MIAMI (AP) While the parent company of the owner of the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship is based in Miami, passengers who want to file a lawsuit in U.S. courts over its disaster will likely face choppy seas. That’s because ...Read More »
FAIRFAX (AP) The Episcopal Church should be restored as the owner of several historic churches in Virginia, a Fairfax circuit judge has ruled, years after the denomination was essentially evicted by local congregations dismayed with Episcopal leadership’s liberal theology. In ...Read More »
(AP) Virginia Senate Republicans ruled out power sharing with Democrats on Wednesday with Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling casting the vote that broke a partisan 20-20 tie, then used Bolling’s position to take control of the Senate. That consolidates Republican ...Read More »
(AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher’s work. The hearing is set for Thursday. Cuccinelli is seeking emails and ...Read More »
(AP) — A federal sexual harassment lawsuit against Family Dollar Stores of Virginia Inc. has been settled. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission says the discount retailer agreed to pay $45,000 to settle the lawsuit. A consent decree filed Wednesday ...
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A federal judge in Richmond last week allowed three Republican presidential hopefuls to join Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s lawsuit challenging Virginia’s ballot access law. U.S. District Judge John A. Gibney Jr. granted a motion by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, ...Read More »
(AP) Legislators representing districts that encircle a uranium deposit in Southside Virginia are asking their colleagues to abandon any effort in the 2012 session to end the state’s 30-year ban on mining the radioactive ore. They said in a letter ...Read More »