The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled meetings to field questions on the agency's assessment of the safety performance last year at the Surry and North Anna nuclear power plants.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — More than four days after a Malaysian jetliner went missing on route to Beijing, authorities acknowledged Wednesday they didn't know in which direction the plane and its 239 p
PETERSBURG — A 21-year-old Chesterfield County resident has been charged with misdemeanor child neglect in connection with a 3-year-old boy found wandering alone Monday morning on a downtown Petersbur
CHARLOTTESVILLE — A former Albemarle County developer has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison after pleading guilty to fraud charges.
KANSAS CITY--As many as 300,000 West Virginians are still wondering whether it's safe to drink the water more than a month after the local supply was tainted by a spill of industrial chemicals. In North Carolina, the full consequences are yet to be determined following the collapse of a pipe earlier this month beneath a utility's coal-ash pond, which spewed tons of the toxic substance into the Dan River. Public health officials have warned residents to avoid river water and to forgo eating any fish....
NORTHAMPTON, Mass.--Washington is pushing the panic button, claiming austerity is hollowing out our armed forces and our national security is at risk. That was the message Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivered last week when he announced that the Army would shrink to levels not seen since before World War II. Headlines about this crisis followed in papers like The New York Times and members of Congress issued statements swearing that they would never allow our security to be held hostage to the budget-cutting process. Yet a careful look at budget figures for the U.S. military--a bureaucratic juggernaut accounting for 57 percent of the federal discretionary budget and nearly 40 percent of all military spending on this planet--shows that such claims have been largely fictional. Despite cries of doom since the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration surfaced in Washington in 2011, the Pentagon has seen few actual reductions, and there is no indication that will change any time soon....
As his pregnant wife sobbed a few feet away, Andrew Arthur Pratt explained that he was scared.
Henrico County Manager John A. Vithoulkas unveiled a budget at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting that would provide a 3 percent raise to many county workers.
The Ottawa RedBlacks, an expansion team in the Canadian Football League, will hold a preseason training session in Richmond from April 8-10.
With one month to go, Virginia already has passed the federal target for enrollment in health plans in the new insurance marketplace created under the Affordable Care Act.
Legislation named for a young girl from Virginia that would boost funding for pediatric medical research is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk.
Luqman Jaaber, whose contract will expire on March 30, will not be retained, Virginia Union announced Tuesday, ending his tenure as the men’s head basketball coach after three seasons.
Authorities were investigating the discovery of a man's body today in the Barton Heights area of North Richmond.
A city of Richmond employee abused public resources by using a city dump truck and excavator to dig up a stump at his Henrico County home, according to a new report from the city auditor.
BROOKLYN -- Virginia Commonwealth, Villanova, Michigan and Oregon are set to play in the 2014 Legends Classic at the Barclays Center Nov. 24-25.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Authorities are expanding their search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane to the Malacca Strait, far from its last confirmed location, the airline said Tuesday, injecting
The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee said today the CIA improperly searched a stand-alone computer network established for Congress in its investigation of allegations of CIA abuse in a Bush-
Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, had asked prosecutors to provide more information but the government responded the charges are self-explanatory.
Patricia I. Wright, a state education department veteran, has served as schools chief under three governors -- two Democrats and a Republican.
Virginia State Police say seven young people were injured when a minivan leading police on a high-speed pursuit crashed on an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Prince William County.