Latin America & the Caribbean / Virginia

Gov. McAuliffe authorizes National Guard to deploy force to U.S. Virgin Islands

RICHMOND — Governor McAuliffe, on Sept. 22, authorized the Virginia National Guard to send 120 soldiers to the U.S. Virgin Islands to join a multi-state, multi-agency response effort to recent hurricanes. The Commonwealth of Virginia continues to send needed supplies, personnel and expertise into the storm-ravaged areas to assist with recovery and give emergency managers on the ground a … Continue reading

The Latest: Richmond, Sam Houston St set postponed game
Sports / U.S. News / Virginia

The Latest: Richmond, Sam Houston St set postponed game

HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on how Hurricane Harvey has affected sports in and around Houston (all times local): 6:05 p.m. Richmond’s season-opener at Sam Houston State, postponed by Hurricane Harvey, will be made up Friday night at Baylor. The school announced the rescheduling Monday night. The Spiders and Sam Houston State were originally scheduled … Continue reading

Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt
Education

Senator: Education Dept. mishandling Corinthian student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department is pursuing debt collection — rather than debt relief — for nearly 80,000 former students of Corinthian Colleges, despite federal and state findings that the now-defunct for-profit chain defrauded students, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a blistering critique of the administration’s actions. The Massachusetts Democrat reported the findings of … Continue reading