Microsoft plans to encrypt data flowing through all of its communication, productivity and other services as it seeks to reassure users in the United States and beyond that it will guard their personal information from snooping governments, the company announced Wednesday night.
NORFOLK Step inside 143 Granby St. on a weekday, and you may not see any children playing with the model trains on display. But you'll definitely see some grown-ups. Ken McNelly and several fellow members of the Atlantic Coast S Gaugers - a group of model train buffs - set up an exhibit that opened Wednesday, just in time for the holidays.
Farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are using conservation methods more than ever to reduce water pollutants, according to a study released Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The study found that runoff of eroding soil, phosphorus and nitrogen fell significantly between 2006 and 2011.
VIRGINIA BEACH The Indianapolis-based foundation Lilly Endowment Inc. has given Regent University's School of Divinity a $250,000 grant. Regent was one of 67 theological schools nationwide to receive the funding, part of an initiative to address the economic pressures facing seminary graduates who want to enter the ministry, according to a news release.
RICHMOND Del. Chris Jones, a Republican from Suffolk, has been named chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, which is pivotal in shaping Virginia's budget. Jones was one of 13 committee chairmen appointed Wednesday by House Speaker William Howell. Six are reappointments.
RICHMOND The state's secretary of transportation on Wednesday criticized the pace at which VDOT is rolling out its E-ZPass marketing campaign before tolls begin Feb. 1 on the Downtown and Midtown tunnels.
RICHMOND Gov. Bob McDonnell has unveiled a new design for the state's standard license plate that incorporates the "Virginia is for lovers" slogan.
PORTSMOUTH When police were called to Big Daddy’s Bar & Grill last summer, the trip wasn’t out of the ordinary. But what they found was.
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