested over the weekend in a lawless border area in neighboring Pakistan, Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.…

  • Alabama probate judges ordered to halt gay wedding licenses

    Probate judges must again decide whether to issue wedding licenses to gay couples after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is legal, despite a federal court’s decision to the contrary.…

  • US says aim is March ‘understanding’ with Iran on nukes

    MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — A senior U.S. official spoke of some progress Wednesday in reaching a nuclear deal with Iran but tamped down expectations of a formal, preliminary deal this month outlining constraints on Tehran’s…

  • High court takes up major fight over health law subsidies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a major test of President Barack Obama’s health overhaul that threatens insurance coverage for millions of people. The justices are meeting Wednesday to try to…

  • Survey: US businesses add 212K jobs in February

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses added more than 200,000 jobs in February for the 13th straight month, a private survey found. It was the latest sign that strong hiring should boost the economy this year.…

  • Pedestrian struck on U.S. 29

    WASHINGTON — A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at U.S. 29 and Stone Road in Centreville, Virginia Wednesday morning. The victim was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Fairfax County police spokesman Budd…

  • Nearly 1,000 migrants rescued off Italy; 10 die

    ROME (AP) — Nearly 1,000 migrants and refugees were rescued off Italy’s coast, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, officials said Wednesday. The rescue vessels, including coast guard, navy and cargo ships, saved…

  • Image of Asia: Outside the Great Hall of the People

    In this photo by Ng Han Guan, a man carries a child on his shoulders as they pose for photos in front of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Thousands of delegates are…

  • Indonesia moves Australians ahead of expected executions

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Two convicted Australian drug smugglers arrived Wednesday at an Indonesian island prison where they are to be executed by firing squad along with seven other foreigners despite clemency appeals from several…

  • Prince William meets elephant on final day of China tour

    BEIJING (AP) — Prince William fed carrots to an elephant in southwestern China and raised the plight of its African counterparts being killed for their tusks in a speech Wednesday that called on China to…

  • US-Polish live-fire army exercise begins

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish and U.S. troops are taking part in live-fire exercises in northern Poland that are part of a NATO operation showing its commitment to the region’s security. “Operation Atlantic Resolve” was…

  • More Snow Heading to Reston Wednesday and Thursday

    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Reston and the Washington, D.C., metro area from late Wednesday night through 9 p.m. Thursday. The NWS forecasts 4 to 8 inches in the…