A Virginia man pleaded no contest to capital murder on Tuesday in the death of his girlfriend and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Roanoke County officials said.
In a closely watched case with implications for other states, Virginia reached a broad settlement with the Justice Department Thursday on protecting the legal rights of people with developmental disabilities, both physical and intellectual. The agreement also will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
A man suspected in a series of buttock slashings in Fairfax, Virginia, has been captured in Peru, authorities said.
A federal judge on Friday ruled against four Republican presidential candidates seeking a spot on Virginia's March 6 primary ballot, saying they waited too long to file their claims.
The death of a 7-year-old Virginia girl from a suspected peanut allergy at school has raised questions about how prepared school officials are to handle sudden reactions in children.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich failed to collect enough signatures to appear on the Virginia primary ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia announced Saturday morning, leaving the longtime Virginia resident without a place on the state's ballot and raising questions about his campaign's organization.
A federal appeals court has tossed out Virginia's lawsuit against the sweeping health care reform effort championed by President Barack Obama, after the three-judge panel concluded Thursday the state lacks the jurisdictional authority to challenge the 2010 law.
Virginia's governor Sunday urged state residents to take caution in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, warning that flooding, downed power lines and debris still posed hazards to people moving around.
A head stone mason for the National Cathedral says it will cost millions to repair the damage from Tuesday's quake.
Several fatalities and numerous injuries were reported after a bus crashed on I-95 in Caroline County, Virginia. (no audio)
The company that operated a commercial tour bus involved in a deadly crash this week has been issued a cease-and-desist order after the U.S. Department of Transportation said it tried to resume operations under a different name.
Police on Wednesday released the names of four women killed when a commercial tour bus ran off I-95 and overturned early Tuesday in Caroline County, Virginia.
Four passengers were killed and 54 injured Tuesday when an interstate bus ran off the road and overturned on the side of I-95 in Caroline County, Virginia, according to state police.
A federal appeals court panel expressed strong support Tuesday for the sweeping health care reform bill championed by President Barack Obama. It was the first appellate hearing on the law's constitutionality.
Nine people were injured in southeastern Virginia on Thursday when a school bus and a small van collided.
At least two deputies in Buchanan County, Virginia, have been shot, according to a Buchanan County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman.
A 23-year-old Virginia man was arrested Sunday, 150 miles from the rural town where police say he killed three people a day earlier, police said.
An illegal immigrant from El Salvador has been charged in a triple slaying in Virginia.
Virginia officials have asked the Supreme Court for an expedited review of the sweeping health care reform law, saying the issue is too important to delay consideration of the legislation's constitutionality.
A panel of historians has found an "appalling" number of factual errors in a new fourth-grade history textbook used in many Virginia school districts, one of the experts said.
A Virginia man was arraigned Friday on charges he abducted a 12-year-old girl whose mother was later found dead and took her across the country before being spotted outside a San Francisco supermarket.
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.
A Virginia man accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl and taking her cross-country is back on the East Coast, set to be arraigned on abduction and other charges.
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli talks about his position on an insurance mandate with CNN's John King.
The father of a 12-year-old Virginia girl, who police say was abducted and taken on a week-long, cross-country trek by the man considered a prime suspect in her mother's death, on Monday thanked law enforcement, the media and the California woman who alerted police after spotting the girl.
Virginia police detectives talked Sunday for the first time with a 12-year-old Virginia girl and the man who allegedly kidnapped her and has been deemed a prime suspect in her mother's death.
The FBI says shots were fired overnight at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Virginia.
Three people were killed and three were injured in a shooting incident outside a Virginia residence.
A property dispute between family members apparently led to a shooting in which a man killed two people in the central Virginia town of Louisa before he was shot by police, authorities said.
CNN's American Morning talks with Virginia's attorney general about police checking for immigration status.
After facing a $1.8 billion shortfall just six months ago, Virginia closed its fiscal 2010 budget with a $220 million budget surplus.
Forensic evidence links the cases of a Virginia Tech student believed slain in October and the kidnapping and sexual assault of another woman four years earlier, state police announced Thursday.
Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia delivered the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Wednesday night. Here is a transcript of the speech.
An inmate stabbed one deputy and shot another Wednesday in a holding cell in a Virginia courthouse, a sheriff's department said.
