Virginia

Obama: Sexual assault in military is a ‘betrayal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says military personnel who engage in sexual assault are betraying the uniform they are wearing. He says he has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to “step up our game […]

05/07/2013

Liberty Head Nickel

Rare 1913 nickel fetches over $3.1M at auction

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A rare century-old U.S. nickel that was once mistakenly declared a fake and forgotten about for decades has sold at auction for more than $3.1 million. The 1913 Liberty Head nickel is especially prized because of its unusual back story:

04/26/2013

Family Research Council (AP Photo)

Gov’t seeks 45 years for attack on Christian group

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a Virginia man who planned a mass killing at the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group should spend 45 years in prison for his plot.

04/22/2013

Orbital Sciences Corporation (AP Photo)

Rocket that will carry cargo ship test launched

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station successfully launched a rocket on Sunday in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.

04/21/2013

Dr. Kermit Gosnell (Photo credit: Philadelphia District Attorney's office/AP)

Woman testifies about mom’s death after abortion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Yashoda Gurung’s family survived 20 years in a refugee camp after fleeing war-torn Bhutan. But her mother died months after arriving in the U.S. in 2009 and seeking a legal abortion in Philadelphia.

04/16/2013

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Virginia, Utah mount joint raid on California jobs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Utah and Virginia want a piece of California. Governors from the two states will visit Orange County, Silicon Valley and San Francisco this week to try to lure jobs away from the Golden State.

04/09/2013

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Calif. law requires new warning after breast exam

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Some California women will get more information following their routine breast examinations under a state law that is now in effect.

04/01/2013

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Marine base shooting victim was goofy, churchgoing

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base was described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.

03/24/2013

Powerball

Winning $338M Powerball jackpot ticket sold in NJ

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night’s drawing for the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said. It was the 13th drawing held in the days since a Virginia man won a $217 million jackpot Feb. 6.

03/24/2013

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3 dead, including suspect, in Marine base shooting

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — The commander at Marine Corps. Base Quantico in northern Virginia says a shooting in which a Marine killed a male and female colleague before killing himself was isolated to a single building.

03/22/2013

Powerball

No Powerball winner? Officials watch $320M jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Viola Mourton buys a Powerball ticket every day. But with a $320 million jackpot that could grow in the next few days, she’s upping her chances Thursday and buying several at her local convenience store.

03/21/2013

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So. California Better Business Bureau expelled

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Better Business Bureau has expelled a Southern California chapter after an investigation into an apparent pay-to-play scandal.

03/12/2013

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