| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday,"...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 11:35 AM
Gloucester County officials, including school officials, have complained in recent years about the increase in unfunded mandates handed down from the state.
Something might -- emphasis on might -- be done about that. Gov. Bob McDonnell has created the...
| Oct 1, 2011
| 6:48 PM
The killing of Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen on Friday by a U.S. drone strike is the culmination of two years of extensive U.S. efforts to track down the American-born member of al Qaeda and put him out of action.
Awlaki, identified by U.S. intelligence as...
| Feb 15, 2011
| 2:11 PM
Christine Casey believes that personal care has probably extended the life of her 93-year-old mother, Jane Olson.
Olson lives at Three Crowns Park, a retirement community in Evanston. At first, Olson lived in her own apartment. But Olson moved into the...
| Jul 13, 2011
The lavatory sink is the likeliest clog in the house, says lifelong plumber Chuck White, vice president of technical and code services for the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association, a national trade group based in Falls Church, Va. And you...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:50 PM
McLEAN, Va. -- A woman was convicted Thursday of first-degree murder for tossing her 2-year-old granddaughter from a sixth-level pedestrian bridge at a shopping mall.
Carmela dela Rosa, of Fairfax, claimed she did not know right from wrong when she threw...
| Mar 20, 2012
Talk about a lesson in stereotyping. A Virginia high school English teacher is under investigation for supposedly asking the only black student in the class to read a poem in a "black" manner.
Jordan Shumate, a ninth-grader at George C. Marshall High...
| Mar 23, 2012
First-Day-of-Issue stamp dedication ceremony for the Cherry Blossom Centennial 45-cent Forever stamps ||
Ambassador of Japan Ichiro Fujisaki
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe
| Mar 26, 2012
| 11:11 AM
Former President George W. Bush was happy that heart transplant surgery for his vice president, Dick Cheney, went well, according to a statement Sunday from Bush's spokesman.
"President Bush was in touch with the family yesterday," said the statement...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:25 PM
OAKLAND, Calif. -- A former nursing student plead not guilty Monday to seven counts of murder in a shooting rampage at a vocational school in Oakland.
One L. Goh, 43, is also charged with three counts of attempted murder in the April 2 rampage at Oikos...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Garrulous and active, 79-year-old Joy Bricker presides over her hotel suite in a manner befitting a grander home. She offers tea to the staff and media with the ease of a person schooled in proper etiquette.
Like many hotel guests, Bricker has learned to...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:36 AM
Northrop Grumman Corp. is one of the country's largest defense and aerospace contractors. The publicly-held company (ticker symbol NGC) is based in Falls Church, Va. Among other systems, its Central Florida units produce laser-weapon components in...