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  • What to look for in a personal trainer

    WASHINGTON — The holiday eating binge is just about over, and if you are like a lot of people, you’re realizing you’ve packed on a few pounds. If you are making a New Year’s resolution…

  • Could video games ever be in the Olympics?

    WASHINGTON — A stadium is packed with 40,000 spectators. Tens of millions more watch online, and even in theaters that have been reserved to broadcast the event on the big screen. It’s the World Championship…

  • Turkish teen accused of insulting Erdogan freed from custody

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A teenager has been released from custody after his arrest for allegedly insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan caused uproar in the country. The 16-year old student, identified by his initials…

  • A Turkish teenager arrested for allegedly insulting the president has been released

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish teenager arrested for allegedly insulting the president has been released.

  • 3 SKorea workers die at nuke plant construction site

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Three South Korean workers have died after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a new nuclear plant. Choi Hee-ye of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. says…

  • S. Korean official arrested over nut rage incident

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Friday arrested a government official who allegedly leaked information about an investigation into former Korean Air Lines executive Cho Hyun-ah, who forced a flight to return…

  • How to find the best-value D.C.-area doctors, house cleaners and more

    WASHINGTON — When it comes to various services in the D.C. area, how do you know you’re getting the best bang for your buck? Washington Checkbook Magazine has some tips when it comes to getting the…

  • Thank You to Our Sponsors and Advertisers

    On Fridays, we take a moment to thank our sponsors and advertisers. Reston Serenity Smiles – Hoda Kazemifar, DMD, offers complete dental services for the entire family. Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, the business community for the vibrant…

  • SKorea, US, Japan to share intel on North Korea

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea, the U.S. and Japan will sign their first joint intelligence-sharing pact next week to better cope with North Korea’s increasing nuclear and missile threats, officials said Friday. The…

  • Some spend Christmas serving others

    WASHINGTON — Christmas is a day off for almost everyone, but some who don’t celebrate the day spent it giving back in downtown D.C. Bearing boxes full of food, water and toiletries, members of Jews…

  • Malaysia PM cuts short holiday to deal with floods

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Friday he was cutting short his U.S. vacation to deal with the worst floods in the country in decades that have killed five people…

  • High-scoring offenses create longer college games

    Bear Bryant said offense sells tickets, and he was right. College football is enjoying immense popularity in an era of record scoring. But is there too much of a good thing? All that scoring caused…

  • Thursday’s Sports in Brief

    PRO FOOTBALL TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals went back to work Thursday amid media reports that coach Bruce Arians has changed his mind and decided to start Ryan Lindley at quarterback Sunday in…

  • Update on the latest religion news

    VATICAN-CHRISTMAS Pope laments suffering of children around the world VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is recognizing that this isn’t a joyous holiday season for people in many parts of the world. In his Christmas…

  • Factors shaping 2016 presidential race

    Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape: ___ DEMOCRATS’ ELECTORAL COLLEGE BASELINE: Democrats have won the same group of states worth 242 electoral votes for every election since 1992. A Democratic…