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Venezuelan presidential candidate Javier Bertucci acknowledges supporters, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. With two months to go before Venezuela's make-or-break presidential elections, Bertucci, a television evangelist, is the only candidate who has thrown himself in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
Venezuela's Maduro calls for early Congress vote as wellVenezuela's opposition says it will boycott an election challenging socialist President Nicolas Maduro unless the government drops a ban on major candidates and takes other steps to ease fears it's rigged
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, District Attorney John Chisholm discusses criminal charges he filed against three county jail staffers in Milwaukee, for the dehydration death of an inmate in 2016. The Milwaukee District Attorney's Office on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, charged Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. with seven misdemeanor counts of intentionally falsifying health records. The company is the latest defendant to face charges in the death of Thomas. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)
Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail deathProsecutors say the company that cares for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail face criminal because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration after water to his cell was shut off
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
FILE - In this May 29, 2014 file photo, author and talk show host Tavis Smiley speaks at Book Expo America in New York. Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment allegations. The Washington Post reports that the lawsuit was filed Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in D.C. Superior Court against PBS, based in the Washington suburb of Arlington, Virginia. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Talk-show host sues PBS for breach of contract after firingTalk-show host Tavis Smiley is suing his former employer, the Public Broadcasting Service, for breach of contract after he was fired over sexual harassment allegations
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
A dirt truck plows through water, passing by two cars rendered unreachable by tow trucks after driving too deep into the the flooded street caused by heavy overnight rainfall on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in Flint, Mich.  Sandbags are holding back floodwaters in parts of Michigan as a storm sweeps across the Midwest and Great Plains, bringing heavy rains, snow and ice. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)
Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest floodingCrews are using boats to help northern Indiana residents amid flooding from melting snow and heavy rain moving across the Midwest
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
FILE- In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, Ford Executive Vice President Raj Nair addresses the North American International Auto show in Detroit. Ford has ousted Nair, one of its top executives, over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior. The company said in a statement that Nair, the North America President, is leaving the company immediately. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Ford ousts top exec over 'inappropriate behavior'Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of inappropriate behavior
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Television personnel work inside of the International Broadcast Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Live television has always presented challenges, but NBC's Olympic stumbles this month have unfolded before an audience ready to pounce. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC's Olympics'A screen grab away from infamy': The Olympics are a technological marvel to telecast every four years, yet NBC has been bedeviled by the very simple stumbling block of live announcers before live microphones with everybody listening
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
FILE - This Oct. 26, 2016, file photo shows a Twitter sign outside of the company's headquarters in San Francisco. A white nationalist advocate is suing Twitter for banning his account amid the company's recent crackdown on content it deems abusive. Jared Taylor filed the lawsuit Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in a San Francisco state court. Taylor joins a growing list of extreme right wing groups and figures suing social media sites for banning their accounts and content. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
White nationalist is latest to sue over social media banA prominent white nationalist is suing Twitter for banning his account as the social network cracks down on content it deems abusive
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
In this undated photo released by the Prince George's County Police, officer Mujahid Ramzziddin poses for a photo. Ramzziddin who answered a neighbor's request for help in a domestic dispute was shot and killed Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, in Maryland, officials said. Glenn Tyndell, 37, the suspect in the officer's shooting was later shot and killed by police after a chase. (Prince George's County Police via AP)
Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic disputeAuthorities say an off-duty police officer has been fatally shot while intervening in a domestic dispute in suburban Maryland
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 file photo, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban looks on from the crowd during NBA All-Star Saturday in Los Angeles. The NBA has fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving. Commissioner Adam Silver said the fine was for "public statements detrimental to the NBA." (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $600,000 for tanking commentsThe NBA has fined outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $600,000 for comments about tanking during a podcast with Hall of Famer Julius Erving
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
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  • Fire chiefs sound alarm on mulch legislation

    Virginia fire chiefs are speaking out against proposed state legislation to loosen rules on how near to a building that mulch can be placed. WTOP-FM reports that the bills would prevent local governments from enacting rules on the distance between mulch and a building. WMDT, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 06:51 PM
  • New Va. bills would make public less safe new

    A discarded cigarette in mulch started this multi-family home fire in Lynchburg, Virginia. WASHINGTON - The threat of quickly-spreading building fires caused by ignited mulch have Virginia fire chiefs concerned about bills making their way through the General Assembly, prompting the Loudoun County chief to worry: "It's only a matter of time before people aren't going to get out." WTOP-FM Washington, Tue, Feb 20 2018 @ 09:15 AM
  • Challenger emerges in Purcellvillea s mayoral election

    Chris Thompson, a lifelong resident of Purcellville, has announced his candidacy for mayor in the May 1 town elections. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 11:13 AM
  • Monroe Tech parents, students concerned about Academies of Loudoun changes

    Jill Turgeon , chairwoman of the Curriculum and Instruction Committee, speaks at a Feb. 21 meeting on changes to the Monroe Tech curriculum. Loudoun Times, Wed, Feb 21 2018 @ 03:19 PM
  • Second worker charged in teen patient's death at health care center in Northern Virginia

    A second health care worker has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a 15-year-old patient at a behavioral health care center in Northern Virginia, police said. Martinsville Bulletin, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 09:36 PM
  • Stephens City woman charged in patient's death at healthcare center

    A Stephens City woman was charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 15-year-old patient at a health care facility in Loudoun County. Melanie A. Lewis, 47, was a nurse at North Spring Behavioral Healthcare when the teenage patient died after he was allegedly restrained by William P. Herndon, 47, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, a mental health technician at the facility. Northern Virginia Daily, Fri, Feb 16 2018 @ 03:38 PM
  • Lovettsville electrical fire displaces three, causes $480K in damages

    An early Wednesday fire in Lovettsville was ruled accidental by the Loudoun County Fire Marshal's Office. Loudoun Times, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 03:00 PM
  • Hundreds more Northern Va. voters assigned to wrong district, review finds new

    Hundreds more Northern Virginia voters were assigned to the wrong state House district over the last few months, according to local reviews aimed at avoiding problems exposed during November's elections. And while the percentage of misassigned voters is extremely small, November's election has demonstrated that even a small percentage can have a major impact. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Feb 15 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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