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FEMA isn't relying on trailers to house hurricane victimsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency won't be relying on government-issued trailers or mobile homes to shelter residents displaced by hurricanes Harvey and Irma
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A man pulls in a boat ahead of Hurricane Maria in the Galbas area of Sainte-Anne on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, early Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Hurricane Maria grew into a Category 3 storm on Monday as it barreled toward a potentially devastating collision with islands in the eastern Caribbean. (AP Photo/Dominique Chomereau-Lamotte)
Hurricane Maria smashes Dominica, now menaces Puerto RicoHurricane Maria has smashed into Dominica with 160 mph winds, ripping the roof off even the prime minister's residence and causing what he called "mind-boggling" devastation as it plunged into a Caribbean region already ravaged by Hurricane Irma
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A new monument to Russian firearm designer Mikhail Kalashnikov is unveiled during an official ceremony in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Kalashnikov, who died in 2013 at age 94 in the city of Izhevsk, has received accolades as the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle. By some estimates, the AK-47 and its versions account for about one-fifth of the world’s firearms. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
Moscow unveils monument to Kalashnikov, designer of AK-47The new statue of Mikhail Kalashnikov cradling his signature AK-47 assault rifle unveiled Tuesday in Moscow commemorates one of Russia's most renowned and reviled inventions
The Associated Press20 minutes ago
In this Thursday, June 15, 2017, photo, a construction worker works on a condominium project in Coral Gables, Fla. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on U.S. home construction in August. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
US housing starts fall 0.8 pct., a 2nd straight monthly dropUS housing starts fell 0.8 percent in August, second straight monthly decline
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Post Holdings buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B dealPost Holdings is buying Bob Evans Farms in a transaction valued at $1.53 billion that will help strengthen its position in the packaged food sector
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
In this Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, photo, a Foss Maritime tugboat nudges the container ship CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin into place at Seattle's Terminal 18. On Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, the Commerce Department reports on the U.S. current account trade deficit for the April-June quarter. The current account is the broadest trade measure, covering goods, services and investment flows. (Genna Martin/ via AP)
US current account deficit hits $123.1 billionUS current account trade deficit rises to $123.1 billion in spring, largest gap since 2008
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrive outside the Knight's Hall in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, for a ceremony marking the opening of the parliamentary year with a speech by the King outlining the caretaker government's budget plans for the year ahead. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
In ceremonial budget speech, Dutch king sees strong economyThe Dutch economy is forecast to grow by 3.3 percent this year and 2.5 percent in 2018, the Dutch king said Tuesday in a speech - written by the government - to open the parliamentary year
The Associated Press57 minutes ago
Pennsylvania Turnpike warns of 80-mile detour this weekendPennsylvania Turnpike officials are warning motorists of an 80-mile detour they'll encounter in western Pennsylvania over the weekend
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Police gather as demonstrators march in response to a not guilty verdict in the trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in St. Louis. Stockley was acquitted in the 2011 killing of a black man following a high-speed chase. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
More St. Louis protests expected Tuesday after quiet nightDemonstrators are planning a fourth day of action in St. Louis to protest the acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Suspects at large in Sterling armed robbery; LCSO releases surveillance stills

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help identify the suspects involved in an armed robbery at the High-Up convenience store in Sterling. Loudoun Times, Sat, Sep 16 2017 @ 12:32 PM
  • Investigation seeks cause of fatal Loudoun crash new

    Investigators are still trying to determine why a food truck crashed into a car earlier this month, killing an Ashburn mother and injuring her three children. Erin Kaplan, 39, was killed Sept. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 18 2017 @ 04:07 PM
  • A monument to progress: Community dedicates renovated Ashburn Colored School

    The Ashburn Colored School was in service from 1892-1957, serving students from elementary through high school. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 18 2017 @ 03:56 PM
  • Historic black school's makeover celebrated early

    The mark was left decades ago, when Winzor, now 73, was accidentally struck by a nail attached to a piece of wood she and her classmates at the Ashburn Colored School had fashioned into a makeshift bat for a softball game. "When we had recess, we would go in the back where the outhouse was. The Daily Republic, Sat, Sep 16 2017 @ 07:57 PM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office unveils high-priced drone to help locate missing people

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office demonstrated Friday how its new $94,000 drone can be used to find people with medical conditions if they wander from home and become lost. Loudoun Times, Fri, Sep 15 2017 @ 04:27 PM
  • Loudoun wineries say thefts by customers are cutting into their profits

    Breaux Vineyards opened the spring wine-tasting season this year with a supply of 2,000 high-end crystal wineglasses manufactured by Riedel. The popular winery in western Loudoun County has only about 200 of them left. The Washington Post, Fri, Sep 15 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Herndon teen charged in Sterling burglary, assault

    A Herndon teenager has been charged in connection with the burglary of a Sterling residence on Friday night during which he assaulted a juvenile female, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office announced Wednesday. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 13 2017 @ 12:16 PM
  • Number of fully accredited Virginia schools grows

    Eighty-six percent of schools in Virginia were fully accredited this year, marking a five-point rise in the number of schools that met the state's benchmark for student achievement over the previous year. All the schools in 65 of the state's 132 school districts were fully accredited, including four in Northern Virginia - Arlington County, Falls Church City, Loudoun County and Manassas Park City, according to Virginia Department of Education results released Wednesday. The Washington Post, Wed, Sep 13 2017 @ 06:51 PM


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