More Local Articles

  • William and Mary announces $27M stadium renovation

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — The College of William and Mary is embarking on a $27 million renovation of 89-year-old Zable Stadium. Officials said Tuesday that the Williamsburg school already has raised $22 million toward the project, which will be the first major structural alterations to the...

  • Man shot in confrontation with police identified

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Howard County police have identified the man who was fatally shot by officers after confronting them with a knife in an Ellicott City home. Sixty-one-year-old Hernan Milton Ossorio was shot Saturday by two officers. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say...

  • Auto supply firm to expand Va. manufacturing plant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about $150 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Newport News, creating 500 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe's office said Tuesday that the investment will start up turbocharger production and increase...

  • Baltimore cabbie found shot in head

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore city police say they're investigating the shooting of a taxi driver in the northeast part of the city. They say the man was found shot in the head inside a Checker cab that was involved in a crash in the 4400 block of Asbury Avenue at about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday. He was...

  • Western Md. man dies after he was hit by train

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Hagerstown man has died more than a week after he was hit by a freight train. A sister of 58-year-old Michael Baker told The Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/VLFGnO ) Monday that Baker died Sunday at a Baltimore hospital. Hagerstown police say Baker was he was struck by a...

  • National Aquarium developing seashore exhibit

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The National Aquarium says it's adding an interactive exhibit where guests can explore the seashore without leaving the building in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. When it opens next spring, the "Living Seashore" exhibit will include crashing waves, sandy beaches and encounters with...

  • Virginia woman selected as White House Fellow

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard lieutenant commander from Norfolk has been appointed to the 2014-2015 class of White House Fellows. The White House says Kate Higgins-Bloom is one of 15 selected for the program. Higgins-Bloom commanded a Coast Guard ship in the Middle East and led search and...

  • Md. casino worker must return list of high rollers

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge says a former employee of the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover must return a list of high rollers she allegedly took when she left to work at the new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore. The Daily Record (http://bit.ly/1p6JNls ) reported in its Tuesday edition that the...

  • 2 Virginia-based banking companies to merge

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia-based banking companies have agreed to merge in a cash-and-stock-deal valued at more than $24 million. Danville-based American National Bankshares Inc. and Martinsville-based MainStreet Bankshares Inc. announced the merger Monday in a news release. The merger...

  • Frontier further reducing air service in Del.

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Frontier Airlines says it's further reducing its flights from New Castle Airport in Delaware. The airline said Monday that service to Chicago, Denver, Atlanta and Fort Myers, Florida, will be suspended for the winter Oct. 25. That's seven weeks earlier than the...

  • Md. college gridder died from heatstroke

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Autopsy results show that a freshman football player at Morgan State University in Baltimore died from accidental heatstroke. The state medical examiner's office announced the findings Monday, two days after 18-year-old Marquese (MAR'-kees) Meadow died. He had been...

  • Va. zoo seeks artists to make bird-tape designs

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Zoo is again looking for volunteers to design artwork out of reflective tape. The tape is used to help reduce the risk of birds flying into animal exhibit windows. Last year three volunteers created artwork using tape at the Norfolk zoo's tiger pool and...

  • Va. low-fare airline expands bookings, service

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Low-fare airline PEOPLExpress says it is offering flights from the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport to Orlando, Florida, starting Oct. 16. The airline on Monday also announced that flights to eight destinations can be booked through March 31....

  • Baltimore casino scheduled to open

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is scheduled to open, marking a new milestone in Maryland's development of casino gambling. The casino set to open Tuesday is the fifth and last of the five casinos initially planned when lawmakers approved slot machine gambling in a 2007 special...

  • Metro announces Labor Day weekend track work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Metro says buses will replace trains on a section of the red line this weekend and through Labor Day. Metro says beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and continuing through closing on Monday, buses will replace trains between Friendship Heights and Grosvenor. The Bethesda and...



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

    Read More...
  • No Mo’ Cuomo?

    Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York. Tu is the executive director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association...

    Read More...
  • Scotland the Brave

    If at first you don’t secede, try, try again. This might be the motto of Alex Salmond’s Scottish National party, which since 1934 has been advocating the proposition that Scotland should be an...

    Read More...