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Minneosta Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer speaks at a news conference at the team's training facility in Eden Prairie on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014.  The Vikings announced Monday that running back Adrian Peterson will return to practice this week and play in Sunday's game at New Orleans despite having been indicted last week in Texas on a charge of reckless or negligent injury to a child.     (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi)  MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE OUT
Vikings place Adrian Peterson on exempt listVikings place Peterson on exempt list, must stay away from team while legal process unfolds
The Associated Press34 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, a chef walks in the headquarter campus of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. Control over Alibaba Group will stay in the hands of founder Jack Ma and other company veterans after the Chinese e-commerce giant goes public on the New York Stock Exchange in a record busting share sale. (AP Photo/File) CHINA OUT
Alibaba post-IPO structure gives insiders controlAlibaba post-IPO 'partnership' structure helps founder, insiders retain control
The Associated Press35 minutes ago
Jesse Helt, a former West Salem High School student, leaves Polk County Courthouse in Dallas, Ore., after his arraignment on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Helt, the young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, arrived 45 minutes late for his arraignment on a charge that he violated his probation in Oregon. Helt didn't enter a plea and he's due back in court next month. (AP Photo/Statesman-Journal, Danielle Peterson)
Miley Cyrus date barely makes court appearanceMiley Cyrus date 45 minutes late for arraignment, due back in court next month
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, May 5, 2009 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, and Russian tycoon Vladimir Yevtushenkov, owner of Sistema Holding, during their meeting in Moscow. A billionaire Russian tycoon was placed under house arrest Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014,  in a money-laundering case that has drawn comparisons with a government crackdown on Russia’s Yukos oil company more than a decade ago. The Investigative Committee, Russia’s top investigative agency, said that Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the head of Sistema holding company, was suspected of involvement in a money-laundering scheme involving oil assets in the province of Bashkiria. Sistema owns the Bashneft oil company, which is based in Bashkiria.  (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Pool, File)
Billionaire's house arrest sends stocks crashingShares in company owned and run by Russian billionaire put under house arrest collapse
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan, speaks during a news conference in Blooming Grove Twp, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Noonan identified Eric Matthew Frein, 31,  as the gunman who killed one trooper and injured another in a late-night ambush outside a state police barracks. Frein was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer and other offenses.  The gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a Friday night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)  WILKES BARRE TIMES-LEADER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUVBig break in barracks ambush probe: Suspect's partly submerged SUV
The Associated Press44 minutes ago
In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo provided by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Louis XIII Holdings Ltd. Chairman Stephen Hung, left, poses with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars CEO Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes at the Rolls-Royce's headquarters in Goodwood, Britain. Hung, a Hong Kong tycoon, placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms for $20 million for a luxury resort he’s building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Hung and Rolls-Royce executives signed the deal Tuesday at the company’s Goodwood factory. (AP Photo/Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Mark Bramley)
Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotelHong Kong tycoon pays $20M for 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel in marque's biggest ever order
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Experts: Mystery fireball was Russian satelliteExperts: Mystery object that streaked across night sky over Rockies was Russian spy satellite
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ED'S NOTE: GRAPHIC CONTENT - FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2012 file photo, Palestinian gunmen ride motorcycles as they drag the body of a man who was killed earlier as a suspected collaborator with Israel, in Gaza City. Hamas views collaborators in Gaza as a serious threat, holding them responsible for the assassination by Israel over the years of dozens of its top political leaders and military commanders. Israel, on the other hand, has historically relied on collaborators in its war against Palestinian militants and Palestinian activism in general, using methods that vary from entrapment and blackmail to cash and perks. (AP Photo/Adel Hana, File)
Gaza widow offers insight into world of spiesWidow of Gaza collaborator shot in 2012 offers insight into murky world of spies
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 photo shows the Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider” surrounded by Hollywood memorabilia at the Profiles in History auction house in Calabasas, Calif. The bike features a forward-angled front wheel and handlebars, fishtail exhaust pipes and a teardrop-shaped gas tank where the protagonists stashed their cash. The auction house Profiles in History tells The Associated Press it estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring between $1 million and $1.2 million at its Oct. 18, 2014 sale. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auctionAPNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' Captain America bike going on the auction block in October
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  • Loudoun County drops gun charge against Severance

    Loudoun County prosecutors dropped a gun charge Monday against a man who faces multiple murder counts in Alexandria, clearing the way for him to be tried on the more serious charges. Charles Severance, 53, was transferred from Leesburg to Alexandria after Loudoun prosecutors dropped the gun charge against him during a hearing Monday morning. The Intelligencer, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 07:11 PM
  • Suspect transferred to Alexandria to face charges in 3 homicides

    A man charged with three homicides spanning more than 10 years in Alexandria was booked into the city's detention facility Monday in anticipation of his first court appearance in connection with the case Tuesday. Charles Severance was taken into custody in March on an unrelated weapons charge, but prosecutors announced last week that they would be charging him with three counts of murder, including the 2003 fatal shooting of the wife of the city's then sheriff. Washington Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Loudoun County supervisors opted against change supporting Loudoun Hounds stadium

    The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors opted not to make a change to the county's ordinances that could ultimately have benefitted the proposed Edelman Financial Field project. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors could have helped VIP Sports Entertainment raise millions of dollars in taxable bonds for a minor league stadium in Ashburn for the Loudoun Hounds but opted not to take the step at its final meeting before breaking for summer recess. Business Journal, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:08 PM
  • Loudoun Cares executive director resigns

    Andy Johnston, Loudoun Times-Mirror Citizen of the Year and executive director of Loudoun Cares, announced his resignation from his position with the Leesburg nonprofit on Monday. Loudoun Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 05:09 PM
  • Witnesses Sought in Sterling Auto Crash

    Loudoun County deputies responded to a crash at the intersection of W. Church Road and Waxpool Road at the ramp for Rt. 28 northbound Friday evening for an auto crash. Patch.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 04:12 PM
  • Reston man sentenced for child sex assault

    A Reston basketball coach who pleaded no contest in June to sexually assaulting a minor, was sentenced in Loudoun County last week to 15 years in prison. Marlow Mikassas Afshartous, 40, who also goes by the name Marlow Talley, was arrested Aug. 3, 2013, and charged with sexual assault and solicitation of child pornography. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 09:30 AM
  • Veterans outreach program planned for Virginia

    Loudoun County's first "Salute to Military, Veterans and Families" event is Sept. 27 in Ashburn, Va. American Legion Magazine, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:43 PM
  • Loudoun honors African American Civil War veterans

    More than 300 Loudoun County officials, civic leaders, veterans and residents gathered Sept. 6 to honor the service and sacrifice of the county's African American Civil War veterans at a historic ceremony in Leesburg. The Washington Post, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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