U.S. museum marks birthplace of country music

Nov 1, 2014

U.S. museum marks birthplace of country music

by Jeff Martin

The sounds of some of the earliest country music recordings are filling a new museum. But the Birthplace of Country Music Museum is not located in Nashville. Instead, it’s in Bristol, a small town on the Tennessee-Virginia state line. The museum aims to tell ...

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

Oct 30, 2014

U.S. rocket explosion probed; space station resupplied

Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what made an unmanned U.S. supply rocket explode in a fireball moments after lifting off from a launchpad in Virginia, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital ...

Pilot's fate unknown in U.S. fighter jet crash in Virginia moutains

Aug 28, 2014

Pilot's fate unknown in U.S. fighter jet crash in Virginia moutains

An experienced pilot on a standard maintenance mission was missing Wednesday after his fighter jet crashed in the mountains of Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said. The pilot of the single-seat F-15C reported an ...

Apr 4, 2014

Virginia passes law on 'East Sea'

Legislation requiring that the Korean name for the Sea of Japan be included in new school textbooks has become law in the state of Virginia, a victory for Korean-American campaigners in the U.S. backed by the South Korean government. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed ...

Jan 24, 2014

Virginia textbooks to use Sea of Japan, East Sea

The Virginia Senate passed a bill Thursday that will require future school textbooks to carry both names used by the Japanese and South Korean governments for the waters between Japan and the Korean Peninsula. The bill to teach students the East Sea, used by ...

Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell, wife indicted for corruption

Jan 22, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell, wife indicted for corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once viewed as a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal corruption charges accusing the couple of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in loans, shopping sprees, money for their daughter’s wedding ...

Dec 24, 2013

U.S. state to debate Sea of Japan vs. East Sea dispute

The Virginia Legislature will open debate next month on three bills related to the Japan-South Korea dispute over the name of the body of water between the two nations, a state senator said. The bills would require public school textbooks used in Virginia to ...