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  • Coast Guard helps leaky boat off Virginia coast

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has assisted a recreational fishing boat that took on water in the Atlantic Ocean. The 46-foot vessel with six adults and two children aboard was about 45 miles east of Cape Henry when the operator reported the incident at 10 a.m. Saturday. The...

  • Small fires force DC hotel guests to evacuate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guests at a large Washington hotel were forced to evacuate their rooms overnight and wait in ballrooms and lobbies due to a series of small fires. Guests say they were told to leave their rooms at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel about 1 a.m. Saturday during the annual...

  • 1st case of West Nile virus reported in Maryland

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials say the first case of the West Nile virus in the state has been reported. Health officials said Thursday that the first case was detected in an adult who lives near Washington. The health department also says the virus has been detected in a horse in...

  • Falls Church boy arrested for assaulting girl, 8

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Falls Church. Police say the victim told authorities Friday that she was assaulted twice by the same teenager. The first time, the teenager was interrupted by an adult, and ran away. But...

  • Man killed by falling equipment from truck in Va.

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Newport News say a man has died after a metal object from a flatbed truck fell on him. Police spokeswoman Holly McPherson says in a news release the 79-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene of Friday's accident in Newport News. McPherson says two...

  • 2 hurt in separate mishaps on Va.'s Eastern Shore

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — Two people have been injured in separate incidents during the start of the holiday weekend on Virginia's Eastern Shore. The Eastern Shore News (http://delmarvane.ws/1pdlHW8 ) reports the injuries occurred Friday afternoon at Assateague Island National Seashore....

  • In Virginia, US Senate race unusually low key

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a swing state that holds off-year elections, Virginia is used to marquee campaigns: National groups poured millions of dollars into last year's heated matchup for governor between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and presidential candidates give the state their full...

  • 5 things to know about Virginia elections

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Here are five things to know about Virginia's midterm elections: 10th CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT The most competitive election in Virginia this fall is in Northern Virginia's 10th Congressional District, where Democrats are hoping to nab the seat held by retiring Republican...

  • Troopers investigate non-fatal shooting in Del.

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left a 25-year-old man wounded in Wilmington. Police say the victim, who was inside a car, was shot at around 3:50 a.m. on Saturday in the parking lot of a Caribbean restaurant in Wilmington. Police...

  • 12 Maryland students show signs of whooping cough

    ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — Montgomery County officials are warning parents that 12 students at four different schools have shown signs of whooping cough. County health officials say there have been three confirmed cases of the respiratory disease and nine suspected cases. Health officials strongly...

  • National Book Festival opens moves inside Saturday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Book Festival has moved inside and is opening to the public in the Washington Convention Center this weekend after a decade on the National Mall. The free festival runs Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Library of Congress event features activities and books...

  • Sexual assault survivor quilt visits Baltimore

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A quilt memorializing survivors of sexual assault is making a stop in Baltimore. The Monument Quilt, a brightly colored patchwork that includes 200 squares, will be spread out on Federal Hill Saturday afternoon. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will be joined by...

  • Woman, 4 children found safe on Backbone Mountain

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — The Garrett County Sheriff's Office says a woman and her four children were found safe after getting lost on Backbone Mountain. Deputies say 43-year-old Julie Jo Quick and her children left their vacation home in Preston County, West Virginia, on Thursday to hike to...

  • Man gets 12 years for sledgehammer attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attacking a co-worker with a hand-held sledgehammer. Thirty-nine-year-old Abdul Ewumi, who was convicted of assault with intent to kill while armed, was sentenced Friday in D.C. Superior Court. According to the...

  • Casino hostess banned from contact with ex-clients

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Casino hostess Helena Wong isn't having much luck. On Friday, a federal judge slapped the VIP hostess at the brand new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore with a preliminary injunction barring her from contacting a list of clients she collected at her last job, at the Maryland Live...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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