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  • 6 injured in natural gas explosion in Danville

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — An explosion at an apartment building in Danville has sent six people to the hospital. The Danville Fire Department says the explosion occurred after a vehicle ran off the road early Saturday morning and hit the 18-unit Royal Terrace Apartments. The vehicle severed natural...

  • Trailer hits arts center in Va., driver charged

    CLAYPOOL HILL, Va. (AP) — A driver faces a defective equipment charge after a trailer carrying guardrails crashed into an arts center in Tazewell County. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller tells media outlets that no one was injured. The accident occurred Friday morning near...

  • Teen charged in explicit Instagram postings

    EDGEWATER, Md. (AP) — A 17-year-old is facing child pornography charges after police say he posted nude photos of his fellow Anne Arundel County high school students on Instagram. Police announced Saturday that the Edgewater boy was charged last month as a juvenile with distribution and...

  • Unflattering portrait of ex-Va. first lady emerges

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, has already had plenty of embarrassing moments for the onetime first lady. Her lawyer said she was smitten with a free-spending vitamin entrepreneur who poisoned her marriage to a politically...

  • Man charged with credit card fraud at Md. Target

    GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP) — A New York City man has been charged with felony credit card fraud and other crimes after police say he was caught using two fraudulent credit cards to buy gift cards at a Target in Glen Burnie. Anne Arundel County police say a security officer at the store immediately...

  • Police: Md. man kills wife, another woman, himself

    DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (AP) — Police say a man killed his estranged wife and another woman in District Heights before fatally shooting himself. On Saturday morning, Prince George's County police identified the victims of the murder-suicide as 45-year-old Leroy Johnson of Oxon Hill; his wife,...

  • Woman on scooter struck, killed in northwest DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a 36-year-old woman was hit and killed while riding a motorized scooter in the Tenleytown neighborhood of northwest Washington. The collision occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. Friday. District of Columbia police say the driver of a flatbed truck made a left turn...

  • 2 plead guilty to robbing armored truck

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two D.C. men have pleaded guilty to robbing an armored truck and a carjacking in Takoma Park. Twenty-two-year Tonnie Floyd entered the pleas Friday in federal court in Greenbelt. Twenty-three-year-old Marcellus Freeman entered his plea on Monday. According to their plea...

  • Va. facing larger budget shortfall than expected

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is facing a larger shortfall in the current two-year state budget than officials had expected. But officials aren't ready to outline specific cuts. Gov. Terry McAuliffe told the General Assembly's finance committees Friday that officials are projecting a revenue...

  • 2 Va. locations finalists for large craft brewery

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the nation's top 10 craft breweries is eyeing two Virginia locations for its East Coast operations. Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing Co. confirmed Friday that Richmond and Norfolk are finalists for its East Coast facility. The other finalist is Columbus,...

  • Firm to open manufacturing plant in Smyth County

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Equipment manufacturer Mayville Engineering Company Inc. is planning to invest $10 million at a new facility in Smyth County, creating 160 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday that the company will expand its Virginia operations with the new facility in the former...

  • Holocaust Museum finds site for archive facility

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has identified a site in suburban Maryland for a new, $40 million facility that will house its archives. The museum announced last year that it would build the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections and Conservation Center to store its...

  • Utility settles suit stemming from child's death

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Gas and Electric says it has settled a lawsuit that faulted the company's gas lines for causing an explosion in an East Baltimore rowhouse that killed an 8-year-old-boy. The company and a lawyer for the boy's family told WBAL-TV Thursday (http://bit.ly/1t3nDoo ) that...

  • County estimates $3M to repair rainstorm damage

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Anne Arundel County officials estimate it could cost $3 million to repair the damage from historic rainfalls that deluged the county earlier this week. The county experienced some of the highest rain totals from a line of storms that ran through the region Tuesday. The...

  • Ocean City shuts down 8 henna tattoo stands

    OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Ocean City Police and federal authorities have shut down eight henna tattoo stands that had been operating on the city's boardwalk because the tattoo artists lacked work visas. The town's police department announced the enforcement actions Friday. Agents from U.S....



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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