| Nov 10, 2009
Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine denied clemency Tuesday for sniper John Allen Muhammad, clearing the way for him to be executed for the attacks that terrorized the nation's capital region for three weeks in 2002.
Muhammad is set to die by injection Tuesday night...
| Nov 10, 2009
John Allen Muhammad, the mastermind of the sniper attacks that terrorized the nation's capital region for three weeks in October 2002, was executed Tuesday.
Muhammad died by injection at 9:11 p.m. at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, prison...
| Nov 11, 2009
A stoically defiant John Allen Muhammad, the sniper who terrified the Washington area in 2002 as he orchestrated 10 fatal and seemingly random shootings, was executed Tuesday night by injection in Virginia's death chamber.
Muhammad, 48, was pronounced...
| Nov 12, 2009
The last thoughts of Washington-area sniper John Allen Muhammad are contained in a letter that his relatives had said would be read publicly Wednesday but which was kept under wraps instead.
Muhammad, 48, remained silent in the execution chamber in...
| Nov 19, 2009
| 2:56 PM
ATLANTA -- Air travelers nationwide scrambled to revise their plans Thursday after an FAA computer glitch caused widespread cancellations and delays for the second time in 15 months. The Federal Aviation Administration said the problem, which lasted about...
| Dec 8, 2009
| 11:13 PM
WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- A 20-year-old student opened fire in a community college classroom, but did not hit anyone and was arrested in a hallway, police said Tuesday.
No injuries were reported following the afternoon shooting at Northern Virginia Community...
| Jun 15, 2009
| 4:23 PM
WASHINGTON -- Obama administration officials said Monday they will propose new limits on how many hours airline pilots can fly in an effort to curb pilot fatigue, an issue safety officials have been urging action on for two decades.
Randy Babbitt, the...
| Aug 13, 2009
One hundred and forty-five years after Gen. Ulysses S. Grant first fought Gen. Robert E. Lee, another conflict is brewing on the Wilderness Battlefield: whether to let Wal-Mart build a superstore where 29,000 soldiers were wounded or killed.
| Aug 20, 2009
Even though Mary Jo Smith and her husband had just arrived in Orlando to start their vacation late the night before, they still showed up for noon Mass at the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe before hitting the theme parks with their five...
| Sep 1, 2009
Tammy Duckworth, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, hoists herself into a single-engine Piper Cherokee.
She taxis to a runway, pushes the throttle and pulls back on the yoke to coax the...
| Feb 24, 2009
| 3:16 PM
Go here: Charlottesville is the town Thomas Jefferson built. Perhaps not literally, but his influence is everywhere, from his founding and design of the University of Virginia to Monticello, his historic home and burial site just outside the city. Tours...