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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

Chocolate

Chocolate coming on next space station delivery

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A Virginia company makes its debut this week as a space station delivery service. And the lone American aboard the orbiting lab is counting on a fresh stash of chocolate. […]

09/16/2013

This 2013 photo provided by the Idle-Hour Ranch shows their African safari-themed corn maze made by Maize Quest in Troy, Ohio. (AP Photo/Idle-Hour Ranch)

Corn maze cutter stalks fall fun across country

FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. (AP) — Timothy Day isn’t exactly sick of corn by the end of the summer, but … “If I had a penny every time I’ve heard, ‘This is a-MAZE-ing,’ I’d certainly be rich […]

09/05/2013

This image provided by NASA shows the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer aboard a Minotaur V rocket after a rollout at NASA's Wallops Island test flight facility in Wallops Island, Va., Thursday Sept. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/NASA, Patrick Black)

NASA aiming for moon again, this time from Va.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is headed back to the moon, this time to explore its thin atmosphere and rough dust. The robotic spacecraft LADEE, will fly to the moon by way of Virginia’s […]

09/05/2013

This photo provided by London, KY Sheriff's office shows Ernest Chris Chumbley of London, Ky.  Chumbley, 48, was charged Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, with murdering his wife but said he was only complying with her request to end her suffering from cancer.  (AP Photo/London, KY Sheriff's office)

Man tells 911 he killed cancer-stricken wife

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man called 911 just minutes after killing his wife, sobbing and confessing to a dispatcher that he fatally shot the cancer-stricken woman, and asking to take a last look […]

08/29/2013

President Barack Obama gives a thumbs up as he greets the crowd after speaking about affordable college education during a town hall meeting at Binghamton University, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in Vestal, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Obama weighs which Dems to help in key races

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has no plans to campaign on behalf of the underdog Democrat in an uphill battle against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and is weighing how much help to give […]

08/23/2013

Caleb Newton, who lives in Spotsylvania County, Va., poses June 3, 2013 with the 17 pound 6 ounce northern snakehead fish that he caught in Aquia Creek. He has filed paperwork with the International Game Fish Association to have the fish registered as a world-record holding catch. (AP Photo/The Free Lance-Star, Griffin Moores)

‘Frankenfish’ hooked in Virginia a world record

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who caught a fish known as “Frankenfish” has set a world record. Caleb Newton hooked the 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead in a creek in northern Virginia during a […]

08/07/2013

Sept. 9, 1966 black-and-white file photo of Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Jr, D-Va. (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File)

Former Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. of Virginia dies

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr., the Democrat-turned-independent who began his career as a staunch segregationist and preached fiscal restraint in Washington long before it became fashionable, has died. He was […]

07/30/2013

U.S. Department of Defense (AP Photo)

US Air Force combat aircraft no longer grounded

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force said many of its combat air forces would start flying again on Monday after being grounded since April because of budget cuts. The grounding affected about one-third […]

07/15/2013

Union soldiers re-enact Civil War camp

Visitors flock to remember Gettysburg battle

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – People are flocking to the Gettysburg battlefield in droves for the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s defining conflict, with many visitors seeking to honor ancestors who fought there as soldiers. […]

07/02/2013

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