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  • Would drilling hurt Md. tourism? Report unclear

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — A Towson University study of the potential economic impact of shale gas drilling in far western Maryland fails to answer what some critics said Monday is their biggest question: How would hydraulic fracturing for natural gas affect the tourism that accounts for a large...

  • Delay responses filed in Va. gay marriage case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clock is ticking on whether the U.S. Supreme Court will delay a ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban. Attorneys representing a county clerk in Virginia have asked the nation's highest court to stay the decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

  • Red panda dies after brain disorder at Smithsonian

    FRONT ROYAL, Va. (AP) — The National Zoo says a female red panda has been euthanized at a conservation center in Virginia after suffering brain swelling associated with a microscopic parasite. The 7-year-old red panda named Shama died Saturday. She became well known at the zoo as the mate of...

  • United Mine Workers president Roberts re-elected

    TRIANGLE, Va. (AP) — United Mine Workers union President Cecil Roberts has been re-elected to a new five-year term. The Triangle, Virginia-based union said Monday that Roberts' re-election was certified last week. He has served as the union's international president since 1995. Robert says...

  • Study charts health risks of Md. gas drilling

    FROSTBURG, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland researchers say there's a high likelihood that shale gas production in far western Maryland would negatively affect air quality in the region. The report (http://bit.ly/1oKrWGI ) released Monday also found a high likelihood of negative impacts on...

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5.4 pct in July

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5.4 percent in July. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up from 5.1 percent in June and down from 5.7 percent a year ago. Virginia's jobless rate has increased for the past...

  • Virginia Lottery earns record $538.6 million

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery said Monday it earned a record $538.6 million in the most recent fiscal year on the strength of sales of instant scratch-off tickets, a new branding effort and a huge Mega Millions jackpot drawing in December. The profit for the fiscal year that ended...

  • Morgan State settles suit over vicious bat attack

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Morgan State University has agreed to a settlement with a Baltimore man who was partially blinded after being attacked on campus by a student who later told authorities he killed and cannibalized another man. Lawyers say the historically black university in Baltimore has agreed...

  • Va. Supreme Court elects new chief justice

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Members of the Virginia Supreme Court have chosen Justice Donald W. Lemons to serve as chief justice. Lemons will succeed Chief Justice Cynthia Kinser, who will retire on Dec. 31. His four-year term will begin Jan. 1, 2015. The court announced Lemons' election on Monday in...

  • Unemployment in DC holds steady from June to July

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's unemployment rate is holding steady at 7.4 percent. Federal statistics released Monday show that unemployment in the nation's capital was unchanged from June to July. The national unemployment rate is 6.2 percent. City officials say the District...

  • Editorial cartoon: Striking a deal

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial cartoon: Grounds for impeachment?

    Cartoon by Michael Ramirez/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: Answering machine

    Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: Walking into a minefield

    Cartoon by Eric Allie/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial cartoon: I have a pen

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.



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