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  • In Newport News double drowning on Deep Creek, one friend tried to help another

    In Newport News double drowning on Deep Creek, one friend tried to help another
    NEWPORT NEWS — A man tried to rescue his friend from the strong tidal currents at Deep Creek before succumbing to the shifting waters himself, according to a police report into a double-drowning near the Menchville Marina earlier this month. The...
  • Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea

    Chinese fighter jet intercepted Navy sub-hunter plane in South China Sea
    An armed Chinese fighter jet conducted what Pentagon officials called an aggressive midair intercept of a U.S. Navy submarine-hunting aircraft during a routine patrol above international waters. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said the...
  • Three Newport News firms awarded large military contracts

    Three Newport News firms awarded large military contracts
    Despite a decline in discretionary defense spending by Congress, a growing number of Newport News-based firms are landing large-scale military contracts this month. So far, three Newport News-based companies have been tapped by the U.S. Department of...
  • China dismisses as 'groundless' U.S. protest over airborne encounter

    China’s Defense Ministry on Saturday acknowledged an encounter between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy aircraft in recent days but rejected as “totally groundless” Pentagon assertions that the Chinese pilot conducted an...
  • John Akers dies at 79; former head of IBM

    John Akers, chief executive officer at IBM for eight years during the company's struggles to adapt its dominance in mainframes to the personal-computer era, has died. He was 79. Akers died Friday in Boston, IBM said in a statement on its website. The...
  • 50 years at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown

    YORK — Frances Goodwin Holt reported for duty at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown on June 20, 1966, to work as a chemist in naval mine warfare. She was about 26, barely 5 feet tall, a mere 90 pounds and one of only a handful of women who worked at...
  • Little girl surprised to throw first pitch to deployed dad

    Little girl surprised to throw first pitch to deployed dad
    A little girl who threw the first pitch at a Charlotte Knights game got the surprise of her life when she realized who was behind the catcher's mask. It was 8-year-old Isabella's father, a Gunner's Mate 1st Class in the United States Navy who had been...
  • Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA healthcare system

    Growing evidence points to systemic troubles in VA healthcare system
    Three years ago Edward Laird, a 76-year-old Navy veteran, noticed two small blemishes on his nose. His doctor at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix ordered a biopsy, but month after month, as the blemishes grew larger, Laird couldn't get an...
  • Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech

    Read Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State Speech
    TALLAHASSEE -- Here's Gov. Rick Scott's State of the State speech to lawmakers: Good morning, Chief Justice Polston and distinguished members of the Supreme Court.  Welcome Attorney General Pam Bondi, Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater,...
  • Amelia Earhart disappearance eerily similar to missing Malaysian flight

    Amelia Earhart disappearance eerily similar to missing Malaysian flight
    A plane vanished without a trace. The media grasped at every possible lead. A riveted public submitted tips and government officials argued about where to search. Anguished relatives wondered what really happened and hope dimmed with each passing day....
  • Billy Hurley III shoots 63 to take lead at Greenbrier Classic

    Billy Hurley III shot a seven-under-par 63 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Greenbrier Classic at White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. Hurley played bogey-free in shooting his lowest score of the season. The former U.S. Navy...