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  • 751-foot ship grounded in Chesapeake Bay

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A large ship has gone aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay and the Coast Guard says it has received reports of other ships dragging anchor due to high winds. Petty Officer First Class Brandyn Hill said the 751-foot vessel ended up in 15 feet of water Tuesday night but was...

  • Defense contractor agrees to $1.1M settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal officials say a Virginia defense contractor has agreed to pay $1.1 million to resolve allegations that the company falsified its employees' qualifications to overbill the government. The settlement between Computer Sciences Corp. of Falls Church and the federal...

  • Va. community colleges relax speech restrictions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Community College System relaxed its policy governing student speech and demonstrations Tuesday, less than a month after being sued by a student who was barred from preaching on campus. Community colleges spokesman Jeff Kraus said the executive committee of...

  • Md. gives customers a break on utility cutoffs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says utility customers are getting a break after an unusually cold winter. The commission's order recognized the commitment of certain utilities to extend until May 31 a period in which they are restricted from terminating service to...

  • Bills will strengthen prison guard investigations

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Legislative efforts to improve prison security were overshadowed this year by marijuana and minimum wage bills, but supporters say they will help prevent another high-profile scandal like the Black Guerrilla Family case at the Baltimore City Detention Center. However,...

  • STORY REMOVED: BC-VA--Pharmacy Settlement

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The Associated Press has withdrawn its story about PharMerica agreeing to settle allegations of drug dispensation violations. The U.S. Attorney's Office says it prematurely released information regarding the settlement before it has been finalized.

  • Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University's commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will be among five people who will receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. Combs was a Howard...

  • Md. probes energy suppliers amid cost complaints

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Public Service Commission says it's investigating five retail energy suppliers amid customer complaints about high gas and electricity bills last winter. One of the companies, Major Energy Services of Orangeburg, N.Y., said Tuesday it didn't do anything wrong. It...

  • Murder charge in Frederick, Md., infant's death

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A Frederick County grand jury is adding a charge of first-degree murder to the allegations against a Frederick man in the death of his 21-month-old daughter. The state's attorney's office announced indictments Tuesday of 24-year-old Frankie Williams and his 21-year-old...

  • Ex-Grundy firefighter charged in 2 wildfires

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Grundy firefighter faces charges of starting two wildfires that burned 440 acres in Buchanan County. The Virginia Department of Forestry said Tuesday that its investigators charged 19-year-old Shane Rife with four felony counts of woods arson. The department...

  • Va. House Republicans reaffirm Medicaid opposition

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — House Republicans say they remain resolute in their opposition to using federal Medicaid funds to provide health insurance to as many as 400,000 low-income Virginians. During a conference call with reporters Tuesday, House Speaker William J. Howell said he is optimistic...

  • Ed Gillespie raises $2.2 million in Va. Senate bid

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Ed Gillespie's campaign announced Tuesday that it had raised $2.2 million in its bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, a sizable haul for a non-incumbent. Gillespie's campaign says 60 percent of its donors are Virginians and 15 donors had previously given to...

  • Navy: Fire reported aboard USS Hue City

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a fire was reported aboard a guided-missile cruiser as it was transiting the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Fleet Forces Command says the fire aboard the USS Hue City broke out late Monday. The Navy said in a statement Tuesday that no injuries were reported and that...

  • Correction: Immigration Reform story

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story April 3 about a hunger strike by immigration reform advocates, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a Christian social justice organization. It is Sojourners, not Soujourners. A corrected version of the story is below: Immigration reform advocates begin...

  • Cherry blossoms boost Saturday Metro ridership

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says good weather and the cherry blossoms' peak bloom contributed to high ridership over the weekend. Metro says that on Saturday riders took 638,474 trips on the rail system. That's nearly double the ridership of an average Saturday. It's also the highest Saturday...



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