Virginia Headlines 

In-person voting starts in Minnesota, 3 other early states

In-person voting for the midterm elections has started in Minnesota, South Dakota, Virginia and Wyoming, in a landscape that has changed since the pandemic drove a shift to mail balloting in the 2020 presidential contest.

Suit challenges implementation of Disabilities Education Act

A class-action suit is challenging Virginia’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Deal that prevented rail strike still needs worker support

A last-minute deal prevented a railroad strike for now, but many rail workers remain unhappy with working conditions.

Manchin rails against 'revenge politics' on permit plan

Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called “revenge politics? being used against him, as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects.

VCU reaches settlement with family of hazing victim

Virginia Commonwealth University will pay nearly $1 million to the family of a young man who died after a 2021 fraternity hazing incident as part of a recent settlement agreement.

Sailor who died at Pearl Harbor to be buried at Arlington

The remains of a sailor from Massachusetts who died when the USS Oklahoma capsized during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 are being buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.

They ended wanted pregnancies. Post-Roe, they face new pain.

Ashley Lefebvre hugs her unborn daughter’s urn each night.

Youngkin administration recasts transgender student policies

Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration has rewritten Virginia’s model policies for the treatment of transgender students in public schools.

Recovering addicts work to help others in 'Project Recover'

A program in central Virginia is aimed at getting people struggling with drug addiction into treatment by giving them support from recovering addicts who have turned their lives around.

Police search for man convicted in death of Cummings' nephew

Police in Virginia are searching for a man found guilty earlier this week of conspiring to kill a college student who was a nephew of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland.

Virginia judge dismisses youth climate change lawsuit

A Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of 13 young people who claim that the state’s permitting of fossil fuel projects is exacerbating climate change.

GOP nominee for Nevada gov. says he'll fight US abortion ban

The GOP's nominee for Nevada governor says he would fight against a national abortion ban if the U.S. Congress were to pass it.

Sniper denied parole, 20 years after terrorizing D.C. area

Virginia has denied parole to convicted Washington, D.

Virginia's Libertarian Party votes to dissolve itself

The Libertarian Party of Virginia has voted to dissolve itself amid disagreements with the party’s national direction.

Tentative labor deal averts threat of nationwide rail strike

Rail companies and their workers reached a tentative agreement to avert a nationwide strike that could have shut down the nation’s freight trains and devastated the economy less than two months before the midterm elections.

Rioter who wore 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt gets jail term

A Virginia man who stormed the U.S. Capitol while wearing an antisemitic “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt over a Nazi-themed shirt has been sentenced to 75 days of imprisonment.

Rail workers win key concessions in deal to prevent strike

Railroad workers secured a deal that will deliver 24% raises and $5,000 bonuses over five years, but it will also address some of their concerns about strict attendance rules and time off.

Freight-rail strike could knock out commuter service too

A looming freight rail strike could disrupt numerous commuter rail services across the country as well.

From carmakers to refiners, industries brace for rail strike

Carmakers say buyers might not get the vehicle they want on time, commuter rail lines could see service disrupted, and shipments from everything from oil to livestock feed could be disrupted.

EXPLAINER: Rail strike would impact consumers, businesses

A strike by railroad workers would have wide-ranging impact on consumers, commuters and businesses.

One union rejects deal days ahead of rail strike deadline

Members of one union are rejecting a tentative deal with the largest U.S. freight railroads while three other unions remained at the bargaining table just days ahead of a national strike deadline.

Businesses, White House plan for possible rail strike Friday

Business and government officials are bracing for the possibility of a nationwide rail strike at the end of this week while talks carry on between the largest U.S. freight railroads and their unions.

Panel advises removal of Confederate statue at Arlington

An independent commission is recommending that the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery be dismantled and taken down, as part of its final report to Congress on the renaming of military bases and assets that commemorate the Confederacy.

Virginia county votes to remove Lee, Jackson highway names

Fairfax County’s Board of Supervisors has voted to change the name of two major highways recognizing Confederate generals.

Officers won't be charged in man's death after stun gun used

Officials say five western Maryland police officers won’t face charges in a Virginia man's death that occurred days after officers shocked him with a stun gun during an altercation.

As data centers proliferate, neighbors knock the noise

Northern Virginia has established itself as the world's largest home for data centers.

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest, at last

A 21-year-old sailor is being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery more than 80 years after he was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

5 doctors plead guilty in West Virginia in pain pill scheme

Five doctors have pleaded guilty in a pain pill prescription scheme involving clinics in West Virginia and Virginia.

Pressure mounts on US railroads and unions to reach a deal

Freight railroads and their unions are facing increasing pressure from business groups and the White House to settle their contract dispute.

Unions blast rail move to delay shipments before deadline

The heads of the nation’s two largest rail unions said Sunday that the freight railroads’ move to begin delaying some hazardous shipments ahead of this week’s looming strike deadline is only an attempt to get shippers to increase the pressure on Congress to block a work stoppage by imposing a contract on workers.

Police: 3 killed in car that collided with tractor-trailer

Police say three people were killed in a car that collided with a tractor-trailer at an intersection in Virginia’s Nottoway County.

Jill Biden shares memories of 9/11 as wife, sister, more

When Jill Biden realized that terrorists had attacked America on 9/11, her husband, Joe, wasn’t the only loved one she worried about.