Stories tagged: virginia
UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020
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
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 …
Tue., Feb. 25, 2020
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 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.
Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
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 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
An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia’s state capital, Richmond.
Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
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 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 …
Fri., Jan. 10, 2020
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.
Sun., Jan. 5, 2020
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
Herman Boone, the Virginia high school football coach who inspired the movie “Remember the Titans,” has died. He was 84.
Wed., Nov. 27, 2019
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
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
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 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 …
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
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 …
Fri., Sept. 13, 2019
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
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
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 …
Mon., July 15, 2019
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
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 …
Mon., July 8, 2019
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
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
An outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump’s hard-line immigration policies has been named acting director of the agency that manages legal immigration.
Tue., June 4, 2019
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
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 …
Tue., May 21, 2019
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 …
Tue., May 14, 2019
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
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.