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"Most Feared" Jobs

(metro) Most Americans say when it comes to work, they'd prefer to stay far away from politics and disease.  A new Halloween-themed survey from CareerBuilder.com is ranking the "most feared" jobs. 

Politician tops the list of the scariest careers, followed by microbiologist for infectious disease.  Jobs that present an element of physical danger, such as an animal trainer and concert security guard, are among the top ten. 

Many are also frightened by work that requires dealing with death, like a mortician or a crime scene investigator.  Stage fright is also a common worry.  Being a stand-up comedian comes in a number nine on the list.

Transportation Trust Fund Gets NO Help

Virginia's transportation trust fund won't be getting help from the general fund after all.

The "Richmond Times-Dispatch" reports the assembly will have to figure out how to make 50 million dollars in spending cuts rather than moving the money over. 

The Legislature is currently dealing with a more than 2 billion dollar shortfall in the 2 year budget.

Attorney Wants UVa Abduction Suspect Evaluated

An attorney for the man accused of kidnapping University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is asking that his client undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

CSX to Conduct Tests on James River

CSX to conduct environmental testing on the James River in the wake of a train derailment earlier this year.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS

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'Hoos Say They'll Enter Season with Chip on Their Shoulder

The Virginia men's basketball team hopes its spot in the ACC's preseason poll is the first step toward history repeating itself this season.

Cavs Faced with Tough Task: Slowing Down Yellow Jackets

It's no secret what the Virginia defense will be up against Saturday afternoon at Georgia Tech.

Downtown Athletic Power Poll - Week 10

Louisa County continues to climb the rankings, moving up one more spot in this week's Downtown Athletic Power Poll.

Freshman Class Adds to Cavs' Depth

If family ties could win basketball games, then Virginia set itself up nicely for the next few years with its newest group of first-year players.

NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

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Asset declarations show that Thailand's corruption-fighting Cabinet all well-off

Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.

Burkina Faso president relinquishes 27-year rule after violent protests

After 27 years in power, Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore said in statement Friday that he has stepped down after anti-government demonstrations demanding his ouster.

Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

Investigators in China have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an energy official accused of bribe-taking, in the country's largest cash seizure ever, a senior prosecutor said Friday.

Spanish gov't urges top court to block Catalonia's plans for alternative independence vote

Spain's government is asking the country's Constitutional Court to block plans by the powerful northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an informal independence poll Nov. 9.

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