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Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov celebrates after defeating Russia's Andrey Rublev in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Svitolina into 4th round, ends 15-year-old Kostyuk's runFourth-seeded Elina Svitolina ended 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk's run at the Australian Open, reaching the fourth round at Melbourne Park for the first time
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 file photo, Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game against Oregon State in Tucson, Ariz. Oklahoma’s Trae Young, Duke’s Marvin Bagley III and Arizona’s Deandre Ayton lead the list of top performers in college basketball as the season crosses its midway point. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Oklahoma's Young, Duke's Bagley lead list of top performersOklahoma's Trae Young, Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Arizona's Deandre Ayton lead the list of top performers in college basketball as the season crosses its midway point
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Cleveland Cavaliers' Cedi Osman dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Not-household-name players get All-Star votes from NBA peersSome players many fans may not recognize got All-Star starter votes from their NBA peers _ or maybe themselves
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2009 file photo, Senior Zimbabwean MDC opposition official Roy Bennett, right, and his wife Heather, relax at a friends home in Mutare about 200 km east of Harare, Zimbabwe, following his release from prison. A fiery helicopter crash killed Bennett and his wife, while on holiday in a remote part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, authorities said Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi, File)
Clues sought in copter crash that killed Zimbabwean leaderInvestigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday
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Russian teenager attacks schoolmates with an ax, wounding 6A teenager armed with an ax has attacked fellow students at a school in southern Siberia, wounding five children and their teacher
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Protesters demonstrate against the Rev. Fernando Karadima, and his protege Juan Barros, bishop of Osorno, as Pope Francis rides past on his way to celebrates Mass at the Maquehue Airport in Temuco, Chile, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Chile's church has yet to recover its credibility following the scandal over Karadima, Chile's most notorious pedophile priest. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slanderVictims of a notorious Chilean pedophile priest are outraged that Pope Francis accused them of slander
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Louise Anna Turpin appears in court for her arraignment with attorney Jeff Moore in Riverside, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Turpin and her husband David Allen Turpin, the parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family's Southern California home, were charged Thursday with committing years of torture and abuse that left their children malnourished, undersized and with cognitive impairments. (Frederic J. Brown/Pool Photo via AP)
California DA says couple's abuse of 12 kids became tortureCalifornia prosecutors say a couple starved 12 of their 13 children to the point that their growth was stunted and a 29-year-old daughter weighed just 82 pounds
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Police: 5 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico helicopter crashA helicopter crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico, killing five people and seriously injuring the sixth person aboard, a State Police spokeswoman said Thursday
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This January, 2018 photo provided by Bethel Search and Rescue shows team members helping a person suffering from hypothermia on a portion of the Kuskokwim River near Bethel, Alaska. The river is not covered by as much ice as it usually is this time of year. Months of higher-than-normal temperatures have opened dangerous holes in frozen rivers that rural Alaskans use as roads. One troublesome ice highway is the Kuskokwim River, where a man died New Year’s Eve after driving his snowmobile into a hole. (Bethel Search and Rescue via AP)
Winter is off to late start in normally frigid rural AlaskaWinter is off to a late start in parts of Alaska, and rural residents are feeling the effects.
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  • 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
  • Bill allowing localities to move or alter Confederate statues killed by committee

    The state Senate's Local Government Committee in Richmond killed a bill Tuesday that would have given localities the right to move, remove or alter monuments and statues within their own jurisdiction, regardless of when they were erected. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jan 17 2018 @ 08:43 PM
  • 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
  • Where could Amazon go? Northern Va. officials point to Fairfax-Loudoun line new

    A site on the border of Fairfax and Loudoun counties along Metro's Silver Line is among the locations Virginia officials are pushing as part of their pitch to lure Amazon's second headquarters. The Loudoun-Fairfax site would put Amazon in the heart of the largest data center market in the world, said Buddy Rizer, Loudoun County's economic development director in a statement. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:04 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
  • Suburban Leaders Brace For Possible Federal Government Shutdown

    County leaders in the D.C. Metro area are holding their breath as the deadline nears to pass a temporary bill to keep the federal government open. Many federal workers and contractors live in Montgomery County, and Leggett said even a short shutdown could have serious ramifications for the county. WMAL-AM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 07:03 AM
  • Route 7 widening, Waxpool corridor changes on Loudoun agenda new

    Major changes are coming to a regularly congested part of Virginia Route 7, and to plans to revamp Ashburn-area commutes, if the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approves two recommendations Thursday night. On Route 7, the board is set to back a plan to spend about $26 million to widen the road to three lanes each way all the way from Virginia Route 9 to the Dulles Greenway. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Jan 18 2018 @ 05:11 AM
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