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  • House committee subpoenas Clinton emails in Benghazi probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Benghazi, Libya, attacks issued subpoenas Wednesday for the emails of Hillary Rodham Clinton, who used a private account exclusively for official business when she was secretary of…

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who’d…

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, March 5, the 64th day of 2015. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 5, 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who’d…

  • Venezuelan mayor’s arrest casts light on unlikely marriage

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — She was raised by a leader of Venezuela’s opposition and made a name for herself on a popular anti-government TV show. He is the tourism minister and one of the socialist…

  • US envoy to SKorea in stable condition after knife attack

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was in stable condition after a man screaming demands for a unified North and South Korea slashed him on the face and wrist with a knife,…

  • US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Wednesday cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes…

  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EST

    US won’t bring federal charges in Ferguson shooting, but strongly criticizes police force WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black…

  • Police: Maryland shootings random; evoked DC sniper memories

    MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A man accused of firing at five public places in Maryland, including a building at the National Security Agency, chose his targets at random, police said Wednesday. Anne Arundel County Chief…

  • NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City. Under the…

  • Dominican Republic temporarily closes consulates in Haiti

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The Dominican Republic has announced the temporary closure of five of its consulates in neighboring Haiti because of security concerns. The move comes a week after at least 10,000…

  • House passes Amtrak bill that could boost Northeast service

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare burst of bipartisanship, the House moved Wednesday to boost Amtrak’s popular service between Boston and Washington while giving states a greater say in the local routes they help subsidize.…

  • China plans to boost military budget by 10.1 percent in 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Thursday that its official military budget will grow by 10.1 percent in the coming year, amid unease among Beijing’s neighbors about its growing might and territorial ambitions. The increase to…

  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Congress resolves to flee DC pre-snow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nothing gets Congress moving like the forecast of snow. The House, followed by the Senate Wednesday, reached rare bipartisan agreement on the desire of lawmakers to beat a forecast snowstorm out of…

  • State pulls teens from rural Nevada juvenile camp after riot

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada has removed all youths in its custody from a rural juvenile rehabilitation center where a riot erupted over the weekend — the fourth uprising there in four…

  • Failures by 3 governments preceded homeless man’s death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mistakes and miscommunication by three governments on three continents over nearly 20 years led to a homeless man known as “Africa” being on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, where he was shot…