An inmate allegedly stabbed one deputy and shot another Wednesday in a holding cell in a Virginia courthouse.
Virginia's governor declared a state of emergency Friday as a winter storm expected to pummel the East Coast this weekend began dumping snow in Virginia and North Carolina.
A couple who allegedly crashed this week's state dinner at the White House met President Obama in a reception line at the event, a White House official told CNN on Friday.
The Virginia couple accused of crashing President Obama's first White House state dinner on Tuesday are named in at least 16 different civil suits in Fauquier County, sometimes as plaintiffs, sometimes as defendants.
WTKR reporter Kurt Williams describes the scene at a flooded area in Norfolk, Virginia.
Finding a boyfriend is only the beginning when it comes to relationship woes. Once you're in one, you have to deal with another person, including the parts that annoy you despite your love for him.
Virginia's Department of Transportation is putting $694.5 million in stimulus funds to work repairing the state's roads and bridges. But that money won't save the jobs of nearly 1,500 of the agency's workers.
For the past year, Donna Chamberlain has worked at a fuel center here in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. It pays roughly half of what her old job did, but after being out of work for 14 months, she feels lucky to have it.
A Virginia woman says her child support payments are being charged bank fees. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
Development threatens to engulf Civil War battlefields, a preservationist group said as it released its annual list of endangered battle sites on Wednesday.
Could this year's elections for governor in New Jersey and Virginia be an omen of things to come in 2010? They sometimes have been in the past. But you have to know how to read the signs.
Remember "drill, baby drill"? In its last weeks in office, the Bush administration is starting to make it happen by quietly starting the process of exploration and drilling off the coast of Virginia.
Paper ballots, punch cards, machines...Why don't all Americans vote the same way? Jill Dougherty explains.
Virginia was braced for record turnout and long queues at voting stations as the key swing state prepared to go to the polls in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.
Unlike in previous U.S. presidential elections of recent times, the battle for the White House in 2008 begins just a short drive west from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, across the Potomac River amid the commuter belt sprawl of northern Virginia.
In the final days before the election, the strategy in battleground Virginia has shifted from getting people registered to making sure they show up to vote.
Virginia Republicans and Democrats amp up their get-out-the-vote efforts before Election Day. CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
The commonwealth of Virginia has traditionally been a Republican stronghold -- the last time a Democratic presidential candidate won the state was in 1964.
Could the fourth time be the charm to knock off three-time defending national champion Northwestern? Perhaps. The Wildcats' 36-game win streak dating back to last season was broken by Penn when mental breakdowns and lackluster plays kept Northwestern from getting past the Quakers' tough defense.
Suffolk, Virginia officials share the latest on the tornadoes that ripped through the city.
At least three tornadoes caused massive damage in Virginia and injured more than 200 people on Monday, officials said.
A fireworks show goes awry, and witnesses describe the scene with multiple injuries.
Virginia State Police say a 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the recent interstate shootings.
From butterflies to grizzly bears, we know where the wild things are.
RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- I've got opinions about Spygate, the best receiver you never appreciated enough and the ridiculously challenging schedule of Myron Cope's favorite team. All in due time. First, I take you to the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel here, a few long spirals from Giants Stadium, to meet a man you're going to get to know very well over the next few years.
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama pulled support from virtually all sectors of the voting public Tuesday on his way to defeating rival Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., Democratic primaries, according to CNN exit polling.
CNN's poltical panel discusses the impact the upcoming Texas primary will have for the leading Democratic candidates.
A quick look at the highlights from CNN.com's coverage of the Potomac primaries.
Business was brisk at polling places in Virginia and Maryland on Tuesday, where primaries could answer key questions in the Democratic and Republican nomination races.
I-Reporter William Bernstein Jr. reports from three Virginia Beach polling stations about Tuesday's Potomac Primaries.
The Illinois senator takes Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., while Sen. McCain fights off Huckabee by a narrow margin
If he sweeps today's Potomac Primaries as expected, many observers think he'll be close to unstoppable
Fire crews made progress Monday in Virginia against brush fires that had been fanned by gale-force winds, officials said.
Heavy winds are fueling wildfires in several areas across Virginia.
