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Fire trucks and ambulances are parked at a ski resort in Kusatsu, central Japan, after Mount Kusatsu-Shirane erupted Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. A disaster official said the volcano erupted and caused avalanche near the ski resort. (Suo Takekuma/Kyodo News via AP)
Skiers injured by flying rocks on Japanese volcanoTwelve people, including eight soldiers, skiing on the slopes of a volcano in central Japan were injured Tuesday by flying rocks during a sudden eruption, officials said. One soldier later died
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This screenshot shows alerts for a tsunami watch early Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, after an earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few tense hours after waves failed to show up in coastal Alaska communities. (AP Photo)
Latest: Fire chief praises calm reaction after Alaska quakeThe fire chief of a popular Alaska cruise ship port city says there was no panic as residents reacted to a tsunami warning triggered by an earthquake in the Gulf of Alaska
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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, second right, and French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, second left, meet in Paris, Tuesday Jan. 23, 2018. Tillerson holds talks on the war in Syria and other regional issues with Le Drian. (Christian Hartmann, Pool via AP)
Tillerson presses Europe on Iran deal, as France bristlesThe U.S. is trying to convince European allies to add tough new requirements to the Iran nuclear deal, but is encountering deep skepticism in France where the foreign minister said "signatories must stand by their word."
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, an Oscar statue is displayed at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Nominations for the 90th Oscars will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
The Latest: Oscar nominations announcement about to beginThe Latest: Oscar nominations announcement about to begin with Haddish and Serkis as hosts
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks in Israel's parliament in Jerusalem, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, Pool)
The Latest: Hamas leader says US prefers Israel over ArabsTop Islamic Hamas leader accuses US of preferring Israel over its interests with Arabs in Middle East.
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Ukraine's Elina Svitolina reacts after losing a point to Belgium's Elise Mertens during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinalsAn injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal has retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal against Marin Cilic
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Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot armTwo astronauts are taking a spacewalk to give the International Space Station's robot arm another new hand
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A billboard supporting Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in the presidential election scheduled for March hangs in downtown Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.  El-Sissi is virtually guaranteed to win a second four-year term amid a heavy clampdown on dissent. Arabic reads, "So you can build it." (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-generalEgypt's military arrests presidential hopeful and ex-military chief of staff, levels serious allegations against him
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FILE - This Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, shows a selection of Johnson & Johnson brand first aid products arranged for a photo, in Surfside, Fla. Johnson & Johnson reports financial earnings Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Johnson & Johnson loses $10.7B after sweeping US tax changesJohnson & Johnson reports 4th-quarter loss of $10.71 billion due to charge for tax law changes, higher spending
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  • Fire at Leesburg school causes $50K in damages

    A fire at the Monroe Technology Center in Leesburg around midnight Saturday caused an estimated $50,000 in damages, according to Loudoun County Fire and Rescue. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 21 2018 @ 03:11 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
  • LGBT advocates continue push for protections in Loudoun schools

    Potomac Falls senior Luc Teyssier, right, sits in the Loudoun County School Board gallery with the gay pride flag wrapped around his shoulders at a November School Board meeting. Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 22 2018 @ 12:27 PM
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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