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  • Liberty to hold annual film festival Aug. 28-30

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University is preparing to hold its annual Cinematic Arts, Zaki Gordon Center Premiere Film Festival. This year's festival will be held Aug. 28 through Aug. 30. Films that will be screened during the festival include "Beyond the Mask," ''Brother's Keeper" and "The...

  • Mayor to cut ribbon on rehabbed apartment complex

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is set to cut the ribbon on a new affordable housing complex in northwest Baltimore. The apartment complex was previously a blighted property known as Garrison Woods. The buildings have been rehabilitated and renamed Pangea Oaks Apartments. The...

  • Metro stays open later for Redskins preseason game

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says its rail system will stay open an additional hour to help riders get home from the Washington Redskins' preseason game at FedEx Field. Metro says event organizers will pay for an extra hour of service on Monday when the Redskins play the Cleveland Browns. The game...

  • Ocean City death no longer believed suspicious

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City police say the death of a man who was found unresponsive in a hotel room is no longer considered suspicious after an autopsy. Police said in a news release Sunday that the results of the autopsy are still pending, but investigators have determined that no foul...

  • Authorities: body found in Manassas

    MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — The body of a man has been found in Manassas and authorities are treating the death as suspicious. Police say the man was found dead Sunday morning of apparent stab wounds in the 8900 block of Nicol Lane. Television station WTTG-TV reports the man's body was found near a...

  • Baltimore mayor talks policing on 'Meet the Press'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says police have to be careful when using military-style equipment like that seen on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the past week. Rawlings-Blake spoke Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press." She said it would be "very unusual" to use...

  • Police ID man killed during shootout in Md.

    TEMPLE HILLS, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County police are identifying a man who was killed in a shootout with police and saying he's responsible for killing a 3-year-old with him. Police identified the man Sunday as 38-year-old Frederick Roy Miller of Landover and said the child is believed to...

  • Pa. man dead in motorcycle crash in Md.

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Authorities in Baltimore County say a motorcycle driver from Pennsylvania is dead after a crash in Maryland. Officials say the crash happened Saturday around 2 p.m. in the area of Old York Road and Lentz Road in Parkton. Authorities say an initial investigation found the...

  • Md. officer-involved shooting being investigated

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting in Frederick involving a police officer who police say was struck by a car before firing his weapon. Police say it happened late Saturday on West Patrick Street. Police say officers observed a suspicious situation and that during the...

  • 2 arrested trying to get through BWI with guns

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities say two people were arrested at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport this week because loaded guns were found in their carry-on luggage. Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein says officers caught a man Thursday with a 9 mm handgun loaded with 10...

  • DC metro gas prices down 3 cents from last week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gas prices in the D.C. metro area are down 3 cents from a week ago. In its weekly report, AAA said Sunday that the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.43, down from $3.46 a week ago. The price is 14 cents lower than this time a year ago, when the price was...

  • AAA: Md. drivers paying $3.44 per gallon

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Motorists in Maryland are paying 4 cents less at the pump when compared with a week ago. AAA Mid-Atlantic said Friday in a weekly report that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas in Maryland was $3.44, down from $3.48 a week ago. The price of gas in the state...

  • Driver faces charges in Danville explosion

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Danville police have charged the driver of a vehicle that hit an apartment building and caused an explosion that injured six people. Thirty-six-year-old James T. Barksdale of Danville City is charged with driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a...

  • Rocket launch from Wallops rescheduled for Aug. 23

    WALLOPS ISAND, Va. (AP) — The launch of a Department of Defense rocket from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility has been rescheduled. The Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was scheduled to be launched Saturday. NASA says in a news release that the new launch date is Aug. 23. NASA didn't say why the...

  • Big money, sharp elbows in special senate election

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest. Republican Ben Chafin and Democrat Mike Hymes have each raised more than $700,000 for their...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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