Museum celebrating ``Big Bang`` of country music opens in Virginia

A museum celebrating 10 days in 1927 that helped introduce the mountain music of Appalachia to mainstream America opened in Virginia.

Orbital Sciences to launch next resupply mission to ISS on July 11

Orbital Sciences Corp has set July 11 as the next launch of their Antares rocket on the company’s second NASA-contracted resupply flight to the International Space Station (ISS).

Third body found in US hot air balloon horror

Rescue personnel located the body of the third and final victim from a hot-air balloon that burst into flames upon its descent in the US state of Virginia.

Virginia gay-marriage ban unconstitutional: US judge

A federal judge in Virginia ruled Thursday that the state`s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional, on the heels of two similar rulings in other US states.

Seoul wins battle against Japan for US textbooks

Virginia`s state legislature approved a bill requiring school textbooks to include the Korean name for the sea between Japan and South Korea, in a major win for Seoul.

US fighter plane crashes off Virginia coast

A US Navy fighter jet crashed off the coast of Virginia Wednesday, but the sole pilot was rescued, navy officials said Thursday.

Search for missing sailor called off: Coast Guard

The Coast Guard says rescuers have called off the search for a sailor who has been missing since a Navy helicopter with five crew members aboard crashed in the ocean off the Virginia coast.

Federal prosecutors in NY charge 3 in drug website

Three more men face charges for their alleged roles in the online black market website known as the Silk Road, revealed federal prosecutors in New York City.

Police probe if Virginia state senator was stabbed by son

A Virginia state senator was stabbed and seriously wounded at his home on Tuesday, and police said they were investigating whether the senator`s son may have carried out the attack before committing suicide.

US state senator stabbed, his son dies in home

Police say a Virginia state senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound.

Democrats unseat Republicans in New York, Virginia in US voting

Democrats retook Republican strongholds in New York`s city hall and the Virginia governor`s mansion Tuesday, while a Republican with potential presidential hopes won re-election easily in New Jersey.

New system to slingshot cargo into space

An alternative transportation system to send small payloads and bulk cargo, like water or fuel, into space is being developed by a US company.

Mayor backs Indian American for lieutenant governor`s post

The mayor of the city of Richmond has come out openly in support of an Indian American Democrat who is running for the post of lieutenant governor of the US state of Virginia.

Car drives into US parade, around 60 injured

About 50 to 60 people were injured when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.

Boston bombings suspect, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, buried in small town in Virginia

The body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev was buried in a Muslim cemetery in a small town in Virginia known for a sprawling, popular amusement park.

Man sentenced in US plot against terror witness

A man has been sentenced to four life terms for plotting to behead federal witnesses whose testimony helped convict him for his role in an earlier plot to slaughter US servicemen and their families.

75-vehicle pileup on Virginia highway kills three

Motorists are being advised to seek alternate routes.

Attacker among three dead in shooting at Marine Base Quantico in US

A military spokesman said three person, including the shooter who succumbed to self-inflicted wounds, died during a shooting at Marine Corps Base Quantico in the US.

Obama leading Romney in Virginia despite debate debacle

According to the Public Policy Polling (PPP), after the Denver debate, nearly 50 percent respondents still prefer Obama.

US: `Obama leads over Romney in Virginia`

US President Barack Obama is leading by seven points against his possible Republican rival Mitt Romney in Virginia, a new poll has said.