Virginia

File photo of a death chamber. (credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers/Getty Images)

Va’s Supply of Controversial Execution Drug Expires in Sept.

The controversial execution drug approved by the U.S. Supreme Court is used in Virginia, but no executions are scheduled and the state’s supply expires at the end of September.

06/29/2015

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Foo Fighters Tweet Confirms July 4th Concert Is A Go

A Foo Fighters tweet confirms the July 4th concert at RFK stadium is on.

06/29/2015

Sen. John McCain says Arizona's botched execution was a form of torture. (Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Justices Uphold Use of Drug Implicated in Botched Executions

The Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal injection executions Monday, as two dissenting justices said for the first time that they think it’s “highly likely” that the death penalty itself is unconstitutional.

06/29/2015

The rate of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic that is still growing simply because more people are living to an old age, new studies show.  (MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images)

New Questions About Why More Women Than Men Have Alzheimer’s

Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption that it’s just because they tend to live longer than men.

06/28/2015

SpaceX rocket launch

SpaceX Launch Ends in Failure, Rocket Erupts

A SpaceX rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station erupted Sunday shortly after liftoff.

06/28/2015

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Police Say Body Discovered in Fairfax County Pond

Fairfax County officials have pulled a body out of a pond and are investigating what may have caused the death.

06/28/2015

During The Storm

Tornado, Flash Flood Warnings Issued as Storms Slam Region

Most of the D.C.-Baltimore region is under a Flash Flood Watch as severe storms push through the area.

06/27/2015

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Catholic Bishops in Virginia Condemn Gay Marriage Ruling

The Catholic dioceses in Virginia say the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing same-sex marriages fails to uphold marriage as the union of one man and one woman.

06/26/2015

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Deaf Man Spent 6 Weeks in Jail on Theft Charge, Now Recanted

A man whose claim about a stolen iPad left a deaf man jailed for six weeks has now recanted his accusation.

06/26/2015

File photo of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Weekend Guide: What’s Happening in Your Area June 26 – 28

While this weekend’s forecast isn’t the greatest, a lot of events, most of which are free, will happen rain or shine.

06/26/2015