Business / Education / National / Technology / Virginia

Warner, Wyden, Rubio introduce legislation to empower students as consumers and showcase new privacy-protecting technology

~ Updated legislation allows students and families to make informed decisions about how to spend their higher education dollars while protecting student privacy ~ WASHINGTON – With the cost of college at an all-time high, U.S. Senators Mark Warner (D-VA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced updated legislation on Thursday, Nov. 29, to provide critical information to help … Continue reading

Advertisement

The Latest: Cosby lawyers say he and accuser were lovers
Arts/Entertainment / Celebrities / Local / National / U.S. News

The Latest: Cosby lawyers say he and accuser were lovers

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Bill Cosby’s defense lawyer says the comedian and his primary accuser were lovers. Cosby is on trial on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in January 2004. His lawyers said in … Continue reading

House OKs sale of 151-proof liquor
Virginia

House OKs sale of 151-proof liquor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians would be able to buy liquor with almost 50 percent more alcohol than is currently available under a bill passed Wednesday by the House of Delegates. The legislation would raise the limit on the alcohol content of neutral grain spirits – alcohol that is “without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or … Continue reading

Virginia House gives ‘Tebow bill’ preliminary approval
Politics / Sports / Virginia

Virginia House gives ‘Tebow bill’ preliminary approval

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House of Delegates gave tentative approval Monday to a bill that would allow home-schooled students to participate in high school sports. HB 1578, widely known as the “Tebow Bill” after former University of Florida and NFL quarterback Tim Tebow, would give home-schoolers the ability to participate in high school … Continue reading

Bathrooms become battlegrounds in anti-discrimination debate
Lifestyle / National / U.S. News

Bathrooms become battlegrounds in anti-discrimination debate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As bathrooms become battlegrounds in the national debate over anti-discrimination laws, a city council’s decision to protect the restroom choices of transgender people in Charlotte, North Carolina, was cheered Tuesday, Feb. 23, by rights advocates as a courageous move. But it may not stand for very long. Gov. Pat McCrory told The … Continue reading

Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk
National / Politics / U.S. News

Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, February 10, a day after the primary in New … Continue reading