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Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, left, together with Armed Forces Chief Gen. Eduardo Ano, right, reads a statement announcing the Philippine troops have captured a building where pro-Islamic State group militants made their final stand in southern Marawi city and found bodies of suspected gunmen inside Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at the ongoing ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting in Clark, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines.  The seizure of the building and the defeat of the militants would allowed the military to declare on Monday the end of the Marawi siege, which hundreds of black flag-waving gunmen launched exactly five months ago. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Philippines declares end to 5-month militant siege in MarawiThe Philippine government declared the end to the militant siege of a southern city that lasted five months, left 1,100 dead and sparked fears of the Islamic State group gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
FILE- In this Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl leaves a motions hearing during a lunch break in Fort Bragg, N.C. The fate of Bergdahl rests in a judge’s hands now that the Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Sentencing for Bergdahl starts Monday, Oct. 23, at Fort Bragg and is expected to feature dramatic testimony about soldiers and a Navy SEAL badly hurt while they searched for the missing Bergdahl. (Andrew Craft/The Fayetteville Observer via AP, File)
Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl caseThe fate of Bowe Bergdahl rests in a judge's hands now that the Army sergeant has pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2004, file photo, singer Janet Jackson covers her breast as Justin Timberlake holds part of her costume after her outfit came undone during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. The NFL announced Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, that Timberlake will headline the Super Bowl halftime show Feb. 4 in Minnesota, 14 years after the "wardrobe malfunction" with Janet Jackson cause a national controversy. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
ICYMI in NFL Week 7: 3 shutouts, so few TDs on dud of a dayIn case you missed it in Week 7 of the NFL season: There were three shutouts and a handful of other clubs failed to score an offensive touchdown on a dud of a day
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. Abe pledged to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises, the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Abe says his priorities are North Korea and aging JapanJapan's leader has pledged to tackle what he called Japan's two national crises, the military threat from North Korea and an aging and shrinking population
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, center foreground, walks back to his seat following a brief photo session at the start of the 11th ASEAN Defense Ministers Meeting Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 in Clark, Pampanga province north of Manila, Philippines. The annual meeting, which the Philippines is hosting this year, also includes its dialogue partners such as United States, Australia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and India. From left, Cambodian Defense Minister Tea Banh, Malaysia's Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein, Myanmar Defense Minister Lt.Gen. Sen Win, Singapore's Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen and Thailand's Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
The Latest: End of Marawi siege is move against extremismThe Philippines defense secretary says the defeat of pro-Islamic State group militants in Marawi helps prevent the spread of extremism in Asia
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
FILE - In this Thursday, July 25, 2013, file photo, James Toback takes part in a panel discussion during HBO's Summer 2013 TCA panel at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Toback has been accused of sexual harassment by more than 30 women in a report published Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in The Los Angeles Times following the ongoing downfall of producer Harvey Weinstein. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassmentWriter and director James Toback, who got an Oscar nomination for his "Bugsy" screenplay, has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this image made from Oct. 16, 2017, video, student Jackel Wan is interviewed by the Associated Press in Hong Kong, regarding the twice-a-decade Communist Party congress opened by China's President Xi Jinping last week. (AP Photo)
Hopes and fears in Hong Kong, Taiwan amid China's congressVoices of Hong Kongers, Taiwanese as China's Communist Party meets in twice-a-decade congress and President Xi Jinping cements power, asserts authority
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, July 8, 2015 file photo, Indonesian Armed Forces Chief Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo pose for a photo after his swearing-in ceremony at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia's government is seeking clarification from the U.S. after Nurmantyo was denied entry to the country. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)
US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entryA U.S. diplomat apologized to Indonesia's government after the top Indonesian general was prevented from traveling to Washington, but a Jakarta official said the country expected a complete explanation
The Associated Press2 hours ago
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, passes under pressure from Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Dontari Poe (92) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Super Mismatch: Patriots continue mastery of Falcons 23-7Super Mismatch: Patriots keep on keeping on against Falcons with 23-7 victory, extending their consecutive points streak vs. Atlanta to 54 before allowing a TD
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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  • Police searching for vehicle that fled scene of fatal Virginia crash

    At about 6 a.m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, Loudoun police said in a statement. The Jeep rolled several times, and the driver, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene, the statement said. The Washington Post, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • The heart of "The Cloud" is in Virginia

    A cloud computing data center in Loudon County, Va. Seventy percent of the world's Internet traffic passes through one of the county's data centers every day. CBS News, Sun, Oct 22 2017 @ 09:20 AM
  • Ashburn woman charged with drunk in public following altercation

    An Ashburn woman is behind bars after being charged with drunk in public following a traffic altercation Thursday morning. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Man deported 5 times who escaped from ICE in Va. sentenced for assault new

    A man who escaped from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody on the Dulles Toll Road for several hours in July before being found has been sentenced for assault. Marlon Rivas-Mendez, 28, a Salvadoran national, was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 08:48 PM
  • Washington West Film Festival takes place Oct. 25-30

    The Washington West Film Festival - presented by Boeing - is set to take place from Wednesday, Oct. 25 to Monday, Oct. 30, and offer screenings all across Northern Virginia from Reston and Arlington to eastern Loudoun County. Fairfax Times, Fri, Oct 20 2017 @ 01:43 PM
  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Loudoun, Fairfax to submit joint bid for Amazona s second headquarters

    It's deadline day for cities and counties across the country to submit their applications in hopes of landing online retail giant Amazon's much-hyped second headquarters, known as HQ2. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 09:36 AM
  • Garage door opener burglaries spark warnings from police in Va. new

    A rash of burglaries in Loudoun and Prince William Counties had one thing in common: the crook or crooks got into the houses using a garage door opener. Since Oct. 13, the Loudoun County Sheriff says five burglaries have been reported in the Sterling area, in which residents were home while the suspect used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in driveways to gain entry. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 08:09 AM
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