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Teens accused of plot to rob, kill girl found shot in ditchProsecutors say two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the head lured her to a ditch in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her
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One police officer in the honor procession leans down to hug a man while still holding his salute as police officers turn out for a procession of honor at UCI Medical Center in Orange, Calif., Monday, Feb. 20, 2017. A California police officer was killed and another wounded in a shooting Monday while they were trying to help a man who had been in a traffic accident in Whittier, officials said. (Sam Gangwer/The Orange County Register via AP)
Gang member accused in officer's slaying was on probationOfficials say a California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died
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Heavy storms over the past two weeks caused parts of the shoulder and one lane of westbound Highway 50 give way, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, near Pollock Pines, Calif. Crews have one lane open, of the four lane highway, as they work to repair the hole that is about 40 feet long and 17 feet wide on one of the main routes to Lake Tahoe. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Downstream communities brace for flooding as dams overflowCommunities downstream from a Northern California reservoir gushing water for the first time in 20 years braced for flash floods and evacuations after authorities warned them to prepare for rising rivers and creeks
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Japan Ninja Council vice chairman Hiroshi Mizohata, wearing a headband third from right, speaks during a press conference at Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The Japan Ninja Council, a government-backed organization of scholars, tourism groups and businesses, said that it's starting a Ninja Academy to train people in the art of ninja, and building a new museum in Tokyo devoted to ninja, hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies, set to open in 2018. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Manga, Mario and now ninja: Japan's hopes for wooing tourismJapan is turning to those hooded samurai-era acrobatic spies known as ninja to woo tourism
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony looks on during a break in an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Philadelphia. Phil Jackson has made his relationship with Anthony worse and hasn’t made the Knicks better. Heading into the trade deadline and nearly three years since he was hired, there are questions if the guy who could do little wrong as a record-setting coach will ever get it right as an executive.  (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
In nearly 3 years on job, Phil Jackson hasn't fixed KnicksPhil Jackson has made his relationship with Carmelo Anthony worse and hasn't made the Knicks better
The Associated Press58 minutes ago
In this photo taken Feb. 7, 2017, released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an arrest is made during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens in Los Angeles. The Trump administration is wholesale rewriting the U.S. immigration enforcement priorities, broadly expanding the number of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who are priorities for deportation, according to a pair of enforcement memos released Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.  (Charles Reed/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP)
Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee campsMexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through Mexico
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2017, file photo, Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal (11) moves with the puck during the team's NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Glendale, Ariz. The NHL trade deadline is looming over the league, leading to players such as Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith and forward Thomas Vanek wondering if they will be dealt. Both players have expiring contracts, making them attractive on the market, along with Arizona's Hanzal, Dallas' Patrick Eaves and Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
NHL teams expected to pick up trading pace over next weekRed Wings defenseman Brendan Smith plans to keep an eye on Twitter during his upcoming bye week
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York's Financial District.  Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,  as investors return from the holiday weekend in a buying mood. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Asian stocks drift higher as investors await Fed minutesAsian stock markets have drifted mostly higher with subdued movements, getting little push from Wall Street's record high overnight, as investors wait for the Fed's January meeting minutes due later in the day
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Russian supply ship launched to International Space StationAn unmanned Russian cargo ship has lifted off successfully on a supply mission to the International Space Station
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  • General Assembly amends description of 'dangerous dog'

    Both the House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would change the legal description of a "dangerous dog" and possibly put fewer animals on a state registry. HB 2381 cleared the Senate, 40-0, on Tuesday after winning approval in the House on Feb. 6. The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. WTVR Richmond, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 09:25 PM
  • County declines to answer six questions related to Short Hill site

    How much power will the ATT Short Hill underground facility on Short Hill Mountain consume? Does the facility pose a fire risk to its neighbors and will the local fire department have access to the site in case of an emergency? Those questions and several others submitted by concerned western Loudoun residents living below the underground facility ... (more) Loudoun Times, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 02:46 PM
  • Nine stolen firearms found in burglary suspect's possession

    Theodore Roosevelt Bailey, 62, of Capitol Heights, Md., is linked to numerous residential burglaries in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, according to law enforcement. Fauquier.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 09:51 AM
  • Will reading teach teen vandals empathy?

    Amidst the chaos in Washington and the ricocheting anger around the country, the following item should supply most of us - book-lovers especially - with a level of comfort that is hard to come by these days. A Virginia judge recently ordered five vandals to read 35 books as a punishment for covering a historic African-American schoolhouse with racist, obscene and anti-Semitic graffiti. Tri-cityherald.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 05:03 AM
  • The cost of Facebook: Loudoun economic development dept. spends $20K per year on social media site

    Getting your message out in the cyber world can come with a steep price tag, and in Loudoun County, some local officials are no strangers to those costs. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 11:25 AM
  • Wegmeyers, Fabbioli partner to produce first sparkling strawberry wine

    Thanks to a rainy spring and an overabundance of strawberries from last year's crop, a new agribusiness partnership between Fabbioli Cellars and Wegmeyer Farms will produce a batch of sparkling strawberry wine this year. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 10:26 AM
  • Northern Va. commuters rate region low for traffic, but have hope

    Northern Virginia's transportation system is mediocre, according to the people who use it every day, and that's hurting their quality of life. A newly released survey conducted online in December for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority finds residents rate the system around a 6 out of 10. About seven out of 10 residents say the region is doing a mostly bad job on traffic flow and congestion, but a similar proportion say the region is doing a generally good job on transportation options and on transportation infrastructure. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Feb 19 2017 @ 04:24 AM
  • new Va. student charged with filming undressed classmates

    A student at Freedom High School in Chantilly, Virginia, is charged as a juvenile with five felonies after investigators say he recorded video of other students while they were undressed. The five counts of illegally filming people under the age of 18 include two cases of "upskirting," and more charges may be coming. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 07:46 PM
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