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Men walk past an Apa Hotel in Tokyo, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. The fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the hotel’s owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated. APA Group, a Tokyo-based land developer and operator of 400-plus hotels, drew fire for spreading the revisionist views of company president Toshio Motoya by putting the books in hotel guestrooms and also selling them. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japan hotel chain under fire over denial of Rape of NankingA fast-growing Japanese hotel chain is facing criticism over a book penned by the chain's owner that says the Rape of Nanking was fabricated
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FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, the Transamerica Pyramid is reflected in the window of the main branch of Citibank in the Financial District of San Francisco. Citigroup Inc. reports financial results Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
Citigroup's earnings beat analysts' forecastsFinancial giant Citigroup reported a 7 percent rise in fourth quarter profits, helped by a strong performance in the bank's trading business, a theme that has repeated itself with all the major Wall Street banks this quarter
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People stand outside an evacuated school after three earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year, in Rome, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. There were no immediate reports of casualties but tremors were felt as far away as Rome, where the subway was closed as a precaution and parents were asked to pick up their children early from schools.  (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
3 quakes shake Italy, isolating towns blanketed under snowThree strong earthquakes shook central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, striking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year and has been buried under more than a meter (3 feet) of snow for days
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In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator-designate Scott Pruitt answer a reporter's question during his meeting with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., on Capitol Hill in Washington. When President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first took office as Oklahoma’s attorney general, he disbanded the unit responsible for protecting the state’s natural resources. Instead, Pruitt reassigned his staff to focus on filing lawsuits against the federal agency he’s now selected to lead. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Records show Trump EPA pick crusading for industry donorsPresident-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency comes to a confirmation hearing with a spotty environmental record
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Sunday Nov. 24, 2013, the Malian army patrol the streets of Gao, Northern Mali. A doctor in northern Mali says Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 that at least seven people have been killed and more than 50 wounded in an attack on an installation for various armed groups, and the toll is certain to rise. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, File)
Death toll in Mali suicide blast rises to more than 50Death toll in northern Mali attack rises above 50, harsh blow to peace efforts in region
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentencePresident Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence
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In this Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, photo, shoppers peruse boots on sale at J.C. Penney at the Laguna Hills Mall in Laguna Hills, Calif. On Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, the Labor Department releases consumer price information for December 2016. (Nick Agro/The Orange County Register via AP)
US consumer prices up moderate 0.3 percent in DecemberU.S. consumer prices, driven up rising energy costs, rose moderately in December, closing out a year in which consumer inflation rose at the fastest pace in five years
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Germany's Deutsche Bank cuts bonuses following US settlementDeutsche Bank says it is cutting bonus payments for 2016, saying that it needs to take "tough measures" in light of the company's performance and a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, a screen at a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is juxtaposed with the Goldman Sachs booth. Goldman Sachs reports financial results on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Goldman Sachs results beat estimates, helped by tradingGoldman Sachs delivers earnings that beat analysts' forecasts, recovering from a difficult quarter a year earlier
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
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  • Suzann S. Southworth, RN

    Suzann S. Southworth, 73, died peacefully at her home in Marshall, Virginia on January 11, 2017, from complications of a 13-year journey with Alzheimer's dementia. Fauquier.com, Thu, Jan 12 2017 @ 01:39 PM
  • Twenty firearms stolen over last few months in Loudoun County

    Authorities said 20 firearms have been stolen in separate incidents over the last two months from vehicles throughout Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said that from November to this week, the thefts have happened in a range of area from Leesburg and Sterling to Ashburn, Round Hill and Hamilton. The Washington Post, Wed, Jan 11 2017 @ 10:24 AM
  • Feds expand Ball's Bluff battlefield landmark acreage

    The federal government has greatly expanded the acreage of a national historic landmark commemorating Ball's Bluff Battlefield in northern Virginia. Loudoun County officials announced Friday that the U.S. Department of the Interior has approved a request to expand the landmark from 76 acres near Leesburg to more than 3,300 acres on both sides of the Potomac River, encompassing land in Virginia and Maryland. The Progress, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 05:15 AM
  • Sterling man charged with animal cruelty, wielded knife at dog

    A Sterling man has been arrested and charged with malicious wounding and animal cruelty after attempting to harm a family dog with a knife, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Leesburg man found guilty of second-degree murder for 2016 stabbing

    A Leesbug man was found guilty Friday of second-degree murder for the fatal stabbing of his half-brother last February, according to the Loudoun County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. Loudoun Times, Sun, Jan 15 2017 @ 11:36 PM
  • Loudoun County winery takes a Best in Classa at San Francisco Chronicle competition

    Loudoun County husband-wife tandem Todd and Aimee Henkle are no doubt raising a celebratory glass today. Loudoun Times, Tue, Jan 17 2017 @ 12:25 PM
  • Report finds future housing gap of 18,000 in Loudoun. But is the county ready for the growth?

    By 2040 Loudoun County will be 17,860 homes shy of what it needs, and this comes at a time when people from across the income spectrum are expected to migrate to the county that will be home to seven percent of the region's jobs, according to a housing needs assessment draft from George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis and the ... (more) Loudoun Times, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 09:28 PM
  • Capitol is Site of Dueling Gun Rallies

    RICHMOND Unified by their desire to preserve safety, but divided on ways to do so, both sides of the Virginia gun debate rallied on Capitol Square on Monday. "Hello deplorables. NBC12, Mon, Jan 16 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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