The Republican who ran for attorney general last fall wants conservative voters to support Ed Gillespie in the U.S. Senate race. Harrisonburg State Senator Mark Obenshain (pictured) says Gillespie would be a big improvement over Democrat Mark Warner. Gillespie is competing against three others for the GOP nomination at the June 7th convention in Roanoke. Obenshain was the guest speaker at this month’s breakfast for area Republicans.
Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.
Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.