Ex-DC mayor Barry pledges to finish term

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former District of Columbia mayor and current councilman Marion Barry has been released from a center where he spent 16 days trying to regain his mobility. Barry has had two lengthy hospitalizations this year, fighting infections and other complications...

Police stopped woman before she drove into ocean

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Officials say Daytona Beach police officers stopped a pregnant South Carolina woman shortly before she drove a minivan carrying her three children into the Atlantic Ocean. Police Chief Mike Chitwood says 31-year-old Ebony Wilkerson’s...
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US companies spend heavily on big mergers in 2014

FILE – In this July 30, 2008 file photo illustration, a silhouetted coaxial cable is photographed with the Comcast Corp. logo in the background in Philadelphia.Comcast Corp. announced Thursday that it is buying Time Warner Cable Inc. for $45.2 billion in stock. The deal...
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NHL teams make a flurry of deals before deadline

New York Rangers’ Ryan Callahan (24) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) New York Rangers’ Ryan Callahan (24)...
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Olympic women’s goalie gets practices with Oilers

Canadian Olympic women’s team goalie Shannon Szabados makes a save on Nail Yakupov as she takes part in the the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey practice in Edmonton, Alberta, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jason Franson) Canadian Olympic women’s...

State Department accuses Putin of lying on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is turning up the rhetorical heat on Russian President Vladimir Putin for statements about the situation in Ukraine that the U.S. says are lies. Calling Putin’s comments the most “startling Russian fiction” since...

TV series ‘Manhattan’ to begin production in NM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television series set against the backdrop of the U.S. government’s effort to develop the world’s first atomic bomb will begin production in New Mexico later this month. Gov. Susana Martinez announced the filming of the drama...

A Broadway musical reaches a bloody milestone

NEW YORK (AP) — Dying onstage has been remarkably easy for Broadway’s “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder.” The musical comedy reached a bloody milestone at Wednesday’s matinee when star Jefferson Mays was knocked off for the 1,000th...

NCAA, conferences are sued over scholarship value

A West Virginia football player is suing the NCAA and five major conferences, alleging they have violated antitrust laws by agreeing to cap the value of an athletic scholarship at less than the actual cost of attendance. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in San...

Finalists announced for PEN/Faulkner prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Karen Jay Fowler, best known for her novel “The Jane Austen Book Club,” is a finalist for the prestigious PEN/Faulkner award for fiction. The PEN/Faulkner Foundation announced Wednesday that Fowler has been nominated for “We Are All...