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Arts Jan 12Pandemic has imperiled plans to retrieve Titanic’s radio
Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic is threatening a company's controversial plans to retrieve and exhibit the radio that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic.
Politics Oct 14Federal judge extends Virginia voter registration deadline
A federal judge on Wednesday extended the deadline for registering to vote in Virginia by 48 hours after the state's online voter registration system went down because of an accidentally severed cable.
Nation Sep 10Lawsuit says EPA failed to enforce Chesapeake Bay pollution caps
The lawsuit says the EPA is allowing the two states to miss an upcoming deadline for meeting pollution-reduction goals.
Nation Jun 09U.S. challenges planned expedition to retrieve Titanic’s radio
The U.S. government will try to stop a company's planned salvage mission to retrieve the Titanic's wireless telegraph machine. Federal attorneys are arguing the expedition would break federal law and a pact with Britain to leave the iconic shipwreck undisturbed.
Nation May 22As Memorial Day draws people outdoors, virus rebound feared
The holiday weekend arrives amid the bleakest economy in decades. Tens of millions of people have been thrown out of work since the virus hit hard in March.
Politics Nov 25WATCH: In Virginia, Bloomberg blasts Trump for Navy leader’s ouster
For the first stop of his Democratic campaign, Bloomberg went to Norfolk, where he criticized Trump over the firing of Richard Spencer.
World Nov 13Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic
After attending a climate conference in Spain, Thunberg hopes she’ll make it home for Christmas and to be with her family and her dogs.
World Sep 08Dorian topples crane, knocks out power in eastern Canada
Dorian arrived on Canada's Atlantic coast Saturday with heavy rain and powerful winds, toppling a construction crane in Halifax and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people a day after the storm wreaked havoc on North Carolina's Outer…
Nation Sep 07Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage
As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.
Nation Jun 02Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job
The gunman who opened fire inside a Virginia Beach government building, killing 12 people, had notified a superior of his intention to leave his job, officials said Saturday.