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Members of the Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Team climb aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Aspen, off Long Beach, Calif., Thursday, July 20, 2017, as part of a training demonstration. (AP Photo/Mike Balsamo)
Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priorityU.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says security at the nation's ports is a top priority to preventing terrorism
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This satellite imagery, posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017 on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website, shows a large plume of smoke spreading hundreds of miles east from the Ditwiler fire, near Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada. Authorities say the stubborn wildfire burning in foothills west of Yosemite had destroyed dozens of structures while forcing thousands of people from their homes Wednesday. The San Francisco Bay Area is at left; Lake Tahoe is at top center. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via AP)
Ash, not tourists fill Gold Rush-era town near YosemiteThe town of Mariposa normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze darkened the sky
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FILE - In this June 1, 2017, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Pablo Sandoval prepares for an at-bat during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. The Red Sox on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, have released Sandoval because the third baseman didn't report after being designated for assignment last week. It officially ends the Boston tenure for the once-celebrated free agent, who never was healthy enough to live up to the expectations that came with the $95 million contract he signed in 2014.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
AP source: Sandoval to sign minor league deal with GiantsPablo Sandoval plans to sign a minor league contract to return to the San Francisco Giants, a person with knowledge of his intentions told The Associated Press
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Seoul calls for Pyongyang to respond to overture for talksSouth Korea has urged North Korea to accept its offers for talks as Pyongyang continues to ignore Seoul's proposal for a military meeting to ease animosities along their tense border
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FILE - In this May 11, 2017, file photo, CIA Director Mike Pompeo listens while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Pompeo says Russia is interested in staying in Syria, partly because they “love to stick it to America.” Asked if Russia is America’s friend or adversary, Pompeo replied: “It’s complicated.” (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'CIA Director Mike Pompeo says Russia is expected to stay in Syria, partly because they "love to stick it to America."
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
People sit at a square after an earthquake on the Greek island of Kos early Friday, July 21, 2017. A powerful earthquake struck Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast early Friday morning, damaging buildings and a port and killing at least two people, authorities said. (Kostoday.gr via AP)
Quake damages buildings on Greek island; 2 killed, 100 hurtA powerful earthquake struck Greek islands and Turkey's Aegean coast, damaging buildings and a port and killing at least two people
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
Protesters against the Republic health care proposals block the entrance to the office of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., at the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climbRepublicans leaders are pushing toward a Senate vote next week on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
Protesters against the Republic health care proposals block the entrance to the office of Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., at the Russell Senate Office building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Latest: Health care bill set for vote faces uphill climbRepublicans leaders are pushing toward a Senate vote next week on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
This image shows an installation for the Netflix series, "Stranger Things," at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The studios behind “Blade Runner 2049” and “Stranger Things 2” have created temporary installations in downtown San Diego where fans can soar through the Los Angeles of the future in a Spinner ship from “Blade Runner 2049” or visit the Hawkins, Indiana, house where Will Byers lives in “Stranger Things.” Both experiences are free and continue through Sunday. (AP Photo/Sandy Cohen)
'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Stranger Things' bring VR to Comic-ConComic-Con visitors are getting more than an early look at anticipated properties like 'Blade Runner 2049' and 'Stranger Things 2': They're going inside them with virtual reality
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
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  • Loudoun County government center evacuated due to smoke

    The Loudoun County Government Center in downtown Leesburg has been evacuated due to a fire. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jul 20 2017 @ 01:34 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisora s daughter among those sick after eating at Sterling Chipotle

    A daughter of a Loudoun County elected official is among the scores of local residents who got sick after eating at the Chipotle restaurant in Sterling. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jul 20 2017 @ 09:27 PM
  • Chipotle Falls Again as Norovirus and Mice Steal Spotlight

    Register to become a member today. You'll get the essential information you need to do your job better, including Shares of the burrito chain fell for a fifth day after it was hit by a fresh wave of damaging reports, dragging the stock down to its lowest level since last November. Advertising Age, Thu, Jul 20 2017 @ 04:16 PM
  • Where residents will pay more in taxes in Northern Va. new

    The Weldon Cooper Center at the University of Virginia analyzed local tax rates across the state and compiled the tax figures to help taxpayers understand how different localities are using their hard-earned money. The biggest tax most residents pay is the real estate property tax, which is how most cities and counties generate the bulk of their revenue. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jul 20 2017 @ 04:15 PM
  • Elgin Family Farm at the heart of it all

    On a recent evening at Mountain Hollow Farm in Northern Fauquier, down a dirt road between Middleburg and Aldie, Dean Elgin takes a deep breath and sits back in a rustic wooden chair on his front lawn. Fauquier.com, Thu, Jul 20 2017 @ 02:58 PM
  • Chipotle Shares Continue To Hurl Downward

    Shares of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. continued to slide in the wake of an outbreak of sick customers exposed to a norovirus at a restaurant in Sterling, Virginia. The stock plunged after complaints about the eatery emerged on the site iwaspoisoned.com . Benzinga, Thu, Jul 20 2017 @ 02:51 PM
  • Round Hill, Virginia Looks To Put Itself (More) On The Map

    A small town in western Loudoun County could be nearly doubling in size. Round Hill has about 600 residents, but that number could jump to more than one thousand if the town council approves an expansion plan. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jul 20 2017 @ 06:56 AM
  • Metro funding fight continues with new Loudoun Co. proposal

    Infighting over how to raise more money for Metro as part of a broader package of reforms threatens to derail key pieces of attempts to reach a regional agreement that could be presented to the General Assemblies in Richmond, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland. Fairfax County Executive Ed Long, who also plays a key role on the Council of Governments Technical Panel that recommended a region-wide sales tax to fund Metro capital projects, said a separate Loudoun County proposal to repurpose existing contributions would simply be a Band-Aid that could leave the system worse off a decade from now. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jul 19 2017 @ 08:37 AM
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