Virginia

FAA blames software upgrade for delays of hundreds of flights

A software upgrade is the most likely cause of a technical problem at an air traffic control center in Virginia that forced delay of hundreds of flights along a large swath of the East Coast, said a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday.

According to the FAA, the... read more

Scientists discover a Cosmic 'Dinosaur Egg' about to Hatch

Scientists have discovered something which according to them is a globular cluster, a big ball of up to one million stars which is in its very initial stage. In a written statement, Dr. Kelsey Johnson, an astronomer at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and lead author on a paper... read more

Maureen McDonnell received unfair Trial over Public Corruption Charges, say her Lawyers

On Monday, legal team of Maureen McDonnell, wife of the former governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell, said in a court filing that the former Virginia first lady's convictions on public corruption charges are based on overly broad definition of bribery. The team also said that Maureen wasn't given a... read more

Virginia teen died due to Meningococcal Meningitis

On Tuesday, Madison Small, 18, of Virginia died after an unidentified illness. According to reports, Small was doing just fine on Sunday and played catch with her father. She was a student at Broad Run High School in Ashburn and their senior team captain.

On Monday night, she suddenly... read more

Mysterious Surface of Venus revealed

With the help of new radio telescope data from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), for the first time it has been unveiled what Venus has under its thick veil of clouds.

The planet Venus is at a distance of 25 million miles from us. Venus is the second planet from the Sun,... read more

McDonald’s sued by 10 former employees on charges of Racial Harassment

Ten former McDonald's workers in Virginia have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the fast-food chain for racial and sexual discrimination.

The ex-workers who include nine African-American and one Hispanic claimed that they were subject to 'rampant racial and sexual harassment'... read more

CHECKED-NASA Prepares Inflatable Heat Shield for Spacecrafts going to Mars

NASA is preparing an inflatable heat shield for the spacecrafts that will be sent for a mission to Mars. The agency believes that one day the heat shield might assist humans to settle on the Red Planet. The heat shield is being designed at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.... read more

America’s Coal Mines to Witness all-time Low in Work-Related Deaths

America's coal mines will witness an all-time low in work-related deaths. The change has been seen after Upper Big Branch disaster took place in April 2010. In this explosion, 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine were killed.

"I do think we're seeing a cultural change in... read more

West Virginia University Suspends Fraternities and Sororities Activities

Police and school officials said on Thursday that West Virginia University has suspended all activities by campus fraternities and sororities because a student was found without a pulse at a fraternity house.

Ed Preston, the police chief of Morgantown, where the school is located, 75... read more

A Virginia judge rules that fingerprints are not considered protected by Fifth Amendment

According to a recent ruling by a Virginia Circuit Court judge, smartphone privacy features like fingerprint scanners should not be a bar to law enforcement officials when they seek evidence from criminal defendants. The ruling implies that law enforcement officials can force criminal defendants... read more

Orbital cargo ship will launch from East Coast on Monday

Orbital Sciences team is ready with Cygnus cargo ship for Monday launch from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The unmanned cargo ship will carry 1,500 pounds of materials and space experiments for the astronauts at the International Space Station. The total weight of the supplies carried... read more