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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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Bookkeeper: Manafort didn’t disclose foreign accounts to her

ALEXANDRIA (AP) Paul Manafort inflated his business income by millions of dollars and kept his bookkeeper in the dark about the foreign bank accounts he was using to buy luxury items and pay personal expenses, according to testimony during his ...

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Herring asks high court to block DC sniper resentencing

(AP) Virginia’s attorney general has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block an order granting a resentencing for DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo. Attorney General Mark Herring’s application for a stay was filed Aug. 2. Herring previously announced he would ...

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Lawyer to serve 3 months after jail smuggling plea (access required)

A Richmond lawyer once honored on national television for her work with juvenile offenders will give up her law license and serve three months in jail after admitting to smuggling a cell phone and narcotics to an inmate. The lawyer ...

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4th Circuit upholds pipeline water quality review

McLEAN (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a Virginia agency’s finding that says the Mountain Valley Pipeline is not expected to harm water quality. The Aug. 1 ruling by a three-judge panel with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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