With Akie Abe, Michelle Obama pitches student foreign exchanges

Apr 29, 2015

With Akie Abe, Michelle Obama pitches student foreign exchanges

Michelle Obama said Tuesday that all students in the U.S. should have the opportunity to interact with children from other countries so they can learn about each other and realize what they have in common, instead of focusing on their differences. The U.S. first ...

Former Virginia governor gets two years for corruption

Jan 7, 2015

Former Virginia governor gets two years for corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once on the short list to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate during the 2012 presidential race, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement. A jury in September ...

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 ...