Posts Tagged Virginia

The man responsible for Hilton’s grand turnaround

In this May 29, 2014 photo, Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta poses for a portrait in the Hilton Tysons Corner Hotel in McLean, Va. When Nassetta took over as CEO in 2007, Hilton lagged behind other hoteliers. Today, Hilton Worldwide is the largest hotelier in the world, by rooms, with 679,000 rooms. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Nearly every weekend, Chris Nassetta is cooking in his family’s oversized kitchen, outfitted with two commercial-grade refrigerators, three sinks and a deep fryer.

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Ex-Virginia swim coach now Gamecocks assistant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina assistant Mark Bernardino is glad to be back in the pool coaching, even if it isn’t what the one-time Atlantic Coast Conference championship leader expected at this point in his career.

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Military school official accused of sexual battery

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Military Institute’s athletic director faces a misdemeanor sexual battery charge in Virginia.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

This June 20, 2014, photo show Boardman Coal Plant technician Paz Barratta as he operated the control room in Boardman, Ore. The plant is scheduled to close in 2020. The end of coal here will help Oregon meet the Obama administration’s latest proposal to slash pollution blamed for global warming. If all goes according to plan for global energy conglomerate Amber Energy, coal will still arrive in Boardman, Ore., but instead of feeding the coal plant, it would be shipped to Asia. (AP Photo/Nigel Duara)

BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, “cold steel” in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener.

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

In this May 22, 2014, photo, a ship is docked at Norfolk Southern's Lamberts Point coal terminal as a man plays golf in Norfolk, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world, where they could create even more pollution. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy — and pollution.

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