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This 2002 electron microscope image made available by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the kind of listeria bacteria that is behind some food poisoning outbreaks. (Elizabeth White/CDC via AP)
Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searchesA new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) celebrates after a drawing a foul against the Minnesota Timberwolves on a dunk during Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Capela scores 26, Rockets eliminate Wolves with 122-104 winClint Capela had 26 points and 15 rebounds, James Harden added 24 points and the Houston Rockets pulled away in the third quarter to get another lopsided win and eliminate the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 122-104 win in Game 5
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FILE - In this June 16, 2016 file photo, performers take to the stage during the opening ceremony for the Disney Resort in Shanghai, China. Walt Disney Co. is emphasizing its deep China connections as it launches an extension of Shanghai's $5.5 billion Disney Resort amid rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing. Bob Weis, a top Disney executive, says most of the labor and materials that went into the new Toy Story Land are from China. "We're a local company," he said at the April 26, 2018 colorful launch. "Everything here is built and made in China." (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Disney emphasizes China roots in Shanghai amid trade tensionWalt Disney Co. is emphasizing its deep China connections as it launches an extension of Shanghai's $5.5 billion Disney Resort amid rising trade tensions between Washington and Beijing
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This Wednesday, April 25, 2018 photo shows a copy of the book "I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer" by Michelle McNamara at a Books Inc. bookstore in San Francisco. California authorities say a man they suspect of being a serial killer tied to dozens of slayings and sexual assaults in the 1970s and '80s has been charged with murder. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
The Latest: Alleged serial killer worked in warehouseThe man charged with being the "Golden State Killer" who killed a dozen people and raped dozens of women in California decades ago worked quietly for years in a supermarket warehouse
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Part of a statue depicting chained people is on display at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a new memorial to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Montgomery, Ala. The national memorial aims to teach about America's past in hope of promoting understanding and healing. It's scheduled to open on Thursday. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
Lynching memorial and museum in Montgomery open to publicThe public gets its first look at a lynching memorial and museum opening Thursday in Alabama
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Miami Marlins' J.T. Realmuto, right, hits a solo home run as Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, and home plate umpire Joe West watch during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Former substitute teacher bests Kershaw, Marlins top DodgersTrevor Richards outpitched Clayton Kershaw just months removed from working as a substitute elementary school teacher, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of a wild outing from the Dodgers' ace to beat Los Angeles 8-6
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Taraji P. Henson, a cast member in the upcoming film "What Men Want," addresses the audience during the Paramount Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2018, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
With Cruise, 'A Quiet Place,' Paramount ready for a comebackWith Cruise, 'A Quiet Place,' Paramount ready for a comeback
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2017, file image distributed by the North Korean government, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un holds a meeting of the ruling party's presidium. A study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain above North Korea's main nuclear test site has collapsed under the stress of the explosions, rendering it unsafe for further testing and necessitating monitoring for any leaking radiation. The findings by the scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China may shed new light on North Korean President Kim Jong Un's announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Geologists say North Korea's nuclear test site has collapsedA study by Chinese geologists shows the mountain where North Korea has conducted five successive nuclear bomb tests has collapsed
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
A man walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, April 26, 2018. Asian stock markets were mixed on Thursday as investors digested the latest quarterly corporate earnings. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Asian markets mixed as investors consider latest earningsAsian stock markets were mixed on Thursday as investors digested the latest quarterly corporate earnings
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
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  • Mom wants tougher distracted driving laws after son killed in crosswalk

    On Coton Manor Drive in Leesburg, Virginia, you may notice blue ribbons tied to trees and light posts around the neighborhood. The biggest blue ribbon is wrapped around a tree outside the home where Mindy Schulz lives with her husband and nine-year-old son Hayden. WTVR Richmond, Wed, Apr 25 2018 @ 12:09 PM
  • Centreville man charged in Ashburn shooting

    A Centreville man was arrested April 23 and charged in connection with an April 22 morning shooting in Ashburn, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Fairfax Times, Tue, Apr 24 2018 @ 04:36 PM
  • Major Concrete Issues Found in Silver Line Metro Extension

    Project leaders are scrambling to fix nearly 2,000 areas of concern before the first train rolls. News4's Adam Tuss gives an exclusive report on the troubling issues with the new, 11.4 mile extension. NBC Washington, Wed, Apr 25 2018 @ 06:58 PM
  • A new speakeasy is coming to downtown Leesburg

    The nightlife boom town that is downtown Leesburg continues, with new spots for good eats, drinks and tunes popping up along King Street. Loudoun Times, Tue, Apr 24 2018 @ 06:17 PM
  • Claude Moore Community Builders program application window closing

    The Claude Moore Community Builders program, touting a new partnership between Loudoun Youth, Inc. and Loudoun Cares, is accepting applications from county 10th through 12th graders through Monday. Loudoun Times, Tue, Apr 24 2018 @ 11:51 AM
  • Loudoun first responders, citizens recognized at annual Valor Awards

    Awards April 20 for their actions in the September 2017 Evergreen Mills accident that claimed the life of a mother and injured four family members. Loudoun Times, Mon, Apr 23 2018 @ 06:30 PM
  • Comstock Holding Companies Reports 2017 Results

    WASHINGTON and RESTON, Va., April 23, 2018 -- On April 20, 2018, Comstock Holding Companies, Inc., , announced financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017: Net loss of $ million or $ per diluted share in 2017 compared to net loss of $ million or $ per diluted share in 2016 Backlog at year-end 2017 of 20 units valued at $13.9 million, compared to 35 units valued at $16.7 million at year-end 2016 As of April 2, 2018, the Company announced it will be transitioning its business strategy and operating platform from for-sale homebuilding to commercial development, asset management and real estate services. GlobeNewswire, Mon, Apr 23 2018 @ 05:55 PM
  • Section of Route 50 in Loudoun County to be closed during evening rush hour

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is advising motorists who travel Route 50 in the area of Pinebrook Road to find an alternate route during tonight's rush hour, according to a media release. Loudoun Times, Mon, Apr 23 2018 @ 03:40 PM
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