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UN, gov't officials meet to drum up funds for RohingyaU.N. humanitarian officials, government ministers and advocacy group leaders are convening for a pledging conference to drum up funds to help Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, just as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August
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President Donald Trump departs Trump National Golf Club, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Sterling, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Trump, Abe set golf date for start of US leader's Asia tourDonald Trump will start his first trip to Asia as U.S. president next month in somewhat predictable fashion: with a round of golf alongside Japan's Shinzo Abe
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left, and Assistant District Attorney Diana Garciaor, center, for his arraignment at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. A key phase of jury selection started Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in the trial of a Zarate, who had previously used the name Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a man accused of fatally shooting a woman on a busy San Francisco pier, in a killing that set off a fierce national immigration debate. (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File)
Murder trial that sparked immigration debate gets underwayThe murder trial is set to start of a Mexican man who set off a national immigration debate after he fatally shot a woman on a popular San Francisco pier
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
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 Press49 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 Press57 minutes ago
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., takes the escalator down as he returns to his office after appearing on the Senate floor with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., to defend their bipartisan proposal for resuming federal subsidies to health insurers that President Donald Trump has blocked, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Trump calls failure on tax plan GOP doom in 2018Trump urges House Republicans to move swiftly on passing budget bill, clearing the way for move on taxes
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 Press1 hour 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
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  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
  • Sterling resident indicted on murder and rape charges in death of Reston teen

    Sterling resident Darwin Martinez-Torres has been indicted on capital murder, rape, and six other charges in the death of Reston teen Nabra Hassanen, according to The Associated Press and other media reports. Fairfax Times, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 02:14 PM
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