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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach considers questions from reporters following a state Supreme Court ruling requiring him to remove the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate from the ballot, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. Democrat Chad Taylor wanted to withdraw, but Kobach blocked the move. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
Court ruling won't end Kansas Senate disputeDemocrats face push to pick new nominee in Kansas Senate race after court removes candidate
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2013, file photo, Li Na, of China, returns a shot to Serena Williams during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Li formally announced her retirement on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
2-time Grand Slam winner Li Na retires from tourLi Na, China's 1st Grand Slam singles champion, retires from tennis tour due to injuries
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Michael Robertson, a libertarian Internet entrepreneur best known for creating MP3.com, talks as he stands for a portrait Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, in San Diego. Robertson sued the San Diego Association of Governments last year for records collected on his vehicle by a license plate-reader network that runs on information supplied by the San Diego Police Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and eight other police departments. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate dataPrivacy advocates take another hit in debate over access to license plate scanner data
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FILE - In this April 6, 2011 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Alec Baldwin, speaking at a reception Thursday Sept. 18, 2014, says he is passionate about green energy. And he's hoping next week's United Nations climate summit brings home to Americans that the United States has fallen behind other countries in promoting wind and solar power.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Alec Baldwin passionate about green energyAlec Baldwin says he's passionate about green energy and wants US to use more wind and solar
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No supporters for the Scottish independence referendum celebrate an early result at a No campaign event at a hotel in Glasgow, Scotland, early Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.  From the capital of Edinburgh to the far-flung Shetland Islands, Scots embraced a historic moment - and the rest of the United Kingdom held its breath - after voters turned out in unprecedented numbers for an independence referendum that could end the country's 307-year union with England.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Scots reject independence in historic voteVoters in Scotland reject independence in historic vote with unprecedented turnout
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
This photo provided by ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals shows Gordo, a 1- to 2-year-old Maltese mix that was struck by a van during a police chase Wednesday night, being cared for at City Of Angels Veterinary Specialty Center in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. He was listed in stable condition awaiting surgery Thursday. During the chase, television reports showed the litttle dog running in the street and being hit. Hospital spokeswoman Shannon Brown says the dog has a deep cut and broken bones. (AP Photo/ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals)
Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen vanVeterinarians work to save leg of dog struck by stolen van during wild chase in Los Angeles
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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Pound rises as Scotland votes to stay in UKPound rises as Scotland votes to stay in United Kingdom; Tokyo stocks rise on yen weakness
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Federal agent Jeff Novitzky listens as Barry Bonds' attorney Dennis Riordan addresses an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in San Francisco. Nearly 11 years after Barry Bonds testified before a grand jury investigating the illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, a group of judges heard arguments Thursday on whether baseball’s career home-run leader should have his obstruction of justice conviction thrown out. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool)
Appeals court reconsidering Barry Bonds convictionTough questions for both sides as appeals court reconsiders Barry Bonds obstruction conviction
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
Police remove a sword as part of evidence found at a residential property in the suburb of Marsfield, in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Police said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group, by detaining 15 people and raiding more than a dozen properties across Sydney. (AP Photo/AAP Image, Paul Miller) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVES
Islamic State plot in Australia raises questionsIslamic State plot to conduct beheadings in Australia raises questions about group's reach
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
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  • Reston man sentenced for child sex assault

    A Reston basketball coach who pleaded no contest in June to sexually assaulting a minor, was sentenced in Loudoun County last week to 15 years in prison. Marlow Mikassas Afshartous, 40, who also goes by the name Marlow Talley, was arrested Aug. 3, 2013, and charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:30 AM
  • Accused Murderer Charles Severance Delivered to Alexandria Detention Center

    Accused murderer Charles Severance was booked into the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center Monday afternoon, according to a news release from the Alexandria Sheriff's Office. Investigators have charged Severance in the homicides of three City of Alexandria residents - Ruthanne Lodato, Ron Kirby and Nancy Dunning - each victim killed as they answered their front door, their homes just blocks apart. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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