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  • Va. Beach mulls arena that could lure NBA, NHL

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach metropolitan area is one of the largest in the country without a major professional sports team, and numerous attempts to lure one here have repeatedly left sports fans in the area disappointed. The area's most recent flirtation with the NBA was...

  • Howard County sobriety checkpoints nets 3 arrests

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — Police in Howard County say three people were arrested as a result of a sobriety checkpoint set up in Savage. Police say they set up the checkpoint Friday evening on southbound US Route 1 between Howard Street and Gorman Road. Police say two drivers were arrested...

  • DC police ID 2 who died of suspected hypothermia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Metropolitan Police Department has identified two people whose bodies were found earlier this week in southeast Washington. Police suspect the cause of both deaths to be hypothermia. Police found the body of the first man on Thursday around 11:16 a.m. in the 2300 block...

  • Police: 4 found dead after Petersburg fire

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — Petersburg police say they are investigating the deaths of four people after a house fire. Police spokeswoman Esther Hyatt told media outlets that the fire was reported about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Four bodies were found. Hyatt said authorities are handling the case like...

  • Delmarva Chicken Festival to end after 65 years

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The Delmarva Chicken Festival, an annual tradition to promote the region's poultry industry, will hold its final event this summer. Delmarva Poultry Industry, the festival's primary sponsor, announced this week that the event to be held June 20 and 21 near Centreville...

  • Man convicted of fatally shooting teen at cookout

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. man has been found guilty of fatally shooting a teenager at a July 4 cookout. A jury on Friday convicted 24-year-old Calvin Shaw of first-degree murder while armed. He faces a mandatory minimum of 67 years in prison at sentencing June 20. According to government...

  • Man gets 17 years for shooting drug store manager

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a drug store manager during a robbery attempt and leaving him paralyzed has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. Fifty-five-year-old Ricky Vinston of Washington pleaded guilty in October to aggravated assault while armed and assault with intent...

  • Body found in Hanover County identified

    HANOVER, Va. (AP) — The Hanover County Sheriff's Office has identified a body found behind a business on Wednesday as that of a 55-year-old Petersburg man. Investigators said Friday that have not determined the cause of Mark P. Burns' death. They say Burns was last seen Monday morning in...

  • Economist: 2018 minimum wage will be worth $9.25

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — In a plan approved by the legislature, full-time minimum-wage workers in Maryland will ultimately make about $875 less annually than they would have under the governor's proposed timetable, an economic analyst said. Legislators voted last week to have Maryland's minimum...

  • Federal lawsuit over western Md. wind farm ends

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A legal dispute over a western Maryland wind farm has ended. A U.S. District Court judge in Baltimore dismissed the case Tuesday at the request of both sides. The citizen group Save Western Maryland filed the lawsuit in 2010 against developers of the 28-turbine...

  • 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.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

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