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A military band plays as mourners carry the flag-draped coffin of Ismail Mahmoud, 24, a fighter of the Popular Mobilization Forces, who was killed Sunday in an attack southwest of the northern city of Kirkuk, during his funeral in Najaf, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018.  Officials said Monday that Islamic State militants ambushed the group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing Mahmoud and at least 26 others, more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist group. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fightersIslamic State militants ambush Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary force, killing at least 27 fighters
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A closed sign is seen outside a KFC restaurant near Ashford, England, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Fast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL. The company first apologized for the problems on Saturday. In an update Monday, it listed more than 200 stores as open, but did not say when the rest might reopen. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP
Feathers fly as chicken shortage shuts KFCs across BritainFast-food chain KFC has been forced to close most of its 900 outlets in Britain and Ireland because of a shortage of chicken The company is blaming "teething problems" with its new delivery partner, DHL
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
This handout photo issued by the National Crime Agency shows Dr Matthew Falder. A judge in Britain has on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 sentenced a prolific pedophile to 38 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology’s ability to spread depravity. Geophysicist Matthew Falder admitted 137 offenses, including blackmail and encouraging the rape of a child.
British judge sentences prolific pedophile to 32 yearsA judge in Britain has sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison in what is being described as a watershed moment for authorities coming to grips with technology's ability to spread depravity
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Driver Codie Bascue and Samuel McGuffie of the United States starts their third heat during the two-man bobsled final at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Americans off to slow start in sliding, aim at turnaroundTough sledding: U.S. off to slow start in sliding, with hopes of better showings in women's and four-man bobsled races
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Rescuers recover a body as they search for survivors at the collapse of a garbage mound in Maputo, Mozambique, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. Mozambican media say at least 17 people died when heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of the mound garbage. (AP Photo/Ferhat Momade)
17 killed in garbage dump collapse in MozambiqueMozambican media say at least 17 people died when heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2017, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo doubles off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl during the sixth inning of a baseball game, in Chicago. Rizzo is set to rejoin the club for its first full-squad workout after returning to Florida to support victims of last week's deadly shooting at his former high school. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
Cubs' Rizzo rejoins team after mournful Florida tripCub's Rizzo returns from Florida after lending support following massacre at his former high school
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Players from the United States celebrate after Dani Cameranesi (24), of the United States, scores a goal against Finland during the third period of the semifinal round of the women's hockey game at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
US women back in gold medal game after 5-0 win over FinlandDani Cameranesi scored two goals and an assist, and the United States will play for the gold medal that has eluded them for two decades after beating Finland 5-0
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 6, 1946, file photo, a bespectacled Mohandas Gandhi, the Mahatma, who eventually led India to its independence, laughs with the man who was to be the nation's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, at the All-India Congress committee meeting in Bombay, India. Atleft is Madam Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit. Max Desfor, a former Associated Press photographer who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Korean War died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. He was 104. (AP Photo/Max Desfor)
Former AP photographer Max Desfor dies at 104Max Desfor, former AP photographer who won Pulitzer for Korean War photos, dies at 104
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Catalan separatist politician and left-republican ERC party's Marta Rovira, center right, arrives at the Supreme court for questioning in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul White)
Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probeA Spain Supreme Court judge set bail Monday for a prominent Catalan politician who faced possible jailing during the ongoing investigation of people involved in the Catalonia region's push for independence last year
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • ACLU of Virginia opposes bipartisan deal on felony threshold Read Story The Associated Press

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia says it is opposed to last week's bipartisan deal that would raise Virginia's felony theft threshold from $200 to $500 while also strengthening the state's criminal restitution system. The local ACLU says in a Monday statement it, the NAACP in Loudoun County and several other organizations support the felony larceny threshold increase but oppose another bill the compromise included to ensure criminals pay court-ordered restitution to crime victims. WVEC-TV Norfolk, Tue, Feb 13 2018 @ 08:20 AM
  • Sales tax breaks to lure data centers booming in Virginia

    As Virginia has emerged as a top global market for data centers, tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to the state have exploded, new records show. Enacted a decade ago, sales and use tax exemptions for the large warehouses full of computers that function as the brains of the internet accounted for more than $65 million in uncollected state revenue last fiscal year, by far the biggest type of tax break the state offers. NewsOK.com, Wed, Feb 14 2018 @ 03:09 PM
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