March 31, 2013 11:41 AM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A large canvas tent that served as George Washington's home and command center during the Revolutionary War is being duplicated down to the finest stitch. The tent, also called a marquee, is being reproduced this summer as part of a new partnership between the planned Museum of... more »
November 10, 2012 1:27 PM
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... more »
November 10, 2012 1:08 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Four days after the election, President Barack Obama can finally claim victory in Florida. The state finished counting its votes Saturday. Obama was declared the, giving him a 332 to 206 final margin in the Electoral College. Florida officials said Obama had 50 percent of... more »
September 30, 2012 12:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo says in a newspaper interview that seeing the reaction of a victim's husband made him feel like "scum." Malvo expresses remorse in an interview with The Washington Post published Sunday. Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of the beginning of the deadly... more »
September 12, 2012 5:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A woman who paid $7 for a box of trinkets at a West Virginia flea market apparently acquired an original painting by French impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir in the purchase. Anne Norton Craner, fine arts director for the Potomack Co. auction house in Alexandria, Va., says the woman... more »
August 26, 2012 10:59 AM
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... more »
April 17, 2012 8:09 AM
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... more »
April 8, 2012 12:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Political fights and court battles are brewing around the country over using public dollars to make it easier for parents to afford private schools for their kids. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal recently won passage of legislation that expands statewide a voucher program in New Orleans as part... more »
March 25, 2012 12:54 PM
CHICAGO (AP) - Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart that thousands of younger people also were in line to receive. After spending nearly two years on a waiting list, Cheney received a transplant Saturday. The... more »
March 15, 2012 6:31 AM
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - After a jury concluded that Virginia Tech officials were negligent in their actions leading up to the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, the state is giving strong signals of appealing the case. The Wednesday verdict in the wrongful death lawsuit is the latest of three... more »
March 7, 2012 4:08 PM
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... more »
March 1, 2012 1:38 PM
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... more »
January 17, 2012 8:25 PM
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... more »
January 17, 2012 12:22 PM
Fast food chain Burger King is getting into the delivery business. The restaurant is now delivering food to customers in Virginia and Maryland. It quietly began rolling out delivery services at nine of its stores, and says it plans to add another six stores by next week.
There's no... more »
January 13, 2012 5:11 PM
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... more »
November 14, 2011 7:55 PM
Many were shocked when the former long-time defensive coordinator of the Penn State football team, Jerry Sandusky, was arrested on charges related to sexual abuse of children. The fallout of the news extended to the University's iconic football coach, Joe Paterno, and an assistant coach who says he witnessed Sandusky... more »
October 19, 2011 3:30 PM
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... more »
August 27, 2011 11:03 AM
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... more »
July 23, 2011 7:03 PM
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... more »
July 10, 2011 5:15 PM
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... more »
June 22, 2011 3:21 AM
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - No. 9 batter Derek Campbell drove in two runs, closer Matt Flemer pitched scoreless ball after freshman Kyle Porter's solid start and California beat Texas A&M 7-3 Tuesday at the College World Series. The Aggies (47-22) went two games and out and are 2-10 in five... more »
May 31, 2011 5:56 PM
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... more »
May 31, 2011 1:02 PM
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... more »
May 31, 2011 8:28 AM
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... more »
May 28, 2011 7:15 PM
BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - Steele Stanwick had three goals and two assists, leading seventh-seeded Virginia to 14-8 victory over No. 6 seed Denver in the national semifinals Saturday. The four-time champion Cavaliers seized control early in their 22nd appearance in the final four. Stanwick and Chris Bocklet had two goals... more »
December 31, 2010 6:31 PM
WEYERS CAVE, Va. (AP) - Federal aviation officials say a small plane collided with a medical helicopter in the air in rural western Virginia, killing two people on the plane.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said the collision occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Friday a half mile north... more »
October 20, 2010 11:50 AM
The wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is asking Anita Hill to consider apologizing for accusing the justice of sexually harassing her.
The request came in a voicemail message left on Oct. 9, some 19 years after Hill made the accusation during the justice's confirmation hearing. Virginia Thomas... more »
September 30, 2010 8:39 AM
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... more »
September 27, 2010 11:23 AM
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... more »
September 27, 2010 8:23 AM
A report being released Monday by a mayors group finds that nearly half of the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just 10 states. Colorado is not one of the states.
Those states accounted for nearly 21,000 guns connected to... more »
September 7, 2010 11:46 AM
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... more »
August 31, 2010 8:21 AM
A cell phone taped to a Pepto Bismol bottle, and a knife and boxcutter.
Those are the 'suspicious' items found in the checked luggage of two men who flew aboard a United Airlines flight from Chicago to Amsterdam. One man went through security in Birmingham, Ala., on his way... more »
August 24, 2010 9:19 AM
Now that you've rid your refrigerator of suspect eggs, here's another recall to check out.
Deli meat sold at Wal-Mart is being recalled because of a possible listeria contamination. The meat was sold here in Colorado and nationwide.
The meat was marketed under the Marketside Grab and Go... more »
August 10, 2010 8:21 AM
Lawmakers are reacting swiftly and fiercely to news that the Pentagon's belt-tightening could mean lost military jobs in their districts.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people around Norfolk, Va., and to eliminate other jobs throughout the military. Gates says the... more »
August 9, 2010 9:24 AM
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.
... more »
August 6, 2010 8:53 AM
A federal judge in Denver has ruled on which state laws apply in a lawsuit by the families of the people killed in a 2005 crash in Colorado of a jet owned by Circuit City.
U.S. District Judge Robert Blackburn ruled Thursday that Kansas law, which limits the amount... more »
July 16, 2010 8:36 AM
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... more »
July 6, 2010 8:14 AM
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... more »
June 15, 2010 10:50 AM
Got your goat!
A stop at a drunk-driving checkpoint ended with a surprise for Virginia sheriff's deputies last Friday evening.
When officers approached the car of 32-year-old Fiona Ann Enderly they heard strange noises coming from the trunk.
The deputies asked Enderly about the noise and she... more »
May 20, 2010 3:02 PM
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... more »
May 19, 2010 8:20 AM
Cigarette makers are cutting contracts with tobacco farmers as smoking continues to decline in the U.S.
University of Kentucky economist Will Snell says his state, the nation's top producer of burley tobacco, could lose a fourth of its contracts this year. Many contracts also have been lost in North... more »
May 17, 2010 9:56 AM
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... more »
April 28, 2010 12:03 PM
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... more »