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Sales for holiday shopping season comes down to the wireStores count on procrastinators as sales for holiday season show modest growth so far
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 24, 2013 file photo, officials work at the scene of a tractor trailer crash involving another vehicle which killed two on Interstate 81 northbound in Avoca, Pa. In 2013, the number of traffic deaths in the United States dropped just over 3 percent last year, about 90 deaths per day, compared with 92 in 2012, and the rate of deaths per 100 million miles traveled tied a record low, according to government statistics. But the number of people killed on the highways rose in two categories - crashes involving big trucks and bicycles. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
US says traffic deaths fell about 3 pct in 2013US says traffic deaths fell about 3 percent last year, but big truck crash deaths are rising
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2007 file photo, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seen in New Orleans. A Senate investigation portrays a dysfunctional relationship between the Bush White House and the CIA regarding the agency's brutal interrogation program. The report says the White House didn't press hard for information, and the agency withheld details about the brutality of the techniques while exaggerating their effectiveness. Alberto Gonzales is the former attorney general who was White House counsel when harsh CIA interrogations were approved. Gonzales tells The Associated Press it was not the White House's responsibility to manage the program. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Bush officials gave CIA wide latitudeSenior officials weren't told key details about brutal CIA interrogations; they didn't press
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APNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yanks' payroll streak, owe most taxAPNewsBreak: Dodgers end Yankees' 15-year streak as biggest spender, owe most tax
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President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The president claimed an array of successes in 2014, citing lower unemployment, a rising number of Americans covered by health insurance, and an historic diplomatic opening with Cuba. He also touts his own executive action and a Chinese agreement to combat global warming. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais )
Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows responseObama: Sony made mistake in shelving film under pressure by North Korea hackers; vows response
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
Ultraviolet grow lights illuminate marijuana plants in a grow room at the 3D Dispensary, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Denver. Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Lawsuit shows resistance to legalization of potLawsuit to end Colorado's legal pot experiment shows resistance among conservatives, police
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
This photo provided by Moneyhorse Games shows a scene from the video game, "Glorious Leader." (AP Photo/Moneyhorse Games)
Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forwardDespite Sony hacking, Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward
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Sugarland, promoter settle with state fair victimsLawyers for people hurt in Indiana stage collapse reach settlement with Sugarland, Live Nation
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FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Major stock indexes are creeping higher on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, as the market comes off a massive two-day rally spurred by the Federal Reserve's assurance that it was in no hurry to hike interest rates. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rallyUS stocks edge higher as the market comes off a huge two-day rally; CarMax climbs, Nike falls
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
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  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro's Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in the history of the federal TIFIA loan program - a 2.73 percent interest rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 06:52 PM
  • Virginia Attorney Gets 9 Years for DUI, Manslaughter

    A once-prominent Tysons attorney is headed to prison for almost a decade after driving drunk and killing an Ashburn, Virginia, couple. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on the nine year sentence for Mark Sgarlata, who pleaded guilty to manslaughter and drunken driving. NBC Washington, Fri, Dec 12 2014 @ 10:10 PM
  • Playgrounds may be included when Loudoun builds future elementary schools

    At a joint committee meeting this month between members of the Loudoun County School Board and the Board of Supervisors, officials agreed to examine the possibility of including playgrounds in construction costs for planned elementary schools. Committee members also indicated that they would consider providing playgrounds for the four county public elementary schools that do not have them: Frederick Douglass in Leesburg, Moorefield Station in Ashburn, Cardinal Ridge in South Riding and Meadowland in Sterling. The Washington Post, Mon, Dec 15 2014 @ 01:54 PM
  • LCSO to conduct sobriety checkpoint tonight

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on tonight, starting at 10 p.m. "Be responsible or risk a DUI," said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. Loudoun Times, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:11 PM
  • Flying Dog Brewery to open experimental farm brewery destination in Virginia

    Flying Dog Brewery isn't betting the farm. Rather, it's placing its bets on the farm. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:33 AM
  • Various Reports of Attempted Fraud in Loudoun County

    Monday, Dec. 15: An Ashburn resident of the 43100 block of Belgreen Drive received a message from a person claiming to be with the IRS. The resident returned the call and began questioning the subject, who later disconnected the call. Patch.com, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:31 PM
  • In Purcellville, landmark Nichols Hardware reaches a hard-won milestone: 100 years

    A variety of pipe joints and fittings are available at Nichols Hardware in Purcellville, Va., which recently marked its 100th anniversary. It opened here 100 Decembers ago under the name Nichols Warner, on this same street in a different world. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 07:29 PM
  • Prince William schools to start before Labor Day in 2015

    Patrons ride the "Intimidator 305" roller coaster at Kings Dominion Amusement Park in Doswell, Va. in 2011. The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 18 2014 @ 05:03 PM
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