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SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship is captured by astronauts at the International Space Station on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, a day after a GPS problem prevented the capsule from coming too close. (NASA TV via AP)
SpaceX makes good on space station delivery a little lateSpaceX has made good on a 250-mile-high delivery at the International Space Station, just a little late
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
Protesters hold signs in front of an LAPD officer's home in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. A Los Angeles policeman is under investigation after a video appears to show him firing a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy. No one was injured but two teenagers were arrested after the incident, which spurred dozens of people to protest against police Wednesday night in the streets of Anaheim, where the officer lives and the confrontation occurred.  (Joshua Sudock/The Orange County Register via AP)
Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teensDozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria Staffan de Mistura informs the media one day before the resumption of the negotiation between the Syrian government and the opposition, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 monthsSyria peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations have resumed in Geneva, 10 months after they fell apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country
The Associated Press10 minutes ago
Two policemen sit atop of their armoured vehicle as Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The battle for Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has already driven the militants from the eastern half of the city, which is divided roughly in half by the Tigris River. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
US-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military baseBacked by US-led coalition, Iraqi forces push into military base, seize Mosul airport runway in fierce fighting with IS
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
This panel of black and white self-made photographs provided by Karl Baden shows Baden over the last three decades beginning Feb. 23, 1987, top left, through Feb. 21, 2017, lower right. The Boston College professor's "Every Day" project has chronicled his visage in nearly 11,000 photos in various locations with the same lighting and background each day for thirty years. He intends to do it the rest of his life. (Karl Baden via AP)
10 Things to Know for TodayAmong 10 Things to Know: Both sides in culture war react to new US transgender policy; Syria peace talks convening; why Boston College prof is known as 'father of the selfie.'
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, an abandoned baby reaches out to mobiles above its crib at the Door of Hope in Johannesburg. The sanctuary was started 17 years ago to provide a safe place where babies could be abandoned by their mothers. Sixty-four babies were taken in by the center in 2016 and 43 percent of those were adopted. The rest are cared for and eventually go to orphanages, said the organization, which receives funding from the government’s social welfare department and private donations. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
AP PHOTOS: South African center gives hope to abandoned kidsAP PHOTOS: Johannesburg center offers love and hope to abandoned babies
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, file photo, North Korea's Ambassador to Malaysia Kang Chol speaks to the media outside the North Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Faced with the killing of its leader’s half brother in what appears to have all the trappings of a politically motivated hit, North Korea is turning up the volume on a familiar defense: Flatly deny the allegations, viciously attack the accusers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
North Korea calls Malaysian investigation 'full of holes'After more than a week of silence in its state-controlled media, North Korea slammed the investigation into the death of one of its citizens in Kuala Lumpur, saying Malaysia's probe is full of "holes and contradictions"
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Two policemen sit atop of their armoured vehicle as Iraqi Federal police deploy after regaining control of the town of Abu Saif, west of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The battle for Mosul, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, has already driven the militants from the eastern half of the city, which is divided roughly in half by the Tigris River. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
The Latest: Iraqi special forces enter base by Mosul airportIraqi military spokesman: Iraqi special forces enter sprawling military base next to Mosul's airport; clashes underway
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The logo of French carmaker Peugeot is pictured during the presentation of the company's 2016 full year results, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb.22, 2017. French carmaker PSA Group saw its profits jump last year and is giving dividends for the first time since 2011, burnishing its image as it weighs a buyout of General Motors' money-losing European operations. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
France's PSA seeks to be 'European car champion' with OpelThe chairman of French carmaker PSA Group wants to create a "European car champion" with the purchase of General Motors' European car business
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Assembly amends description of - dangerous dog'

    Both the House and Senate have unanimously approved a bill that would change the legal description of a "dangerous dog" and possibly put fewer animals on a state registry. HB 2381 cleared the Senate, 40-0, on Tuesday after winning approval in the House on Feb. 6. The bill now goes to Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his signature. WRIC-TV Richmond, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:48 PM
  • new Loudoun Co. vineyard wins top Va. wine award

    The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards won this year's Governor's Cup award from the Virginia Wineries Association, the first Loudoun County vineyard to win the award. The Barns at Hamilton Station owners Andrew and Maryann Fialdini, former government employees, opened their vineyard in Hamilton in 2012, just north of Leesburg. WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Feb 22 2017 @ 03:29 PM
  • County declines to answer six questions related to Short Hill site

    How much power will the ATT Short Hill underground facility on Short Hill Mountain consume? Does the facility pose a fire risk to its neighbors and will the local fire department have access to the site in case of an emergency? Those questions and several others submitted by concerned western Loudoun residents living below the underground facility ... (more) Loudoun Times, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 02:46 PM
  • Nine stolen firearms found in burglary suspect's possession

    Theodore Roosevelt Bailey, 62, of Capitol Heights, Md., is linked to numerous residential burglaries in Fauquier and Loudoun counties, according to law enforcement. Fauquier.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 09:51 AM
  • Will reading teach teen vandals empathy?

    Amidst the chaos in Washington and the ricocheting anger around the country, the following item should supply most of us - book-lovers especially - with a level of comfort that is hard to come by these days. A Virginia judge recently ordered five vandals to read 35 books as a punishment for covering a historic African-American schoolhouse with racist, obscene and anti-Semitic graffiti. Tri-cityherald.com, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 05:03 AM
  • new Va. student charged with filming undressed classmates

    A student at Freedom High School in Chantilly, Virginia, is charged as a juvenile with five felonies after investigators say he recorded video of other students while they were undressed. The five counts of illegally filming people under the age of 18 include two cases of "upskirting," and more charges may be coming. WTOP-FM Washington, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 07:46 PM
  • Sterling dance instructor charged with child sex crimes

    A Sterling man and dance instructor is behind bars at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center after being charged with sexual assault of a minor. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 01:25 PM
  • Freedom High School student charged with unlawful filming, a upskirtinga

    A Chantilly 16-year-old was charged Friday with unlawfully filming his classmates in various stages of undress at Freedom High School. Loudoun Times, Fri, Feb 17 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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