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  • Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” disrobed “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once…

  • Samsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera

    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with…

  • Young girl’s story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching…

  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.…

  • Astronauts complete three-day cable job outside the space station

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two astronauts have completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station. Americans Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore installed two sets of antennas and 400 feet of cable today…

  • Q&A on Samsung’s new mobile pay: Here’s what’s we know

    NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones — at least the ones it makes. The Galaxy S6…

  • Pipeline developers seek access to W.Va. lands for survey

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Developers of a proposed pipeline have warned landowners in West Virginia that they risk legal action if they don’t allow surveying of their properties. Mountain Valley Pipeline spokeswoman Natalie Cox tells…

  • New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines…

  • Congress’ dysfunction not limited to Homeland Security fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ dysfunction isn’t limited to the struggle to keep a Cabinet department running without interruption. Lawmakers couldn’t finish their work last year and it’s showing now. The leftover business could prove even…

  • Germany trusts Greece to fulfill bailout terms

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister said Sunday that he trusts Greece’s current government to fulfill the conditions for the bailout deal, but also made clear the country would not receive any further money if…

  • DC metro gas prices up 8 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are up 8 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded…

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $2.36 per gallon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 5 cents more at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Saturday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon…

  • Emails suggest ‘Jihadi John’ had suicidal thoughts

    LONDON (AP) — Newly published emails suggest the man who became known as “Jihadi John” had suicidal thoughts before leaving Britain for Syria. In an email exchange with the Mail on Sunday five years ago,…

  • Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much —…

  • Spain’s PM denies Greek counterpart’s “overthrow” claim

    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister has responded angrily to his Greek counterpart’s claim that Spain and Portugal have formed “an axis of forces” trying to overthrow Greece’s government. Speaking Sunday in Andalusia, Prime Minister…