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To Say That This Would Hold Up in Court Would Be the Understatement of the Century

Wife: But, sweetheart, that sort of makes you a terrorist.Husband: Look, just because I like to blow things up doesn’t make me a terrorist. I’m white!–Norfolk & RivingtonOverheard by: Adam

VA: State Ready to Commit More Money to Beach Light Rail

The state has sweetened its funding commitment to the city in its pursuit of a light-rail extension from Norfolk. Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne said Wednesday that the state's previous commitment of as much as $155 million in...Show More Summary

CSX Earnings: Profit Rises On Fuel Price Decline

CSX's stock shot up 4% during after hours trading as investors reacted positively to the marginal earnings per share beat and the likelihood of Norfolk Southern's weak earnings expectations not being an industry-wide phenomenon. TheShow More Summary

AAU basketball teams feel ‘scammed’ after sudden shutdown of Elevate Basketball Circuit

Metro All-Stars boys’ basketball Coach Calvin Clark first began to have doubts about the legitimacy of the Elevate Basketball Circuit two weeks ago, when he took a collection of rising seniors from the Washington area to Norfolk for the grass-roots basketball league’s inaugural set of games. Show More Summary

Daily dose: Justice for Nisour Square edition

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Blackwater guard sentenced to life in Iraqi shooting (Norfolk Virginian-Pilot) -- Defense lawyers are vowing to appeal the convictions of four former Blackwater security guards after a federal judge handed down lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting of unarmed civilians in Iraq.http://hamptonroads.com/2015/04/blackwater-guard-sentenced-life-iraqi-shooting

Descendants of HMS Bounty Mutineers Have Problems with Authority, Too

On a small rock 900 miles off the coast of Australia, a hubbub is brewing about sovereignty and the right of unique peoples to self-governance. The residents of Norfolk Island, about 2,000 people living on a three-by-five mile chunkShow More Summary

Railroad giant Norfolk Southern warns that earnings will be hurt by 'increased hiring and training costs' (NSC)

Wage growth has hit another sector of the economy: railroads. In a release on Monday after the market close, railroad giant Norfolk Southern warned that its earnings in the first quarter will be down 15% from last year. The company cited a number of factors impacting earnings including the weather and the strong US dollar. Show More Summary

Oscar De La Hoya vs. Pernell Whitaker

6 days agoSports / Boxing : Boxing.com

On April 12, 1997 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, longstanding WBC welterweight champion Pernell Whitaker, from Norfolk, Virginia, defended his title against WBC junior welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya, from Montebello, California.…

Search for Va. college student leads to human remains

6 days agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Norfolk police searching for missing student Anjelica Hadsell say they found human remains Thursday morning outside an abandoned Virginia home

Anjelica Hadsell Update: Remains Found In Search

Is the search for Anjelica Hadsell over? Human remains have been located in the search for the missing teen, and the community of Norfolk, Virginia, are in shock. WAVY 10 News reports that the remains were found in the backyard of a home on Smith’s Ferry Road. Show More Summary

Fiery Outlines Show How Huge a Melting Glacier Used to Be

Simon Norfolk traces the melting of a glacier on Mount Kenya with a line of fire. The post Fiery Outlines Show How Huge a Melting Glacier Used to Be appeared first on WIRED.

Railroads Review: Norfolk Southern, CSX, Union Pacific

Railroad stocks saw some stability in the week through Thursday, after having declined significantly in the week before due to lowered revenue guidance from Kansas City Southern and Genesee & Wyoming. Investors have been concerned about energy sector volumes, which include commodities such as coal, coke, and crude oil.

Trina Solar Sells UK’s Largest Solar Power Plant For $88 Million

Trina Solar has offloaded its third solar power project in the UK in-line with its strategy to develop and sell power assets. The China-based solar power giant sold the 49.99 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant located in Norfolk....Show More Summary

Human-Shaped Fungus Grows in England

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A human-shaped mushroom species has been discovered on the side of a road in Norfolk, England. Read more...

Authorities arrest man wanted in connection with Dumfries drive-by shooting

Authorities arrested a 22-year-old man who was wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting in Dumfries last month.On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals’ Fugitive Task Force captured Andre Vaunquez Perry in Norfolk, Va., Prince William County police said. Read full article >>

James Bond Visits Lotus: Daniel Craig Picks Up His New Lotus Evora 400

Actor Daniel Craig, best known as the most recent iteration of James Bond, picked up his new Lotus Evora 400 at the factory in Norfolk. After an inspection of the car, he drove it home. Silver, with dark red interior. Nice choice. The new Evora has a top speed of [...]

Pernell Whitaker vs. Roger Mayweather

3 weeks agoSports / Boxing : Boxing.com

On March 28, 1987 at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, hailing from Norfolk, fought Roger Mayweather, the “Black Mamba” from Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the NABF lightweight title. Sweet Pea was…

DC Sports Bog: Nationals unveil new train-themed scoreboard on club level

The Stars & Stripes Club at Nationals Park was rebranded the Norfolk Southern Club last season. This year, the club, which stretches from first base to third base on the second level, will feature a new animated scoreboard and a moving model train in keeping with its railroad theme.Read full article >>

20th-century woodblock prints on view at the Chrysler Museum of Art show beautiful and historic landscapes

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

In recognition of the vibrant sister city ties between Norfolk, Va., and Kitakyushu, Japan, the Chrysler Museum of Art presents an exhibition of exquisite and colorful 20th-century Japanese woodblock prints. Gifts from Japan: Landscape...Show More Summary

New accessions: Edith and William Warnes Diaries (Accession 29618)

This interesting new accession comprises 38 diaries kept by a Queensland couple, Edith and William Warnes, between 1890 and 1927. William John Warnes was born on 20 February 1862 in Norfolk England. He came to Queensland when he was 21, in March 1883 on the Bulimba. Edith Mary Grant was born in New South Wales... Read more

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