One of the more visible tennis fans in the music industry today is rapper Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton. Born in the Bronx but raised in Virginia Beach, the younger half of critically lauded fraternal hip-hop duo Clipse -- and recent signee of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music label -- has followed the sport since childhood and was a courtside regular at last year's U.S. Open. SI.com caught up with Thornton ahead of this year's Open to discuss his passion for tennis, what makes Olympic hero and fellow 757 product Gabby Douglas so special, and why he'd love to see the Sacramento Kings relocate to Hampton Roads.
A Navy F-18 fighter jet that crashed into a Virginia Beach neighborhood in April experienced dual engine failure, marking the first time an F-18 has had two unrelated catastrophic engine failures at the same time, according to a report released on the investigation.
Navy Capt. Mark Weisgerber says a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" caused the F-18 jet crash in Virginia Beach.
Emergency calls highlight the confusion in a Virginia Beach, Virginia, neighborhood after a Navy fighter jet crashed last week, with one woman reporting that a pilot was on her patio awaiting medical aid.
Cameras take you inside the apartment complex where the Navy jet fighter crashed.
A Navy fighter jet experienced a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" during takeoff Friday over the military community of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and rained a stench of jet fuel shortly before crashing into apartment buildings, according to residents and Navy officials.
After moving from New York to Virginia Beach five years ago, Jennifer Herzog started noticing something odd when exiting grocery stores.
Two men were arrested Friday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for allegedly selling machine guns and improvised explosive devices to an undercover federal agent.
As I write this, Hurricane Irene is on its way up the U.S. East Coast and, if the storm follows the current path projections, one thing is certain. Many buildings are soon to be destroyed -- perhaps numbering in the hundreds - and thousands more will be damaged.
Captain Nicole Mitchell talks about being a hurricane hunter and why she enjoys heading towards hurricanes.
The Navy SEAL team involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden returns to their hometown. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
The commando team that killed Osama bin Laden has already returned to American soil, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. But in the town where they are widely believed to be based, you would never know it -- which is clearly by design.
When Ruth Jones considers the congressional threat to abolish funding for a major program to prevent teen pregnancy, she thinks of herself at 15.
Don't expect Rachelle Friedman to have a pity party for Thanksgiving Day just because it will be her first in a wheelchair.
A 25-year-old woman is paralyzed instantly at her bachelorette party when her best friend pushes her in a pool.
Even though they were stuck without air conditioning, hot showers and decent meals, some of the passengers who made it off a crippled Carnival Cruise Lines ship said Friday that they would go on a cruise again.
Happy to be back on land, passengers stranded aboard a broken-down Carnival cruise ship talk about their experiences.
Jobs offering work-from-home options and flexible hours are sought by workers ranging from parents who want to be there when the kids get home from school to employees tired of daily commutes.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, spared discipline by the National Football League over a shooting incident, said Wednesday he is trying to do the "right things" on and off the field.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, authorities have decided not to file charges in a shooting incident that happened at a birthday party for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick.
A storm has barreled into the Southeast and sections of the Northeast, coating power lines and roads with ice and leaving thousands without power.
A look at how weather is impacting businesses, and daily life, on the East Coast.
El Centro, Calif., held its position of having the highest unemployment rate among the nation's metropolitan areas, with the jobless rate at 30%, according to government figures released Wednesday.
Though Tyson Ritter tried to perform in a wheelchair, the band cancels their weekend shows so he can actually recuperate
In high school I was voted "biggest flirt." (Look at me! Value me!)
Hurricane Bill is expected to remain in open waters this weekend, but experts warn it still poses dangers along the U.S. East Coast.
Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider reports on Hurricane Bill and takes a look at weekend weather conditions.
Median home prices fell a record 15.6% during the three months ended June 30, compared to the same period in 2008, according to an industry report.
The recession is not only forcing people to cut back on their living expenses -- but on their dying expenses too.
The Idol alum follows Jennifer Hudson with his rendition of the Anthem at the NFL's annual all-star game
Barack Obama loves Virginia. Thursday's rally at Virginia Beach was his 10th visit to the state since he won the Democratic presidential nomination and his third in a little over a week.
Scientists have confirmed the second case of a "virgin birth" in a shark
Norfolk, Virginia experienced flooding due to a coastal storm that came through Thursday morning.
CNN's Candy Crowley reports the campaign trail has grown nasty as the race grows tighter.
The percentage of underweight babies born in the U.S. has increased to its highest rate in 40 years, according to a new report that also documents a recent rise in the number of children living in poverty
Florida authorities charged a suspect Thursday in connection with several arsons and are investigating whether he is tied to other blazes that burned 10,000 acres and destroyed 22 homes.
Each week SI.com's Tom Bowles will evaluate and rank the 10 best drivers in NASCAR.
iReporter William Bernstein reports on surging gas prices at local stations in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
It was a scam involving green cards and greed, prosecutors said Thursday.
