Hampton Roads

While you were sleeping: A new Turcot configuration; doughnut thief caught glazed handed

As of Monday morning rush hour, there will be a new configuration for the Turcot Interchange.<p>Drivers on the eastbound 20 will now have to stay left …

Crime

William & Mary Men/Women Cruise By Davidson

MEN: The William & Mary men’s swimming team sent its seniors out in style Saturday, cruising past Davidson 205.5-53.5 and setting nine pool or dual …

Olympics

Doughnut-eating champ arrested for breaking into doughnut shop

A North Carolina doughnut-eating contest winner was arrested Thursday for breaking into a doughnut shop, police said.

Crime

College basketball notes: After transfer, Babson’s Payton Ouimette quickly takes on leadership role

The end of her sophomore year at Connecticut College was quickly approaching last spring, and Payton Ouimette was going through what a lot of college …

College Basketball

TDE Label Embarks On First "Championship Tour" Spring 2018

Get your money in order because this is one tour you don’t want to miss. On Monday morning (Jan. 22), Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) announced that its …

Kendrick Lamar

These Women Fight For Reproductive Rights Every Day (& They’re Not Even 21 Yet)

It's been 45 years since the Supreme Court's landmark <i>Roe v. Wade</i> decision, but the fight to secure women's reproductive rights still is ongoing. And …

Rights & Freedoms

Mid-Atlantic ports benefit from 2017 coal-export revival

Nearly 20 ships were anchored off Cape Charles early last week — most, if not all, of them colliers waiting to pick up coal destined for ports all …

Business

How a respected institute upset the first black History Teacher of the Year in Massachusetts

Kevin Dua is the 2017 History Teacher of the Year for Massachusetts, the first black educator to win the award in the state. But right now, he isn’t thrilled with the people who gave him the honor.<p>Since 2016 Dua has taught at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, a public high school, after spending …

Black History

Russian & China vs US Ford Carriers - Warrior Maven

By Kyle Mizokami<p>Named after former president and naval aviator Gerald R. Ford, the USS Ford fully takes the nuclear supercarrier into the …

Military

Eagles game wish comes true for former Navy SEAL

When tickets for the Eagles’ NFC Champsionship game sold out in minutes, diehard fan Chris Serle gave up any hope of seeing his team battle the …

DeSean Jackson

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:<p>1. LAWMAKERS PURSUE DEAL TO END …

White Nationalism

Trump threatens "Nuclear Option" during partisan attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2

WASHINGTON<p>President Donald Trump pressured Congress on Sunday to end a government shutdown that reached its second day amid deep uncertainty over …

Charles Schumer

The right of the people

The concept and intention of Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act is pretty straightforward. Quoting directly from that section of the state code: …

Freedom of Information

Island Jerk Hut in Chesapeake has its Jamaican menu rooted in family

A small, bright yellow building sits in the middle of a parking lot in a residential area close to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard. It catches your eye, …

Restaurants

Denison Downs Johns Hopkins, CMU in DIII Powerhouse Tri Meet

(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University women’s swimming and diving team hosted Denison University and Johns Hopkins University in a …

Olympics

Illinois Basketball: State of the Illini basketball program

CHAMPAIGN, IL - DECEMBER 11: Illinois Fighting Illini flag flies during the game against the Norfolk State Spartans at Assembly Hall on December 11, …

College Basketball

Virginia may raise felony threshold for first time since 1980

If a Virginian stole a Commodore Vic-20 computer in 1980, he or she would face up to 20 years in prison. Today, stealing a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses …

Ralph Northam

U.Va. looks to get off to faster start offensively at Wake Forest

Maybe there’s some symmetry in No. 2 Virginia’s bumpy first half Thursday night in Atlanta.<p>With U.Va. set to travel to Winston-Salem, N.C. on Sunday …

College Basketball

Government shutdown could hurt Democrats seeking re-election in Trump states

WASHINGTON<p>Sen. Robert Casey Jr., a Pennsylvania Democrat facing re-election this year in a state that narrowly voted to put Donald Trump in the White …

Sherrod Brown

Neighbors took on T-Mobile when it tried to put a tower in their neighborhood – and won

PORTSMOUTH<p>The tower was supposed to go up within eyeshot of the Westbury neighborhood, a 150-foot rod that would boost cell phone service for the …

Housing

William & Mary snaps its two-game slide, tops Elon 80-73

Connor Burchfield scored 19 points to lead four teammates in double-figure scoring as William & Mary snapped a two-game losing streak by winning at …

Sports

Proceeds From Hampton University President's Book Will Go Toward Student Scholarships

Hampton University recently announced that proceeds from President William R. Harvey's book "Principles of Leadership," will go toward student …

Diversity

James Comey Continues Second Act as a College Instructor

The former FBI director will co-teach a course this fall on “ethical leadership” at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary.

HBCUs

After 7 snow days, teachers face test of getting students back in rhythm

Ben Purvis is one of many Virginia Beach students who enjoyed unexpected time off this month.<p>But on the seventh snow day Thursday, the Princess Anne …

Education

Caver sparks Old Dominion past Florida Atlantic 73-62

Ahmad Caver tossed in 17 points and added seven rebounds, four assists and a career-high seven steals to propel Old Dominion to a 73-62 victory over …

College Basketball

Why We Need to Stop Calling Trump "Crazy" When We Really Mean "Dangerous"

You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. Questions about President Donald …

Liberal View

Basketball Preview: Ohio State vs. Minnesota

Ohio State's three-game road trip comes to an end Saturday in New York City, where the Buckeyes are set to play a Minnesota team that has failed to …

College Basketball

Government shutdown closes Colonial National Historical Park; Jamestown staff, visitors make due

Sonya Sanderson and Kayla Henry drove about 40 minutes from the Southside to find the Jamestown Visitor Center at Colonial National Historical Park …

National Parks

Fired FBI Director James Comey Just Got a New Job — And It's Going to Annoy His Critics

Former FBI Director James Comey has made a lot of moves since being fired by President Donald Trump.<p>He testified before members of the Senate about …

Government

Amazon's potential HQ2 sites leaves many cities disappointed

Amazon's move to whittle its list for a second headquarters leaves more than 200 municipalities disappointed. Here are statements from some of the places that didn't make the tech giant's cut to 20 contenders:<p>DETROIT<p>"We would have loved to have made it into the next round for Amazon's second …

Business