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Court upholds official’s corruption convictions

(AP) A federal appeals court has upheld the public corruption convictions of a former Norfolk treasurer and councilman who was sentenced to six years in prison for selling his votes to developers. Anthony Burfoot was convicted of wire fraud, extortion ...

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Manafort lawyer attacks star witness

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The questioning of Paul Manafort’s protege was confrontational and personal: Manafort’s lawyer hammered Rick Gates about his own crimes, an extramarital affair and a guilty plea with prosecutors that may spare him severe punishment. Gates, who faced a ...

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Prosecutor will investigate candidate’s ballot paperwork

NORFOLK (AP) A special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate potential election law violations in a tight Virginia congressional race that could help Democrats reclaim the U.S. House. Political observers said the probe could hurt Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor ...

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Gates admits crimes with Manafort

ALEXANDRIA (AP) The government’s star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Aug. 6 that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman — and told jurors that he and Manafort committed ...

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4th Circuit tosses key permits for Atlantic Coast pipeline

(AP) A federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the Atlantic Coast pipeline Aug. 6, a ruling environmental groups said should halt construction on the 600-mile natural gas pipeline, but project developers insisted should not result in a ...

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Woman claims Penney’s hair coloring burned her, seeks $4.5M

CHESAPEAKE (AP) A Virginia woman is suing J.C. Penney over scalp burns she claimed she received while getting her hair colored last year. She wants $4.5 million. Giselle Steinhausen filed her suit in Chesapeake Circuit Court and J.C. Penney removed ...

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Woman charged with shooting 2 children

McLEAN (AP) Police in Virginia say a woman shot two children, leaving one dead and the second with life-threatening injuries. Fairfax County police said 33-year-old Victoria Youngblood is charged with second-degree murder in the Aug. 5 shooting at a McLean apartment. ...

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Feds order work to stop on Mountain Valley Pipeline

McLEAN (AP) Federal regulators have ordered a stop to the construction of a 300-mile natural gas pipeline on a swath of national forest, following a recent decision by a federal appeals court. In an Aug. 3 letter to Mountain Valley ...

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Family files lawsuit in fatal shooting by US Park Police

WASHINGTON (AP) Attorneys for the family of a northern Virginia man shot to death by U.S. Park Police have filed a lawsuit that describes the incident as “egregious, senseless and unlawful” and spoke of “two out-of-control law enforcement officers.” Lawyers ...

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Congressional candidate’s fraud trial ends with hung jury

NORFOLK (AP) A Norfolk federal judge has declared a mistrial for a congressional candidate who was accused of defrauding the federal government. A jury could not reach a unanimous verdict on whether to convict or acquit Shaun Brown, media outlets ...

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