A long, hard slog at Dulles Airport

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What the National Zoo needs

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Lindsay Lohan at Sundance to announce new film

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Lindsay Lohan is attending her first Sundance Film Festival. The 27-year-old came to the independent cinema showcase Monday to announce that she will produce and star in a film called “Inconceivable” that is set to start shooting in March....

US hails withdrawal of Iran invite to Syria meet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Monday welcomed U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon’s decision to rescind his invitation to Iran to attend an international conference on Syria this week, saying it hoped the move would refocus attention on the goals of the meeting....

Wedding insurance expands as nuptials get pricier

AP Photo/Julia Bailey HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Worried about the groom getting cold feet? There’s an insurance policy for that. With the cost of the average American wedding reaching about $26,000, insurers have been selling a growing number of policies to protect...

Overachieving, injured Pats fall short of goal

AP Photo/Stephan Savoia FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — With too many injuries and too few receivers, the New England Patriots’ season is over two wins shy of a Super Bowl championship. They may have overachieved with rookies and unproven free agents playing key roles. But...

Class action lawsuit filed against Cooper Tire

A securities class action lawsuit against Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. and some senior executives on behalf of investors has been filed in U.S. District Court in Delaware. The complaint claims that Cooper Tire violated federal securities laws by issue a series of misleading...

Fatalities reported in Omaha plant explosion

Firefighters stage outside the International Nutrition plant in Omaha, Neb., Monday, where a fire and explosion took place Jan. 20, 2014. At least nine people have been hospitalized and others could be trapped at the animal feed processing plant. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)...

Editorial: Congress needs to get serious about cybersecurity

TENS OF millions of Americans were recently exposed to a rude shock: theft of their credit card numbers, names and, in some cases, phone numbers and e-mail addresses. They were simply shopping at Target stores and had no idea that when they swiped a credit card at the cash...

NFL conference title games’ TV viewership up big

AP Photo/Rick Osentoski NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL conference title games’ television viewership is up big from last season. The Broncos’ 26-16 win over New England for the AFC championship averaged 51.3 million viewers Sunday on CBS. That’s up 22 percent...