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Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda arrives at the BOJ headquarters in Tokyo Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The BOJ has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite stronger than expected growth. (Naohiko Hatta/Kyodo News via AP)
Japan central bank keeps lax monetary policy unchangedThe Bank of Japan has opted to keep intact its unprecedented monetary stimulus despite signs the economy is gaining steam
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New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) shoots over his brother, Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Cousins' historic triple-double lifts Pelicans over BullsDeMarcus Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied for a 132-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime
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Clouds are reflected in the U.S. Capitol reflecting pool at daybreak in Washington as Day Three of the government shutdown continues, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
As shutdown eases federal workers fear prospect of anotherEnd of government shutdown good news for federal workers, but some worry another could be right around the corner
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Fire trucks and ambulances are parked at a ski resort in Kusatsu, central Japan, after Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupted Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A disaster official said the volcano erupted and caused avalanche near the ski resort. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)
9 people hurt in volcano eruption near Japanese ski resortA volcanic eruption has injured at least nine people at a ski resort in central Japan, most of them people who were struck by flying rocks or shattered glass
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West Virginia guard Daxter Miles Jr. (4) dribbles the ball downcourt as TCU guard Alex Robinson (25) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/ Richard W. Rodriguez)
TCU upsets No. 7 WVU 82-73 after falling out of Top 25Desmond Bane scored eight of his 15 points in just over a minute early in the second half, and TCU beat No. 7 West Virginia 82-73
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the first inning of Game 7 of baseball's World Series in Los Angeles. A person with direct knowledge of the discussions says the Chicago Cubs are having active talks with free-agent Darvish. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
AP source: Cubs having active talks with RHP Yu DarvishAP source: Chicago Cubs having active talks with free-agent RHP Yu Darvish
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Oxon Hill, Md. Daniel Black, a man who sued Milwaukee's former sheriff after he was detained for shaking his head at the sheriff, testified in federal court Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, in Milwaukee, saying he felt he "had a target" on him because of the lawman's taunting Facebook posts. Black's lawsuit stems from an encounter he had last January with Clarke on a flight from Dallas to Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Jury: Clarke, ex-sheriff in Milwaukee, didn't violate speechFederal jury: Former sheriff in Milwaukee, David Clarke, did not infringe on free speech in plane spat
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center left, with his Indonesian counterpart Ryamizard Ryacudu, center right, inspects a guard of honor during a welcoming ceremony prior their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
US says it wants to help Indonesia provide maritime securityU.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration wants to help Indonesia play a central role in maritime security in the Asia-Pacific region
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
File- This Feb. 1, 2017, file photo shows Affordable Solar president Kevin Bassalleck talking about the full-time positions his company will create as Gov. Susana Martinez listens during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. Bassalleck, said tariffs would hurt homegrown companies that make racks, tracking systems and electronics that are part of a power system. He said jobs at those companies are hard to outsource.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
Trump applies tariffs to solar panels, washing machinesPresident Donald Trump approves tariffs on imported solar panels, washing machines; says move will protect US industry, jobs
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
  • LGBT advocates continue push for protections in Loudoun schools

    Potomac Falls senior Luc Teyssier, right, sits in the Loudoun County School Board gallery with the gay pride flag wrapped around his shoulders at a November School Board meeting. Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 12:27 PM
  • 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
  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
  • 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
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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