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With no apparent indications of a breakthrough in the Senate to avoid a government shutdown, the Capitol is illuminated in Washington, Friday evening, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Gov't shutdown deadline nears; Trump says 'not looking good'Bitterly divided Congress careens toward a midnight government shutdown in a partisan stare-down
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Ana Martinez, a medical assistant at the Sea Mar Community Health Center, gives a patient a flu shot in Seattle. This year’s U.S. flu season got off to an early start, and it’s been driven by a nasty type of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths than other common flu bugs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expectedNasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected
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Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. (L'Osservatore Romano Vatican Media/Pool Photo via AP)
Church conservatives question pope's airborne nuptialsA day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by marrying two flight attendants while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat questioned the legitimacy of the impromptu sacrament
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Appeals court stays order for changes in Texas foster systemJudge orders Texas to make sweeping changes to foster care system 2 years after she found it unconstitutionally broken.
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Ray Evernham speaks after being inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
Robert Yates posthumously inducted into NASCAR Hall of FameRobert Yates has been inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame and was able to write his own speech for the ceremony
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
Sen. Kamala Harris D-Calif., speaks during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and to avoid the government shut down on Capitol Hill, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
The Latest: Budget deal 'Not looking good,' Trump tweetsPresident Donald Trump says efforts to avert a government shutdown are "Not looking good."
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 file photo, Tom Petty, of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLII football game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots in Glendale, Ariz. Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdoseAutopsy: Tom Petty's death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the largest mixed martial arts organization in the world, opens a UFC weigh-in Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
UFC prez White sounds off on McGregor, Rousey, Punk futuresUFC President Dana White says Ronda Rousey won't fight again, and he's not sure about Conor McGregor
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Vice President Mike Pence with his wife Karen Pence, left, speaks to anti-abortion supporters and participants of the annual March for Life event, during a reception in the Indian Treaty Room at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Pence's Mideast trip still on as government shutdown loomsVice President Mike Pence has departed for the Middle East as scheduled Friday night as U.S. lawmakers seek to avert a federal government shutdown
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • 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
  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 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
  • 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
  • Where could Amazon go? Northern Va. officials point to Fairfax-Loudoun line new

    A site on the border of Fairfax and Loudoun counties along Metro's Silver Line is among the locations Virginia officials are pushing as part of their pitch to lure Amazon's second headquarters. The Loudoun-Fairfax site would put Amazon in the heart of the largest data center market in the world, said Buddy Rizer, Loudoun County's economic development director in a statement. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:04 PM
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 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
  • Suburban Leaders Brace For Possible Federal Government Shutdown

    County leaders in the D.C. Metro area are holding their breath as the deadline nears to pass a temporary bill to keep the federal government open. Many federal workers and contractors live in Montgomery County, and Leggett said even a short shutdown could have serious ramifications for the county. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:03 AM
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