Days and nights in Richmond, Virginia, sparkle during December more than a socialite draped in jewels. Legions of stringed lights hang like tinsel on trees. Candy-colored bulbs decorate foliage at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. And James River plantations treat guests to a colonial-style Christmas. From candlelight tours to light shows, this town offers more weekend choices than a travel agent's checklist.
Election 2007 is in the record books. But can this election, overshadowed by the early start to next year's presidential contest, tell us anything about the 2008 contests?
CNN's Brian Todd looks at Tuesday's election results and what they may say about the 2008 race.
It's Election Day 2007, but the earlier-than-ever starts of the presidential and congressional campaigns have overshadowed this year's races. Still, some contests are worth watching.
A new government study shows that staph infections are more widespread than once thought. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.
Students at a high school in Virginia prepared Thursday for the funeral of a popular classmate, the victim of a deadly drug-resistant strain of bacteria that has turned up in schools across the country recently.
CNN's Abbi Tatton reports on the former Republican House Speaker's foray into the 3-D online world Second Life.
Recently, on George Allen's new Web site, GeorgeAllen.com, the former Republican senator from Virginia listed some words of wisdom from legendary college football coaches like Knut Rockne and Woody Hayes.
A Virginia grand jury has indicted suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick and three co-defendants on state charges of running a dogfighting ring at Vick's Virginia home, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, a Democrat, announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate Thursday with a new campaign Web site and a YouTube video.
It appears we could have another bitter Senate battle in Virginia next year.
There's a stillness that permeates the streets -- and the water -- in Irvington, Virginia. The glasslike surface of Carter's Creek is so calm you can't help but touch it to see if you'll cause a ripple. The scent of warm, dry grass fills the air. Colors appear softer. It feels almost magical.
Sen. John Warner, R-Virginia -- the respected former Navy secretary and outspoken critic of the current state of affairs in Iraq -- will not seek re-election to a sixth term, he announced Friday.
The deadline has come and gone for the owners of 50 remaining pit bulls seized in April from the Virginia property owned by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick to claim the animals, but the dogs' fate remains in limbo.
As students return to the campus, a debate continues over how schools should handle students in distress
The young boys traveled thousands of miles from their families on a harrowing five-month sea journey not knowing what they'd find when they arrived. Talk about being scared out of your wits. Talk about an adventure of a lifetime!
The Rev. Jerry Falwell is dead at 73. Ron Godwin, executive vice president of Falwell's Liberty University, said Falwell had "a history of heart challenges" and was found unresponsive Tuesday at the university.
In a major victory for the makers of famed Smithfield hams, federal regulators Friday announced they will not object to a merger of the nation's two largest hog producers, which supply a major share of the nation's pork chops, hams and bacon.
SI.com's experts weigh in with their predictions for this Saturday's race in Richmond, Va.
Lethal injection has become the most common method of execution in the United States. Last year, 52 of the 53 executions in the country were by injection.
When a judge deemed Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho a danger to himself due to mental illness in 2005, that ruling should have disqualified him from buying a handgun under federal law.
The victims came to Virginia Tech from different backgrounds and different continents.
The U.S. is the world's largest maker, buyer and seller of guns but the country's constitutional right to bear arms comes at a high price -- one that gun control advocates say the whole world is paying.
SI.com's experts weigh in with their predictions for this Sunday's race in Martinsville, Va.
It's a Mata-Matta world -- in that order -- at the top of the regular season's final Power Rankings.
In this weeks installment, we have Florida's NCAA tournament-preparation checklist, Acie Law's knuckleball shot and a heavy dose of Craig Ehlo.
A new breed of nanobots is being designed to assist doctors by going where no surgeon or technology has gone before. Working at the scale of molecules, these micro-machines are taking their cues from bacteria and the way in which they find their way around the human body. If they are successful, they could bring about a new type of molecular surgery and a different perspective to our own inner space.
At best you would probably associate airships with enormous floating advertisements, at worst, the Hindenburg disaster, but what might seems a form of transportation from another era is currently undergoing a re-launch. From high-altitude surveillance to a hybrid luxury cruise liner, our skies may soon be home to the next generation of multi-purpose airship.
For years the term "federal small-business contract" has contained an internal contradiction: Many firms receiving the deals had outgrown the designation or been acquired by large corporations.
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