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UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Transgender bathroom ban heard by federal appeals court

A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man who was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms …


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Pence: Citation for small church service ‘beyond the pale’

Vice President Mike Pence says it is “beyond the pale” that the pastor of a Virginia church was issued a criminal citation for having 16 people at a Palm Sunday …


Arkansas man charged with trying to blow up car at Pentagon

An Arkansas man was arrested on charges he tried to blow up a car outside the Pentagon, federal officials said Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 17, 2020

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.


Democratic AGs sue to force US to ratify ERA

Three Democratic state attorneys general are suing a U.S. government official to force him to recognize Virginia’s vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment and certify the measure …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 20, 2020

Thousands rally in Virginia’s capital for gun rights

Thousands of gun-rights activists rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday under a heavy police presence, protesting plans by the state’s Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia’s state capital, Richmond.


FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of pro-gun rally

FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Virginia moves to brink of becoming 38th state to ratify ERA

Virginia moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday, a momentous victory for many women’s rights advocates even though it …


Virginia lawmakers ban guns at state Capitol

Virginia lawmakers voted Friday to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what’s expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks.


Prospect of gun control in Virginia draws threats, promise of armed protest

Gun rights advocates and militia members from across the country are urging thousands of armed protesters to descend on Virginia’s capital later this month to stop newly empowered Democrats from …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 18, 2019

High school coach portrayed in “Remember the Titans” dies

Herman Boone, the Virginia high school football coach who inspired the movie “Remember the Titans,” has died. He was 84.


Sheriff: Marine deserter captured at Virginia murder scene

A Marine deserter wanted in the fatal shooting of his mother’s boyfriend was captured Wednesday after a weekslong, multistate manhunt that had schools and neighborhoods on alert in southwest Virginia.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

Doctor accused of unnecessary surgeries held without bail

The website of a Virginia gynecologist describes his surgical skills as “unparalleled.” But federal prosecutors say many of the procedures Dr. Javaid Perwaiz performed on unsuspecting patients were unnecessary and …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Democrats win full control of Virginia statehouse

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Democrats continued their winning streak under President Trump on Tuesday and took full control of the statehouse for the first time in more than two decades. …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 5, 2019

Kentucky’s governor’s race remains too close to call

Kentucky’s Republican governor is fighting for his political life as elections in four states test voter enthusiasm and party organization amid impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump and a fevered …


Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

Students at Liberty University in Virginia gathered Friday to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. improperly benefited from the institution and …


Yak on ride to butcher shop escapes to Virginia mountains

Authorities in Virginia say a yak on its way to the butcher’s shop escaped to the nearby mountains avoiding animal control officers and treats trying to lure it back into …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

All clear at USA Today HQ after report of man with weapon

The headquarters of USA Today was evacuated Wednesday afternoon as police responded to reports of a man with a weapon in the building outside Washington.


UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019

Trump hails ‘righteous cause of American self-government’

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that black legislators planning to boycott his appearance at a Virginia event commemorating the 400th anniversary of the rise of American democracy are going “against …


Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

GOP-led Virginia Legislature abruptly adjourns gun session

Less than two hours after beginning a special session called in response to a mass shooting, Virginia lawmakers abruptly adjourned Tuesday and postponed any movement on gun laws until after …


Rains strand Washington drivers, flood White House basement

A slow-moving rainstorm Monday washed out roads, stranded drivers and soaked basements, including the White House’s, during a chaotic morning commute in the national capital region.


UPDATED: Mon., June 17, 2019

High court lets Virginia voting go ahead under redrawn map

Virginians will elect members of the House of Delegates using a map seen as favorable to Democrats, according to ruling Monday by the Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019

Ex-Virginia attorney general named to US immigration post

An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration.


Virginia governor announces special session on gun control

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Official: Gunman’s resignation email had no sign of shooting

The resignation email the gunman sent hours before the shooting at a municipal building was brief, unremarkable and didn’t contain anything that foreshadowed the bloody rampage to come, a city …


Probe done on blackface photo in Virginia gov’s yearbook

A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results …


Sheriff: Carnival worker from Virginia shot, killed 3 women

Authorities in Virginia say two missing women and a missing teenage girl were shot to death by a carnival worker who met the victims through the traveling show.


UPDATED: Tue., May 7, 2019

Central Valley High School grad among three Navy corpsmen dead after Virginia shooting

A 19-year-old woman who graduated from Central Valley High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy last year was shot and killed over the weekend in Portsmouth, Virginia.