Scores injured after 'elderly man' drives car into crowd at US parade

Emergency personnel respond to one of the people hit by a car during the beginning of the Hikers Parade at the Trail Days festival in Damascus, Virginia, USA. Photo: AP

Washington County director of emergency management Pokey Harris said no fatalities had been reported but about 50 to 60 people are injured.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 11:12am

Maximising turnout key to winning in Ohio

Mitt Romney eyes "Victory in Ohio" at a Columbus rally. Photo: AFP.

After all the fundraising, political ads, rallies, meetings and get-out-the vote efforts, a few counties in just one state - Ohio - could have an outsized say in the outcome of the election.

7 Nov 2012 - 5:26am

Pro-choice and anti-abortion groups set to battle it out in vital Virginia

As is the case across the United States, the economy is the dominant concern for voters in Virginia, but here abortion is such a hot issue that it could tip the balance on election day.

8 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

digital era

Reading comprehension

1 In a recent study conducted by a psychologist at the University of Virginia, 13- and 14-year-olds were found to interact on Facebook and MySpace ...

a. in ways that were inconsistent with their character and personality.

b. in a dangerous manner, often befriending strangers.

2 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Pentagon builds Putonghua into arsenal for new world

She may not know it, but 17-year-old student Bianca Del Carmen is on the cutting edge of the Pentagon's plans to tackle the linguistic challenges of a new world.

'I was planning to study German, but now I'm thinking about doing Chinese instead, or maybe both,' she said.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Street of eats: staunton by numbers

1 Le Rendez-vous

G/F, 5 Staunton St, SoHo, tel: 2905 1808

2 Pacific Grill Seafood and Steak House

G/F, 4 Staunton St, SoHo, tel: 2522 2128

3 Restaurant Le Fauchon

G/F, 6 Staunton St, SoHo, tel: 2526 2136

4 Pepperonis Gourmet Pizza Kitchen

G/F, 8 Staunton St, SoHo, tel: 2525 1439

2 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Split Second

Split Second

by David Baldacci

Pan $101

23 May 2004 - 12:00am

Airport frustration

I refer to the letter headlined 'US immigration ordeal' (Sunday Morning Post, October 26).

A student, in December last year I checked in at Richmond International Airport, Virginia, on a trip home to Hong Kong for the holidays.

2 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Knives being sharpened behind Sino-US smiles

When Major-General Chen Xiaogong arrived in Washington to begin his assignment as China's military attache in the autumn of 2001, he thought he would be treated as a friend and with respect.

26 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Pentagon envoy carries US hopes of better Beijing ties

A senior Pentagon official heads to Beijing on Friday for the first high-level Sino-US military talks in a year amid hopes in Washington the WTO deal will boost wider ties.

17 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Pentagon lays out Asian plan

The United States views the Asian financial crisis as a core security concern,' the document states.

26 Nov 1998 - 12:00am

Slavishly adhering to outworn tactics

American citizens in Hong Kong should feel a sense of shame and revulsion on reading the headline, 'Clinton insists US must keep landmines' (South China Morning Post, November 25).

28 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Insecure Pentagon sets poor example

The news that high-school students in Croatia broke into United States military computers is the latest in a series of Internet security incidents to hit the US Government.

The students hacked into military bases in locations as far-flung as Guam and ranging from an air force base to a nuclear installation, it was reported.

25 Feb 1997 - 12:00am

Virginia V wins ship award

The steamer Virginia V, last survivor of Seattle's 'Mosquito Fleet', has received the Ship of the Year Award from the Steamship Historical Society of America.

The award is in recognition of the years of volunteer efforts by the non-profit Steamer Virginia V Foundation, which has not only preserved the ship but kept her in service as well.

10 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Newport News gets nuclear job

Newport News Shipbuilding Co of the United States has received US$119 million to prepare for the refuelling and maintenance of a nuclear aircraft carrier.

According to the US Navy, Newport News is expected to be ready for the Nimitz by January. Workers at the shipyard, in Virginia, will refuel the reactor in the carrier it built during the early 1970s.

10 May 1996 - 12:00am