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In this October 1918 photo made available by the Library of Congress, St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps personnel wear masks as they hold stretchers next to ambulances in preparation for victims of the influenza epidemic. A century after one of history’s most catastrophic disease outbreaks, scientists are rethinking how to guard against another super-flu like the 1918 influenza that slaughtered tens of millions as it swept the globe in mere months.   (Library of Congress via AP)
Century after pandemic, science takes its best shot at fluScientists hunting universal vaccine to protect against regular winter flu _ and the next super-flu, too
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Protesters demonstrate against the Rev. Fernando Karadima, and his protege Juan Barros, bishop of Osorno, as Pope Francis rides past on his way to celebrates Mass at the Maquehue Airport in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Chile's church has yet to recover its credibility following the scandal over Karadima, Chile's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope in Chile to say Mass on contested land used for torturePope Francis is in the heart of Chile's centuries-old conflict with indigenous peoples to celebrate Mass on contested land that was also used as a detention and torture facility during the country's bloody military dictatorship
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FILE--In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, Gideon and Jeanne Bernstein, parents of missing teen Blaze Bernstein, pictured at left, are joined by Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Brad Valentine, right, during a news conference in Lake Forest, Calif. A suspect has been arrested in the death of 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student Blaze Bernstein, whose body was found this week at a Southern California park. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, file)
Prosecutors to announce charges in college student's killingProsecutors plan to announce charges in the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student whose stabbed body found buried in a Southern California park
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US presses Kosovo against amending war crimes court lawThe United States ambassador to Kosovo says the country still needs an outside mechanism like the special war crimes court as its system is not yet capable of administering high-case profiles and witnesses are subject to intimidation
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, women display paper currency after receiving cash support from UNICEF, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen, a day after the war-torn country's Saudi-backed prime minister called on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." Saudi Arabia said in a statement on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that funds would be deposited in Yemen's Central Bank to help address the "deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen pleaSaudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion to Yemen following appeal to save the local currency from 'complete collapse'
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This photo released on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 by the YPG press office of the Kurdish People's Protection Units shows French national Emilie Konig in a video. Konig is one of two notorious French Islamic State members with roots in Europe’s networks of violent extremists are appearing on video with nearly identical messages, insisting they insisting they are being treated well by the Kurdish forces jailing them. (YPG press office via AP)
Families of captive French jihadis sue to bring them homeThe families of French Islamic State followers being held by Kurdish forces are suing to bring the women and children home, saying they have no hope of fair treatment in a place where their captors aren't even recognized as a government
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Emergency personnel remove patients for transport to area hospitals at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 65 near Bonnieville, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. The wreck shut down the southbound lanes for several hours. Several people were transported from the scene to at least two different hospitals.  (Neal Cardin/The News-Enterprise via AP)
South wakes up to snow, ice and record-breaking coldThe South awoke on Wednesday to a two-part Arctic mess. First came a thin blanket of snow and ice, and then came the below-zero wind chills and record-breaking low temperatures
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Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates after defeating United States' Mackenzie McDonald in their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Dimitrov holds off American McDonald 8-6 in 5th in AustraliaGrigor Dimitrov was pushed all the way in five sets before finally fending off No. 186-ranked Mackenzie McDonald, who had never won a tour-level match before qualifying for the Australian Open
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Timothee Chalamet attends the 43rd Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards in Los Angeles. Chalamet said he will donate his salary for an upcoming Woody Allen film to charities fighting sexual harassment and abuse. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
More actors expressing regret about working with Woody AllenA growing number of actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct
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  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
  • Leesburg Medical Technician Charged In Death Of Teenager

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. WMAL-AM Washington, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:18 AM
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. Ledger-Enquirer.com, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 06:52 AM
  • Healthcare center employee charged in Norfolk teen's death

    An employee of a behavioral healthcare center in northern Virginia was charged in connection to the death of a Hampton Roads teenager, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. On January 11, 47-year-old William P. Herndon of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old boy from Norfolk. WTKR-TV Norfolk, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 10:21 PM
  • Loudoun Co. prosecutor recuses himself in Rose McGowan drug case exclusive

    Citing a conflict of interest, Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman has recused himself in actress-activist Rose McGowan's upcoming cocaine-possession trial. Paul Ebert, prosecutor of neighboring Prince William County, told WTOP that Plowman asked Ebert to take over the case, because McGowan's attorney, James Hundley, represents Plowman in a federal civil rights case. WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 07:29 PM
  • Loudoun sheriffa s office charges seven with driving under the influence over MLK weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least seven people over the weekend with driving under the influence, with one of the arrestees being underage. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 03:33 PM
  • Infomart Data Centers Welcomes Dan Ephraim as Vice President of Sales

    Infomart Data Centers , a national wholesale carrier-neutral data center provider, announces the appointment of Dan Ephraim as Vice President of Sales. Based in the Washington D.C., area, and providing national leadership for the company's sales team while reporting out of Infomart's new Ashburn , Virginia, data center, Mr. Ephraim will be responsible for Infomart's sales, marketing and leasing activities. GlobeNewswire, Tue, Jan 16 2018 @ 08:13 AM
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