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Black smoke rises from the Intercontinental Hotel after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Gunmen stormed the hotel in the Afghan capital on Saturday evening, triggering a shootout with security forces, officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Gunmen assault luxury hotel in Afghan capital, 5 deadGunmen attack Intercontinental Hotel in Afghan capital, killing at least five and setting off an hours long battle with security forces
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A view of the Turkey-Syria border area as seen from the outskirts of the village of Sugedigi, Turkey, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Several military trucks carrying tanks and other armored vehicles crossed into Syria late Saturday during anticipated ground offensive into a Syrian Kurdish enclave.T urkish jets pounded earlier the Kurdish-run enclave of Afrin in northern Syria which Turkey has vowed to clear of a Syrian Kurdish group which Turkey considers to be "terrorists." (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Turkey says border town hit by rockets from Syria; 1 woundedFour rockets fired from Syria hit a Turkish border town as Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters push forward with an offensive to drive Syrian Kurdish forces from an enclave in northern Syria
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Security forces walk towards the Intercontinental Hotel after a deadly attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. An Afghan official says that a group of gunmen have attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital Kabul. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)
The Latest: Roadside bomb kills 12 civilians in AfghanistanAn Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed at least 12 civilians in the western Herat province
The Associated Press40 minutes ago
Leslie Mann, left, and Judd Apatow arrive at the 29th annual Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild AwardGuillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" has won the top honor from the Producers Guild of America
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen disembark the plane upon his arrival at Amman military airport, Jordan, Saturday, Jan 20, 2018. This is the second leg of his Middle East tour that will include Israel.  (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
Pence defends Trump's shift on Jerusalem during Mideast tourU.S. Vice President Mike Pence is defending President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that has touched off uneasiness among Arab nations on his first tour of the region
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Britain's Kyle Edmund, left, is congratulated by Italy's Andreas Seppi after winning their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
Nadal beats Schwartzman, reaches Aussie Open quarterfinalsRafael Nadal got a good fitness test in his almost four-hour, 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-3 win over Diego Schwartzman to reach the Australian Open quarterfinals for the 10th time
The Associated Press8 minutes ago
Stipe Miocic, left, shakes hands with Francis Ngannou after their heavyweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 220, early Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, in Boston. Miocic retained his title via unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
Miocic, Cormier defend heaviest titles at UFC 220Stipe Miocic set the UFC heavyweight record with his third straight successful title defense, turning the anticipated slugfest against Francis Ngannou into a methodical ground-and-pound bout to win the main event of UFC 220
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Jim Rodford, ex-bassist of The Kinks and The Zombies, diesThe Facebook page of the rock group the Zombies says that bassist Jim Rodford has died after falling on the stairs
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 shows Faviola Benitez Calderon. The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office has located her body as she was missing since mudslides on Jan. 9 struck Montecito, Calif. The working-class immigrant population in Montecito suffered outsized losses from the recent mudslides that killed at least 21, injured dozens and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes. (Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh townRecent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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    Marvin Otero, a 44-year-old Sterling resident, was sentenced to 20 years for one count of rape by Loudoun County Circuit Judge Gaylord L. Finch Jr. Wednesday, according to the Loudoun County Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney. Loudoun Times, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 12:48 PM
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    A Virginia county prosecutor has recused himself from actress Rose McGowan's upcoming trial for felony possession of a controlled substance, citing conflict of interest. Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert tells WTOP-FM that Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman asked him to take over the case, as McGowan's attorney represents him in a federal civil rights case. The Guardian, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:53 AM
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    Eastern Panhandle residents came a step closer Thursday to having more career options within commuting distance in Northern Virginia and Montgomery County. Those two areas landed on a shortlist of 20 jurisdictions Amazon selected as finalists to possibly become home to a second headquarters for the Seattle-based online retailer. Martinsburg Journal, Sat, Jan 20 2018 @ 12:17 AM
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    A developer who wants to build an industrial center on a parcel of land in Ladysmith hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve a rezoning request. The county planning commission voted in November against Airlee Development's proposal to rezone three parcels of land on U.S. 1 between Green Road and Lake Caroline Drive from rural preservation to industrial, citing concerns about increased traffic on U.S. 1, the impact to residents of nearby Lake Caroline and inconsistency with the county's comprehensive land-use plan. Fredericksburg.com, Fri, Jan 19 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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    Loudoun supervisors in a controversial vote Thursday rezoned 106 acres in the county's Transition Policy Area to make room for True North, a 760,000-square-foot data center, going against staff recommendations and, according to those opposed to the facility, setting a dangerous precedent. Loudoun Times, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 10:00 PM
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    Authorities in Virginia say an employee at a behavioral healthcare center has been charged in connection with the death of a teenager who was a patient at the facility. A Loudoun County Sheriff's Office news release says 47-year-old William P. Herndon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on Jan.11 on charges of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 15-year-old. The Republican, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 05:26 AM
  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 AM
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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