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WASHINGTON (AP) Authorities say a gunman who fired shots at a Washington-area Marine Corps museum and may have been responsible for three similar incidents may have a grievance against the U.S. Marine Corps. Investigators believe the person takes issue with the institution of the Marines, but not those serving in uniform.

WASHINGTON (AP) A senior FBI official says his agents spent months carrying out a subway bombing sting because they had to be sure the suburban father was serious about wanting to kill Americans. Authorities say it became clear that Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn was committed to joining al-Qaida and carrying out attacks.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A few days ago, temperatures soared into the 80s in Virginia. Now get ready for a freeze in many places. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning from 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. tomorrow for counties from the eastern Piedmont to the state's northern tip.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) State regulators are lowering the cost of water and sewer services from Aqua Virginia. The State Corporation Commission says it has set new rates for most of the utility's 17 water systems and four sewer systems.

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