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1 year 11 months ago

4.3 magnitude earthquake reported in Kentucky

WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that an earthquake centered in Kentucky also rattled at least three other states. The USGS website says the epicenter of the 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Saturday afternoon was about 10 miles west of Whitesburg. Residents in eastern Kentucky, Virginia, West...

2 years 2 weeks ago

Obama-Romney race is focused on 7 states

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With the Republican convention beginning tomorrow and the Democrats kicking off a week later, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still looking to lock up states that could get them to the 270 electoral votes needed to win in November. An Associated Press analysis of...

2 years 6 months ago

Discovery Shuttle on its way to Virginia

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's oldest and most traveled space shuttle, Discovery, is being flown to a new life as a museum relic. Discovery departed Florida's Kennedy Space Center at daybreak Tuesday aboard a modified jumbo jet. It's bound for Washington, where it will be a Smithsonian exhibit. The...

2 years 7 months ago

Va governor signs pre-abortion ultrasound bill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell has signed into law a controversial bill that requires women to have abdominal ultrasound exams before undergoing abortions. The Republican governor's signature means the mandate takes effect in July for abortion providers across Virginia. The bill not only sparked protests the past three...

2 years 7 months ago

Police: Man confessed to raping trick-or-treaters

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) - The man accused by prosecutors as the East Coast Rapist confessed to police that he raped two teenage trick-or-treaters in Virginia in 2009, according to court testimony. Authorities believe 40-year-old Aaron Thomas is responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women from Virginia to Connecticut...

2 years 9 months ago

Obama campaign seeks ad rates in states

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama campaign has requested advertising rates in a number of key states, a sign that it could be close to airing its first television commercials of the 2012 campaign. The president's campaign has sought the advertising information in 14 states that are expected to be...

2 years 9 months ago

Judge in Va. rejects GOP primary ballot appeal

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A federal judge has refused to add Texas Gov. Rick Perry and three other candidates to Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot. U.S. District Judge John Gibney ruled Friday that the candidates should have challenged Virginia's primary qualifying rules earlier. Gibney said they knew the rules months...

3 years 5 days ago

Obama touts aid for emergency service workers

NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama is pressing for Congress to spend billions of dollars to help firefighters facing layoffs. Obama said Wednesday that while the private sector continues to add jobs, financially strapped state and local governments are doing the opposite and cutting firefighters, teachers and...

3 years 1 month ago

Tropical storm conditions spread into VA

MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say tropical storm conditions are spreading into Virginia, Maryland and Delaware as Hurricane Irene moves northward. The National Hurricane Center said Saturday morning that Irene was still hitting eastern North Carolina with heavy rain and wind, but that those conditions were spreading north. Tropical storm-force...

3 years 3 months ago

Navy secretary censures former Va. officer

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The secretary of the Navy has censured the former commander of a fighter squadron at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said the commander permitted a hostile work environment and allowed subordinates to sexually harass a junior officer. The...

3 years 3 months ago

GOP-leaning group hits Democrats in new TV ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Republican-leaning fundraising group with ties to GOP strategist Karl Rove has launched a new phase of its $20 million ad campaign attacking Democrats. Crossroads GPS is running television ads targeting five Democratic senators up for re-election in 2012. They are Bill Nelson of Florida, Claire...

3 years 4 months ago

Four dead in bus accident, driver charged

BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - State police have charged the driver of a bus that overturned in Virginia, killing four people and injuring more than 50. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Sky Express driver 37-year-old Kin Yiu Cheng is charged with reckless driving and is being held at an area...

3 years 4 months ago

25 injured when bus flips

BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - Hospitals in central Virginia say at least 25 people were injured when a commercial tour bus flipped over on Interstate 95, killing four people. It's unclear how many were on the bus, which can hold 59 passengers. Three hospitals report a total of 25...

3 years 4 months ago

Bus crash kills 4 in Virginia

BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - The Virginia State Police says four people are dead and there are multiple injuries after a tour bus overturned on Interstate 95 in central Virginia. State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the commercial tour bus ran off the road before dawn Tuesday and turned...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Rain pounds NC as storm moves up the East Coast

Driving rain from a storm system moving up the East Coast has been soaking southeastern North Carolina and prompting worries of flooding and tornadoes. In North Carolina, the National Weather Service says the nearly 21 inches collected in Wilmington since rain started falling Sunday topped Hurricane Floyd's five-day mark...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Surfer teen survives shark attack

A Virginia Beach teenager has an incredible story to tell after surviving a terrifying encounter with a shark. Caleb Kauchak, 18, and his buddies were hanging out at the beach. "We were down at a place called Porters Island," Kauchak said. "Me and my friends go surfing down there...

4 years 1 month ago

Jellyfish discovered in mountain pond

An unexpected sea creature has shown up in Council, Virginia. A family discovered it while they were feeding the fish in their pond. They're called Appalachian Mountain Jellyfish. This type of jellyfish is actually very rare and extremely small, about the size of a quarter. They can reproduce...

4 years 2 months ago

'Trackers' could throw Colorado election

They're as common at campaign stops as colorful banners: hand-held cameras wielded by politicians' opponents to catch them making a stupid mistake. So how come candidates keep getting tripped up by "trackers" who record their every move? Trackers have been credited for spoiling campaigns from Virginia to Nevada. ...

4 years 3 months ago

DC area shaken by minor earthquake

The Washington, D.C., area was shaken by a minor earthquake. The quake hit at 3:04 a.m. MDT with a magnitude of 3.6. A physicist with U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says the quake was centered in the Rockville, Maryland, area. There were no immediate reports of...

4 years 3 months ago

Byrd burial service planned for today

A private burial is planned for the late Sen. Robert C. Byrd at a suburban Washington cemetery. Byrd is to be buried Tuesday at a cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, next to his late wife Erma. The burial is the final moment of farewell for the elder West Virginia statesman...

4 years 5 months ago

Obama 0-for-4 in endorsements

The White House says it's not worried about four consecutive losses by Democratic candidates President Barack Obama had supported. The latest defeat came Tuesday when Sen. Arlen Specter lost to Rep. Joe Sestak in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs gave a simple, one-word answer when asked...

4 years 5 months ago

Safe emergency landing after fire in cockpit

A fire in the cockpit of a United Airlines flight from New York to Los Angeles caused an emergency landing outside Washington, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said. The fire aboard the Boeing 757 was extinguished before the plane landed Sunday night at Dulles International Airport and...

4 years 5 months ago

Fire destroys boats at Virginia marina

A large fire broke out at a Virginia marina early Wednesday morning. Firefighters battled the two-alarm blaze for hours before bringing it under control. Witnesses reported hearing an explosion shortly before the fire began. The fire destroyed three boats, but crews were able to move other boats and...

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