| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Gifts have taken Virginia legislators far afield in recent years — to the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, to Paris and even to Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan.
The last two were courtesy of Virginia Uranium, which has been working...
| Dec 26, 2014
Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Asia, where countries are observing the 10th anniversary of the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. On the morning of December 26, 2004, a 9.3-magnitude earthquake off Indonesia's western coast generated a series of...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:07 AM
For South Florida waterfowlers, the current duck season has been disappointing, as ducks have been scattered and often scarce.
It's been a struggle to find consistent numbers of birds in traditional hunting areas such as the Everglades and Lake...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Watching the Ravens lose, 25-13, to the Houston Texans was brutal if you are a Baltimore fan. But blame the team, not CBS Sports, for the misery this time. The network delivered a first-rate telecast.
I admit wondering earlier in the season why CBS...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A judge restored federal protections to gray wolves in the the western Great Lakes region on Friday, reversing an earlier decision by the federal government to remove the animals from the endangered species list.
In a sharply worded 111-page ruling, U....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Brandon Matthews got an early Christmas present as he closed out a wire-to-wire finish and won by five strokes in the 84th annual Dixie Amateur Men's golf tournament on Monday at the TPC Eagle Trace.
Matthews, 20, a junior at Temple University, entered...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Cody Mulligan was listening.
The 14-year-old heard the crack of the gunshot firing at the closest target, 7 yards away. He caught the sound of the bullet as it sliced through the air and lodged in the side of the low ridge, behind two rows of bright...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The York County neighbors of a man facing a second-degree murder charge for what he told investigators was an accidental shooting are divided on whether there's a need for tighter gun regulations.
Brandon Bartlett, 21, has been charged with second-...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Six months ago, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that, when it takes effect next Thursday, will enrich every citizen of Illinois: It adds the black bear, gray wolf and cougar to the state's list of protected species. More on that smart move in a moment....
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:31 AM
As a former Illinois resident currently (and unfortunately) residing in Wisconsin, I urge all Illinois residents to be outraged over the proposed bill before Gov. Pat Quinn to allow the resumption of the trophy hunting and/or trapping of bobcats. As the...
| Dec 29, 2014
GLOUCESTER — Gretchen Hines was just three weeks away from achieving her goal of running her first marathon when nightmare struck.
Hines had just set out on a quick run near her home off of Borden Road in Gloucester County on the evening of Oct....