Virginia

McConnell Vows To Stop Obama 'Crusade' For Coal Regulations (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Va. Senate Panel Rejects Plan to Cut Carbon Emissions

A state Senate committee has rejected a proposal for Virginia to join a regional cap-and-trade initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants.

01/29/2015

A TransUnion survey finds that majority of Americans don't take into account how holiday shopping with credit cards can affect their credit scores. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Anonymized’ Credit Card Data Not so Anonymous, Study Shows

Credit card data isn’t quite as anonymous as promised, a new study says.

01/29/2015

Liban Haji Mohamed with Background

Former D.C. Taxi Driver on FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists List

A former taxicab driver in the D.C. area is the latest person to go on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list, the FBI announced Thursday.

01/29/2015

A new study finds that 70 percent of parents keep a watchful eye on their own children’s Facebook accounts, and 46 percent reported having their kids' passwords.  (ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/GettyImages)

Arlington Co. Schools Warn They’ll Block if Students Practice Bad ‘Twitter Etiquette’

The Arlington County Public School system is asking students and others who interact with them on their Twitter account to so do in a civil and profane-free manner.

01/29/2015

concussions, NFL, brain injuries

Johns Hopkins Study Sheds Light on Brain Damage of Former NFL Players

A new study on the cognitive function of former NFL players, done by Johns Hopkins scientists and published in the February issue of the journal Neurobiology of Disease, sheds new light on concussion-related brain damage.

01/29/2015

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Bill to Cut Number of School Tests Fails in Senate Committee

An attempt to reduce the number of required standardized tests taken by Virginia schoolchildren has failed in a Virginia Senate committee.

01/29/2015

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Attempt to Repeal Abortion Ultrasound Law Fails in Senate

A Republican-controlled state Senate committee has defeated an attempt to repeal a 2012 law requiring a woman seeking an abortion to undergo an ultrasound procedure first.

01/29/2015

medical marijuana

Virginia Senate Panel OKs Marijuana Derivatives for Epilepsy

A proposal to legalize two derivatives of the marijuana plant for treating epilepsy has cleared its first hurdle in the General Assembly.

01/29/2015

Billy Joel performs at Madison Square Garden on January 27, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Billy Joel to Play M&T Bank Stadium in July

Billy Joel will perform at M&T Bank Stadium in July, Live Nation announced Thursday. The Piano Man last performed in the region last summer at Nationals Park.

01/29/2015

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Snowboarding Va. Boy Critically Hurt After Crashing Into Car

A 6-year-old northern Virginia boy is in critical condition after he slid into a passing car while snowboarding on a steep neighborhood driveway.

01/29/2015

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