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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.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia.



UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 10, 2019

Embattled Virginia governor: ‘I’m not going anywhere’

Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam considered resigning amid a scandal that he once wore blackface, but the pediatric neurologist said Sunday that he’s “not going anywhere” because the state “needs …


Virginia’s governor pledges to work toward racial healing

Virginia’s governor pledged to work at healing the state’s racial divide Saturday, even as calls mounted for the lieutenant governor to resign – capping an astonishing week that saw all …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Facing opposition, Amazon reconsiders NY headquarters site, two officials say

Amazon.com is reconsidering its plan to bring 25,000 jobs to a new campus in New York City, according to two people familiar with the company’s thinking, following a wave of …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

Virginia governor’s No. 2 is hit with new sex allegations

Virginia’s state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won’t resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019

Political crisis engulfs Virginia’s top 3 elected officials

The political crisis in Virginia spun out of control Wednesday when the state’s attorney general confessed to putting on blackface in the 1980s and a woman went public with detailed …


Virginia’s highest office frozen as Northam weighs next move

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future

A political death watch took shape at Virginia’s Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo …


Virginia governor apologizes for racist photo; not resigning

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized on Friday for a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago, but said he did not intend to heed calls to …


Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats

A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this …


America’s original tobacco state considers hiking the smoking and vaping age to 21

RICHMOND, Va. – Some prominent legislators are backing a bill to raise the minimum age for buying cigarettes and vapes from 18 to 21 in Virginia, a state where tobacco …