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  • Grants awarded to protect battlefields in 3 states

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The National Park Service has awarded more than half a million dollars in grants to help protect four Civil War battlefields in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The funding includes $267,164 to preserve about 107 acres of the Bentonville Battlefield in North...

  • VA Maryland partners with Evergreen

    BALTIMORE (AP) — VA Maryland Health Care System is partnering with Evergreen Health Care to improve health care access for veterans. The system announced Thursday it has awarded a one-year contract for up to $485,000. The contract enables the system to refer new veteran patients to Evergreen...

  • Rocket launch from Wallops Island tests new tech

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. NASA says a Black Brant IX suborbital rocket was launched at 5 a.m. Thursday from the agency's Wallops Island Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern...

  • Md. man charged with trying to kill stepson

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Catonsville man has been charged with trying to kill his stepson. WBAL Radio (http://bit.ly/1pKKZjz ) reports Baltimore County police say 62-year-old John Smith argued with the victim. Authorities say he followed him outside their home Tuesday evening and stabbed him...

  • Workshop on historic cemeteries set in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Historic Resources will hold a workshop on cemeteries this fall. The workshop will be held Oct. 3 and 4 at Menokin Baptist Church in the Richmond County community of Warsaw. Among the topics of discussion will be the proper care and maintenance...

  • Virginia wildlife center to release bald eagle

    DUBLIN, Va. (AP) — A bald eagle found at a Pulaski County landfill is being released back into the wild. The Wildlife Center of Virginia plans to release the eagle on Thursday at Claytor Lake State Park. The release is open to the public. The eagle was found unresponsive by landfill workers...

  • Bison return to collection at National Zoo in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American bison have returned to the National Zoo in Washington after inspiring the park's creation in the 1880s. A new bison exhibit opens to the public Saturday, marking the 125th anniversary of the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Bison were the first animals in the collection in...

  • Police: Diplomat accused of beating; no charges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The ambassador of Equatorial Guinea is suspected of beating his daughter with a wooden chair leg but won't be arrested because he has diplomatic immunity, police said Wednesday. Arlington County Police were called to the diplomatic residence Monday night for the report of a...

  • DC drug dealer who escaped Md. jail gets 20 years

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Washington drug dealer who escaped from a western Maryland jail has been sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for the escape and other crimes. A federal judge in Baltimore on Wednesday ordered 32-year-old Deandre Kelly to serve 8 years of the sentence consecutively to a...

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in July

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in July. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.5 percent. That's up from 10.3 percent in June and the same rate as a year ago. The statewide rate...

  • 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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