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FILE - In an Aug. 11, 2014 file photo, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He's the brash personality and cheerleader-like figure who gives the discount carrier its soul. A flamboyant executive who loves race cars and soccer - and is known for speaking his mind, sometimes inappropriately - Fernandes has opened air travel to millions who previously couldn’t afford it.  Now, with one of his planes and 162 people onboard missing, Fernandes faces what he's calling his worst nightmare.  (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
AirAsia's brash CEO in spotlight after jet disappearsAirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, lover of the spotlight, is in it again after jet disappears
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FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, file photo, New York Jets general manager John Idzik stands on the sidelines as his team warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, in East Rutherford, N.J. Jets owner Woody Johnson fired coach Rex Ryan and Idzik on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, after one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
Jets fire coach Rex Ryan, GM John IdzikHousecleaning: Jets fire coach Rex Ryan after 6 seasons, general manager John Idzik after 2
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FILE - In a Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 file photo, Izabella Gosttschall, right, and her sister, Sophia, talk to one of the remaining horses at the Masterpiece Equestrian Center in Davie, Fla. Izabella recently lost her horse to a batch of feed tainted by additives safe for other livestock but toxic to horses. The Masterpiece Equestrian Center, where 22 horses were poisoned by tainted feed, has reached a settlement with the company that produced and sold the feed. Andy Yaffa, the attorney representing the equestrian center and the owners of 20 of the horses said Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, that the terms of the settlement are confidential, but his clients will be able to care for their ailing horses and purchase new horses. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)
Settlement reached in horse deaths caused by tainted feedFeed company, Florida equestrian center where 22 horses ate tainted feed reach settlement
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US stocks open mixed; European markets fallUS stocks open mixed, following losses in Europe as Greece heads for early elections
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, talks with F. Henry Bambang Sulistyo, chief of the National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) during a press conference at BASARNAS headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet disappeared, more than a day into the region's latest aviation mystery. AirAsia Flight 8501 vanished Sunday in airspace thick with storm clouds on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. (AP Photo)
In crowded skies, lost plane's request for new path deniedIn stormy weather and crowded skies, missing AirAsia flight couldn't get OK to change path
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On court order, police raid Bosnian news portalPolice raid offices of Bosnian news portal regarding leaked phone conversation by politician
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Crew of Indonesian Air Force C-130 airplane of the 31st Air Squadron scan the horizon during a search operation for the missing AirAsia flight 8501 jetliner over the waters of Karimata Strait in Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which the AirAsia jet disappeared, more than a day into the region's latest aviation mystery. Flight 8501 vanished Sunday in airspace thick with storm clouds on its way from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Image of Asia: Air search for missing AirAsia jetImage of Asia: Indonesia's air force searches from C-130 for missing AirAsia plane
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Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras votes during the third round of voting to elect a new Greek president at the Parliament in Athens on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, as Greece heads to early general elections after parliament failed to elect a new president in a third and final round of voting. The coalition government’s candidate for the post, the 73-year-old former European commissioner Stavros Dimas, garnered 168 votes from parliament’s 300 seats, short of the 180 votes needed to win. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Greece heads for early election, stoking financial concernsGreece to hold early general election, raising fears over future of bailout program
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Shots fired on Los Angeles police car; no one hurtNo one hurt as shots fired on 2 officers in Los Angeles police car; 1 of 2 suspects caught
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  • Olympus BioScapes 2014 winners

    Barnacle appendages that sweep plankton and other food into the barnacle's shell for consumption. Confocal microscopy, 100x. Digital Photography Review, Mon, Dec 29 2014 @ 09:12 AM
  • Man charged with assault on a police officer in VA

    Man charged with assault on a police officer in VA WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- A Virginia man is facing several charges after he was identified as driving while intoxicated during a traffic stop, Check out this story on WOODBRIDGE, Va. WUSA-TV Washington, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 04:38 PM
  • Kathleen Murphy Releases TV Ad in Special Election to Fill Virginia's 34th District

    Democratic candidate Kathleen Murphy released a TV ad Friday, titled "Opportunities," the only TV ad released by either candidate in the race to fill Virginia's 34th District House of Delegates seat, recently vacated by Barbara Comstock. Comstock was recently elected to Congress to fill the seat of longtime Congressman Frank Wolf, who is retiring from Capitol Hill., Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Va. agriculture grants sprout jobs, development

    A Virginia grant program started in 2012 to support the agriculture and forestry industries is sprouting job growth and economic development across the state, particularly in rural areas. Growing the state's two largest private economic drivers is part of Gov. Terry McAuliffe 's "New Virginia Economy" strategic plan to diversify the state economy to be less dependent on federal government-related jobs. Greenwich Citizen, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 11:22 AM
  • Wawa or Sheetz? A decision must be made

    Loudoun County consumers will soon face a monumental decision between two choices that divide families, neighbors and friends. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 08:35 PM
  • Vienna Crime Report: Shared Trash Dumpster Leads to Scuffle

    Plus, a $50 counterfeit bill shows up at local restaurant, bicycles recovered from stolen car, phony 'utility' scammer making calls, more. The following summary contains various incidents of general interest as well as vehicular crashes handled by the Town of Vienna, Virginia Police Department from December 18, 2014 - December 24, 2014., Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 02:27 PM
  • Wawa or Sheetz? A decision must be made

    By Ildar Sagdejev [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-4.0-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons Sheetz has applied to build a store at Old Ox and Shaw roads in Sterling, 0.7 miles from an incoming Wawa. The popular convenience store/gas station chains - one headquartered in western Pennsylvania, the other in eastern Pennsylvania - tend to own their respective territories. Business Journal, Fri, Dec 26 2014 @ 01:16 PM
  • Va. Assembly candidates face evenly divided electorate

    In a political district that analysts say is evenly split between Republican and Democratic voters, the race to succeed Barbara J. Comstock in Virginia's House of Delegates is likely to be close. That appears to have made both Democrat Kathleen Murphy and Republican Craig Parisot wary of saying anything that could alienate voters in the Jan. 6 special election, which was scheduled after Comstock won a seat in Congress . The Washington Post, Thu, Dec 25 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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