Virginia Democrats push gun control ahead of special session

U.S. 06/17/19, 13:51

Democrats in Virginia are trying to make the public case for greater gun restrictions ahead of a special legislative session next month spurred by the fatal shooting of 12 people at a city office.U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran and Richmond Mayor Levar ...

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

Politics 05/20/19, 16:36

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he was making enactment of the bill "one ...

US approves deal to share nuclear tech with Saudi Arabia

Tech 03/28/19, 15:01

The Trump administration has approved six applications for U.S. companies to sell nuclear power technology and assistance to Saudi Arabia, Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers Thursday. Perry told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the Energy Department has approved 37 nuclear applications since January 2017, including nine in the Middle ...

Trump signs bill naming post office for fallen Army captain Khan

Politics 12/25/18, 12:46

President Donald Trump signed a bill into law naming a Virginia post office after the slain U.S. Army Captain Humayun Khan, whose family sparred with then-candidate Trump during the 2016 presidential election. The White House on Friday announced President Trump signed H.R. 3184, designating the postage facility at 180 McCormick Road in Charlottesville, Virginia, as ...

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