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Southwest Airlines 3Q profit rises 27 percentSouthwest rides increase in passenger traffic and lower fuel costs to $329 million profit
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Specialist John Urbanowicz, left, and trader Ryan Falvey work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Good news on corporate earnings nudged U.S. stocks higher Wednesday morning, a day after the Standard and Poor's 500 index had its best day of the year. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Stocks subdued after business surveysGlobal markets subdued after business surveys in Europe, China; futures augur US rise
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In this frame grab taken from video, Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a televised address to the nation in Ottawa, Ontario, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Harper called it the country’s second terrorist attack in three days. (AP Photo/APTN, Pool)
Canada attack stirs terror fearsAttack stirs fears Canada targeted for supporting US-led air campaign against extremists
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Botswana's ruling party favored in electionsBotswana ruling party bids for re-election, but faces tougher opposition this time around
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Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Activists: Syria airstrikes toll over 500Activists: Coalition airstrikes on Syria have killed more than 500 people, mainly fighters
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Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
White House fence jumper charged with assaultWhite House fence jumper charged with assault, making threats
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2014 file photo, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4WD LTZ Crew Cab pickup truck is on display at Miami Lakes AutoMall in Miami Lakes, Fla. General Motors reports quarterly earnings on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. AmericaGeneral Motors 3Q profit nearly doubles on strong performance in N. America, China
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, detained American Jeffrey Fowle is interviewed by journalists at the Koryo National Club in Pyongyang, North Korea. Fowle was detained for six months for leaving a Bible in a nightclub in the city of Chongjin, where he was visiting with a foreign tour group. He was flown out of North Korea on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, on a U.S. military jet that two Associated Press journalists spotted at Pyongyang's international airport. Why did North Korea free Fowle, and only him, when two other Americans remain in prison there? Probably because Pyongyang considered him the most minor of the three offenders, and may believe that releasing him could improve abysmal U.S. relations and even temper growing international criticism of its human-rights record. (AP Photo/Kim Kwang Hyon)
NK experts: US must apologize to free detaineesUS must apologize to free 2 remaining American prisoners, North Korean legal experts say
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Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate dealCoal-rich Poland ready to block Europe's new, ambitious climate deal if no compromise found
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  • Ashburn driver helicoptered to Inova after accident

    A traffic accident at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway and Marblehead Drive in Ashburn resulted in a helicopter fly-out to Inova Fairfax Hospital Oct. 21 at 9:14 a.m., according to a report released by the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Loudoun Times, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:58 AM
  • Loudoun County Needs Your Help Naming Its Metro Stations

    With the first segment of Metro's Silver Line open, it's on to planning the next stretch. The stations in Loudoun County won't be operational until 2018 or later, but like an overeager would-be parent, the county is getting started early on coming up with baby names. City Paper, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 12:30 PM
  • Loudoun County Animal Watch

    These were among cases received by the Loudoun County Department of Animal Services. For information on the county animal shelter's hours and location, adoption and licensing, rabies clinics and low-cost neutering, call 703-777-0406 in eastern Loudoun or 540-882-3211 in western Loudoun. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 11:18 AM
  • Most Deer-Related Crashes in Virginia Take Place in the Fall

    More deer-related crashes in Virginia occur in the fall than any other season, and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and AAA are urging drivers to stay alert. While Fairfax County doesn't see as many deer-related crashes as its woodsier jurisdictions to the west, it can happen here. Patch.com, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 10:38 AM
  • HS Football Players Sidelined Over Assault Allegations

    Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports on assault allegations being investigated regarding football players at Briar Woods High School in Loudoun County. The Loudoun County Sheriff confirms his detectives are looking into whether several varsity players assaulted two, younger junior varsity players in the locker room. NBC Washington, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 08:19 PM
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