Latest Virginia Regional News | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

Latest Virginia Regional News

Play associated audio

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) State police are being kept busy along a 12-mile stretch of Interstate 64 from Williamsburg south to Newport News. Authorities say troopers responded to more than 25 crashes early today along that stretch of highway, and they continue to mount.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Virginia Senate has killed a measure to allocate funds received from possible offshore drilling for oil and gas off the state's coast to services such as education, health care and public safety. The measure had been pushed by new Gov. Bob McDonnell.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia's House of Delegates has passed a bill that would ban the forced implantation of tracking devices in people. Warning of sinister privacy intrusions in an Orwellian world, Delegate Mark Cole says the bill means no one could be required to wear a tracking implant as a condition of employment.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) The Senate Finance Committee has overwhelmingly advanced legislation that would require online retailers to pay the same Virginia sales taxes that stores do. On a voice vote with only one dissent, Senator Emmett Hanger's bill heads to the full Senate amid concern about weak sales tax receipts and a $4 billion revenue shortfall.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

After A Ho-Hum Summer, Hollywood Ramps Up For Fall

Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.
NPR

These 5 Crops Are Still Hand-Harvested, And It's Hard Work

Saffron, vanilla, palm oil, cacao and cottonseed oil are still picked by hand in some parts of the world. Sometimes that manual labor shows up in the price of the food; sometimes it doesn't.
NPR

Eric Cantor Joins Wall Street Investment Bank

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the boutique investment bank Moelis & Company. The Virginia Republican was unexpectedily defeated in a June primary.
NPR

Why Do We Blindly Sign Terms Of Service Agreements?

Audie Cornish talks with University of Chicago Law School professor Omri Ben-Shahar about terms of service agreements for software and websites.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.