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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2013, file photo, Pittsburgh head coach Paul Chryst calls a time out in the fourth quarter of an NCAA football game against Virginia in Pittsburgh. Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez says he hasn't offered the Badgers' football coaching job to anyone, including current Pittsburgh coach and apparent front-runner Paul Chryst. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Alvarez met with Chryst in Florida, where Alvarez was attending an Outback Bowl promotion. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Wisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coachWisconsin brings Pitt's Chryst home as coach as Panthers are thrown back into search mode
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FILE - In this June 25, 2013 file photo, William Rouse, the General Manager of Los Angeles Yellow Cab, at podium, takes questions from the media as hundreds of Los Angeles area taxi drivers circle City Hall in their cabs  to protest unregulated ride-share services being promoted through smart-phone applications and social media in Los Angeles.  The protest came one day after the city’s transportation department issued "cease and desist" letters to companies such as Uber that allow consumers to book rides online with limo companies and private drivers. Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions. In a blog post Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, Uber's head of global safety defended the company's safety record but also wrote that "as we look to 2015, we will build new safety programs and intensify others." (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Amid scrutiny, Uber says it will focus more on safetyUber promises bigger focus on safety after lawsuit, intensified public scrutiny
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A man carries a bag of cold meats in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. Cuba and the United States have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the Cold War, American officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Cubans cheer historic renewal of US relationsCubans cheer Raul Castro's announcement of renewed relations with United States
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee holds a microphone as he speaks Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at REI's flagship store in Seattle. Inslee was at the store to propose a cap-and-trade program to require the state’s largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Washington governor proposes carbon pollution capWashington governor proposes cap-and-trade program requiring polluters to pay
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Officers cleared in killing of FSU gunmanGrand jury clears 5 officers in killing of FSU gunman; says 'heroic' actions saved lives
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Police make preparations at a staging area for the search for suspect Bradley William Stone, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, in Pennsburg, Pa. The manhunt for the Marine veteran suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives amid a child custody dispute has spread to two suburban Philadelphia counties. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Ax, machete, pill bottles found by rampage suspectAx, machete, pill bottles found by rampage suspect's body; VA found ex-Marine not homicidal
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FILE - In this April 12, 2005 file photo Angela Johnson is escorted from the Federal Courthouse in Sioux City, Iowa. Federal prosecutors are giving up their long pursuit of the death penalty against Johnson who was convicted of helping kill five people in 1993. The government said in a court filing Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, that it will no longer seek to execute Johnson. Johnson is expected to be sentenced to life in prison without parole. (AP Photo/Sioux City Journal, Jerry Mennenga, File)
US backs off death penalty in Iowa slayingsIn reversal, US gives up pursuit of death penalty against woman convicted in Iowa slayings
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APNewsBreak: Judge rejects NCAA concussions dealAPNewsBreak: Judge rejects $75 million NCAA concussions settlement, says deal can be redone
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo talks during a cabinet meeting at the Capitol on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Cuomo’s administration will move to prohibit fracking in the state, citing unresolved health issues and dubious economic benefits of the widely used gas-drilling technique. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheerNew York moves to ban fracking over health, economic questions; environmentalists cheer
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  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • Virginia Attorney Gets 9 Years for DUI, Manslaughter

    A once-prominent Tysons attorney is headed to prison for almost a decade after driving drunk and killing an Ashburn, Virginia, couple. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on the nine year sentence for Mark Sgarlata, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving. NBC Washington, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 10:10 PM
  • New Year's Eve Racing Traditions Continue

    New Year's Eve 5K 10K races offers hope for housing and shelter services. More than $5,000 in awards and prizes! December 11, 2014 - Ashburn, VA: The fifth annual Ringing In Hope : A New Year's Eve Celebration race will be held December 31st, 2014 at Brambleton Town Center. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 04:01 PM
  • Mass. Fugitive Wanted for Intent to Murder Located in Sterling

    A man wanted on charges in Massachusetts, including intent to murder, was apprehended Sunday in Sterling, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Patch.com, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 03:03 PM
  • 85% of arrests, details about investigations go unreported in Loudoun and Leesburg

    The six men knew exactly what they were looking for when they broke into businesses in Ashburn's Piccadilly Plaza on Sept. Loudoun Times, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 06:07 AM
  • Winchester man charged with breaking and entering in Leesburg

    Stephen Price, 54, of Winchester broke into a residential home Dec. 15, according to a report released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Dec 16 2014 @ 01:00 PM
  • Candland's proposal passed; Prince William County property tax increase capped at 1.7%

    The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a plan from Gainesville Supervisor Peter Candland to cap the maximum property tax increase to 1.7%, down from an annual 4% tax increase approved last April. Under the old 5-year tax plan approved in April, the average tax bill was to increase by at least 4% every year. Potomac Local, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 01:04 PM
  • Loudoun County crime report

    These were among incidents reported by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and the Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville police departments. For information, contact your police or sheriff's department. The Washington Post, Wed, Dec 17 2014 @ 12:14 PM
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