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Mets take series opener from Nationals

A three-run homer by David Wright keyed a five-run fifth for the New York Mets in a 7-1 win over the Washington Nationals Monday night.

Alon Ben-Meir: How Turkey became a de facto dictatorship

The resignation of Turkey Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu suggests he will tolerate no one in his government to deviate from his positions.

Help Chris Graham raise money for TEAM AFSP in NYC Marathon

Augusta Free Press LLC President Chris Graham is running the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon this fall to raise money for Team AFSP.

Saudi Arabia: A kingdom in retreat

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, once at the front and center of the Arab world, has been losing its regional influence and prominent role.

Marathon #2 in the books: New York City is next

I ran the 2016 Charlottesville Marathon on Saturday. Two marathons done now, the focus for me turns to the New York City Marathon in November.

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New York Fed president to speak at VMI

The president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York will give a public talk at Virginia Military Institute.

It isn’t policy: It’s prisons

The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal service whose motto is, “No New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty.”


A plea for reason: An open letter to Prime Minister Netanyahu

I write this letter to you with a heavy heart as it pains me deeply to see the beautiful dream of a strong and proud Israel now losing its reason for being.


Alon Ben-Meir: Iraqi Sunni state is prerequisite to defeating ISIS

One of the main prerequisites to defeating ISIS in Iraq and stabilizing the country is the establishment of an independent Sunni Iraqi state.

Wegman’s recalls chicken products

Wegmans Food Markets Inc., a Rochester, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,125 pounds of chicken products.

Game Notes: #10 Virginia plays #14 West Virginia in Madison Square Garden

No. 10 Virginia (7-1) plays No. 14 West Virginia in the Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in New York. Tipoff at Madison Square Garden is set for 7 p.m.

‘Skins in first: Washington holds off New York Giants rally, wins 20-14

Kirk Cousins threw for 302 yards, Eli Manning threw three interceptions, and Washington held off a late Giants rally in a 20-14 Redskins win on Sunday.

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Orioles finish at .500: Complete sweep of Yankees with 9-4 win

Chris Davis, fittingly, hit two homers, and the Baltimore Orioles ended their disappointing 2015 season on a high note, completing a three-game weekend sweep of the New York Yankees with a 9-4 Sunday win.

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Baltimore completes doubleheader sweep of Yankees

Paul Janish scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the eighth to break a 3-3 tie, and Baltimore held on for a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees Saturday night, completing a doubleheader sweep.

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Baltimore takes Game 1 of doubleheader, 9-2

Wei-Yin Chen went six innings to get his 11th win of the year as the Baltimore Orioles took Game 1 of a day-night doubleheader from the New York Yankees, 9-2, on Saturday.

Tennis star James Blake police encounter highlights imbalance of power

Retired black tennis star James Blake, on his way to the 2015 US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York, had an unpleasant surprise waiting for him outside of his hotel last week.

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Meltdown: Nationals blow six-run lead, fall to Mets, 8-7

Washington had a 7-1 lead on New York Mets ace Matt Harvey in the seventh, and then Nationals relievers couldn’t throw a strike.

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Chris Davis homer lifts Orioles past Yankees, 2-1

Chris Davis broke a 1-1 ninth-inning tie with a solo homer, lifting the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night in Yankee Stadium.

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Washington drops series opener to Mets, 8-5

Washington knocked out Mets starter Jon Niese with a five-run third, and had ace Max Scherzer on the mound. The Nats seemed poised to gain a game on first-place New York, but Scherzer, continuing his second-half struggles, couldn’t hold the lead, and the Mets rallied for an 8-5 win at Nationals Park on Monday.

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Yankees blast past Orioles, 8-6

A Greg Bird three-run homer broke a 5-5 tie, lifting the New York Yankees to an 8-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at Yankee Stadium.

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Yankees rip reeling Orioles, 9-3

New York battered Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez in an easy 9-3 win Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

International Ebola Recovery Conference to secure global support for the recovery and building of a better future for the countries affected by Ebola

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is convening the International Ebola Recovery Conference at UN Headquarters in New York in cooperation with the Presidents of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

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Nats in first: Washington tops Yankees for second straight night

Washington made the most of its five hits, getting solo homers from Ian Desmond and Tyler Moore, and a strong seven-inning effort from Jordan Zimmerman, lifting the Nats to a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees Wednesday night at Nationals Park.

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Nats rally, defeat Yankees on Ryan Zimmerman walkoff, 8-6

Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-out, two-run homer off the foul pole off Yankees closer Andrew Miller, completing a Nats comeback in an 8-6 10-inning Washington win Tuesday night in Nationals Park.

O’s fall short at Yankee Stadium: New York tops Baltimore, 5-4

Baltimore scored two in the sixth on a Jimmy Paredes single to make it a one-run game, but the New York bullpen shut down the O’s in the late innings to finish off a 5-4 win Friday night in Yankee Stadium.

