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Candidates for the French left's presidential primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election, Vincent Peillon, left, and Manuel Valls take part in the second televised debate in Paris, France, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2016. Seven competitors are bidding to be the Socialist Party's candidate in next spring's French presidential election. (Bertrand Guay/Pool Photo via AP)
Amnesty: Europe's anti-terror powers pose rights dangersAmnesty International says European counterterrorism measures in the past two years are rapidly _ and potentially permanently _ eroding basic human rights throughout the continent
The Associated Press13 minutes ago
Spain's Fernando Verdasco throws his racket in frustration while playing Serbia's Novak Djokovic in their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
6-time champions Djokovic, Williams open with winsThere was no easing into a title defense for Novak Djokovic, starting his Australian Open against the man who upset Rafael Nadal here last year in the first round
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
People are reflected on an electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Asian stocks declined Tuesday after Britain said Prime Minister Theresa May will announce London's plans to withdraw completely from the European Union. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Stocks drop but pound recovers as UK lays out Brexit planGlobal stocks fell Tuesday but the pound rebounded as British Prime Minister Theresa May says her country will remain open to new trade opportunities as it withdraws from the European Union
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a speech on leaving the European Union at Lancaster House in London, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, pool)
The Latest: May vows to guarantee rights of EU citizens soonPrime Minister Theresa May says Britain will ensure control of immigration from Europe as it exits the EU _ though she pledged to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the U.K. as soon as possible
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Dismembered dear carcasses remain a mystery in OhioPolice in northeast Ohio have no leads in solving a Friday the 13th mystery involving the dumping of several dismembered deer carcasses that were found alongside the road
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
A concerned mother is meet by Miami-Dade police officers as she searches for her child after several were injured in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park in Miami-Dade, Fla., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The Miami Herald reports that hundreds of people had gathered in the park after the annual MLK Day parade. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald via AP)
King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in MiamiA national holiday that was supposed to be about nonviolence erupted into mayhem in Miami when police say eight people were wounded in a shooting at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
FILE - A Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 file photo showing Ted Ligety, of the United States, competing during the first run of an alpine ski, men's World Cup giant slalom, in Soelden, Austria. World champion Ted Ligety will undergo back surgery and is not seeking a fourth straight giant slalom gold medal at St. Moritz next month. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati, File)
Ligety, Svindal miss ski world championships with injuryTwo of skiing's biggest stars will miss next month's world championships because of season-ending surgery
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to a question during his annual roundup news conference summing up his ministry's work in 2016, in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. Lavrov says Russia hopes new U.S. administration will be represented at the Syria talks in Astana, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
The Latest: Lavrov says US tried to recruit diplomatsThe Russian foreign minister says U.S. officials have tried to recruit Russian diplomats posted to the United States
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 6, 2016, file photo, well wishes are written on a wall of hope during a remembrance event for the ill fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Joint Agency Coordination Center in Australia said Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 that the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had officially been suspended after crews finished their fruitless sweep of the 120,000-square kilometer (46,000-square mile) search zone west of Australia. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)
Forever a mystery? MH370 search ends after nearly 3 yearsAfter nearly three years, the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has ended in futility
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
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  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • Feds expand Ball's Bluff battlefield landmark acreage

    The federal government has greatly expanded the acreage of a national historic landmark commemorating Ball's Bluff Battlefield in northern Virginia. Loudoun County officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a request to expand the landmark from 76 acres near Leesburg to more than 3,300 acres on both sides of the Potomac River, encompassing land in Virginia and Maryland. The Progress, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 05:15 AM
  • Report finds future housing gap of 18,000 in Loudoun. But is the county ready for the growth?

    By 2040 Loudoun County will be 17,860 homes shy of what it needs, and this comes at a time when people from across the income spectrum are expected to migrate to the county that will be home to seven percent of the region's jobs, according to a housing needs assessment draft from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis and the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 09:28 PM
  • Capitol is Site of Dueling Gun Rallies

    RICHMOND Unified by their desire to preserve safety, but divided on ways to do so, both sides of the Virginia gun debate rallied on Capitol Square on Monday. "Hello deplorables. NBC12, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 08:00 PM
  • new Whata s open and closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

    On the roads, HOV restrictions are not in effect on I-66, I-395, I-270 and the Dulles Toll Road. HOV restrictions are in effect on US-50 in Maryland. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:55 AM
  • new Police ID driver in hit-and-run with Loudoun Co. school bus

    The driver of a cement truck struck a Loudoun County School bus near Reservoir Road and Evergreen Mills Road in Leesburg, Virginia, around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The cement truck driver fled the scene, and was later identified by police. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 07:41 PM
  • Loudoun Looking For Hit-And-Run Cement Truck In School Bus Crash

    The Loudoun County sheriff's office is looking for a dented red and white cement truck, that was involved in a crash with a county school bus on Evergreen Mills Road near Black Branch Parkway in the Ashburn/South Riding area Thursday morning. Sheriff Mike Chapman tells WMAL that at approximately 7:30 am, a northbound school bus carrying 54 students was struck near Reservoir Road by the truck, which was heading southbound. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • Twenty firearms stolen over last few months in Loudoun County

    Authorities said 20 firearms have been stolen in separate incidents over the last two months from vehicles throughout Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said that from November to this week, the thefts have happened in a range of area from Leesburg and Sterling to Ashburn, Round Hill and Hamilton. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 11 2017 @ 10:24 AM
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