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FILE - In this March 26, 2017, file photo, Kentucky head coach John Calipari argues a call with referee John Higgins in the first half of the South Regional final game against North Carolina in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Referee John Higgins of Omaha has contacted law enforcement to report he’s received death threats after Kentucky’s loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final. A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press that Higgins reported threats on his home phone, which has an unlisted number, and on the office phone for his roofing company. The person requested anonymity because the investigation is ongoing. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
NCAA referee is target of death threats after Kentucky lossLaw enforcement is investigating after referee John Higgins of Omaha received death threats and he and his roofing company were disparaged on social media after Kentucky's loss to North Carolina in the NCAA South Regional final
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Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. questions Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. during a House Appropriations subcommittee to outline the Trump Administration's proposals to trim the HHS budget. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Trump's top health official gets bipartisan grillingPresident Donald Trump's top health official has gotten strong pushback from lawmakers of both parties about deep cuts the White House is pressing in medical research, public health and social service programs
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Major US utility sues insurers over coal ash cleanup costsThe largest U.S. electric company says it's suing insurance companies to force them to cover part of its multibillion-dollar costs to clean up toxic residues left in the Carolinas after decades of burning coal to generate power
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
South Carolina head coach Frank Martin reacts in the second half against Florida during the East Regional championship game of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Final Four guide: Teams, players and matchups to watchThe Final Four this weekend is filled with interesting teams, players, coaches and matchups to watch
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Friends and family members lower the body of Ahmed Kathrada, into the grave during the funeral service at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who spent 26 years in jail - many of them alongside Nelson Mandela - for working to end South Africa's previous white minority rule, died in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. He was 87 years old. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
South Africa activist's funeral exposes divide over futureSouth Africa activist's funeral exposes angry divide over country he fought to see free
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In this Tuesday, March 28, 2017 photo, a dead turkey remains lodged in the windshield of an SUV after it collided with the vehicle near Rolling Prairie, Ind. (Capt. Michael Kellems/LaPorte County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Family gets a shock when turkey crashes through windshieldA New Jersey family traveling through northern Indiana got a shock when a 30-pound turkey crashed through their vehicle's windshield
The Associated Press33 minutes ago
A sign lays in the yard of a damaged home following a storm in the early hours of the morning in Rockwall, Texas on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.  A powerful storm system with winds exceeding 60 mph has damaged homes in suburban Dallas, knocked out power to tens of thousands across Texas and brought heavy rain that inundated some areas. (Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in OklahomaForecasters say a storm system that's blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma is barreling eastward, putting 17 million people in the central United States at risk for bad weather
The Associated Press37 minutes ago
Scottish UKIP member David Coburn, left, holds a Brisith flag as h celebrates the official triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty in Brussels on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. EU Council President Donald Tusk has received a letter from British Prime Minister Theresa May, invoking Article 50 of the bloc's key treaty, the formal start of exit negotiations. (AP Photo/Thierry Monasse)
The Latest: May says EU's bill for Brexit hasn't come dueBritish Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain has not received a multi-billion dollar exit bill from the European Union
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016, file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings awaits a serve against Australia during a women's beach volleyball quarterfinal match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The five-time Olympian Kerri has not yet committed to play in AVP events this summer, leading the domestic beach volleyball tour to announce its 2017 schedule without including the game’s top draw among  “the most respected names in the sport” who are expected to participate.  (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
AVP schedule is out, no commitment (yet) from Walsh JenningsThe AVP domestic beach volleyball circuit has announced an eight-stop tour and left five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings off a list of potential players it called "the most respected names in the sport."
The Associated Press39 minutes ago
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  • Virginia motorcycle driver killed after striking tree

    A 44-year-old man was killed when he lost control of a motorcycle and struck a tree over the weekend in Loudoun County, officials said. The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. Saturday. The Washington Post, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 10:18 AM
  • Loudoun County Sheriffa s Office makes five drunken driving arrests over the weekend

    The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office arrested at least five people for drunken driving over the weekend, according to reports. Loudoun Times, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 01:40 PM
  • Some work from 1st stretch of Silver Line still not complete

    As tracks begin to go in for the second phase of the Silver Line to Dulles International Airport and Loudoun County, work tied to the first phase that opened more than two years ago is still not complete. The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which is responsible for constructing the rail line and maintenance facilities before turning them over to Metro, expects the final work connected to the first phase of the line between Falls Church and Reston to be complete next year. WTOP-FM Washington, Mon, Mar 27 2017 @ 04:37 PM
  • Virginia sees slower population growth

    Virginia 's population is increasing only half as fast as it was at the start of the decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. From 2010 to 2011, the commonwealth's population grew by more than 1 percent. Hampton Roads Daily Press, Sat, Mar 25 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Loudoun resident files civil rights suits against county officials over social media censorship

    If Loudoun County government officials want to tell the public about an upcoming Board of Supervisors committee meeting, they turn to Facebook. Loudoun Times, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 10:19 AM
  • Ceremony at site of 1945 Loudoun plane crash honors pilot

    Fragments of the plane Marine Capt. Fred Ochoa was flying. Ron Embrey of Bluemont saved the pieces of wreckage his sons had found and collected since the 1980s. The Washington Post, Fri, Mar 24 2017 @ 03:00 AM
  • Leesburg man found guilty in infant daughtera s death

    Diamante Travon Ellis was found guilty Thursday on all counts related to the 2014 death of his 9-month-old daughter. Loudoun Times, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 12:12 PM
  • Va. communities among 100 fastest-growing in the U.S.

    Loudoun County gained more residents in 2016 than D.C., Montgomery County or Prince William County - each of which grew by thousands of people - and remains one of the fastest-growing areas in the country, according to new Census estimates released this week. The entire D.C. metropolitan area grew by more than 53,000 residents, slightly slower growth than the region experienced in 2015, but helped by a birthrate more than double the death rate. WTOP-FM Washington, Thu, Mar 23 2017 @ 08:48 AM
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