| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:02 PM
Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders. This year, the first of his second term, has been overshadowed by often partisan investigations, more protracted than productive, of the involvement of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The troubled Iraq war veteran who scaled the White House fence had a dangerous fixation on the president, stockpiling weapons and ammunition and carrying a map to the White House stuffed in a Bible during an earlier arrest, a federal prosecutor said...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 12:47 PM
In case you hadn't noticed, Halloween isn't for weenies anymore. Spooks have gotten spookier, scares have gotten scarier, and goblins have gotten ghastlier.
In recent years, Busch Gardens has ratcheted up the fright-o-meter on its popular Howl-O-...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
The Sunday morning guest list:
The headliner on ABC's "This Week" will be Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program starts
at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panel will be Van Jones, co-host of CNN's...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's attitude toward natural-gas fracking seems to depend on whether it occurs somewhere that would be politically inconvenient for him.
McAuliffe, a Democrat, said recently he's determined to prevent the controversial...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:22 AM
U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston led Democratic Party media event on Monday to remind potential voters about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s “Bridgegate” scandal.
Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:47 PM
In addition to co-chairmen Rick Boucher and Bill Bolling, the commission includes:
- Viola Baskerville, of Richmond - CEO of Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and a former member of the Richmond City Council.
- Sharon Bulova, chair of the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Charles Lipson's opinion piece paints a grim picture of the troubles we face in trying to pacify a region with little regard for an American presence. We find ourselves in the uncomfortable position of attempting to rescue people unsure of our motives,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:06 PM
With apologies to Paul McCartney — it was 50 years ago today, Capt. Raines got the band to play.
That's Capt. C.L. Raines of the Jacksonville Police Department.
He rousted a film crew away from a windblown stage at the Gator Bowl. Finally, after...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:32 PM
At the start of World War I, a century ago last month, the Pacific Ocean was flecked with little islands whose only means of communication with the larger world was by steamer. Residents of American Samoa got a radio in July 1914, according to a...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:34 PM
George Washington passed through Farmington on several occasions during the Revolutionary War and is said to have called the town "the village of pretty houses." If the town isn't careful, the next president to ride through might call it "the village of...