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  • Several local theaters to show ‘The Interview’

    WASHINGTON — The show will go on, but not at many theaters. More than 300 independent theaters have agreed to Christmas Day showings of the controversial film “The Interview,” the comedy that depicts the assassination…

  • Pennsylvania, Virginia fugitives are arrested in Arizona

    PHOENIX (AP) — Federal authorities say fugitives wanted in Pennsylvania and Virginia have been arrested in Arizona. The U.S. Marshals Service says 39-year-old Olman Solano was taken into custody Wednesday morning at a Phoenix hotel.…

  • Several Reston Restaurants Open on Christmas

    Feel like going out for a little Christmas Day cheer? A selection of Reston-area restaurants will be open Thursday, Dec. 25. Among them: McCormick & Schmick’s  Tavern 64 at the Hyatt Amphora Restaurant (Herndon and Vienna)…

  • Redskins’ RG3 limited with sprained shoulder

    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Robert Griffin III has a sprained throwing shoulder that limited him in practice Wednesday as the Washington Redskins prepared for their season finale against the Dallas Cowboys. Griffin appeared to be…

  • Del. Ken Plum: Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

    The editorial in the Sept. 21, 1897 New York Sun, responding to a letter from 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who had inquired about whether there was a Santa Claus, has become the most reprinted newspaper editorial, according…

  • Merry Christmas, Arlington!

    It’s Christmas Eve, and very little is stirring in Arlington, as 2 in 5 are out of town and very few of those remaining are at work. Most of the activity around town can be found…

  • Help homeless with Christmas meals

    WASHINGTON — Are you racking your brain trying to find the perfect gift for that certain someone who has everything?  Well, this Christmas you can help give the gift of hope to those who have nothing. “The homeless are often overlooked…

  • Arlington Pet of the Week: Ginger

    This week’s Arlington Pet of the Week is Ginger, a “sassy” German shepherd/chow/akita mix is keeping the Pet of the Week honors in the family. Here’s what owner Felicia had to say: This is Ginger.…

  • Most County Services Closed Thursday and Friday

    Virtually all facets of Fairfax County and federal government are closed on Thursday, which is Christmas Day. Friday has been declared a day off for federal workers, and many Fairfax County agencies have followed suit.…

  • 1 killed, 8 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Hanover

    HANOVER, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating a three-vehicle accident in Hanover that killed one person and injured eight others, including five children. The Hanover Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that a southbound…

  • Arlington Year in Review Video: ‘Prosperity Through Change’

    Arlington TV, the county-run television channel, has released its annual year in review video. This year’s video is titled “Prosperity Through Change.” It includes highlights such as the election of County Board member John Vihstadt,…

  • Creating Lake Anne in Gingerbread and Gumdrops

    Reston resident Glenn Gore has recreated Lake Anne Plaza — in gingerbread, lollipops and gumdrops. Gore, a business consultant by day, says he is carrying on a tradition of elaborate gingerbread construction begun by his…

  • Historic farmhouse in Spotsylvania County demolished

    FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Preservationists say they are saddened by the demolition of a historic farmhouse in Spotsylvania County. Built in the 1780s, the Bloomsbury farmhouse was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.…

  • Wednesday Morning Rundown

    Action in Geer Case — A judge has ordered Fairfax County Police to provide vast portions of their investigation into the police shooting death of an unarmed man in 2013 to the attorneys for the man’s…

  • Va. wildlife center releases bald eagle injured in W.Va.

    MOUNT SOLON, Va. (AP) — A bald eagle hit by a vehicle in West Virginia has been released back into the wild in Virginia following rehabilitation. The Wildlife Center of Virginia released the young male…