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U.S. hero who stopped attack stabbed

Police in California’s capital city say the stabbing of a U.S. airman hailed as a hero for helping stop a gunman on a French train came after a fight near a bar. It doesn’t appear to be a random act, authorities say.

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California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding

The California Coastal Commission approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales — but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.

The Latest: 542 people rescued in 24 hours off Greece

Greece’s coast guard says it has rescued 542 people in 12 search and rescue incidents from Thursday morning to Friday morning.

Child who contracted measles visited several Fairfax Co. locations

The child visited a number of locations, including the Costco in the Alexandria section of Fairfax County, and may have exposed others to measles, which is a highly contagious respiratory disease.

Road closures for Army Ten-Miler announced

Be forwarned. Several major roads will be closed Sunday for the 31st annual race that draws thousands to Arlington.

The best restaurants to try in D.C. this fall

The air may be cooling, but there are plenty of reasons to grab a coat and go out to eat in D.C. this fall.

Views from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is exactly what it sounds like — a gathering of those who fly, ride in and just generally appreciate hot air balloon travel. (Photos and video)

Sequestration effects would reach far beyond Capitol Hill

Congressional leaders are calling for bipartisan efforts to raise spending caps, to keep Defense funded and provide government services that so many Americans rely on for education, health and employment.

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