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Didi, SoftBank set up taxi-hailing joint venture in JapanChinese mobile service giant Didi Chuxing and Tokyo-based SoftBank Corp. set up joint venture for taxi-hailing in Japan
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, FBI Director Chris Wray speaks at his installation ceremony at the FBI Building in Washington. Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin’s denial of election meddling. Wray said July 18, 2018, that he stands behind the U.S. intelligence agencies’ assessment that Moscow did intervene. And he says Russia continues to use fake news and propaganda to stir up divisiveness in American society. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
FBI Director Wray says Russia continues to sow discord in USFBI Director Christopher Wray is dismissing Russia President Vladimir Putin's denial of election meddling
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A fast-moving fire continues to rage across Wasco County southeast of The Dalles, Ore., Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The blaze Wednesday doesn't bode well for a Pacific Northwest fire season that's expected to be worse than normal. The region has seen drought conditions in many areas. (Mark Graves/The Oregonian via AP)
Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfireAuthorities say it appears a tractor operator died while trying to restrain a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest
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Musician Billy Joel performs during his 100th lifetime performance at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concertBruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating a milestone Wednesday night
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Jennifer Garner presents the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage, at the ESPY Awards at Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP)
Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYsSurvivors of abuse by disgraced doctor join hands on stage, accept courage award at ESPYs
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FILE -  In this May 19, 2018 file photo, brothers Ed, left, and Mike Arends, who evacuated their homes in the Leilani Estates subdivision when lava started entering the area sit outside Pele's Kitchen restaurant in Pahoa, Hawaii. Stunning images of Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava - a fact that’s squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy.  (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lavaAuthorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano
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Israeli parliament passes contentious Jewish nation billIsrael's parliament approves controversial legislation defining the country as nation-state of Jewish people
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The Jefferson Memorial is visible behind Marine One, top, with President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump aboard, as it arrives on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. The president and the first lady are returning from Andrews Air Force Base after paying their respects to the family of fallen U.S. Secret Service special agent Nole Edward Remagen who suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Amid harsh criticism, Trump tries a tougher tone on RussiaTrump takes a tougher tone on Russia, says he told Putin to stay out of America's elections
The Associated Press1 hour ago
In this June 18, 2018, photo, container ship is docked at a port in Tokyo. Japan’s trade surplus jumped 66 percent year-on-year in June on strong growth in shipments to China and other Asian countries, though exports and imports with the U.S. weakened. Preliminary data released Thursday, July 19,2018,  by the Finance Ministry showed exports rose 6.7 percent in June from a year earlier to 7.1 trillion yen ($62 billion) on strong demand for machinery, food, metals and computers. Imports climbed 2.5 percent to 6.3 trillion yen ($66 billion). The resulting 721.4 billion yen ($6.4 billion) surplus compared with a surplus of 433 billion yen a year earlier. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan's June trade surplus jumps, while US dealings slipJapan's June trade surplus jumps 66 pct, US dealings slip as trade tensions flare
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  • Basketball player calls police after hard foul during pickup game

    A basketball game at an LA Fitness in Sterling, Virginia, resulted in just that, as one player called police after a hard foul during the contest, according to a report from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. The foul play, classified as an assault in the incident report, happened at 6:42 p.m. on Monday. KNEB-AM Scottsbluff, Wed, Jul 18 2018 @ 10:38 AM
  • Man Calls 911 Over Foul in Pickup Basketball Game

    One man's reaction to a hard foul in a pickup basketball game resulted in an uproar on social media. Social media video courtesy of @liberiansoul. NBC Miami, Wed, Jul 18 2018 @ 08:55 AM
  • Sterling man pleads guilty to manslaughter in fatal Route 28 crash

    Andre Michael Glenn, 27, of Sterling, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended operator's license in Loudoun County Circuit Court Tuesday. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jul 18 2018 @ 03:30 PM
  • Loudoun County vice chairman files candidate termination report; not expected to seek re-election

    Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Ralph Buona has filed a candidate termination report, meaning he is unlikely to seek re-election in 2019. Loudoun Times, Wed, Jul 18 2018 @ 10:31 AM
  • Pondering the Pint: Beer conference goes LoCo in Virginia

    Left Hand Brewery's Milk Stout Nitro snagged a spot in the 2018 Best Beers in America survey from the American Homebrewers Association. LongmontFYI, Wed, Jul 18 2018 @ 08:58 PM
  • The man's friends thought he was joking until they saw him at the front desk calling the police.

    A member of a suburban Washington D.C. gym took calling your own fouls during a pickup basketball game to the next level, leading to a police response. Around 6:40 p.m. Monday night, a man left the basketball court inside the LA Fitness in Sterling, Va., to call the police from the front desk. WVEC-TV Norfolk, Wed, Jul 18 2018 @ 01:23 PM
  • Do new Metro cost caps include raises for workers?

    As Metro's largest union threatens a strike, an arbitration ruling is expected any day on a new contract for the approximately 9,000 workers that may trump new restrictions on the growth of Metro's budget. Virginia's version of the bill that guaranteed new dedicated funding for Metro included a 3 percent cap on operating subsidy increases for Virginia jurisdictions, but also included a number of exceptions to what would count toward that cap, such as the Silver Line to Loudoun County and the planned Potomac Yard Metro station in Alexandria . WTOP-FM Washington, Wed, Jul 18 2018 @ 01:04 AM
  • Veteran administrator to become next superintendent of Stafford schools

    The next leader of Stafford County Public Schools has nearly two decades of experience as a superintendent with three school systems. The School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a four-year contract for Scott R. Kizner, who has been superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools since 2010., Wed, Jul 18 2018 @ 12:24 AM
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