Governor Terry McAuliffe has called for a special election to replace former U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. McAuliffe’s office announced Tuesday that he had signed a writ of elections declaring November 4 a special election. Cantor announced last week that he plans to leave office early and resign on August 18. He requested McAuliffe call a special election on November 4 — the same day as the general election — so that his successor could begin serving immediately. Cantor lost a June Republican primary to Dave Brat, a college professor backed by libertarian and tea party supporters. The Richmond-area 7th Congressional District leans heavily Republican. Democrat Jack Trammell and Libertarian James Carr are also running.
UVA Police say a sexual assault has been reported this week near the University Grounds
Albemarle Police await confirmation from the Medical Examiner's Office.
General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.
The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.