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France's President Emmanuel Macron, gestures, during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
French president warns: UK can't maintain full access to EUFrench President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's market
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A South Korean army soldier stands guard behind a poster showing the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic mascot at the Unification Observation post in Goseong, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. The rival Koreas agreed Wednesday to form their first unified Olympic team and have their athletes parade together for the first time in 11 years during the opening ceremony of next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea, officials said. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Talks open at Korean Olympic unity meeting in SwitzerlandOlympic and government officials from North Korea and South Korea have begun a meeting at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Switzerland to confirm how they will unite for the Pyeongchang Winter Games next month
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
The Latest: Syrian forces reach rebel-held air baseSyrian state TV says government forces have reached the perimeter of a rebel-held air base deep inside what was once opposition territory in northwest Syria
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South Africa's president under pressure at key party meetingSouth Africa's scandal-plagued leader under pressure at key party meeting; some want his exit
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Russia's Maria Sharapova makes a backhand return to Germany's Angelique Kerber during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
Kerber beats Sharapova in 3rd round; Halep in long-haul winAngelique Kerber is the only major winner remaining in the Australian Open women's draw after ending Maria Sharapova's comeback tour to Melbourne Park
The Associated Press12 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017, photo, a woman points to two scares on her leg where two worms emerged, in Terekeka, South Sudan. A new report says the world is moving closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease, in which a meter-long worm slowly emerges from a blister in a person's skin. (AP Photo/Mariah Quesada, File)
World moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm diseaseWorld moves closer to eradicating Guinea worm disease; 30 cases last year in Ethiopia, Chad
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In this undated handout photo released by the Russian Interior Ministry official website on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, a crocodile rests in a small pool of water dug in a concrete basement in St. Petersburg, Russia. Police were surprised to find the crocodile while detectives were looking for undeclared weapons in the house of a man involved in re-enacting historic military battles, according to local media. (Russian Interior Ministry Press Service via AP)
Russian police face the unexpected: crocodile in basementRussian police have had an unexpected encounter while searching a house in St. Petersburg _ a crocodile in the basement
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this March 13, 2017, file photo, New York Mets' Tim Tebow (15) takes batting practice before a spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Tebow will attend major league spring training with the Mets. The 30-year-old outfielder was among nine spring training invitees announced by the team Friday, Jan. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
Tim Tebow invited to spring training by MetsTim Tebow will be at spring training with Mets as he enters 2nd season of pro baseball
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017 file photo, the building of the Russian Olympic Committee is seen through a gate decorated with the Olympic rings in Moscow, Russia. The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month’s Winter Olympics amid the country’s doping scandal.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter OlympicsThe International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • FBI says accused Islamic State supporter also had child porn

    Federal agents who searched a Virginia man's electronic devices for ties to the Islamic State found child porn, according to court documents. Sean Andrew Duncan, a 21-year-old Muslim convert, moved to Loudoun County, Virginia, from Pennsylvania earlier this year. Stars and Stripes, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 09:14 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
  • Virginia mail carrier wins $4 million

    A Loudoun County man has won the top prize in the Virginia Lottery's Hot Millions Multiplier game. Bill Malsch, a mail carrier who lives in Purcellville, has won that $4 million top prize, according to a statement released by the Virginia Lottery . WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:23 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
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