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In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 , a worker stands on the rubble next to a machine demolishing an old building, at the Central Business District in Beijing. The Standard & Poor's rating agency cut China's credit rating on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 due to its rising debts, highlighting challenges faced by Communist leaders as they cope with slowing economic growth. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
China criticizes S&P credit rating cut as 'wrong decision'The Chinese finance ministry has criticized the cut in the Standard & Poor's rating agency's credit rating on the country's borrowing as a 'wrong decision' and said it ignores China's financial strength
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In this undated photo distributed on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center, visits a fruit farm in Kwail County, South Hwanghae Province, North Korea. Kim, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called U.S. President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the Korean Central News Agency via Korea News Service. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
The Latest: Analyst says biggest fear is an atmospheric testA U.S. nuclear and security analyst says his "biggest fear" is that North Korea's recent statements signal the country might conduct an atmospheric test of a nuclear weapon atop a missile
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant hits a two-run home run during the 10th inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Cubs rally in 9th, beat Brewers 5-3 in 10th to extend leadJavier Baez grounded a tying single with two outs in the ninth inning, Kris Bryant hit a two-run homer in the 10th and the Chicago Cubs widened their NL Central lead over Milwaukee, beating the Brewers 5-3
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Sammy Watkins (12) scores a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Rams use big offensive night to beat 49ers 41-39Jared Goff threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns and Todd Gurley ran for two TDs and caught another to help the Los Angeles Rams put up another big offensive performance with a 41-39 victory over the San Francisco 49ers
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 in New York described as "the sound of a dog barking" Trump's threat to destroy his country. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Kim Jong Un: 'Deranged' Trump will 'pay dearly' for threatNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats, a possible indication of more weapons tests to come
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
Search and rescue team members work to bring down a large piece of concrete during rescue efforts at the Enrique Rebsamen school in Mexico City, Mexico, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of the school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her.  (AP Photo/Anthony Vazquez)
Search for Mexico quake survivors enters day 4, some successSurvivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This  Sept. 16, 2017 satellite photo provided and labeled by DigitalGlobe, shows the thousands of temporary shelters that have been erected in the Kutupalong area of Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Before-and-after satellite images released to The Associated Press show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar. (DigitalGlobe via AP)
Satellite images show sprawling Rohingya refugee campsNew satellite images show refugee camps in Bangladesh growing dramatically since Rohingya Muslims began fleeing violence last month in their nearby homeland of Myanmar
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The rusted hull of the USS Arizona is viewed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Dozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II visited Pearl Harbor on Thursday to pay respects to American war dead. Nippon Izokukai, the Bereaved Family Association of Japan, sent about 36 children, grandchildren and other relatives of fallen Japanese soldiers to the U.S. to mark the 70th anniversary of the group's founding. With the rusted hull of the USS Arizona beneath them, the group laid flowers and a wreath at the memorial after touring the Pacific Aviation Museum and the USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)
Kin of fallen Japan soldiers pay respects at Pearl HarborDozens of descendants of Japanese soldiers killed in World War II have arrived in Hawaii to pay respects to American war dead
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Virginia pumpkins nearly ready for picking

    The Latest on a deaf man who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer : 6:50 p.m. Survei HAMILTON, Va. - Pumpkin growers are busy harvesting, and consumers soon will be able to buy or pick pumpkins for carving, cooking and decorating. WRIC-TV Richmond, Thu, Sep 21 2017 @ 08:51 PM
  • D.C.-Area Teachers Spend Millions Out-of-Pocket on Supplies

    Washington, D.C.-area public school teachers spend millions of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses to buy extra supplies for their classrooms, according to an investigation and teacher survey conducted by the News4 I-Team. The purchases include a wide range of classroom items, including stationary, cleaners, prizes, food, printers and posters. NBC Washington, Thu, Sep 21 2017 @ 06:45 PM
  • In the shadow of Trump's Loudoun County golf club, a family-friendly oasis

    Built around 1990, Lowes Island features a collection of planned communities that offer residents access to an abundance of trails for hiking, biking and running, "gorgeous views of the Potomac River," and quick access to shopping options and transportation hubs such as Dulles International Airport, said Sheila Cooper, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty. Barbara Conzone said that she could have become discouraged after her search for the ideal house dragged on for nearly a year. The Washington Post, Thu, Sep 21 2017 @ 01:07 PM
  • Supervisors reject request to ask General Assembly for greater discretion over Confederate statue

    History was confronted and old wounds reopened Wednesday night as the Loudoun Board of Supervisors and more than a dozen local residents grappled with what to do with the controversial 109-year-old Confederate statue in downtown Leesburg. Loudoun Times, Thu, Sep 21 2017 @ 11:02 AM
  • Loudoun County School Board membera s email on suicide and mental health dumbfounds observers

    A former Loudoun County Public Schools student says he's stunned by the harsh language used by School Board member Tom Marshall in response to an email he sent Marshall and other elected officials questioning how the school system deals with students at risk of suicide. Loudoun Times, Wed, Sep 20 2017 @ 09:53 PM
  • Suspects at large in Sterling armed robbery; LCSO releases surveillance stills

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance to help identify the suspects involved in an armed robbery at the High-Up convenience store in Sterling. Loudoun Times, Sat, Sep 16 2017 @ 12:32 PM
  • Historic black school's makeover celebrated early

    The mark was left decades ago, when Winzor, now 73, was accidentally struck by a nail attached to a piece of wood she and her classmates at the Ashburn Colored School had fashioned into a makeshift bat for a softball game. "When we had recess, we would go in the back where the outhouse was. The Daily Republic, Sat, Sep 16 2017 @ 07:57 PM
  • Loudoun wineries say thefts by customers are cutting into their profits

    Breaux Vineyards opened the spring wine-tasting season this year with a supply of 2,000 high-end crystal wineglasses manufactured by Riedel. The popular winery in western Loudoun County has only about 200 of them left. The Washington Post, Fri, Sep 15 2017 @ 03:00 AM
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