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  • US announces Va. refunds under Affordable Care Act

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly $9 million in refunds from insurance companies are headed to 104,000 consumers in Virginia. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced the refunds Thursday, crediting the Affordable Care act. Burwell said the refunds in Virginia will average...

  • Va. to join higher ed distance learning agreement

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia higher education officials are working to make it easier for students to take online classes and for universities to offer them. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia voted this week to join a multi-state reciprocity agreement that deals with...

  • Man gets 2 life terms for Va. teenager's slaying

    LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — A man convicted of abducting and killing a Nelson County teenager was sentenced Wednesday to two life terms in prison. Nelson County Circuit Judge J. Michael Gamble imposed the sentence recommended by jurors who convicted Randy Taylor in the August 2013 death of...

  • Southwest Va. man gets life for parents' slaying

    TAZEWELL, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading no contest in connection with the 2009 slayings of his parents at a pizza shop they operated in Tazewell (TAZ'-wehl) County. According to media reports, Christopher Dean Looney was sentenced on the capital...

  • Man gets sentenced for shooting at Va. college

    CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Christiansburg man will serve 38 years in prison for shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside an area mall. Media outlets report that 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis was sentenced Wednesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to 68 years in...

  • Sailor dies following fall from barracks balcony

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says one of its sailors has died after falling from the sixth-floor balcony of a barracks at Naval Station Norfolk. The Navy says the sailor was of two that got into an altercation at Wall Manor on Tuesday night. Wall Manor is a barracks for transient personnel....

  • Report outlines impact of national parks in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fewer people visited Virginia's national park sites last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The report outlines the number of visits and the economic impact at the country's 400-plus sites in the...

  • Fitness company to expand Va manufacturing plant

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness is planning to invest $2 million to expand a Grayson County manufacturing plant, creating 250 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced plans Wednesday to expand the former Med-Fit operation that has made Nautilus fitness equipment...

  • Would the last person leaving blue Maryland please turn out the lights?

    At least 160 Marylanders are about to lose their jobs because of the constitutional myopia of the state's corrupt liberal Democratic establishment. It's a sad illustration of the dire results of one-party rule.

  • Environmental group list top Va. 15 for pollution

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Sierra Club has compiled a list of the top 15 ZIP codes in Virginia with the highest levels of toxic air emissions. The environmental group used data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to compile the list. Ranking at No. 1 was Covington, which had nearly 3...

  • APM Terminals in Portsmouth being sold

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A port terminal in Portsmouth says it is being sold to a partnership. APM Terminals says terms of the sale to U.S. infrastructure investment firm Alinda Capital Partners LLC and England-based private-sector pension fund Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd. weren't...

  • Healthy Virginians aim of state panel

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — First lady Dorothy McAuliffe is joining a panel of public health experts intent on promoting policies to ensure a healthier Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health is convening the meeting Wednesday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Called the...

  • Richmond settles alleged fed water act violations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Richmond has agreed to pay $12,000 to settle alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations that protect waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the city has agreed to pay the penalty to settle the alleged...

  • Norfolk Southern reports 2Q earnings Wednesday

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern railroad will release its second-quarter earnings report Wednesday morning. Investors will be looking to see how well the railroad recovered from the severe cold that slowed traffic in the first three months of the year and whether coal demand improved...

  • McAuliffe heads West to fundraise

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is planning a trip to Los Angeles and Aspen, Colorado, to fundraise for his political action committee. McAuliffe is scheduled to be in Los Angeles on Wednesday for a fundraiser hosted by billionaire grocery store magnate Ron Burkle,...



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