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Samsung Life sells $ 1 billion worth of shares in Samsung Electronics

SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Life Insurance Co Ltd said on Thursday it sold 1.12 trillion won ($1 billion) worth of its shares in Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its office building in Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo The stake sale, aimed at […]

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VA: Newport News Airport Sets New Direction on Service

May 18–Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is steering a new course to boost traffic, turning away from its longtime strategy of wooing low-fare airlines. The new effort will instead focus on the Big Three airlines, two of which already serve the airport, said Executive Director Michael Giardino, detailing the approach in an working session of the […]

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Tractor-trailer drives over Jersey wall, leaks gallons of fuel on I-664 in Newport News

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — A tractor-trailer drove over a Jersey wall on I-664 in Newport News on Monday night, rupturing its belly tank and spilling around 200 gallons of fuel on the roadway. Police say the crash happened around 6:20 p.m. at mile marker 3 in the area of Chesnut and Roanoke avenues. There […]

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Trump Lawyers Take Aggressive Stance on Mueller Investigation

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s legal team is striking a more combative tone with Robert Mueller, suggesting publicly that the president may decline to cooperate with the special counsel’s prosecutors. That tougher stance comes as the Mueller probe already faces a time crunch because of the approaching midterm elections. Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor […]

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Last Word on Norge apartments, April 28

Saving water We are so pleased and impressed that Anheuser-Busch Brewery has taken more action to conserve water and increase recycling. We urge area property owners to match the effort by reducing green lawns and automatic sprinklers. We really can’t afford to waste water on grass when it will be needed for domestic and industrial […]

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Sen. Chris Coons Announces Opposition to Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State

WASHINGTON— Sen. Chris Coons (D., Del.) said Friday that he won’t support Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, putting the current Central Intelligence Agency director on track for a negative recommendation from the committee assessing his nomination. The vote on Mr. Pompeo in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled for Monday evening. With Mr. […]

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Obituaries for April 11

Mark Charles Carpenter, 72, of South Kohala died April 3 at home. Born in Oakland, Calif., he was a real estate professional, physicist and woodworker. Private services. Survived by wife, Stephanie Carpenter of South Kohala; brother, John Carpenter of Hayes, Va.; sister, Rosemary Baker of Newport News, Va.; hanai brother, Richard Cohn of Mill Valley, […]

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Doris Burke said Drake made her life ‘more fun’ for a few weeks last year

Remember when Drake was expressing his undying love – as we all have – for Doris Burke last season? There was even a t-shirt with the ESPN analyst’s face on it. On Wednesday, the two were at the Raptors game and Drake went over to greet his favorite broadcaster, who still seems mostly puzzled by […]

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Vehicle slams into motorcyclist, driver runs from scene, Orlando officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a motorcyclist critically injured Tuesday night. Officials said a vehicle struck the motorcyclist at Ivey Lane and Gore Street, and that the driver of the vehicle got out and ran from the scene. The motorcyclist was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical […]

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EU to Press U.S. Over Facebook Data Use

BRUSSELS—The European Union’s top justice official is set to quiz her U.S. counterparts over privacy issues on a visit to Washington this week made more timely by fallout over Facebook Inc.’s FB -6.77% handling of personal data. The planned U.S. visit by EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová comes after Facebook announced that a data-analysis firm […]