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  • Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address
    Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:  Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...
  • Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts

    Hackers possibly linked to Islamic State hijack Pentagon social media accounts
    The Pentagon is investigating how hackers claiming to be aligned with Islamic State took over U.S. military social media accounts Monday and released more than half a dozen documents, some with the home addresses of retired generals. The invasion of...
  • Community members stand against reductions at Fort Eustis

    Community members stand against reductions at Fort Eustis
    Residents, community and economic leaders, elected officials and business owners filled a theater on Fort Eustis on Tuesday to tell the Army of the devastating impact losing half of the soldiers on base would have for the region. "This base is so...
  • U.S. Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked

    U.S. Central Command's Twitter, YouTube accounts hacked
    The Twitter and YouTube sites of the military's U.S. Central Command were taken over Monday by hackers claiming to be working on behalf of the Islamic State militants.  Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the...
  • Hagel calls for US to build replacements for B-2 bombers

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told airmen at Whiteman Air Force base on Tuesday that the U.S. needs to start building a replacement for the B-2 stealth bomber. And soon. "The one thing we cannot fall behind in is...
  • Thornberry predicts Congress will raise cap on Pentagon spending

    WASHINGTON Congress probably will give the U.S. military some relief from spending caps as the nation faces threats from nuclear weapons to cyberterrorism, said Rep. Mac Thornberry, the new House Armed Services Committee chairman. "On both sides of the...
  • Military-grade tugboat up for auction in Virginia Beach

     Military-grade tugboat up for auction in Virginia Beach
    Looking for that perfect military-style transport to trawl through shallow water this summer? The government has a deal for you. The Defense Department is accepting public bids on a "warping tug," retired from military service and currently sitting on...
  • White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal

    White House renews effort on cybersecurity bill with new proposal
    In the wake of the hack at Sony Pictures Entertainment and other prominent data breaches, the White House tried Tuesday to jump-start the effort to pass cybersecurity legislation by unveiling an updated proposal aimed at ironing out major sticking...
  • US military official dismisses conviction of Guantanamo prisoner sent home to Sudan in 2013

    A former prisoner at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has won a legal victory a year after he was sent back to his homeland in Sudan. Noor Uthman Muhammed pleaded guilty in February 2011 to providing material support to a terrorist...
  • Crayola sorry after hackers make its Facebook page off-color

    Visitors to Crayola's Facebook page this weekend may have found it a little, er, off-color. Hackers briefly commandeered the page, posting cartoon pictures of breasts and sophomoric sex jokes. The Forks Township crayon and marker manufacturer regained...
  • Funding new submarines outside the Navy?

    Funding new submarines outside the Navy?
    Newport News Shipbuilding has a stake in a new and potentially divisive method for funding a future class of submarine, a project considered the Navy's top priority. At issue is how to replace the aging fleet of Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines,...