World demand pushes U.S. coal

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- An increased demand for coal worldwide is leading to a spike in demand from U.S. sources.

Attempts made to save whale

NORFOLK, Va., Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Rescuers worked Wednesday to save a humpback whale entangled in fishing line in the Atlantic Ocean near North Carolina and Virginia.

GDIT wins USAF training contract

FAIRFAX, Va., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- General Dynamics Information Technology has won a new contract to boost the U.S. Air Force simulations program.

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Elvis poster worth $10,000 to collector

NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A 42-year-old man who is trying to collect a poster from every concert Elvis Presley ever did has offered $10,000 for one from a 1956 concert in Norfolk, Va.

Vick house draws tourists

SURRY, Va., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Surry County, Va., home that played host to former NFL star Michael Vick's illegal dogfighting operation has become a local tourist attraction.

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Gators gaze at passers-by from pond

HAMPTON ROADS, Va., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Two alligators found in a pond inside a Virginia community probably aren't dangerous to humans, but officials are setting up traps -- just in case.

Lockheed Martin wins USJFC IT contract

SEABROOK, Md., Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has won a U.S. Joint Forces Command to supply Information Technology services.

Dog-day drenching for East Coast

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Heavy rain inundated much of western Pennsylvania overnight as heat and high humidity kicked off the week along the East Coast. Flash flooding and power outages in the pre-dawn hours Monday made for a sleepless night in the Pittsburgh suburbs as more than 2 inches of rain pounded the North Hills region and 1 ½ inches drenched Pittsburgh International Airport.

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Box of Christmas lights causes bomb scare

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Giuliani: Democrats ignoring terrorism

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 27 (UPI) -- Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani says the Democratic Party is "in denial" and unable to focus on the terrorist threat facing the United States.

Va. Tech victims range from 18 to 76

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 18 (UPI) -- The ages of Monday's massacre victims at Virginia Tech range from 18 to 76, and include five faculty members.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, March 9, 2007.
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Hampton Roads
A spectacular manuever by the US Air Force Thunderbirds during Air Power over Hampton Roads, Langley Air Force Base's annual air show, May 23, 2004. (UPI Photo/Austin Knox/Air Force)

Coordinates: 36°58′N 76°22′W / 36.967°N 76.367°W / 36.967; -76.367

Hampton Roads is the name for both a body of water and the Norfolk-Virginia Beach metropolitan area which surrounds it in southeastern Virginia, United States. Hampton Roads is notable for its year-round ice-free harbor, for United States Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, NASA, Marines, and Army facilities, shipyards, coal piers, and hundreds of miles of waterfront property and beaches, all of which contribute to the diversity and stability of the region's economy.

The water area known as Hampton Roads is one of the world's biggest natural harbors (more accurately a roadstead or "roads"), and incorporates the mouths of the Elizabeth River and James River with several smaller rivers and itself empties into the Chesapeake Bay near its mouth leading to the Atlantic Ocean.

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