U.S. sailors are accused of agreeing to fake marriages to get citizenship for foreigners. CNN's Deborah Feyerick reports
I-Reporter William Bernstein Jr. of Virginia Beach, Virginia, analyzes accusations against New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
Dear FSB: I am a vendor with a small shop. I rent a space at $50 a month. What are my tax obligations? I probably made under $50 profit last year. (I just got started.) For last year and the future, how do expenses and income get reported - to the city, the state and the federal government?
Dear FSB: I have a home-based travel agency. Can I deduct my international travel expenses and educational FAM trips?
I-Reporter William Bernstein Jr. reports from three Virginia Beach polling stations about Tuesday's Potomac Primaries.
I-Reporter William Bernstein of Virginia Beach, Virginia, interviews a local expert on the 2008 presidential race.
Sixty-six passengers and crew were transferred to shore on Coast Guard vessels after their cruise ship was run aground off Virginia on Thursday, U.S. Coast Guard officials and the cruise ship company told CNN.
A cruise ship with 66 passengers aboard began taking on water so it was run aground. The Coast Guard responded.
A WAVY-TV chopper pilot describes the scene of a crash at a Virginia airfield that claimed the life of a pilot.
Bayside (Virginia Beach, Va.) rising senior quarterback E.J. Manuel committed to Florida State.
The town of Fairport, New York, is mourning the loss of five teenage friends killed this week in a fiery highway crash.
You rarely hear the phrase "perfect prospect" on the recruiting trail, but I've heard college coaches utter those words more than a few times this year about Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside quarterback E.J. Manuel.
Remodeling projects can look very easy on television - but can end up being very hard for many do-it-yourselfers. Often hapless homeowners need help to complete the jobs they take on.
Ernesto, downgraded to a tropical depression, flooded roads and closed schools as it moved across North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. It was linked to at least six deaths.
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THE HOUSING MARKET IS COMING IN FOR A landing--and so far, at least, it looks like a soft one. Nationwide, single-family-home prices will rise 3.5% between now and June 2007, according to forecaste...
Real estate gains came to an abrupt halt in the first quarter of 2006, with the median price of a U.S. home falling 3.3 percent from the fourth quarter of 2005, according to a report released Monday morning.
Gasoline prices popped above $3 a gallon in more parts of the U.S. this week, amid reports of spot shortages in some markets.
Here's what a family of four with annual income of $100,000 would pay in major state and local taxes for each state's largest city and Washington, D.C. These estimates are based on 2004 data and were compiled by the government of the District of Columbia.
Single-family home prices finished 2005 with gains of more than 10 percent for the year, according to the latest report from the National Association of Realtors.
IN AN INTERVIEW with Jack Welch in the late 1980s, I challenged him about his strategy to make GE No. 1 or No. 2 in all its markets--or get out. At the time Welch was working hard to reinvent the c...
Last weekend, several musicians appeared on CNN's Larry King-hosted special, "How You Can Help." Their performances were moving and dramatic. Here is a sampling of their work.
Rep. Ed Schrock, one of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives, unexpectedly dropped his bid for a third term Monday amid unverified allegations that he called a gay phone sex line.
In Virginia Beach, Virginia, this week, a fishing trawler pulls into port. Not necessarily noteworthy, until you consider the mission the Indies Trader has been on.
A Navy F/A-18C fighter jet crashed Friday while taking off from Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina, an airport spokeswoman said.
Fred Walker has been very comfortably retired for five years. "As I told my wife, who does worry sometimes," the 70-year-old says, "at the rate we're withdrawing, we could live another 40 years bef...
Dear Annie: I'm one of two people working in technical support at a software startup, and I'm tired of being used as a scapegoat. In the three months I've been here, I have been plagued by customer...
Summer concerts are a blast, but waiting in line to score tickets--and shelling out megabucks--isn't. So Clear Channel Entertainment, which sells 70% of all summer concert tickets in the U.S. and o...
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Business is "wonderful" at Maureen Joyce's Ford dealership in Chicago. At Pat Gorman's Manhattan Mortgage Co. in Purchase, N.Y., "no one can handle the business coming in," she says. And for John F...
What says American adolescence better than Slurpees? Try a menial job selling them. Now even teens and young adults from foreign lands can partake in these quintessential American experiences, than...
"I never thought I would urge Bill Clinton to do any thing but retire," wrote Miles W. Haupt of Poulsbo, Wash. "But please add my name to your list of people requesting a presidential veto of the s...
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Attention, residents of suburbs and small municipalities who desire tax-free income: your ideal investment could soon await you at town hall. More and more local governments and utilities, seeking ...
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. -- A 305-pound man who had a stomach-stapling operation to lose weight is suing the hospital because he was allowed near a refrigerator and ate so much that he popped the staple...
Q. I have a 30-year, $110,000 mortgage at 9% on my house. I want to increase the principal payments during the next 20 years before I retire. Can I simply make bigger payments without renegotiating...
With most CD rates still falling -- for example, the average yield on six- month CDs dropped to 6.79% last month -- several nationwide services have sprung up to help you shop for high rates. These...
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