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Volkswagen CEO faces tough questions in congressional hearing


Volkswagen's cheating on emissions with the use of software in diesel cars was not a corporate decision, but something that "individuals did," its U.S. chief executive says.

in National

McCarthy drops out of race for House speaker, election postponed


McCarthy had been the favorite to be selected as the official party choice to replace John Boehner.

in National

Senate approves defense bill despite veto threat


The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation on Wednesday that would allow the military to avoid mandatory spending cuts, setting up a likely veto from President Barack Obama, who is pushing for a broader budget deal.

in National, World

Media savvy Islamic State grave concern for U.S. at home


A recruiting push by Islamic State militants via thousands of social media postings remains one of the biggest threats facing the United States, military official say.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Oct. 8


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


in Weird

The man who got ‘too high’


File this under "stupid."

in Weird

‘Mystery’ soda machine delivers a surprise every time


You never know what you're gonna get ...

in Weird

This raccoon thinks its a dog


Little Pumpkin thinks she is just another canine.

in Weird

Keep my pot pure


Some pot smokers in Colorado are getting out of joint -- over pesticides in their legal weed.

in Weird

Man seeks woman … from 40 years ago


This is one really big "missed connection!"


in Lifestyle

‘Like’ it or not, changes are coming to Facebook


The social network is launching a pilot test of "Reactions," which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger, and sadness.

in Lifestyle

Amazon taking on Etsy

A box from is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon is launching a site for handcrafted goods called Amazon Handmade, hoping to capitalize on shoppers' appetite for homemade items ahead of the holiday season.

in Lifestyle

This fire truck is purple for a purpose


A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire company is using a purple fire truck to raise awareness of domestic violence.

in Entertainment, Lifestyle

Oh no! We might be facing a pumpkin shortage by Thanksgiving


An unusually wet June has cut yields of the autumn favorite by about half.

in Lifestyle

Myths about the flu


It's that time of year again.

Viral Videos

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Peewee footballers ‘Whip’ & ‘Nae Nae’ instead of playing


That moment when you're supposed to be playing football but your jam comes on ...

in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Jaws 19’ trailer


It's the movie that "Back to the Future II" promised us we'd see in 2015.

in Viral Videos

This ‘Star Wars’ Disney movie mashup is amazing


What happens with the trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is combined with other Disney classics? A thing of beauty.

Sports News

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UVA Opens ACC Play Saturday At Pitt

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UVA travels to Pitt to open ACC play. Follow the 'Hoos starting at 10 a.m. Saturday on WINA.

in Sports

NFL: More in Europe, and maybe L.A. as well


You are going to see more NFL games played overseas.

in Sports

Blatter, Platini suspended from soccer by FIFA’s ethics body


FIFA President Sepp Blatter and his possible successor, European soccer chief UEFA Michel Platini, have been provisionally suspended for 90 days, the ethics committee of football's global governing body said.

in Sports

PREVIEW: 2015 Presidents Cup


The 2015 President's Cup kicks off in Incheon, South Korea today.

in Sports

Cubs beat Pirates after another Arrieta pitching gem


The Chicago Cubs celebrated their first postseason win in 12 years when they beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 in the Major League Baseball playoffs on Wednesday.

in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute


Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Oct. 8.

in Local, Local Sports, UVA Sports

Virginia Baseball Unveils 2016 Schedule


The Defending National Champions play on Newsradio 1070 WINA.

in Sports

Cleveland appeals ‘jock tax’ ruling to Supreme Court


The city of Cleveland says it is within its rights to tax visiting professional athletes based on the number of games they play a year because taxation is a matter of local jurisdiction.

in Sports

FIFA’s Blatter calls Swiss investigation ‘outrageous’


The outgoing FIFA President said a criminal investigation against him was "not correct" and defended his decision not to step down sooner as head of the world soccer body.

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Overturned Vehicle Adds To 29 Woes

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An overturned vehicle adds to the traffic woes on 29 North.

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Man Charged With Assaulting Officer

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Tsaye Lemar Simpson faces several charges, including assaulting a police officer.

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State Revises Accreditation Standards

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Virginia's Board of Education has revised its standards for school accreditation.