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Tuesday, Sep. 2, 2014

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Report: Virginia needs someone to lead efforts to deal with rising seas and flooding

The coordinator could provide “annual situation reports, quarterly updates and spot reports as necessary," the report says.

Governor: Gas-pipeline project "game changer" for industry, homeowners

The proposed 550-mile-long pipeline, a joint venture by Dominion Resources and three other energy companies, would bring natural gas from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to Virginia and North Carolina. 

US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.

West Virginia woman dies in King George wreck

A West Virginia woman died in a two-car crash today in King George County.

Northern Va. system sheds light on Richmond's future for bus service

Last week, Alexandria and Arlington joined the ranks with the Metroway rapid transit system — the first of its kind in the Washington region — as GRTC nears the beginning of its preliminary design phase for its own rapid transit.

Pulaski man fights depression one step at a time

— Twenty-two years ago, Tony Smith said he almost ended his own life. Then 13, he said he had fallen into a deep depression and even had his suicide planned out before finding a different way to relieve his pain.

Biz Buzz: Cold-pressed juice firm gets deal with grocery chain

Lumi Organics, a Charlottesville-based company that makes fruit and vegetable juices under the Lumi brand, will be sold in The Fresh Market stores around the region. 

Hundreds mourn Mass. fighter pilot killed in Va. crash

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia says members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard to mark her birthday.

Former Culpeper mayor appeals sexual battery conviction

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Former Culpeper Mayor Chip Coleman is appealing a sexual battery conviction.

Remains of Colonial-era brewery found at William and Mary

WILLIAMSBURG — College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.

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More than 30 teens escape from detention center in Tenn.

More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early today, a spokesman said.

Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

Katharine Weymouth is stepping down as publisher of The Washington Post and will be replaced by Frederick Ryan, who previously led Politico.

Justin Bieber charged with assault in connection with collision

TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber faces new charges after police said Tuesday he was arrested for dangerous driving and assault following a collision between a minivan and an ATV that led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ont...

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More storms roll through Midwest with hail, winds

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- More strong storms rumbled through the Midwest, with a tornado reported in Kansas and other places seeing heavy rains, large hail and strong winds....

Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff

An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group.

NTSB: Pilot in Ohio crash was trying to turn back

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The pilot of a small plane told a ground controller that he was not climbing fast enough and asked for permission to turn around just before his rented aircraft plummeted to the ground last week, killing all four college stu…

Guardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio National Guardsman suspected of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter also is accused of abruptly sending a fourth adopted daughter out of state and threatening the children in the family…

Muscular dystrophy telethon raises $56.9 million

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon raised more than $56.9 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend....

New York man gets prison for fatal asphalt toss

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York man who threw a 10-pound chunk of asphalt through the windshield of a passing car, killing the driver, has been sentenced to two to six years in prison....

Cops: Groom charged in brawl during wedding cruise

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A groom became "handsy" with a pregnant waitress at his wedding reception and tried to pour alcohol down her throat, then resisted arrest after getting into a fight with her boyfriend, police said....

Casey Anthony judge retires, joins private firm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge who gained an international audience while presiding over Casey Anthony's murder trial is retiring from the bench, but not from the courtroom....

WWII vet, 86, beaten outside Ohio hospital

CINCINNATI (AP) -- An 86-year-old World War II veteran was recovering Tuesday after being beaten outside a southwest Ohio hospital where he was visiting his ailing wife, authorities said....

Jet with cracked windshield returns to Los Angeles

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) -- An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked....

Maryland doc facing sex charge surrenders license

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) -- A suspended physician at the center of a state licensing scandal agreed Tuesday to permanently surrender his Maryland medical license to resolve charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at a walk-in clinic in April....

Where things stand with Detroit's bankruptcy plan

DETROIT (AP) -- More than a year after Detroit filed for the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a federal judge is hearing evidence on whether he should approve the city's plan to emerge from billions of dollars in debt. Here's a look…

Quake jolts, doesn't stop 2014 Napa harvest

NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- The first pinot noir grapes of the season came in to Trefethen Family Vineyards as usual, glistening purple mounds stacked in white bins....

New York: Bank didn't lend to blacks in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and loan products toward largely white communities, New York's attorney…

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace in 3 1/2 years

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. manufacturing grew in August at the strongest pace in more than three years as factories cranked out more goods and new orders rose....

Surrogate offers clues into man with 16 babies

BANGKOK (AP) -- When the young Thai woman saw an online ad seeking surrogate mothers, it seemed like a life-altering deal: $10,000 to help a foreign couple that wanted a child but couldn't conceive....

New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000

YORK, Maine (AP) — New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000.

Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group contin...

Chicago Arab leader in court on immigration case

DETROIT (AP) -- A Chicago-area Arab leader accused of covering up her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new Detroit judge was assigned to her case....

NYC shuts 9 pre-K centers just before school start

NEW YORK (AP) -- Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration said it is shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates at 36 others....

Lawyer says family of girl with Uzi is devastated

PHOENIX (AP) -- An attorney for the parents of a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi said Tuesday the family is devastated by the tragedy that occurred on a brief excursion during a vacation....

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