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Hokies set to take on Wolfpack looking avoid 0-2 ACC start - Free Lance-Star
Virginia Tech is in a familiar spot. The Hokies are coming off a home loss to Pittsburgh in their ACC opener, and getting ready to play an explosive North Carolina State team on Friday night in a game that already seems like a must-win. "I look at every ...

D.C. considering 16 weeks paid leave for parents, caregivers - Free Lance-Star
WASHINGTON — New D.C. Council legislation introduced Tuesday would give workers 16 weeks of paid leave in circumstances ranging from the birth of a child to caring for a dying parent. The legislation would allow employees who work in Washington and city ...

Washington Capitals C Nicklas Backstrom could miss 4-5 games - Free Lance-Star
ARLINGTON — Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom is expected to miss a handful of games at the start of the NHL season as he works his way back from hip surgery. Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan said Tuesday that the team originally ...

Sunken ship had enough lifeboats, but storm overpowered it - Free Lance-Star
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — On a vessel taking on water and listing to one side, buffeted by 50-foot waves and winds estimated at up to 140 mph, life rafts can be torn apart and lifeboats become impossible to drop into the sea. For the crew of the El Faro cargo ...

Gov. McAuliffe wants brewery to build new site in Virginia - Free Lance-Star
RICHMOND — Gov. Terry McAuliffe has confirmed he's incentivizing Deschutes Brewery of Bend, Oregon, to pick Virginia as its new East Coast site. Multiple news outlets report that Deschutes is looking at different places on the East Coast to house its ...

Charles Schwartzman - Free Lance-Star
Retired U.S. Army Col. Charles J. Schwartzman died in the care of his loving wife and family in Fredericksburg on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 15, 1947. A graduate of the College of William and Mary and the United ...

Catherine T. Caulfield - Free Lance-Star
Catherine T. Caulfield, 81, of Stafford County passed away Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015, at The Crossings at Falls Run. Ms. Caulfield was a long-time executive for the telephone company and retired as parish secretary at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church in ...

College football: Hokies QB Brewer could play Friday - Free Lance-Star
Virginia Tech senior quarterback Michael Brewer has been cleared to fully participate in practice this week, but his status for Friday’s home game against N.C. State will be determined at a later time. Brewer, who broke his collarbone in a season-opening ...

Nationals fire manager Matt Williams after only 2 seasons - Free Lance-Star
WASHINGTON — In describing what he will look for in a manager to replace Matt Williams, Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo might have been pointing out exactly what he felt went wrong with the man he hired two years ago and fired Monday. "Leadership ...

South Carolina flood: Thousands without running water - Free Lance-Star
COLUMBIA, S.C. — After a week of steady rain, the showers tapered off Monday and an inundated South Carolina turned to surveying a road system shredded by historic flooding, and in a cruel twist, thousands of residents faced the prospect of going days ...

Dangerous East Coast storm brings misery to South Carolina - Free Lance-Star
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina — cutting power to thousands, forcing hundreds of water rescues and closing scores of roads because of floodwaters. Emergency management ...

United States, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal - Free Lance-Star
WASHINGTON — The United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries have agreed to an ambitious and contentious trade pact that cuts trade barriers, sets labor and environmental standards and protects multinational corporations' intellectual property.

Amtrak train to Washington, D.C., derails in central Vermont - Free Lance-Star
ROXBURY, Vt. — An Amtrak train headed from Vermont to Washington, D.C., derailed in central Vermont on Monday after apparently striking rocks that were on the tracks. No life-threatening injuries were reported. The Vermonter train derailed near Roxbury ...

Nationals fire manager Matt Williams, coaching staff - Free Lance-Star
WASHINGTON — The Nationals say they have fired manager Matt Williams and his coaching staff after a season in which the team went from World Series favorite to failing to make the playoffs. Washington announced the move Monday, a day after the Nationals ...

Nationals fire Matt Williams after dismal season - Free Lance-Star
WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals announced Monday that they have fired Matt Williams and his coaching staff, one day after the 2015 season ended well short of expectations. Williams, the 2014 National League Manager of the Year, had one year left on ...

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