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Body Of Missing Pa. Woman Found In Car

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say the body of a missing suburban Philadelphia woman has been found inside a parked car near the city’s 30th Street Station. Authorities identified the woman as 22-year-old Nadia Malik of Marple Township. She was last seen on Feb. 9 and was the...

Scores killed in deadly Ukraine day of protest

Anti-government protesters reinforce a barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, late Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the...

Editorial: Muriel Bowser for District mayor

IF THIS were an ordinary election year in the District of Columbia, we probably would back Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) for reelection. His first term has had solid accomplishments. The city’s finances are robust. Crime is down. Schools are improving. People are moving in....

Mom Sues Ohio Hospital Over Stillborn Baby’s Body

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit by a northeast Ohio woman alleges a hospital disposed of her stillborn infant’s body without her consent and prevented her from having a proper funeral. Lytanya (luh-TAHN’-yah) Wylie of Youngstown is seeking at least $25,000 in...

No Charges Against Ohio Officer In Fatal Shooting

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who fatally shot a heavily armed 18-year-old man has been cleared by a grand jury, authorities in southwestern Ohio said Thursday. Authorities praised veteran officer Chad Stafford, 44, who was treated at the hospital after being grazed in...

BNSF plans to upgrade tanker fleet after accidents

FILE – This Nov. 6, 2013, file photo, shows a BNSF Railway train hauling crude oil near Wolf Point, Mont. BNSF Railway Co. said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, it intends to buy a fleet of 5,000 strengthened tank cars to haul oil and ethanol in a move that would set a higher...

Sea Lampreys May Be Established In Inland Waterway

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal scientists say parasitic sea lampreys may have established a self-sustaining population in Michigan’s Inland Waterway, a 38-mile-long chain of lakes and rivers in the northern Lower Peninsula. The eel-like lampreys suck bodily fluids from...

NJ judge throws out NYPD spying lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department’s intelligence unit didn’t discriminate against Muslims with far-reaching surveillance aimed at identifying “budding terrorist conspiracies” at Newark mosques and other locations in New Jersey, a...

In D.C. mayor’s race, race matters least

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The basic requirements for ambassadorial appointments

Several Feb. 18 letters noted that the selection of ambassadors to represent the United States in foreign capitals is more nuanced than the question of whether they are diplomatic careerists or political appointees [“What makes a good ambassador?”]. That’s indisputable. But...