The National Weather Service has confirmed that two late spring tornadoes have struck parts of Virginia. The Wakefield office of the weather service has determined a surprise wind, rain and hail storm on Thursday afternoon spawned tornadoes in Prince George County near Hopewell and the Waverly area of Sussex County. Both of the tornadoes happened south of the James River and involved winds approaching 70 miles per hour.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.
Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.