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  • Is Christie running?

    Is Christie running?
    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...
  • White House fence jumper was fixated on president, prosecutor says

    White House fence jumper was fixated on president, prosecutor says
    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...
  • How haunted is your Halloween?

    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-...
  • Gary Sinise, Alan Greenspan: Sunday guests

    Gary Sinise, Alan Greenspan: Sunday guests
    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...
  • Robert McCartney: Nation's embrace of fracking ignores environmental risks

    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...
  • Wasserman Schultz leads Democrats' jabs at Chris Christie on Bridgegate anniversary

    Wasserman Schultz leads Democrats' jabs at Chris Christie on Bridgegate anniversary
    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...
  • Full list of McAuliffe ethics commission members

    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...
  • Where's Harry Truman when you need him?

    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,...
  • Beatles gave Florida fans a lifetime ticket to ride 50 years ago

     Beatles gave Florida fans a lifetime ticket to ride 50 years ago
    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...
  • When news moves faster than humans can travel, it changes everything

    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...
  • Farmington's Heritage Is A Look Worth Keeping

    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...