Top News & Analysis Virginia

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp. has agreed to pay a $6 million fine for a big spill that coated the Dan River with liquefied coal ash in 2014, North Carolina's environment agency said Friday. The spill coated 70 miles of the river on the North Carolina- Virginia border in more than 30,000 tons of sludge after a pipe burst at a holding pit at Duke Energy's power plant in...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Prosecutor says he won't pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against three officers in Virginia stun gun case.

  • BRENHAM, Texas— Blue Bell Creameries recalled select flavors of ice cream distributed across the South after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier for use as an ingredient was potentially contaminated with listeria, the Brenham, Texas- based company announced Wednesday. Blue Bell said it was recalling half gallons and pints of Blue...

  • *Nasdaq closes at record high. *Fed signals it could still tighten by year end. Sept 21- Wall Street racked up gains on Wednesday after the U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Drivers from Tennessee and Georgia to New Jersey may soon breathe a collective sigh of relief as service is restored on Colonial Pipeline, cutting gasoline prices that have surged following a leak on the key line. Still, the 12- day disruption on Colonial, the main artery that flows about 1.3 million barrels per day of fuel from the refining hub on...

  • The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions on Wednesday announced it intends to move its headquarters to Orlando from Alexandria, Virginia, outside Washington. The association also says it intends to hold its massive annual conference in Orlando for another five years. The association had committed to holding the conference in...

  • RICHMOND, Va. _ CarMax Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter earnings of $162.4 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 88 cents per share. CarMax shares have climbed slightly more than 3 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has climbed nearly...

  • The IRS chief made the remarks at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on a drive by hard-line conservatives to oust Koskinen. Their impeachment resolution accuses him of lying to lawmakers, ignoring subpoenas and overseeing an agency that destroyed emails as Congress investigated how the IRS subjected tea party groups seeking tax exemptions to harsh...

  • WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates in U.S. presidential swing states, including Florida and North Carolina, mostly fell in August compared with a year ago. But they were up in some hotly contested states, such as Pennsylvania, where the rate jumped to 5.7 percent from 4.9 percent 12 months earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the U.S. Labor Department.

  • ATLANTA— The Latest on the rupture of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama:. The auto club AAA reports that gas prices continue to climb in several southern states after a pipeline leak in Alabama slowed the flow of fuel across the South. AAA reports that in Georgia, Tuesday's average price for regular gas rose about 5 cents since Monday, to an average $2.36 statewide— up...

  • ATLANTA— Gasoline should begin flowing again Wednesday— through a temporary bypass on a critical pipeline— after a major leak in Alabama forced a shutdown that led to surging fuel prices and scattered gas shortages across the South, a company official said Tuesday. The roughly 500- foot section of pipe serving as the bypass is now complete, but supply...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Stock investors next week will focus on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision and whether economic growth trends have given the U.S. central bank reason to raise interest rates off of rock-bottom levels. In the days leading up to Wednesday's policy announcement, market volatility has spiked following two months of relative calm.

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Stock investors next week will focus on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy decision and whether economic growth trends have given the U.S. central bank reason to raise interest rates off of rock-bottom levels. In the days leading up to Wednesday's policy announcement, market volatility has spiked following two months of relative calm.

  • Colonial, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, last Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines that run from the Gulf Coast refining hub to the East Coast, after the leak was discovered in Shelby County, Alabama. Greg Robinson, the head of Alabama's Emergency Management Agency, said on Friday Colonial told him it hoped to get the pipeline up...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike due to an ongoing partial shutdown of Colonial Pipeline, the vital artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Specifically, traders and analysts say the six states most likely to be affected are Georgia, Virginia, South Carolina,...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- Gasoline futures have soared and prices at the pump in certain states have started to spike as a result of an ongoing shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline, the key artery bringing gasoline and other products to the U.S. East Coast. Specifically, traders and analysts say the six states that are most likely to be affected are Georgia, Virginia, South...

  • LONDON— A British man accused of hacking into U.S. military and government computer systems and stealing confidential information should be extradited to the United States to face trial, a judge ruled Friday. Judge Nina Tempia said Lauri Love faces "extremely serious charges," and his extradition would not be disproportionate. U.S. prosecutors say 31- year-old...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 15- Colonial Pipeline Co, operator of the largest refined products pipeline system in the United States, said on Thursday it would delay until next week the full restart of its main gasoline line bringing fuel to the East Coast after a 6,000- barrel leak in Alabama. The company on Friday shut its main gasoline and distillate lines, which are critical...