The mainland United States, which was largely recovering Monday from a near-nationwide heat wave, has experienced the warmest 12-month period since record-keeping began in 1895, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.
President Barack Obama arrives in Richmond this weekend for his first official campaign visit to the battleground state of Virginia, a hyped rally that is mobilizing both Republican and Democratic ground troops for the general election.
An undercover investigation by the Federal Trade Commission found funeral homes nationwide deceived customers into making purchases they weren't required to make and failed to give up-front pricing to customers.
In this, the craziest of all bubble seasons, no one around the cutline is completely safe. This year, more than any other, you could see a slew of misses from national projections. Too many mediocre teams to fill too many available bracket slots mean it's anyone's guess what the committee will do. Here's my guess after the 1 p.m. games, where St. Bonaventure's nabbed the A-10 title and pushed an at-large team out of the field:
A historical society in Virginia, where slavery began in the American colonies in 1619, has discovered the identities of 3,200 slaves from unpublished private documents, providing new information for today's descendants in a first-of-its-kind online database, society officials say.
Just hours after Republican and Democratic aides confirmed to CNN that the so-called super committee will likely fail to reach a bipartisan deficit reduction deal, a national prayer vigil was held in Lafayette Park near the White House.
RICHMOND, Va. -- The "Race to the Chase" started way back in February with Trevor Bayne's stunning upset victory in the Daytona 500 and finally concluded 26 races later with Kevin Harvick winning Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Richmond International Raceway.
Two nuclear reactors at the North Anna power plant outside Richmond, Va. regained offsite power Wednesday after losing it as the result of the earthquake Tuesday, the plant's owner Dominion Virginia Power told CNN.
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- History hasn't been kind to the last drivers to make the Chase field. Since the Chase expanded to 12 teams in 2007, no late clincher has finished better than sixth in the final standings and several of them have finished dead last. With the addition of the Chase wild card, several drivers are still vying for a spot in the playoff with only three races remaining. Do any of them have a shot at the title or will the race just to make the Chase ruin their chances?
A federal court in Richmond, Virginia, is scheduled to conduct the nation's first appellate review of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul Tuesday, giving the controversial legislation a major legal test.
RICHMOND, Va. -- It was a "Saturday Night at the Short Track" for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at the Crown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400. That meant plenty of fender-banging, temper-flaring, hard-racing action around Richmond International Raceway.
An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has been charged with a variety of crimes he allegedly committed while on the job, including selling cigarettes that were part of undercover tobacco investigations, according to the Justice Department.
Twenty-two people allegedly involved in a "highly sophisticated and violent" Mexico-based ring that sold fake documents in the United States were indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond, Virginia, federal officials said Thursday.
The Justice Department has decided not to seek an expedited Supreme Court review of a ruling striking down the "individual mandate" provision in the sweeping health care reform bill, a government source told CNN Friday.
The tarmac rule imposed earlier this year seems to have had the desired affect -- with only one delay exceeding three hours in the entire month of August, said the U.S. Department of Transportation on Tuesday.
If you ask Denny Hamlin what changes he would make to the Chase format if he were king of NASCAR for a day, it takes him, oh, about a nanosecond to respond. "I'd change the schedule," Hamlin says. "We've had our share of problems at some of the tracks in the Chase. And, you know, Jimmie doesn't have those issues. That's been huge for him over the last four years."
Shots fired at a congressman's campaign headquarters. Windows smashed at Democratic offices across the country. A coffin placed on a lawmaker's lawn. Hate-filled voice mail messages left on members of Congress' phone lines.
Albert Einstein is often quoted as saying, "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Planning a road trip is hardly nuclear science, but perhaps the professor had learned that a well-chosen overnight stop can yield treasured memories.
Van T. Barfoot UPDATE: The retired Army colonel and Medal of Honor winner will be allowed to keep his 21-foot flagpole in the front yard of his suburban Richmond, Virginia, home, where he raised, lowered and folded the flag each day, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Barfoot's homeowners' association had demanded that he remove the pole and had threatened the 90-year-old with legal action.
On the morning of the 2007 shooting massacre that rocked the country, Virginia Tech officials had begun to lock down administrative buildings and some staffers even warned their families nearly 90 minutes before the rest of campus was notified that a gunman was on the loose, according to a new report released by Virginia's governor Friday.
As Republicans swept the top three offices in Democratic-leaning Virginia last week, Rep. Eric Cantor was in Richmond, shaking hands with supporters and rallying GOP troops as he proclaimed, "The Republican resurgence begins tonight."
RICHMOND, Va. -- This may well be the year in which Jimmie Johnson's streak of consecutive Sprint Cup championships ends. Maybe Tony Stewart continues his impressive season to claim a third title and his first as an owner/driver. Or perhaps 50-year-old Mark Martin finally gets his first Cup championship. The next 10 races will tell the story, beginning Sunday at Loudon, N.H., but rest assured that three-time defending champion Johnson heads into the Chase with the target on his back, even if he doesn't see himself as the favorite.
On a sunny day in March, about 25 contractors clustered in a dusty former grocery store in Bowling Green, Virginia. Construction was slow, and they hoped this new project -- a health care center funded by stimulus dollars -- could help steer their struggling businesses back toward stability.
Now that the wild bumper-car ride that is Talladega is in the rearview mirror -- and all of the fans who were injured in Carl Edwards' last-lap crash have been released from the hospital -- the circuit moves to Richmond, Va., an ancient .75-mile bullring nestled within the city limits. Here are the five drivers to keep an eye on: