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Author Archives: The Associated Press

House GOP elects its leadership team

(AP) Republicans in Virginia’s House of Delegates have elected their leadership team and choice for speaker, all while Democrats still hope recounts can flip the chamber from GOP control. As expected, House Republicans on Sunday nominated Majority Leader Kirk Cox ...

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Judge refuses to add absentee ballots to House vote

(AP) A federal judge has refused to order that 55 absentee ballots be counted in the election of a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. The Washington Post reports Judge Claude Hilton said Friday in Alexandria that while the ballots ...

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Ex-banker in Virginia sentenced in $3 million fraud

ALEXANDRIA (AP) A former Virginia bank executive has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for an identity theft and fraud scheme that netted more than $3 million. Prosecutors say in a news release that 39-year-old Kirk Marsh ...

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Rolling Stone slams defamation claim in campus rape story

(AP) Rolling Stone is defending itself against a defamation lawsuit over a discredited article about a University of Virginia gang rape by arguing that members of a school fraternity knew about discrepancies in the woman’s claims weeks before the article ...

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Virginia death row inmate gets hearing on witness statements

(AP) A federal appeals court has ordered a lower court to hold a hearing on a Virginia death row inmate’s claim that prosecutors failed to turn over evidence favorable to him. Anthony Juniper was sentenced to death for the 2004 ...

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Review: Poor communication hampered Charlottesville response

(AP) A review commissioned by Virginia officials found poor communication between state and local responders during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville led to confusion about the “rules of engagement” with protesters. The International Association of Chiefs of Police conducted ...

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Marathon winners disqualified for using agent tied to doping

(AP) Marathon winners in Virginia have been stripped of their titles. Officials said they were managed by a Russian sports agent who was banned from participating in the races — and many others — over doping concerns. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ...

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Supreme Court takes a technological step forward

WASHINGTON (AP) Surely but slowly, the Supreme Court is entering the 21st century. The court is making new legal filings available online starting Monday, years behind the rest of the federal court system. Can livestreamed audio of arguments and even ...

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Judge tosses 2 charges against white nationalist

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) A Virginia judge on Thursday dismissed two of the three felony counts levied against a prominent white nationalist charged after a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia. Christopher Cantwell of Keene, New Hampshire, is accused of pepper-spraying ...

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Government dropping fraud suit against nursing chain

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Just one week after Justice Department lawyers argued that a national nursing-care provider had bilked Medicare out of millions of dollars in unnecessary services, government lawyers are now moving to drop their lawsuit entirely. Toledo, Ohio-based HCR ManorCare, ...

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