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Deputy head of China's energy agency fired in graft probeChina's anti-corruption agency says the deputy head of the Cabinet agency in charge of energy policy for the world's second-largest economy has been fired
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File- This Feb. 1, 2017, file photo shows Affordable Solar president Kevin Bassalleck talking about the full-time positions his company will create as Gov. Susana Martinez listens during a news conference in Albuquerque, N.M. Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. Bassalleck, said tariffs would hurt homegrown companies that make racks, tracking systems and electronics that are part of a power system. He said jobs at those companies are hard to outsource.  (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)
China criticizes Trump tariffs on solar, washing machinesChina is criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to approve higher tariffs on solar power components and washing machines as an abuse of trade remedies
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The Latest: Hundreds pack church, pray for girl who was shotAbout 300 people packed a church in a small North Texas community to pray for a girl wounded in a shooting at the town's high school
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This photo from video by KDFW Fox4 shows law enforcement personnel gathered outside a high school in Italy, Texas, following an active shooter incident at the school Monday morning, Jan. 22, 2018. Sheriff's officials said a boy who is a student at the school was taken into custody. (KDFW Fox4 via AP)
Student: Boy arrested in school shooting has violent pastA fellow student says the suspect in a shooting at a Texas high school has been violent in the past
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South Korea to start real-name trading of crypto currencySouth Korean says local banks will launch a real-name system for crypto currency trading and report suspicious activities to authorities starting next week
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Bill Cosby performs comedy at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. It was his first public performance since his last tour ended amid protests in May 2015. Cosby has denied allegations from about 60 women that he drugged and molested them over five decades. He faces an April retrial in the only case to lead to criminal charges. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedianBill Cosby performs in public for 1st time since sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, telling stories, playing with jazz band, joking he 'used to be a comedian,' but he won't discuss his looming retrial
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Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reacts after losing a point to Belgium's Elise Mertens during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian OpenA year after opting out of qualifying for the Australian Open, Elise Mertens has reached the semifinals in her debut at the season-opening major
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9 injured in apparent volcano eruption near Japan ski resortA disaster official says at least nine people have been injured by an apparent volcanic eruption and avalanche near a ski resort in central Japan
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South Korean protesters struggle with police officers as police use fire extinguishers during a rally against a visit of North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of a North Korean art troupe, in front of Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. Dozens of conservative activists have attempted to burn a large photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as the head of the North's hugely popular girl band passed by them at a Seoul railway station. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
S. Korean advance team goes to North for pre-Olympic eventsA team of South Korean officials has travelled to North Korea to check logistics for joint events ahead of next month's Winter Olympics in the South
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 PM
  • LGBT advocates continue push for protections in Loudoun schools

    Potomac Falls senior Luc Teyssier, right, sits in the Loudoun County School Board gallery with the gay pride flag wrapped around his shoulders at a November School Board meeting. Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 12:27 PM
  • Virginia prosecutor in Rose McGowan drug case recuses self

    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
  • Sterling man sentenced to 20 years for rape

    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
  • Amazon eyes North Virginia, Montgomery County for second headquarters

    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
  • Developer hopes revised proffers will encourage Caroline supervisors to approve rezoning request

    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
  • Behavioral healthcare center worker charged in teen's death

    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
  • Loudoun County supervisors narrowly approve True North data center

    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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