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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, Wall Street is etched in the facade of a building in New York's Financial District.  Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,  as investors return from the holiday weekend in a buying mood. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Asian stocks mixed as investors await Fed meeting minutesAsian stock markets are mixed with subdued movements, getting little push from the Wall Street's record high overnight, as investors the Fed's January meeting minutes due later in the day for clues about the U.S. central bank's views on interest rates
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Ex-Hong Kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconductA former leader of Hong Kong has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for misconduct over a luxury apartment in mainland China intended for his retirement
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Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron (41) tries to score on New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) as defenseman Marc Staal (18) helps Lundqvist during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
Byron lifts Canadiens past Rangers in shootoutPaul Byron scored in the fifth round of the shootout and Montreal beat the New York Rangers 3-2 to give coach Claude Julien his first win in his second stint with the Canadiens
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In this Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 photo, visitors look at Chinese brand outdoor backpacks on display at the International Trade Show for Mountain and Winter Technologies in Beijing. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, China's No. 2 leader, expressed hope that disputes with U.S. President Donald Trump's government can be settled amicably and warned a "trade war would benefit nobody." (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
Chinese premier appeals to Washington to avoid 'trade war'China's No. 2 leader has expressed hope that disputes with Washington can be settled amicably and warned that a "trade war would benefit nobody."
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This image made from video shows the site of a plane crash at Essendon Airport in Melbourne, Australia Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. An official says a light plane has crashed into a shopping mall in the city of Melbourne. (Channel 9 via AP)
Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crashA pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday
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Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned ParenthoodA federal judge has stopped Texas from cutting off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015
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Israeli soldier Elor Azaria is embraced by his mother at the start of his sentencing hearing in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. The court sentenced Azaria to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting of a wounded Palestinian assailant. The Palestinian, Abdel Fattah al-Sharif, was lying on the ground badly wounded and already unarmed when Azaria shot him in the head. Prosecutors had asked that Sgt. Elor Azaria be sentenced to 3-5 years in prison. (Jim Hollander, Pool, via AP)
10 Things to Know for Wednesday10 Things to Know for Wednesday: Millions could be targeted for deportation; Research shows testosterone treatment does not improve older men's memory
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Joseph Slate prepares to add a U.S. flag to a growing memorial for Whittier, Calif., Police Officer Keith Boyer in Whittier Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. Boyer was killed in a shootout during a traffic stop Monday. Boyer and Officer Patrick Hazell didn't know that the motorist allegedly had killed his cousin hours earlier in neighboring East Los Angeles and stolen his car. Boyer died and Hazell and the suspected gunman were wounded and hospitalized. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Official: Reforms didn't cut sentence of suspect in killingA spokesman for the California prison system says criminal justice reforms had no impact on the length of a previous sentence of a man now accused of fatally shooting a police officer
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Heavy storms over the past two weeks caused parts of the shoulder and one lane of westbound Highway 50 give way, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, near Pollock Pines, Calif. Crews have one lane open, of the four lane highway, as they work to repair the hole that is about 40 feet long and 17 feet wide on one of the main routes to Lake Tahoe. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Hundreds rescued from California floodwaters in San JoseRescuers chest-deep in water have steered boats full of people, babies and pets, from a San Francisco Bay neighborhood inundated by water from an overflowing creek Tuesday
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  • General 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. WTVR Richmond, Tue, Feb 21 2017 @ 09:25 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
  • The cost of Facebook: Loudoun economic development dept. spends $20K per year on social media site

    Getting your message out in the cyber world can come with a steep price tag, and in Loudoun County, some local officials are no strangers to those costs. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 11:25 AM
  • Wegmeyers, Fabbioli partner to produce first sparkling strawberry wine

    Thanks to a rainy spring and an overabundance of strawberries from last year's crop, a new agribusiness partnership between Fabbioli Cellars and Wegmeyer Farms will produce a batch of sparkling strawberry wine this year. Loudoun Times, Mon, Feb 20 2017 @ 10:26 AM
  • Northern Va. commuters rate region low for traffic, but have hope

    Northern Virginia's transportation system is mediocre, according to the people who use it every day, and that's hurting their quality of life. A newly released survey conducted online in December for the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority finds residents rate the system around a 6 out of 10. About seven out of 10 residents say the region is doing a mostly bad job on traffic flow and congestion, but a similar proportion say the region is doing a generally good job on transportation options and on transportation infrastructure. WTOP-FM Washington, Sun, Feb 19 2017 @ 04:24 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
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