Baltimore: Can it ever recover?

The atmosphere of protest that boiled over into full-scale riots in Baltimore this week is a direct result of frustration and hopelessness in a city that has been losing jobs and economic power for decades.


ODU ticket information for NIT Semifinals at Madison Square Garden

Tickets for Old Dominion’s semifinal NIT game against Stanford at Madison Square Garden are on sale at www.Ynottix.com.

High technology, weapons of mass destruction and hazardous communication tools

2015’s opening offers an appropriate time to examine high technology and its development of weapons of mass destruction and other threats to the Earth.

Combat doc settles in Augusta County, finds meaning

Rob Marsh, combat physician, found himself Rob Marsh, combat patient. But before that could happen, instinct would kick in.

Magazine catches up with former UVA football great Tiki Barber

Millennium Magazine spoke with Tiki Barber, the former New York Giant and UVA football star, now the principal at Thuzio, the book agency for sport talent that offers the perfect sports fan experience whether it’s personal appearances, motivational sport talks or playing a game with a famous sports figure.

Forced to play the PR game: Cops, teachers

NYPD cops literally turning their backs on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as part of their effort to gain the upper hand in labor contract negotiations are playing a hand we’ve seen played by another group that is masterful at getting attention to its plight for more pay: teachers.

Staniar Gallery presents New York-based artist Mark Fox

Washington and Lee’s Staniar Gallery is pleased to present “Not In This Fool’s House,” an exhibit of recent work by New York-based artist, Mark Fox. The show will be on view Jan. 12 through Feb. 11.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. comes to Charlottesville Jan. 10

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the dreadlocked classic crooner vocalist who won season six of NBC Television’s America’s Got Talent, a $1 million grand prize, and a Columbia Records contract, will be performing in Charlottesville at Paramount Theater, at 215 East Main Street, at 8 p.m.

Dairy production, herd size see notable increases

U.S. milk production is up nearly 4 percent from a year ago, and so is production per cow and the size of the nation’s collective dairy herd.

Press Conference: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with reporters after the Cowboys’ 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Ken Plum: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

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

Storm threatens Christmas Eve travel

AccuWeather reports a storm bringing heavy rain, fog, thunderstorms, a swath of snow and travel delays will converge on the Northeast, Midwest and South leading up to Christmas.


U.S. sinking into lawlessness: And why might that be?

Conservative commentators are telling us in the wake of the senseless murders of two New York City cops on Saturday that the U.S. is about to sink into lawlessness because of the poisoned atmosphere surrounding ongoing protests of police killings of civilians in Missouri, Staten Island, Cleveland and a growing list of American cities.

Spring 2015 events at the JMU Forbes Center

Spring 2015 events at the JMU Forbes Center.


Boycott this?

I’m not sure why people get so frothed about starting boycotts. Another one just popped up in my Facebook News Feed about getting advertisers to stop sponsoring Rush Limbaugh, and while I agree that Limbaugh is a waste of space, the boycott stuff seems a waste of time.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Sunday. The Redskins (4-11) defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 27-24 on Saturday.

Where’s Rudolph? Christmas Eve storm threatens two dozen states

AccuWeather reports a storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create major travel delays, both on the roads and at airports.

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Allen’s second half propels Richmond Spiders to victory

Terry Allen scored 17 second-half points to propel the Richmond Spiders to a 65-54 victory over South Alabama in the second game of the Gotham Classic at the Robins Center.

AccuWeather: Dreaming of a White Christmas? Here are your odds

AccuWeather reports upon the millions of Christmas cards that hit store shelves each holiday season, many are strewn with images of a homey dwelling tucked under puffy mounds of white snow. While many dream of a similar white Christmas setting to fall during the winter celebrations, conditions do not always align to bring the picture-perfect snowy scene.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Monday. The Redskins (3-11) lost to the New York Giants, 24-13, on Sunday.

Marietta McCarty: One indie bookstore

Around the country I’ve traveled, thriving on talks at indie bookstores from Seattle to Portland to Boston to New York to Little Rock to Greensboro and throughout Virginia. One shop stands way out. No place won my heart like Stone Soup Books and Café in Waynesboro, VA. Housed in a 120-year-old formerly abandoned home, Stone Soup embodies the spirit of independently owned bookstores.

Virginia Tech student Elizabeth Henry extends holiday spirit to children worldwide

What began as a small family effort for one Virginia Tech student has now grown into a multi-campus outreach program.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Friday. The Redskins (3-10) play the New York Giants (4-9) in NFL action on Sunday.

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Governor McAuliffe selected to head Chesapeake Bay Program Executive Council

Governor Terry McAuliffe will assume the chairmanship of the Chesapeake Executive Council beginning January 1, 2015.

Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thursday. The Redskins (3-10) play the New York Giants (4-9) in NFL action on Sunday