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Author Archives: The Associated Press

McAuliffe promotes new law to maintain historic black graves

(AP) Gov. Terry McAuliffe is promoting a new law requiring the state to maintain and preserve historic black cemeteries at a level similar to what the state has done for Confederate soldiers. McAuliffe celebrated the new law May 17 on ...

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Woman arrested in bomb scare says object was an alarm clock

(AP) A Richmond woman accused of having a fake explosive device that set off a bomb scare in a grocery store parking lot says the object was a novelty alarm clock she bought at a garage sale. Daphne Page was ...

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Cops cleared in shooting of 18-year-old brandishing BB gun

MANASSAS (AP) A prosecutor has ruled that police officers were justified in shooting an 18-year-old man who brandished a BB gun. Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert said the two Manassas officers who shot Luis Torres-Molina of Woodbridge reasonably feared for their ...

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Man accused of killing 4 wants trial moved

PETERSBURG (AP) Attorneys for a man accused of killing four members of a family in Petersburg are seeking to have his trial moved. Attorneys for Alexander D. Hill Jr. have asked the court to move his capital murder trial out ...

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Hudson among candidates for FBI chief

U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson of Richmond is among 14 candidates under consideration to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, reports the Associated Press. Also on the list is former 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judge J. Michael Luttig, ...

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FBI raids political consultant’s office

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) FBI agents raided the office of a Republican consulting firm in Maryland on Thursday in connection with an investigation into the 2013 Virginia governor’s race. The FBI confirmed it served a search warrant in Annapolis, Maryland, but ...

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Virginia FBI official among candidates for top job

WASHINGTON (AP) Justice Department leaders interviewed four veteran law enforcement and intelligence officials on Wednesday for the role of interim FBI director, officials said. The position is currently held by Andrew McCabe of Loudoun County, top deputy to ex-FBI Director ...

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July execution date set for death row inmate

(AP) A Virginia inmate convicted of killing two people during an escape in 2006 is scheduled to be executed July 6. A circuit court in Virginia’s Montgomery County on Tuesday granted the state’s request for that execution date for 35-year-old ...

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Transgender teen argues case still relevant after graduation

(AP) Lawyers for a transgender teenager who sued the Gloucester County school board for the right to use the boys’ bathroom have filed a new brief arguing his case still is relevant even though he’s about to graduate from high school. ...

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Trump’s Muslim comments could haunt him in travel ban appeal

(AP) The first federal appeals court to hear a challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban appeared unconvinced that it should ignore the Republican’s repeated promises on the campaign trail to bar Muslims from entering the country. An attorney ...

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