More Virginia Articles

  • Navy contractor pleads guilty in bribery case

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former contractor for the Navy's Military Sealift Command pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes from two companies who were seeking government contracts. Federal prosecutors say Stafford resident Scott Miserendino and former Military Sealift Command civil servant...

  • Va. man sentenced in attempted extortion case

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to six months in prison for trying to extort $12,000 from a police investigator. Media outlets report 29-year-old James Lynwood Tuckson Jr. of Staunton was sentenced Tuesday in Rockingham County Circuit Court. A judge accepted a plea...

  • IDs released in double fatal accident in Virginia

    CHATHAM, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have released the names of two teenagers killed in a head-on collision in Pittsylvania County. State police tell media outlets that 19-year-old William L. Ward of Gretna was the driver of a car that collided with another car Sunday night. A passenger in...

  • New Jersey boy's body recovered at beach in Va.

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of an 8-year-old boy from New Jersey who went missing in the Chesapeake Bay off Cape Charles Beach. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission says the boy's body was found Tuesday on the south end of the beach, near where he went...

  • Funeral scheduled for Virginia tornado victim

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Services are scheduled in New Jersey this week for the third victim of a Virginia tornado. Greenville Memorial Home in Jersey City says on its website that a funeral Mass is set for Thursday morning for 13-year-old Lheandrew Lloyd Balatbat at Our Lady of Mercy Church in...

  • Coast Guard boat arrives at new homeport in Va.

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard is marking the official arrival of a new patrol boat at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in Virginia Beach. The Vigorous is the first of two medium endurance cutters from Cape May, New Jersey, to be relocated to Little Creek. The Coast...

  • Va. historic area offers rain checks to visitors

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Colonial Williamsburg is eliminating the worry of weather for visitors to the historic area. Officials say a new policy offers ticketholders a voucher to be used within the same calendar year if a steady rain falls for more than three hours during the day. Colonial...

  • DOD rocket launch from Wallops Island postponed

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — The launch of a Defense Department rocket from Wallops Island has been postponed due to inclement weather. The launch window for the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket was originally set to open on Tuesday. NASA says the rocket will now launch no earlier than Saturday...

  • Ex-attorney general on stand in ex-Va gov trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's onetime attorney general will be back on the witness stand when the public corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, resumes in federal court in Richmond. Jerry Kilgore began testifying Monday and was still being questioned by a...

  • Search turns to recovery for boy at Va. beach

    CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) — The search for an 8-year-old boy who went missing off Cape Charles Beach has turned to a recovery effort. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission said the search turned to a recovery mission on Monday morning. Equipment was pulled from the water Monday night and were...

  • Virginia governor creates 'Children's Cabinet'

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe is forming a new "Children's Cabinet" to focus on improving conditions of Virginia's youth. McAuliffe announced Monday at the William Byrd Community House in Richmond that the cabinet will help foster collaboration between various state and...

  • Va. store settles sex discrimination lawsuit

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The operator of a Richmond grocery store will pay $10,500 to settle a federal sex discrimination lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement Monday in a lawsuit filed against Food Rite Community Supermarket. The lawsuit says Food Rite...

  • Trial of former Va. governor, wife enters 3rd week

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is entering its third week. The McDonnells are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the former CEO of a nutritional supplements...

  • USS Abraham Lincoln mast installation completed

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Shipyard workers have finished installing the mast on the USS Abraham Lincoln. The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. Once the overhaul is complete, the ship's lifespan will last another 25...

  • USS Mahan to deploy to Arabian Sea

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The USS Mahan is leaving for Virginia on a five-month deployment to the Middle East. The Norfolk-based guided-missile destroyer is scheduled to leave on Monday. The Navy says that after the ships transits through the Mediterranean Sea, it will enter the Arabian Gulf and...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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