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2 years 4 months ago

USS Enterprise completes its final voyage

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is shutting down its reactors as its storied career comes to a close. The USS Enterprise finished its 25th and final deployment on Sunday when it returned to its home port in Norfolk, Va. After more than 50 years of...

2 years 5 months ago

Debate preparation trumps 2012 campaigning

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney won't be making campaign appearances today. They both are expected to spend hours preparing for Tuesday's presidential debate. Obama and his advisers are in Williamsburg, Va., while Romney and his team are at the Republican's Boston-area home. Obama is looking...

2 years 6 months ago

Obama still a draw on college campuses

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The crowds may be smaller and the candidate grayer, but college towns are still proving to be President Barack Obama's best chance to draw an enthusiastic audience. More than 25,000 people showed up during his three-state college town tour this week, including 7,500 at a rally...

2 years 5 months ago

Romney, Ryan appear together as running mates

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Appearing for the first time as Mitt Romney's running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is attacking President Barack Obama for what he calls a "record of failure." With the political world watching, Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney misspoke while introducing his running mate. Romney...

3 years 5 months 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 8 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...

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