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Apple orchestrates deal for song-recognition app ShazamApple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
FILE - This July 16, 2013, file photo, shows a Wall Street street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Stock markets are mostly higher on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, as upbeat U.S. jobs data from a week earlier and signs of progress in the Brexit talks continued to support investor sentiment. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
US stocks edge higher in afternoon trading; oil prices riseTechnology companies are leading U.S. stocks modestly higher in afternoon trading
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 23, 2017, file photo, Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Miami.  A person familiar with the negotiations says the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins are working on a trade that would send slugger Giancarlo Stanton to New York and infielder Starlin Castro to Miami.  The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017, because no agreement has been completed. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
It's official: NL MVP Stanton now slugging for the YankeesThe New York Yankees have officially acquired NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
Russian military hosts UN officials at anti-mine centerThe Russian military has hosted a delegation of U.N. officials at its main anti-mine facility
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
Poland's President Andrzej Duda, left, hands new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki the document of his appointment as head of government at a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Morawiecki is to focus on developing Poland's economy and improving the government's image abroad. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland's new prime minister sworn in with old CabinetPoland's new prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has been officially sworn into office along with the Cabinet members who served under his predecessor
The Associated Press22 minutes ago
Supporters stand outside encouraging for people to vote after Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones spoke at a campaign rally Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
The Latest: Dem concerned about teen pages if Moore winsA House Democrat wants to know what preventative steps are being taken to protect teenage pages if Alabama elects Roy Moore
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Traders work in a trading pit at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Chicago, as they trade futures and options unrelated to bitcoin. Trading in bitcoin futures began Sunday on the CBOE. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)
Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy over virtual currencySecurity based on volatile digital currency bitcoin begins trading on major US exchange for 1st time
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
This image released by Netflix shows Mary J. Blige in a scene from "Mudbound." On Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, Blige was nominated for a Golden Globe for best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role in the film. The 75th Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 on NBC.  (Netflix via AP)
Mary Blige, Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas get Golden Globe nodsPop stars are invading the Golden Globes again this year with nominees such as Mariah Carey, Nick Jonas and Mary J. Blige, who is up for two awards
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
File- This Nov. 5, 2017, file photo shows Shalane Flanagan of the United States posing for pictures after crossing the finish line first in the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York.   Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race. The four-time Olympian and reigning Chicago Marathon champion will be joined on the men’s side by Galen Rupp in a field of elite Americans announced Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, by race sponsor John Hancock. Olympians Desiree Linden, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Deena Kastor and Molly Huddle also are signed up for the 122nd edition of the world’s oldest annual marathon, which is being held April 16.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
NYC marathon winner Shalane Flanagan to try again in BostonReigning New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan will run in Boston next year in a fourth attempt to win her hometown race
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
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  • Loudoun County house fire leaves one dead

    Firefighters responded to three, separate fires Sunday night in Loudoun County. At one, a malfunctioning fireplace is likely the cause at a home in Ashburn that left 17 people displaced. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 09:40 AM
  • One dead after Lovettsville fire

    A Sunday night fire in Lovettsville claimed one life, according to media reports. Loudoun Times, Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 09:21 AM
  • Ashburn family displaced after blaze; GoFundMe page raises almost $10K in 14 hours

    An Ashburn family of five has been displaced after a severe blaze caused by a malfunctioning fireplace Friday night, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sat, Dec 9 2017 @ 03:15 PM
  • Maryland man sentenced to 16 years in prison for Upperville break-in

    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, Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 09:19 AM
  • VDOT data pegs 'average' I-66 tolls at $14.50 round-trip

    While Northern Virginia state lawmakers lambasted the new Interstate 66 tolling scheme as "highway robbery" Thursday, state transportation officials sought to quiet the critics by releasing the first set of data on tolling costs and travel times on the 10-mile stretch of highway inside the beltway. Fauquier.com, Mon, Dec 11 2017 @ 08:43 AM
  • Historic bridge joins collection of Northern Va. protected parks new

    One of Virginia's remaining stone-arch bridges, which also witnessed a prologue to the Battle of Gettysburg, is joining Northern Virginia's collection of protected parks. Goose Creek Bridge was built around 1802 during Thomas Jefferson's first presidential term. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Dec 10 2017 @ 11:56 PM
  • Cuts to homeowner tax breaks could cost Republicans in 2018 races

    Laura Russo is just the kind of voter the Republicans need, but the party's proposed tax overhaul, which includes limits on the deductions for mortgage interest, state taxes and property taxes, is pushing her away. "I would be dramatically affected," she said. The Raw Story, Wed, Dec 6 2017 @ 07:30 AM
  • Will I-66 tolls force a change in your commuting habits?

    If the new tolls on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway are designed to push drivers out of their cars and on to transit, it doesn't appear to be working. On Thursday, we asked Metro if it has noticed a spike in ridership on the Orange and Silver lines, which serve Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Potomac Local, Fri, Dec 8 2017 @ 03:12 PM
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