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  • Pirelli sticks with same tire choices for first 4 F1 races

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) MILAN (AP) — Pirelli has nominated the same tire choices as last year for the first four races of the Formula One championship, starting with the Australian Grand Prix next week, the tire supplier said on Wednesday. Medium and soft ...

  • Russian opposition figure Navalny's brother moved from jail

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The brother of a prominent Russian opposition activist has been transferred from jail to prison. Alexei Navalny's brother, Oleg, was convicted in December of defrauding a French cosmetics company and handed a 3 ½ year-sentence. Oleg Navalny's ...

  • Defense for Boston Marathon suspect says they won't sidestep his guilt, calls attack senseless

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Defense for Boston Marathon suspect says they won't sidestep his guilt, calls attack senseless.

  • Paris Hilton brother Conrad to plead guilty to plane assault

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paris Hilton's youngest brother, Conrad, agreed to plead guilty to assaulting flight attendants on a trip from London to Los Angeles last year when authorities say he called other passengers "peasants" and threatened to kill crew ...

  • 2 in UK arrested in fraud case linked to Syria extremism

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British counter-terrorism police have arrested two men over an alleged "cash-for-jihad" fraud that saw elderly residents conned of money by fake police officers. The Metropolitan Police said the men, aged 23 and 29, were detained in London ...

  • Mayor: NYC public schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City public school system is set to observe a pair of Muslim holidays for the first time. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the system will close for Eid al-Adha (eed al-AHD'-hah) ...

  • 6th-seeded Nara beats Linette in 3 sets at Malaysian Open

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Sixth-seeded Kurumi Nara reached the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open by beating Polish qualifier Magda Linette 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (6) Wednesday. The Japanese player was up a break at 5-3 in the second set when ...

  • Supreme Court: Alabama may try to justify railroad tax

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says Alabama should have the chance to justify a fuel sales tax that it assesses on railroads but not on competitors in the trucking and barge industries. The justices on Wednesday ruled 7-2 against ...

  • 8-year-old boy dead after being crushed by gate

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) Police say an 8-year-old boy has died after being crushed by a metal arm at the entrance of a gated community in North Las Vegas. Emergency crews were called to the Village at Craig Ranch housing community at Goldfield Street ...

  • Feeling flush? Find bathrooms for bus drivers for $97,000

    2 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — It's a job that might make you flush: Find easily accessible restrooms for Seattle-area bus drivers and get paid nearly $100,000 a year. Bus service provider King County Metro Transit is looking to hire a "comfort station ...

  • US stock indexes sink as market heads for a second loss

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market sank early Wednesday, drifting further from record highs. The drop in early trading was modest but broad: all 10 sectors of the Standard & Poor's 500 headed lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones ...

  • Bill would give businesses leeway to turn away animals

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would limit the kinds of service animals a business legally must allow inside. The Assembly Health and Human Services Committee is scheduled to review AB157 on Wednesday. It ...

  • Claim of 'dirty money' in politics provokes uproar in Iran

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's interior minister has claimed that politics in the Islamic Republic are tainted by "dirty money" from the smuggling of goods and drugs, provoking uproar ahead of crucial parliamentary elections planned for early next year. Interior ...

  • Police: Maryland shootings suspect arrested near 1st scene

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Police say they arrested a suspect in several Maryland shootings after spotting his car near the scene of the first incident. Officer T.J. Smith of the Anne Arundel County Police says the suspect is a 35-year-old ...

  • US services firms grow at faster pace in February

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. services firms' activity rose at a slightly faster rate in February, powered by hotels, restaurants and wholesalers. The Institute for Supply Management says that its services index rose to 56.9 in February, up from January's reading ...

  • Merkel warns Russia to live up to Ukraine peace deal

    2 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is warning Russia to live up to the Ukraine peace agreement it backed in Minsk last month or face tougher European Union sanctions. Merkel told reporters on Wednesday that the immediate task at ...

  • All marriages halted in 1 of Alabama's largest cities after state high court bans gay weddings

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — All marriages halted in 1 of Alabama's largest cities after state high court bans gay weddings.

  • 'The Girl on the Train' is a runaway hit for Paula Hawkins

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The tedium of the daily commute has turned out to be pretty productive for Paula Hawkins. Journeys spent staring out railway-carriage windows inspired the former journalist's first thriller, "The Girl on the Train," whose title character glimpses ...

  • UN envoy to Yemen disappointed by Shiites rebels' stance

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.N. envoy to Yemen has expressed "disappointment" over the refusal by the country's Shiite rebels to withdraw their fighters from state institutions and release the prime minister from house arrest. The conditions were stipulated in ...

  • Dubai to curate next hot thing in 'Museum of the Future'

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The flashy Gulf city with a skyline that looks like something out of a science fiction movie is embracing its love of all things new with plans for a "Museum of the Future." Emirati ...

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