Virginia

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA orders urgent spacewalk repairs at station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station. Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts out […]

12/17/2013

In a Sept. 25, 2009 photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds spends time with his son Gus, left, on the road to Halifax, Va., between campaign events. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)

Police believe Va. senator was stabbed by son

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say early indications are that the son of a state senator in Virginia stabbed his father before shooting himself to death. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said Tuesday afternoon […]

11/19/2013

Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, during debate on a health care bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Va. senator’s son dies in home after dad stabbed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne […]

11/19/2013

In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, photo, Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson (7) passes under pressure from Fayetteville State's Benjamin Brown during a college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C.  (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Andrew Dye)

Quarterback says as many as 6 Virginia State players beat him

ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Virginia State football coach Latrell Scott says there was a “rush to judgment” after a fight at last week’s CIAA championship luncheon left Winston-Salem State’s quarterback injured and caused Saturday’s game […]

11/18/2013

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves as he stands with his son Andrew as they celebrate his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, after defeating Democratic challenger Barbara Buono . (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there’s divided government. Even so, heading into a 2014 midterm election year, Tuesday’s […]

11/06/2013

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sharpie 500 auto race is run under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. on Aug. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Bristol Speedway unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and Virginia Tech will finally play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in what is being billed as the “Battle of Bristol.” Track and officials from both universities formally […]

10/14/2013

Crime scene cold case

Mo. couple accused in Wyo. of killing exes, 2 kids

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming authorities say a Missouri couple have been arrested in the deaths of their ex-spouses and two children more than 30 years ago. Officials said Monday that 71-year-old Gerald Uden and […]

09/30/2013

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A high-profile challenge of Virginia’s gay marriage ban

(Undated) – The high-profile team that brought down California’s prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriages. David Boies and Theodore B. Olson announced Monday they have joined […]

09/30/2013

Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting. (AP Photo)

Navy contractor left cryptic messages on shotgun

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy contractor who shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard left a cryptic message on a shotgun he used in the massacre. That’s according to a law enforcement […]

09/18/2013

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Court rules that clicking ‘Like’ on Facebook is free speech

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit […]

09/18/2013

The Orbital Sciences Corp. Antares rocket lifts off the launchpad at the NASA Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. The unmanned Antares rocket will carry 1,300 pounds of food, clothes and other items as part of this test flight to the International Space Station. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

2nd private company rockets toward space station

A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of NASA’s private suppliers for the high-flying lab. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its first-ever supply ship […]

09/18/2013

Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting. (AP Photo)

Navy Yard gunman visited range day before shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for a Virginia gun store says the man identified as the Navy Yard gunman bought a shotgun and ammunition there two days before the rampage. Michael Slocum said in an […]

09/17/2013

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