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McAuliffe attacks Cuccinelli on family law issues

ARLINGTON  (AP) — Democrat Terry McAuliffe has used a forum on energy to attack his Republican rival for Virginia governor’s positions on family law and other social issues. McAuliffe held…

NASA conducts helicopter crash test at Langley

HAMPTON  (AP) — NASA engineers used a former Marine helicopter on Wednesday to conduct what they say is one of the most ambitious aircraft crash experiments they’ve ever attempted at…

AAA projects increase in Labor Day travel in Va

RICHMOND (AP) — More Virginians are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend, reaching a new post-recession high for the state. AAA Mid-Atlantic says that the number of people taking…

College savings increase 13 percent in Va

RICHMOND (AP) — Virginia families are saving more for their children’s college education. Officials with the Virginia529 College Savings Plan say about $479 million was invested during fiscal year 2013…

Galax has top jobless rate in July

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Layoffs in construction, the wholesale trade and manufacturing pushed Galax’s jobless rate to the highest in Virginia in July, topping Martinsville, which has long-held the ranking…

8 years after Katrina, New Orleans on the rebound

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, the Ferris wheel at the former Six Flags amusement park in New Orleans sits idle. “Closed for Storm” signs are still…

Tiny Okla. town tries to rid water supply of worms

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Beating the late-summer heat isn’t as easy as running to the sink in one northeast Oklahoma town, as residents there are being asked not to drink…

Gun-toting, foul-mouthed Pa. chief won’t back down

GILBERTON, Pa. (AP) — Police Chief Mark Kessler expects to be fired for posting incendiary videos in which he ranted obscenely about the Second Amendment and liberals while spraying machine-gun…

Mont. judge apologizes for comments in teen’s rape

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge on Wednesday stood by his decision to send a former teacher to prison for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old girl who later…

Predator drone now part of Calif. wildfire battle

GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — As crews advanced against a giant wildfire around Yosemite National Park, fire commanders said they would maintain use of a Predator drone to give them early…