Rep. Marcia Fudge, an Ohio Democrat, considering run for Speaker of the House
WASHINGTON—John McCain’s rebellious streak didn’t come out of nowhere. His mother, Roberta, had a habit of speeding behind the wheel and racking up tickets. When told during a trip to Europe that she was too old to rent a car, she went out and bought a Peugeot. Her son once answered the tele…
Rick Davis, Sen. John McCain's former presidential campaign manager and a family spokesman, read the following farewell statement from the senator at a news conference at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on Monday:
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement and replace it with a deal that the administration wants to be more favorable to the United States.
Every dollar of U.S. dairy products exported to Mexico generates $2.50 of economic activity in the U.S., according to the U.S. Dairy Export Council.
Attorneys for James A. Fields have asked for a change of venue for his first-degree murder trial, citing “voluminous” media over the year since the deadly Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12, 2017.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.—Protesters at North Carolina’s flagship university took advantage of a non-confrontational police response to topple a century-old Confederate statue that’s long been the target of critics who say it symbolizes racism.
Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and his Republican opponent, Corey Stewart, avoided direct criticisms of each other in separate speeches Thursday in front of a bipartisan Fredericksburg audience.
Steve Vondra and his wife, Bonnie Morgan, closed down their gift shop in Miami and, looking for a pleasant place to retire early, decided to move to Charlottesville.
NEW YORK—Newspapers from Maine to Hawaii pushed back against President Donald Trump’s attacks on “fake news” Thursday with a coordinated series of editorials speaking up for a free and vigorous press—and, not surprisingly, Trump didn’t take it silently.
Forty years ago the U.S. Congress passed the American Indian Religious Freedom Act so that Native Americans could practice their faith freely and that access to their sacred sites would be protected. This came after a 500-year-long history of conquest and coercive conversion to Christianity …
It’s starting to feel real. Both Boeing and Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. have contracts with NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station as part of what’s known as the Commercial Crew Program. Seven years after the end of the Space Shuttle program, NASA intr…
Local and state officials on Monday described their handling of the anniversary of last year’s deadly white supremacist rally as “successful.”
NEW YORK—Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill.
BLACKSBURG—It took eight minutes from the time a woman hit order on a mobile app until one of Wing’s drones traversed 1.4 miles and came buzzing overhead on Tuesday afternoon with a package of ice cream and other frozen treats in tow.
Two reports released this week state that Americans’ beliefs about Confederate monuments have remained almost unchanged since last September. They also shed light on the demographics of white Americans who support white nationalist “alt-right” movements.
Heather Heyer’s mother paused briefly as she considered whether she wishes her daughter had stayed home a year ago when white nationalists descended on Charlottesville on what would be the last day of her life.
Emmett Till’s black, broken body was plucked from the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi days after his killing in Aug. 1955, a heavy cotton gin fan tied on his neck with barbed wire.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—They had heard it might be coming. But on the evening of Aug. 11, no one at the University of Virginia had planned for the torches, for the chants, for the march on the Lawn, for the surrounding of students or for the months of recrimination that would follow.
A Mexican national who has lived in the U.S. illegally for 28 years and has been deported five times was sentenced Monday to nine months in jail for his third drunken-driving offense in Chesterfield County and felony identity fraud.
Congressional auditors say about 30 million people—21 percent of U.S. taxpayers—will have to come up with more money to pay their taxes next year because their employers withheld too little from their paychecks this year under government tables keyed to the new tax law.
Two years before President Harry S. Truman signed an executive order to desegregate the armed forces, a black World War II veteran in uniform was pulled from a bus in Batesburg, South Carolina, and severely beaten by a police chief violently swinging a nightstick.
BEDFORD—Mary Dotson, 90, said during World War II—when more than 16 million men were serving at home and overseas in the U.S. military—women were doing their part as well.
The job market looks awesome. Unemployment is near its lowest levels since the 1960s, we’re in the midst of the largest, longest streak of payroll growth in recorded history, and there are signs employers are finally raising wages.
WASHINGTON — The government announced a $12 billion plan Tuesday to assist farmers who have been hurt by President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with China and other trading partners.
The cable news hosts are screaming, and the iPhones are going off, and things are moving faster and faster—so fast that what began as a quaint idea to rewind life to a 19th-century baseball game has ballooned into an annual attraction drawing hundreds, if not thousands, of spectators.
CHARLOTTESVILLE—Outspoken white nationalist Christopher Cantwell was banned from Virginia for five years after pleading guilty to assaulting two anti-racist protesters at a torch-lit white nationalist march at the University of Virginia last summer.
NORFOLK, Va.—Adrian Cronauer, the man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” has died. He was 79.
BOSTON—The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. As long as five past defenders of the health care law remain on the nation’s highest court, the odds tilt in favor of it being allowed to stand.
NORFOLK, Va.—The nation’s newest aircraft carrier returned to a Virginia shipyard Sunday for a year of planned upgrades and fixes, marking the next phase in the development of the Navy’s most advanced and scrutinized warship.
FORESTVILLE, Md.—A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro’s largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation’s capital for this week’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
“I’m thrilled to see the president nominate a judge who has a proven record of protecting our inalienable rights, upholding the rule of law, and adhering to the Constitution’s original intent. I hope to see the Senate swiftly confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A man charged with slaying five people at a Maryland newspaper sent three letters on the day of the attack, police said, including one that said he was on his way to the Capital Gazette newsroom with the aim "of killing every person present."
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring is asking for a stay of last week’s opinion ordering new sentencings for Beltway Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo while asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a challenge.
Both of Virginia’s Democratic senators on last week called for the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to remain open until after the November midterm elections, citing a similar Republican decision in 2016.
CHARLOTTESVILLE—A Charlottesville judge decided Friday that a local activist violated Virginia’s anti-dueling statute when she screamed curses at Jason Kessler.
Overcome by heavy rains and its inability to control runoff from construction sites, Mountain Valley Pipeline is suspending work on its massive natural gas pipeline in Southwest Virginia.
As nearly 1.3 million Virginians prepare to head out for the Fourth of July holiday, those who are driving will have to pay more at the pump to reach their destinations.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A single shooter killed five people Thursday and wounded others at a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, and police said a suspect was in custody.
WASHINGTON—Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, giving President Donald Trump a golden chance to cement conservative control of the nation’s highest court.
A grand jury has returned federal hate crime charges against James Alex Fields Jr., of Ohio, the accused driver of the car that plowed into a crowd at the violent white nationalist rally last summer in Charlottesville, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
WASHINGTON—Top House Republicans are discussing legislation aimed at curbing the separation of migrant families at the border, GOP aides said Monday. The election-year response to public uproar over the Trump administration policy comes as a broader immigration package heads toward likely Ho…
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting.
If you’re a Wells Fargo customer, you might want to check your debit card transactions for fraudulent charges from Amazon.
WASHINGTON—Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.