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Smoke rises above trees as a wildfire burns in Fort McMurray, Alberta on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing thousands of residents to flee. (Jason Franson /The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil townAlberta declares a state of emergency as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 to flee
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The entrance to the building housing the office of Dr. Howard Kornfeld appears, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Mill Valley, Calif. Minneapolis attorney William Mauzy, who represents Kornfeld, said Wednesday that singer Prince had arranged an initial meeting with him the day before he died. Mauzy said Kornfeld had never met or spoken to Prince before the singer's representatives reached out to him on April 20. Mauzy said Kornfeld wasn't able to travel immediately to Minnesota, so arranged for his son Andrew to go instead. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Doctor called to help Prince is a longtime pain specialistThe Northern California doctor who was asked to help Prince before his death is an addiction and pain specialist who has championed the use of a semi-synthetic opiate to treat pain
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Pittsburgh Penguins Alex Ovechkin (8) checks Pittsburgh Penguins center Nick Bonino (77) during the second period of Game 4 in an NHL hockey Stanley Cup Eastern Conference semifinals in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2Patric Hornqvist beat Braden Holtby between the legs 2:31 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the second-round series
The Associated Press51 minutes ago
Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith (5) puts up a 3-point shot against Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott (32) in the first half during Game 2 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
3 for all: Cavaliers make record 25 3-pointers, rout HawksThe Cavaliers set an NBA record by making 25 3-pointers in a 123-98 rout of the Atlanta Hawks in Game 2 of their playoff series
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
Teachers rally outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislationDetroit schools reopened Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be paid
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Traders Fred DeMarco, John Panin and Richard Cohen, left to right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street as investors were discouraged by signs of weakness in the U.S. job market and some weak corporate earnings. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower after uneven US dataMost Asian stocks drifted lower in holiday-thinned trade after some uneven economic data sent investors into a holding pattern
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FILE- In this May 7, 2012, file photo, former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett addresses the crowd gathered at the Tuacahn Center for the Arts on the borders of Snow Canyon State Park and the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area during the dedication ceremony for the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Ivins, Utah. An assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died. He was 82. (Jud Burkett/The Spectrum via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT
Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has diedAn assistant says former Republican Sen. Bob Bennett of Utah, one of the first incumbents ousted in a national wave of tea party-led anger in 2010, has died
The Associated Press1 hour ago
President Barack Obama takes a sip of water while he speaks at Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016, after hearing first-hand from Flint residents about the ongoing water crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'President Barack Obama is promising the people of Flint, Michigan, that he will make sure leaders at all levels of government "don't rest" until every drop of water that flows through city pipes is safe
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this July 16, 2015 file photo, Bruce Schillin exhales vapor from an e-cigarette at the Vapor Spot, in Sacramento, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including one to raise the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21. Brown must sign, veto or return the bills to the Legislature on Wednesday, May 4, or they automatically become law on Thursday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
California raises legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21The governor of California has signed a bill raising the legal age to buy tobacco for smoking, dipping, chewing and vaping from 18 to 21.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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  • Wisconsin teen rescued from Sterling hotel pool

    A 14-year-old Wisconsin boy is at Inova Fairfax Hospital where he's expected to fully recover after he almost drowned in a Sterling hotel pool on Saturday. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 2 2016 @ 11:05 AM
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    A Sterling man was arrested Friday and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs after he crashed into a minivan in the Stone Ridge community. Loudoun Times, Mon, May 2 2016 @ 11:05 AM
  • Fairfax mayor reelected after tough year with cancer scare and loss of home

    Fairfax City Mayor Scott Silverthorne cheers after getting positive news from a health professional while being treated for a cancerous tumor at Woodburn Infusion Center in Fairfax, Va., on Dec. 11, 2015. He was reelected on May 3, 2016. The Washington Post, Tue, May 3 2016 @ 11:27 PM
  • Interim Leader For RWSA/RSWA

    There's been a changing of the guard at the Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority. Tom Frederick has accepted a new job in Loudoun County, and Lonnie Wood is now the interim director of the RWSA. WWWV-FM Charlottesville, Tue, May 3 2016 @ 07:40 AM
  • Lansdowne Resort completes first phase of multimillion-dollar renovation

    Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg has completed the first phase of a multimillion-dollar renovation. All of the resort's 296 rooms have been updated with amenities focused around a theme that highlights the resort's location in Loudoun County and the county's growing wine industry. Virginia Business, Mon, May 2 2016 @ 05:14 PM
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