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High court sides with insurer in global warming case (access required)

The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled in favor of an insurance company Sept. 16 in the nation’s first legal test of whether insurers may be liable for claims arising from global warming. The justices unanimously ruled that environmental problems allegedly ...

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Twenty-one years later, man sentenced for military scam (access required)

A Michigan man who fled to the Bahamas 21 years ago after being convicted of scamming the U.S. military was sentenced last week to 16 years and two months in federal prison. John Curtiss offered no apologies when U.S. District ...

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Moussaoui makes new arguments to 4th Circuit (access required)

A federal appeals court ordered new arguments last week in the case of Sept. 11, 2001, conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui, the only person to stand trial for the terrorist attacks in a U.S. court. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. ...

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Powell execution delayed by U.S. Supreme Court (access required)

The family of a 16-year-old girl killed by a jealous male friend said they would continue to fight for justice the day after the man convicted in her death got a reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court. Paul Warner Powell, ...

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McDonnell remains ahead of Deeds in money totals (access required)

Democrat R. Creigh Deeds received about $3.4 million in June, nearly double the cash raised by his Republican rival for governor, Bob McDonnell. But McDonnell entered July with a substantially larger bank balance than Deeds as the two gear up ...

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Home electronic monitoring case dismissed as moot (access required)

Virginia will have to wait to learn how much a sentencing judge has to say about the early release of a state inmate for home electronic monitoring. A panel of the Court of Appeals of Virginia has rejected as moot ...

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Allstate: Driving safety most improved in Alexandria (access required)

ALEXANDRIA—A new report from Allstate Insurance Co. says Alexandria tops the list of cities where driver safety has improved the most in recent years. According to the report released earlier this month, the average Alexandria driver goes more than seven ...

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Virginia Beach rethinks plans after FAA input (access required)

VIRGINIA BEACH—Virginia Beach is rethinking plans for a new convention-center hotel and other Oceanfront-area projects after the Federal Aviation Administration told city officials that structures taller than 110 feet would obstruct its surveillance radar. The FAA has recommended against building ...

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Grisham to base movie script on Norfolk rape case (access required)

NORFOLK—Author John Grisham is turning his talents to the big screen with a high-profile Norfolk rape and slaying case. The author of a bookshelf of legal thrillers is writing a screenplay about the case of Michelle Moore-Bosko. The body of ...

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