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Official: Woman charged in fatal crash may have fled country

HENRICO (AP) A prosecutor in Virginia says a woman charged in a fatal crash may have fled the country. Rob Cerullo said that authorities believe 48-year-old Osmaira E. Mendez-Urdaneta, of Henrico, fled the county and possibly the U.S. to avoid ...

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Ex-interpreter sues historical sites claiming discrimination

WILLIAMSBURG (AP) A black woman’s lawsuit claims racial discrimination of employees “permeates” the historical sites of the Yorktown Revolutionary War battlefield and the Jamestown Settlement. Laura Hill filed her federal lawsuit last month against the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation after being fired ...

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Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court says 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital. The court says the justice went to George Washington University Hospital ...

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Virginia voters have their say on Election Day

(AP)  Virginia voters made their picks Tuesday in several competitive congressional races, flipping Virginia’s congressional delegation from a Republican to a Democratic majority. Voters also cast ballots in a special state House election that kept Republicans in control in the ...

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Attorneys want to drop rally defendants over nonpayment

CHARLOTTESVILLE (AP) Attorneys representing two men being sued in connection with the August 2017 deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville are again attempting to leave the case. Elmer Woodard and James E. Kolenich refiled their request Nov. 5, asking to ...

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Amazon mum on reports it will split new headquarters

NEW YORK (AP) Amazon isn’t commenting on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between facilities in two cities rather than choosing just one. The New York Times, citing unnamed people familiar with the decision-making process, said the ...

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Justices skeptical of bid to overturn Va. mining ban

WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Supreme Court seemed reluctant Monday to agree with companies seeking to overturn a decades-old Virginia ban on mining radioactive uranium. The justices heard arguments in a case brought by the owners of a massive uranium deposit ...

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State sues over conditions at Petersburg landfill

PETERSBURG (AP) Virginia officials are suing over what they say are significant, repeated waste-management violations at a Petersburg landfill. Attorney General Mark Herring and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced their lawsuit against The CFS Group Disposal and Recycling ...

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Feds: California inmate led prostitution ring in Virginia

NORFOLK (AP) Federal authorities say a man led a major Virginia prostitution and drug ring from his prison cell in California. Foster Shane Gaines is accused of using a contraband cell phone to recruit underage prostitutes and advertise their services ...

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Indictment sought against police officer in 2017 shooting

PORTSMOUTH (AP) Portsmouth prosecutors have announced they are seeking an indictment against a white officer seen on body camera video shooting a black suspect in the back as he tried to run away. Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Brandon T. Wrobleski announced ...

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