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The remains of houses destroyed by fire sit in Weed, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, the saw mill and a church in Weed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Crews battle California fire's explosive growthAs crews mop up blaze that tore through Northern California town, another wildfire takes off
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Puerto Rico police arrest reggaeton star Don OmarPuerto Rico reggaeton star Don Omar arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, arrives as his panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. At left is Chris Donesa, chief counsel. The special probe was called for by leaders in the Republican-controlled House who alleged that U.S. forces were directed not to respond to the attacks and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way1st Benghazi select committee open hearing starts in bipartisan way; focus on embassy security
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FILE - In this July 26, 2014, file photo,Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, stretches during NFL football training camp in Mankato, Minn. After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Vikings have reversed course and placed star  Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, the team announced Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The move that will require him to stay away from the team while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
Vikings bar Peterson from team activitiesVikings change course, bar Adrian Peterson from team activities while legal process unfolds
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In this photo taken on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, a group of orca whales swim in the waters off San Juan Island near Friday Harbor, Wash., with Mt. Baker in the distance. (AP Photo/Rachel La Corte)
Japan seeks backing for whaling despite UN rulingJapan seeks international backing for 'scientific' whale hunt despite top UN court ruling
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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testingNFL, union agree to changes to performance-enhancing drug policy; 3 players can return
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In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, fisherman Brad Gorst drives his boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen like Gorst who make a living off the state’s northwest coast are reporting fish kills and reddish water due to a toxic algae, or "red tide. "It boils up in the propeller wash like boiled red Georgia clay. "It's spooky," said Gorst, as he steered in Gulf of Mexico waters near Honeymoon Island, where dead fish recently washed ashore. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economyRed tide threatens fishing, tourism economy in northwest Florida; spurs call for more study
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, a crane lifts a load of drywall as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa.  The National Association of Home Builders reports on sentiment among U.S. builders on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
US homebuilder confidence soars in SeptemberConfidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9-year high on stronger sales outlook
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers a speech during the Mayors Challenge award ceremony, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge is a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contestBarcelona and 4 other European cities win Bloomberg's innovative cities contest
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  • As Purcellville awaits final report, outrage grows over youtha s shooting

    A final ruling on whether the fatal police shooting of a 17-year-old Loudoun Valley student is justified is expected to be released at the end of next week, according to Loudoun Commonwealth's Attorney Jim Plowman. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 07:51 AM
  • Loudoun County supervisors opted against change supporting Loudoun Hounds stadium

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors opted not to make a change to the county's ordinances that could ultimately have benefitted the proposed Edelman Financial Field project. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors could have helped VIP Sports Entertainment raise millions of dollars in taxable bonds for a minor league stadium in Ashburn for the Loudoun Hounds but opted not to take the step at its final meeting before breaking for summer recess. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:08 PM
  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
  • Suspect transferred to Alexandria to face charges in 3 homicides

    A man charged with three homicides spanning more than 10 years in Alexandria was booked into the city's detention facility Monday in anticipation of his first court appearance in connection with the case Tuesday. Charles Severance was taken into custody in March on an unrelated weapons charge, but prosecutors announced last week that they would be charging him with three counts of murder, including the 2003 fatal shooting of the wife of the city's then sheriff. Washington Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Loudoun Cares executive director resigns

    Andy Johnston, Loudoun Times-Mirror Citizen of the Year and executive director of Loudoun Cares, announced his resignation from his position with the Leesburg nonprofit on Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 05:09 PM
  • Witnesses Sought in Sterling Auto Crash

    Loudoun County deputies responded to a crash at the intersection of W. Church Road and Waxpool Road at the ramp for Rt. 28 northbound Friday evening for an auto crash. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 04:12 PM
  • Veterans outreach program planned for Virginia

    Loudoun County's first "Salute to Military, Veterans and Families" event is Sept. 27 in Ashburn, Va. American Legion Magazine, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:43 PM
  • Reston man sentenced for child sex assault

    A Reston basketball coach who pleaded no contest in June to sexually assaulting a minor, was sentenced in Loudoun County last week to 15 years in prison. Marlow Mikassas Afshartous, 40, who also goes by the name Marlow Talley, was arrested Aug. 3, 2013, and charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:30 AM
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