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  • Forum on coal dust effects set in Norfolk

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Environmental groups are holding a forum in Norfolk on the effects of coal dust on health and the environment. The forum, called "Norfolk's Coal Dust Blues," is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the Webb Center at Old Dominion University. Speakers include Sierra Club...

  • Va. OKs 2 historical markers for Lynchburg

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia historical markers are being added to the Lynchburg landscape. The Virginia Department of Historic Resources markers will recognize Amelia Perry Pride's Dorchester Home for impoverished former slave women. A Hampton University graduate, Pride established the...

  • Md. ponders disclosure of gas-drilling chemicals

    OAKLAND, Md. (AP) — An advisory panel is considering a state proposal that would require companies to publicly disclose the chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. The proposal is up for discussion at Monday's meeting in Oakland of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission. The...

  • Motorcyclist killed on southbound I-95

    CALVERTON, Md. (AP) — State police say a motorcyclist was killed in a three-vehicle crash that led to lane closures on southbound Interstate 95. The crash occurred just after 7 p.m. Saturday in Calverton, near the Capital Beltway interchange. Police say the motorcyclist was traveling at high...

  • Man attacked in Frederick, suffers head injuries

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Frederick police are trying to determine who's responsible for an attack that left a man suffering head trauma. The victim was found shortly after 2:30 a.m. Sunday in a residential neighborhood. Police say he had significant injuries to his face and head and was later...

  • 3 killed in single-car wreck in Buckingham County

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say two adults and a child are dead following a single-car crash in Buckingham County. The accident occurred early Sunday morning on Route 15, less than a mile north of Route 620. State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller identified the victims as...

  • Baltimore police investigate 3 nonfatal shootings

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police are investigating three nonfatal shootings in the city, one of them involving a teenage victim. All three victims are expected to survive. Police say a 14-year-old boy was shot in the foot Saturday night in the Bolton Hill neighborhood. Police say the boy...

  • Beyer endorsed by Richardson, Dean

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia lieutenant governor Don Beyer is picking up support from prominent national Democrats as he seeks a House seat in northern Virginia. Beyer's campaign announced today that he's been endorsed by former U.S. Energy secretary and New Mexico governor Bill...

  • Man, woman shot while sitting in car in Dundalk

    DUNDALK, Md. (AP) — Police say a man and a woman were shot as they sat in a car in Dundalk. The shooting occurred Saturday night. Baltimore County police say the victims were each shot at least once in the upper body while inside a car on a residential street. After the shooting, they drove a...

  • Pedestrian struck, killed in Takoma Park

    TAKOMA PARK, Md. (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed while trying to cross New Hampshire Avenue in Takoma Park. Prince George's County police say 32-year-old Walter Franco-Chinchilla was struck by two cars late Saturday night as he crossed the road. He was not in a crosswalk, and he was...

  • VIDEO: House Democrats urge GOP to take up unemployment benefits bill

    The Senate on Monday approved a bill to extend long-term unemployment benefits for five months with a vote of 59-38. The bill now needs to pass the House of Representatives, which may prove to be a tougher task.   House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., praised the Senate for the...

  • VIDEO: Obama takes executive action on equal pay

    President Obama on Tuesday announced a new executive order that will prohibit federal contractors from retaliating against employees who openly discuss compensation in the workplace.

  • VIDEO: Obama announces $100m grant at Maryland school

    President Obama traveled to a high school in suburban Maryland on Monday morning to announce a new $100 million grant awarded to schools that are promoting programs aimed at giving students new skills.

  • VIDEO: Republicans push law making it easier to fire Veterans Affairs officials

    Republican lawmakers from both chambers of Congress met Thursday morning with veterans activists groups to highlight new legislation aimed at giving Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki more authority to fire upper-level management officials who aren't properly completing their...

  • VIDEO: GM CEO Mary Barra faces Congress over faulty ignition switch

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra appeared before a House committee Tuesday to explain the automaker's role in handling a faulty ignition switch that is responsible for at least 13 deaths.



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