| 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...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — The submarine John Warner has hit the water.
Newport News Shipbuilding recently launched the 7,800-ton boat into the James River with the help of three tugboats. It will undergo final outfitting and testing over the next six...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The submarine John Warner has hit the water.
Newport News Shipbuilding recently launched the 7,800-ton boat into the James River with the help of three tugboats. It will undergo final outfitting and testing over the next six months in preparation for...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Will we be safer?
With the christening of the John Warner nearly coinciding with the anniversary of 9/11, one cannot help but reflect on the lunacy of it all.
When in 2001, the greatest military power on earth (including an $80 billion-a-year...
| Sep 7, 2014
NEWPORT NEWS — The christening of the submarine John Warner on Saturday was a family affair for many.
George and Susan Liufau of Hampton were at their first christening Saturday in support of their sons, who both work at the shipyard. One worked...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 8:50 PM
The Navy christened the submarine John Warner on Saturday in a star-spangled ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding that paid homage to the elder statesman of Virginia politics and included a hometown flourish.
It will be the first Virginia-class...
| May 2, 2014
My adopted home state of South Carolina is making a strong run to unseat Illinois for the top spot on the rankings of politicians behaving stupidly.
Our percentage of politicians being indicted on criminal charges may be lower, but we have some state-...
| Mar 23, 2011
| 9:05 PM
Elizabeth Taylor, the glamorous queen of American movie stardom, whose achievements as an actress were often overshadowed by her rapturous looks and real-life dramas, has died. She was 79.
Hospitalized six weeks ago for congestive heart failure, Taylor...
| Oct 9, 2010
| 9:09 AM
College football's most improbable No. 1 of the last half-century attracted "World News Tonight," validated Andy Warhol and prompted odes to Thomas Jefferson.
Twenty years ago this week, the Virginia Cavaliers became the nation's top-ranked team....
| May 29, 2010
| 4:33 PM
- Tom Yeager has been the CAA commission since its inception 25 years ago
- He'll turn 60 in October, but isn't looking toward retirement
- The high point was George Mason's run to the 2006 Final Four
RICHMOND — Tom Yeager is rarely at a...
| Jan 29, 2009
I'm grateful for the opportunity to be here today and present my closing argument and my chance to talk to you and talk to the people of Illinois and talk to anybody else who is listening.
In the last couple of days I've had a chance to be able to go out...