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Author Archives: The Associated Press

3 sentenced for violence at white nationalist rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Three members of a white supremacist group have been sentenced to between two and three years in prison for punching, kicking and choking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and at political rallies in California. ...

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Former inmate wins $1M in medical malpractice suit

(AP) A former Virginia inmate won more than $1 million in a malpractice suit against prison medical staff he accused of improperly treating his broken finger, saying he still feels the effects. U.S. District Court records show a jury awarded ...

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Inmate deaths lead to probation, audits for Virginia jail

(AP) The Virginia Board of Corrections has placed a jail under closer state supervision after it found shortcomings at the facility directly or indirectly contributed to the deaths of two inmates. The board on July 16 placed the Riverside Regional ...

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Deaths related to virus outbreak rise to 3

SPRINGFIELD (AP) Health officials say three people have now died amid a virus outbreak at a Northern Virginia retirement community. The Fairfax County Health Department reported the third death Tuesday. Two deaths were reported last week. Officials said they did not know ...

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Court reinstates challenge to ‘habitual drunkard’ law

(AP) A lawsuit challenging an unusual Virginia law that allows police to arrest and jail people designated as “habitual drunkards” has been reinstated by a deeply divided federal appeals court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled July 16 ...

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Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence July ...

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Virginia to get share of latest opioid settlement

(AP) Virginia is set to get a still-to-be determined portion of a $1.4 billion settlement to resolve U.S. investigations into the marketing of an anti-addiction drug. The U.S. Department of Justice announced July 11 that a British-based company has agreed ...

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Delegate accused of hacking aide’s email

(AP) A Richmond-area lawmaker is being accused by a former staffer of privacy violations. A former aide to Del. Dawn Adams, D-Richmond,  has filed a federal lawsuit saying the lawmaker hacked into a private email account without permission. Maureen Hains ...

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2 dead, dozens ill from outbreak at Springfield retirement home

SPRINGFIELD (AP) Virginia health department officials say two people have died and 20 more have been hospitalized by a respiratory virus outbreak at a large retirement community. The Fairfax County Health Department said July 12 that 55 of the 263 ...

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Reckitt Benckiser pays $1.4 billion in opioid settlement

LONDON (AP) Consumer products company Reckitt Benckiser says it will pay $1.4 billion to resolve U.S. investigations into the marketing of an anti-addiction drug by a subsidiary. The company said July 11 it reached agreements with the U.S. Department of ...

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