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Former officer gets 6 years for fatal shooting in Virginia

Dec. 09, 2022 14:05 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A former police officer in Virginia was sentenced Friday to six years in prison for fatally shooting a man after a struggle in which the man got hold of a stun gun and used it on officers. The Daily Press reported that former Newport News police officer...

2 lawyers and a former US attorney will probe UVA shooting

Dec. 08, 2022 20:48 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Two lawyers and a former U.S. attorney have been chosen to conduct an external review of the shooting that killed three University of Virginia students and wounded two others on campus last month, state Attorney General Jason Miyares announced Thursday. ...

House passes defense bill scrapping COVID vaccine mandate

Dec. 08, 2022 17:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to rescind the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the U.S. military and provide nearly $858 billion for national defense passed the House on Thursday as lawmakers scratch off one of the final items on their yearly to-do list. The bill provides for...

Virginia's top court reinstates prosecutor removed by judge

Dec. 08, 2022 16:18 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Supreme Court reinstated a progressive prosecutor on a criminal burglary case Thursday after a judge removed her when he was dissatisfied with a plea deal her office reached. The ruling faulted Circuit Court Judge James Plowman for removing...

Interracial marriages to get added protection under new law

Dec. 08, 2022 15:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One day in the 1970s, Paul Fleisher and his wife were walking through a department store parking lot when they noticed a group of people looking at them. Fleisher, who is white, and his wife, who is Black, were used to “the look.” But this time it was more intense. ...

Q&A: How Ted Henifin plans to fix Jackson's water system

Dec. 08, 2022 14:42 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The manager appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to help fix the long-troubled water system in Mississippi’s capital has an expansive list of reforms on his plate. Over one year, Ted Henifin intends to make substantial progress on all of them. ...

AP WAS THERE: Supreme Court legalizes interracial marriage

Dec. 08, 2022 13:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On June 12, 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court was wrapping up the final orders for the term. Among the cases before them was that of Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who had been sentenced to a year in jail for violating Virginia’s ban on marriage...

The Year of the Slap: Pop culture moments in 2022

Dec. 08, 2022 13:04 PM EST

Taylor Swift was up. Elon Musk was in, out, and in. Tom Cruise was back. BTS stepped aside, and so did Serena Williams, and Tom Brady too — oops, scratch that. But the slap? The slap was everywhere. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t on the level of a moon landing, or...

Basile, Pedulla lead Virginia Tech past Dayton 77-49

Dec. 07, 2022 22:28 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Grant Basile had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Sean Pedulla added 19 points, and Virginia Tech defeated Dayton 77-49 on Wednesday night. Dayton scored the first five points of the second half and trailed 42-26 but Virginia Tech soon led by 20 again. Mylyjael...

Williams' 11 lead Old Dominion over William & Mary 72-62

Dec. 07, 2022 22:21 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dericko Williams scored 11 points as Old Dominion beat William & Mary 72-62 on Wednesday night. Williams added five rebounds and five blocks for the Monarchs (6-4). Faizon Fields scored 10 points while going 4 of 6 and 2 of 4 from the free throw line, and...