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In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, an airplane flies over caribou from the Porcupine Caribou Herd on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. A notice being published Friday, April 20, 2018, in the Federal Register starts a 60-day review to sell oil and gas leases in the remote refuge. Oil and gas drilling in the pristine area in northeastern Alaska is a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP)
Oil, gas drilling in pristine Alaska refuge takes step aheadThe Trump administration is moving toward oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
People lay wreaths and flowers  during state ceremonies in homage to the victims and fighters of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, on the 75th anniversary of the start of the revolt, in front of the Monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw GhettoPolish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters as the Polish capital held commemoration on the 75th anniversary of the ill-fated rebellion
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial, Thursday, April 19, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Expert: Benadryl, quaaludes could've affected Cosby accuserA prosecution expert is telling jurors that Bill Cosby's chief accuser could have been made woozy by either the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl or by quaaludes
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Anthony Wrobel. Wrobel is accused of opening fire on a picnic for a group of employees of a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort, killing a woman and critically injuring a man on Sunday, April 15, in what investigators called workplace violence. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept.)
Suspect in Vegas casino picnic shooting arrested in TexasAuthorities say a casino dealer identified as the suspect in a deadly company picnic shooting on Sunday has been arrested in a small town in the Texas Panhandle
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
FILE - In this Saturday, April 14, 2018 file photo, UN vehicles carrying the team of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), arrive at hotel hours after the U.S., France and Britian launched an attack on Syrian facilities for suspected chemical attack against civilians, in Damascus, Syria. The OPCW has been thrust once again into the international limelight by a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain and allegations of a chemical bombardment on the Syrian city of Douma. It is now attempting to investigate, but its experts have not yet been able to visit the scene. (AP Photo/Bassem Mroue, File)
Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikesThe Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
In this Saturday, April 7, 2018 photo, Maryland Del. Alonzo Washington, D-Prince George County, who sponsored legislation in Maryland to increase transparency in online political ads, sits in his seat in the Maryland House of Delegates, in Annapolis, Md. The bill, which was passed and sent to Gov. Larry Hogan on April 5, aims to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political adsA measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2015, file photo, Prince presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday, April 19, 2018. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
Minnesota prosecutor won't file charges in Prince's deathThe prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says no criminal charges will be filed in the musician's death
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
In this Wednesday, April 18, 2018 photo, Rashon Nelson, left, speaks as Donte Robinson, looks on during an interview with The Associated Press in Philadelphia. Their arrests at a local Starbucks quickly became a viral video and galvanized people around the country who saw the incident as modern-day racism. In the week since, Nelson and Robinson have met with Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson and are pushing for lasting changes to ensure that what happened to them doesn't happen to future patrons. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from policeTwo black men whose arrest at a Starbucks in Philadelphia has triggered a furor over racial profiling say they are pushing for changes to make sure that what they went through doesn't happen to anyone else
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota prosecutors are planning an announcement Thursday, April 19, 2018, in their two-year investigation into Prince's death. Prince was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21, 2016. An autopsy found he died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
The Latest: Prosecutor closes Prince death case; no chargesThe prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died says he's filing no criminal charges in the musician's death
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
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  • Loudoun County grand jury indicts Herndon man for involuntary manslaughter

    A Loudoun County grand jury has indicted a Herndon man on an aggravated involuntary manslaughter charge after a passenger in his vehicle died following an alcohol-related crash in Sterling. Loudoun Times, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 10:59 AM
  • Without paid maternity leave, Loudoun County teachers ...

    Christine Baranowski Swartz sits at home with her three boys Reeves, 3, Turner, 1 1/2, and Brennan, 5. She's had all three boys while employed with LCPS and had to use sick leave to have all her pay covered, sometimes only able to get partial coverage. Loudoun Times, Thu, Apr 19 2018 @ 09:53 AM
  • Loudoun Sheriff's Office searches for a 56-year-old Sterling man

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing Sterling man who has a possible physical impairment from the Sterling area. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisor offers for county to retake management of Fireman's Field

    As public discussions continue regarding the new management of Purcellville's Fireman's Field, Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington sent a letter on Monday to Purcellville town officials offering to resume the county's management of Fireman's Field. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 12:22 PM
  • Middleburg's Bataoel receives endorsements from Randall, Gooditis

    Middleburg mayoral candidate Vincent Bataoel announced Tuesday he has received endorsements for his campaign from Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Phyllis Randall and Del. Loudoun Times, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 09:48 AM
  • Why a Handmade Wool Cape Costs $950

    Suppose a sheep farmer in Virginia dreams of making handmade wool garments in the United States. The reality: For a small operation, piecing together production can be harder than growing the wool. Washingtonian.com, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 08:48 AM
  • Va. assembly to decide on Metro taxes, veto overrides

    As Virginia's General Assembly meets for its annual reconvened session Wednesday, the proposal for new dedicated funding for Metro ranks among the key issues. The current bill provides $154 million more per year, mainly from money that today goes to Northern Virginia transportation projects, including, at times, Metro. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Apr 18 2018 @ 06:20 AM
  • Joe Hockey putts for power, going nine holes with Donald Trump

    When the going gets tough in the US capital, Donald Trump gets going to the greens of one of his private golf clubs - and, it turns out, phones an Australian friend to help keep spirits up. Joe Hockey may well have become the envy of Washington DC's diplomatic corps, getting a call-up to join the US President in a select foursome for much-needed fairway therapy at the end of another testing week in the White House. ABC News, Tue, Apr 17 2018 @ 09:08 PM
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