Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:31:23 GMT
ABINGDON, Va. (AP) - An attorney in Wise faces more than a year in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges. Under a plea agreement, 42-year-old Stuart Collins would be sentenced to 20 months.More >>
An attorney in Wise faces more than a year in prison after pleading guilty to federal drug charges.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:20:40 GMT
Search-and-rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary schoolMore >>
Search-and-rescue crews worked through the night after a monstrous tornado barreled through the Oklahoma City suburbs, demolishing an elementary school and reducing homes to piles of splintered wood. At least 24 people were killed, including at least seven children, and those numbers were expected to climb.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:57 GMT
Richmond, VA—As 8News continues its investigation into the allegations against The ROC Church pastor Geronimo Aguilar who is accused of having sex with minors in Texas, another woman has come forward with allegationsMore >>
Warrants in Texas charge "Pastor G" with aggravated sexual assault of a minor; A second ROC pastor also arrested for making threats... More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:29 AM EDT2013-05-21 11:29:00 GMT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - William H. Goodwin Jr. will become vice rector of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors in July. The university says in a news release that board members elected GoodwinMore >>
William H. Goodwin Jr. will become vice rector of the University of Virginia Board of Visitors in July.More >>
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits jumped to a seasonally adjusted 382,000 last week, the highest level in two months.
The Labor Department says applications increased by 15,000 in part because of the impact of Hurricane Isaac, which disrupted work in nine states and boosted applications by 9,000.
The four-week average, a less volatile measure, increased for the fourth straight week to 375,000.
Applications for unemployment benefits reflect the pace of layoffs. When applications fall consistently below 375,000, it usually indicates that hiring is strong enough to lower the unemployment rate.
The figures come after a disappointing jobs report last week. Employers added only 96,000 jobs in August, below July's gain of 141,000 and far below the average 226,000 a month added in the January-March quarter.
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