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European Council President Donald Tusk, right, shakes hands with Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz prior to a meeting at the European Council building in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)
EU pledges more help to Italy to reduce migrant arrivalsEuropean Union leader Donald Tusk says that the bloc has increase funding to help Italy in its efforts to keep migrants from arriving in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea
The Associated Press21 minutes ago
A group of elderly people talk about the political situation in Catalonia, near a building with Spanish flags fixed on balconies at the Oriente square in Madrid, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. Spain's government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia's leader to declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of the region's semi-autonomous powers. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Spain set to strip Catalonia of powers over independence bidSpain's political crisis over Catalonia's quest for independence is escalating
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002 file photo shows a tugboat maneuvering through waiting freighters on the Columbia River near the Port of Vancouver in Vancouver, Wash. Developers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River that would be the nation's largest have poured big money into a local port commissioner race that may shape the project's future. Backers of the Vancouver Energy project have given $370,000 in cash to support Kris Greene, who has expressed support for the oil terminal proposed at the Port of Vancouver, according to filings with the Washington Public Disclosure Commission. (AP Photo/Don Ryan,File)
Backers of oil terminal pour money into Washington port raceDevelopers of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal along the Columbia River that would be the nation's largest have poured big money into a port commissioner race that may shape the project's future
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
In this Oct. 17, 2017, photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., flanked by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, announces to reporters that the Senate is moving ahead on a Republican budget plan at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Republicans seem to be on cruise control to pass a $4 trillion budget plan that shelves GOP deficit concerns in favor of the party’s drive to cut taxes. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP to muscle budget through Senate as it eyes tax cutsPresident Donald Trump takes to Twitter to endorse Senate GOP budget plan as the 'first step toward massive tax cuts.'
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2016 file photo Republican gubernatorial candidate, Ed Gillespie, right, gesturing a debate with Democratic challenger Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam at University of Virginia-Wise in Wise, Va. Gillespie is trying to excite President Donald Trump's supporters with sharp-elbowed ads on immigration and Confederate statues. But he's also appealing to the more moderate electorate by talking up taxes and other pocketbook issues. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Obama pushing Democratic governor candidates in 2 statesFormer President Barack Obama is returning to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they gear up for elections next month
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, of Britain, responds to a question during a news conference for the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix auto race at the Circuit of the Americas, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Hamilton title chase returns to track he's dominatedF1 leader Hamilton dismisses title talk as 'silly' as he returns Texas track he's dominated
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo speaks at the Big Ten conference NCAA college basketball media day in Washington. The Big Ten is increasing its conference basketball schedule to 20 games for the men and 18 for the women, starting in the 2018-19 season. The conference announced the change before its men's basketball media day in New York, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Big Ten expands conference basketball schedules next seasonThe Big Ten is increasing its conference schedule to 20 games in men's basketball and 18 in women's basketball, starting in the 2018-19 season
The Associated Press30 minutes ago
Bernard Squarcini former intelligence chief talks to the media as he arrives at courthouse in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. A French ex-intelligence chief is expected to addresses failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Ex-French intelligence chief testifies at terror trialA French ex-intelligence chief has addressed failures in tracking Islamic extremists, at the trial over deadly 2012 attacks on a Jewish school and French soldiers
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany talks to the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago.  The Big Ten will make its NCAA college basketball conference tournament debut at the Garden. The championship game, traditionally played on selection Sunday, will be played a week earlier on March 4. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
Delany: 'Not shocked' by FBI investigation of college hoopsBig Ten Commissioner Jim Delany says he wasn't shocked by FBI investigation into college basketball because of the history of federal law enforcement intersecting with the sport
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
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  • Police searching for vehicle that fled scene of fatal Virginia crash

    At about 6 a.m., officers responded to Pebble Run Place and Overland Drive in Loudoun County, where the driver of a Jeep Wrangler lost control of his vehicle for unknown reasons, Loudoun police said in a statement. The Jeep rolled several times, and the driver, whose name was not released pending notification of relatives, died at the scene, the statement said. The Washington Post, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 12:09 PM
  • Ashburn woman charged with drunk in public following altercation

    An Ashburn woman is behind bars after being charged with drunk in public following a traffic altercation Thursday morning. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 01:10 PM
  • Loudoun, Fairfax to submit joint bid for Amazona s second headquarters

    It's deadline day for cities and counties across the country to submit their applications in hopes of landing online retail giant Amazon's much-hyped second headquarters, known as HQ2. Loudoun Times, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 09:36 AM
  • Garage door opener burglaries spark warnings from police in Va. new

    A rash of burglaries in Loudoun and Prince William Counties had one thing in common: the crook or crooks got into the houses using a garage door opener. Since Oct. 13, the Loudoun County Sheriff says five burglaries have been reported in the Sterling area, in which residents were home while the suspect used a garage door opener from unlocked cars parked in driveways to gain entry. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Oct 19 2017 @ 08:09 AM
  • Slain Muslim teen also was raped, indictment charges

    A 17-year-old girl killed this summer in a case that shook northern Virginia's Muslim community also was raped, according to an indictment handed up Monday by a grand jury in Fairfax County. Darwin Martinez Torres, 22, is accused of abduction, rape, sexual assault and capital murder in the death of Nabra Hassanen, who was attacked and killed early on June 18, as she walked back to a mosque with friends ahead of the daylong Ramadan fast. GantDaily.com, Tue, Oct 17 2017 @ 04:56 PM
  • Two years from completion: Workers have put more than 5 million hours ...

    Crews work on phase II of Metro's Silver Line to Dulles July 13, 2017 in Dulles, VA. If you've been to Dulles International Airport recently or driven along the toll road or Dulles Greenway, you've probably realized that decades of planning are taking shape in a very real way. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 04:16 PM
  • Business leaders say affordable housing at a a crisisa point in Loudoun County

    Home builders, representatives from local education and preservation groups, and some of the county's top business leaders came together Monday to night figure out solutions to attempt to fix one of the most pressing issues facing the county: A lack of affordable and workforce housing in Loudoun. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 18 2017 @ 01:13 PM
  • Company to grow lettuce in Virginia using fish waste

    A company that uses fish waste to grow organic baby lettuce and arugula plans to create 21 new jobs in Northern Virginia. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office announced Friday that Kappa Farms will invest $865,000 to open a new "aquaponics" operation in Loudoun County. Norwalk Citizen News, Mon, Oct 16 2017 @ 02:45 AM
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