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Group helps Vietnam vet find new life on the Coast

Dec. 7, 2019 12:01 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — His mobile home was rotting around him and Johnny C. Owens had no money for repairs. The Vietnam veteran had been living alone for eight years in the woods of South Alabama. Although he was no longer drinking, his old enemy depression had beaten him down. Suicide seemed like the only...

Tre Jones, No. 10 Duke rally past Virginia Tech 77-63

Dec. 6, 2019 10:13 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Tre Jones was pleased that when No. 10 Duke fell behind early at Virginia Tech, the Blue Devils showed composure and gradually worked their way back. Coach Mike Krzyzewski was glad he had Jones to lead the way. “They follow his lead,” Krzyzewski said after Jones scored...

Missing Virginia man found dead on Blue Ridge Parkway

Dec. 6, 2019 7:43 PM EST

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — The body of a Virginia man, missing for more than a month, was found Friday near the Thunder Ridge Overlook parking area off the Blue Ridge Parkway. National Park Service Rangers received a call that a body was found near a hiking trail less than a mile away from the parking area in...

Virginia lieutenant governor seeks vindication in court

Dec. 6, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says he's done everything he can to clear his name after two women accused him of sexual assault: he's requested police investigations, taken a lie-detector test and begged the media to report on evidence he says exonerates him. On Friday, he tried...

Push to ratify ERA launched in Utah, eyed in other states

Dec. 6, 2019 4:20 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A renewed national push to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment has come to conservative Utah, where supporters have launched a long-shot bid to become the tipping point state, despite opposition from the influential Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Utah is one of several...

Caroline Kennedy to christen carrier named after her father

Dec. 6, 2019 1:08 PM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline will participate in the christening of a new aircraft carrier that's named after the 35th U.S. president. Newport News Shipbuilding said the christening of the USS John Kennedy will occur Saturday at the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia. ...

Governor halts policy after prison guards strip-search girl

Dec. 6, 2019 11:36 AM EST

DILLWYN, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Friday that he's suspended a policy that allowed prison officials to strip search an 8-year-old girl who was visiting her father. “I am deeply disturbed by these reports — not just as governor but as a pediatrician and a dad,”...

A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases

Dec. 6, 2019 9:24 AM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye. Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swimsuits at what looked like a YMCA. They were hunting for any clue to help them identify the location — and ultimately,...

7 Virginia counties, 11 cities now under fire ant quarantine

Dec. 6, 2019 4:46 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say an imported fire ant quarantine has been expanded to include a total of seven counties and 11 cities. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced Thursday that the area of quarantine was expanded after survey data showed that imported...

Walker, Griffin lead unbeaten UConn women over Seton Hall

Dec. 5, 2019 10:43 PM EST

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Aubrey Griffin took a look around Walsh Gym on the campus of Seton Hall, knowing she would recognize a few names. “I wanted to see where my mom and my dad went to school,” said Griffin, the talented UConn freshman forward who was playing in the gym for the first...