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  • 39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one

    Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here’s why: Saturday, Dec. 20 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Nevada (minus 1) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Why watch? Someone thought it would be fun to…

  • Redskins’ Santana Moss reflects on ‘cursed’ career

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Santana Moss had caught just seven passes this year for the Washington Redskins. At age 35, he knows he might not be much in demand once the season is over. That makes it a fair time to reflect on a good career that might have been even better, if only he…

  • FCC: ‘Redskins’ not profane; station keeps license

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the word “Redskins” on the air isn’t obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team’s flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of the word…

  • Fairfax County Closes Loan for Silver Line Phase Two

    Fairfax County closed on a $403 million federal loan on Thursday, ensuring that the county will be able to pay for its portion of Phase 2 of Metro’s Silver Line. Fairfax County, which obtained the loan through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan program, received the second- lowest interest rate in…

  • Glantz-Culver Line

    FAVORITE OPEN TODAY O/U UNDERDOG Nevada 1 1 (61) La.-Lafayette New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Utah St. 11 10 (46

  • 2 women add their names to lawsuit involving rabbi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two women have joined a lawsuit saying they were sexually exploited by a rabbi accused of secretly videotaping women in a Jewish ritual bath. The civil lawsuit was filed in early December in D.C. Superior Court and seeks class action status. On Thursday, two women joined the lawsuit, which was originally filed…

  • NC AG orders company to forgive debts, pay refunds

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper has ordered a company which he says set up near military bases and targeted military consumers with unfair practices to forgive debts and pay refunds. Cooper joins Virginia’s attorney general’s office and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to file a complaint and judgment in federal court…

  • McDonnell’s son arrested for DWI in Va. Beach

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Beach police say one of former Gov. Bob McDonnell’s sons has been arrested for driving while intoxicated. Police say 23-year-old Robert Ryan McDonnell was arrested in the Sandbridge section of Virginia Beach early Thursday morning. Police say he refused a sobriety test and is not currently in custody. Police…

  • VA. House speaker announces re-election bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia House Speaker William J. Howell wants at least another term in office and is running for re-election in next year’s election. Howell announced the launch of campaign Thursday, saying he wants to continue his efforts at making government smaller and more efficient. Former Stafford County Board of Supervisors Chairman…

  • Contract to bring 75 jobs to Scott Air Force Base

    O’FALLON, Ill. (AP) — A Virginia-based software company has announced plans to bring more than 70 new information technology jobs to Scott Air Force Base. SuprTEK recently secured a five-year, $59 million contract to develop and test web-based software applications for Air Mobility Command, located at the military base in St. Clair County. The Belleville…

  • Man gets 16 years for shooting 8-year-old girl

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for shooting an 8-year-old girl who was hit when he was aiming for someone else. Karie Brown of Washington was sentenced Thursday in D.C. Superior Court. He pleaded guilty to aggravated assault while armed and other offenses. Prosecutors say on Feb.…

  • Md. woman fined $100 for leaving kids in hot car

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick woman has been fined $100 for leaving her children in a car in a supermarket parking lot on a 90-degree day Forty-one-year-old Fatimate Diallo (fah-tih-MAH’-tay dee-AH’-loh) was convicted during a trial Wednesday in Frederick of two misdemeanor counts of leaving children under 8 in an unattended vehicle. Police say…

  • Closed: Reston’s Macaroni Grill

    Romano’s Macaroni Grill at the Spectrum has closed its doors. The restaurant, located at 1845 Fountain Dr., closed Thursday, a company spokesman said after the closure was first reported by Restonian.org. The spokesman did not give a reason why. However, The Spectrum, like several other Reston shopping centers, is scheduled to undergo a major renovation in…

  • Rising Costs Halting Lighting Plan for RA Paths

    A plan to provide extra lighting on the Reston Association paths near Hunters Woods Village Center is going to cost much more than originally anticipated, RA CEO Cate Fulkerson says. RA has been talking about adding additional lighting on the paths for more than a year in the hopes that it would deter loitering, graffiti…

  • Md., 6 other states have bans on atheists holding office

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions prohibiting people who don’t believe in God from holding public office. The Openly Secular coalition, based in Columbus, Ohio, says the other states are Arkansas, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The…