| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, who chairs the Senate Appropriations Committee, took her first-ever tour of Newport News Shipbuilding on Wednesday.
Mikulski said she misses the shipyards in her home state that have closed down, so she was happy to renew...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 5:06 AM
The overall military drawdown has thrown a scare into some areas of the Hampton Roads economy, but a Thursday report from shipbuilding giant Huntington Ingalls Industries indicated smooth sailing for now.
Second-quarter earnings rose 75 percent compared...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 1:30 PM
It seems that the controversial breakup of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design just got vindictive.
On Thursday, Peggy Loar, the Corcoran’s interim director and president, terminated an instructor who opposes the...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Connecticut has a history of being a generous and sharing state — its communities, while staunchly independent, have often pulled together. One of the state's nicknames, the Provisions State, attests to this.
The Provisions State moniker dates...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The Navy has awarded a $49.6 million contract to the Newport News Shipbuilding division of Huntington Ingalls Industries to begin work on defueling the aircraft carrier USS George Washington.
The contract is a necessary first step toward the anticipated...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:34 PM
Last October's government shutdown left 800,000 federal employees without work for 16 days, but apparently they found ways to occupy their time.
Nine months later, some Washington, D.C., hospitals are reporting a spike in newborns.
"There's no way...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:58 PM
It appears that only the top quarter of a 119-year-old statue will be loaned to the York County Historical Museum if a proposal from the National Park Service is accepted by the York Board of Supervisors Tuesday night.
The rest of the Shaw monument,...
| Aug 5, 2014
Some 40 years after President Richard Nixon resigned to avoid his likely impeachment by the House of Representatives, Washington is again talking impeachment. Members of Congress are denouncing President Barack Obama's contempt for constitutional law,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:51 PM
George W. Collins, a pioneering WMAR-TV broadcaster who earlier had been editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper and covered the civil rights movement and political corruption in Maryland, died Thursday of renal failure at Union Memorial Hospital....
| Aug 21, 2014
| 2:26 PM
The pace of growth in Los Angeles County emergency room visits slowed in the early months of Obamacare, according to state records that offer a first local look at a key objective of the healthcare overhaul.
During the first three months of expanded...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Gov. Pat Quinn decided this month not to take any more chances with Northstar Lottery Group, the company that runs the Illinois Lottery, after it fell far short of promised revenue. Northstar's firing was one of several recent lottery-related news...