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Security officers stand guard at the scene where a German archaeologists and his associate were kidnapped in Janjala Village, Nigeria. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about Dlrs 200,000 US) for the two captives abducted this week from Janjala village in northern Nigeria,  the excavation site where the German archaeologists was working. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi )
Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for GermansNigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed over the weekend
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FILE - In this May 4, 2016, file photo, visitors walk by a Takata Corp. desk at an automaker's showroom in Tokyo. Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is expected to plead guilty in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, to a criminal charge and agree to a $1 billion penalty for concealing a deadly air bag inflator problem. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
Attorneys: 5 automakers knew Takata air bags were dangerousAttorneys for people suing air bag maker Takata and five automakers say the car companies knew that the company's products were dangerous yet continued to use them for years because they were inexpensive
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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Stocks are opening slightly lower on Wall Street, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, following 11 straight gains for the Dow Jones industrial average. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
US stock indexes edge lower in early trading; oil risesMajor U.S. stock indexes are down slightly in early trading, led by declines in phone companies
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FILE - This Wednesday, July 27, 2016, file photo shows a home under contract at a new home community in Edmond, Okla. Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January 2017 as rising prices and a dwindling supply of available homes appeared to frustrate many potential buyers, especially in the West, according to information released Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, by the National Association of Realtors. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in JanuaryFewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January amid dwindling supply
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Supreme Court to hear appeal from Georgia death row inmateThe Supreme Court will hear an appeal from a Georgia death row inmate who says lower courts failed to look at lengthy, detailed rulings in his case when turning away a challenge to his sentence
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Fred Berger, producer of "La La Land," foreground center, gives his acceptance speech as members of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Brian Cullinan, holding red envelope, and Martha L. Ruiz, in red dress, and a stage manager discuss the best picture announcement error among the cast at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The actual winner of best picture went to "Moonlight." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistakeFor 82 years, global accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed the reputational boon it got from leading the balloting process at the Academy Awards
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
President Donald Trump makes a toast during a dinner reception for the annual National Governors Association winter meeting Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
The Latest: Trump wants to restore states' powersPresident Donald Trump says in a meeting with governors that his administration will do all that it can to restore the authority of the states
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse, Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Cosby is in court to ask judge for outside jury for trialBill Cosby is back in a Pennsylvania courtroom as his legal team asks a judge to bring in outside jurors for his criminal sex assault trial
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
President Donald Trump speaks to a meeting of the National Governors Association,Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54BThe White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
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  • Loudoun supervisors approve Lidl-anchored commercial development in Broadlands

    View of the Broadlands development. Section 104, the site of where the commercial and retail space will be and Section 108, the proposed 28 townhome development the applicant withdrew. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 08:59 PM
  • Display of court records highlights a century of segregation in Loudoun County

    Barbara Turner-Locke of Lorton examines records detailing segregation in Loudoun's public schools. The documents were displayed Feb. 11 at the Loudoun County Courthouse. The Washington Post, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Paralibrarian of the Year 2016: Patricia Pacheco

    She had been a kindergarten teacher for nearly 20 years and had dealt with children of all ages in her home country. Early on in her time in the States, she volunteered part time in the Ashburn Library of Loudoun County. Library Journal, Thu, Feb 23 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Racist note on Loudoun Co. restaurant bill is fake

    Last month, a waitress at a Loudoun County restaurant said she was stiffed out of a tip on a bill by a couple who wrote at the bottom of the check that they "don't tip Black people." On Friday, a lawyer saying he represented one of the customers said the story is false. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 07:55 PM
  • new Man charged in 6 home burglaries in Loudoun County

    A Maryland man has been charged in connection with six home burglaries throughout two counties over the past two months. Loudoun Sheriff's detectives said they believe 62-year-old Theodore Bailey is connected to two Jan. 10 burglaries in Purcellville and Hamilton, Virginia, and four burglaries in John Mosby Highway the week of Feb. 6. After a joint investigation with the Fauquier and Loudoun counties' sheriff's office, Bailey was apprehended on Feb. 15 in Alexandria. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 03:57 PM
  • Loudoun supervisors kill Miller & Smith plan for more housing at One Loudoun

    One Loudoun will not get 300 more housing units. Or a self-storage facility. Or a park-and-ride lot. Business Journal, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 12:38 PM
  • Loudoun Sheriffa s Office charges Maryland man in connection with rural burglaries

    Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office on Friday charged a Maryland man in connection with a series of burglaries that spanned two counties over the past two months. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 24 2017 @ 11:47 AM
  • new Loudoun Co. program helps first responders help autistic children

    Project Emergency Response will give families a way to easily provide critical information to law enforcement before they arrive at a scene. The program is offered through a partnership with Loudoun County Sheriff's Office and Loudoun County Public Schools. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Feb 26 2017 @ 06:21 PM
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