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FILE - In this April 10, 1912 file photo the Titanic leaves Southampton, England on her maiden voyage. The salvage firm that has plucked artifacts from the sunken Titanic cruise ship over the decades is seeking a judge's permission to rescue more items from the rapidly deteriorating wreck. (AP Photo/File)

Firm wants to recover the Titanic's iconic telegraph machine

Feb. 21, 2020 8:28 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The salvage firm that has plucked silverware, china and gold coins from the wreckage of the Titanic now wants to recover the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Machine that transmitted the doomed ship's increasingly frantic distress calls. Lawyers for the company, R.M.S. Titanic, Inc., called...

Grant will help Virginia test schools for lead in water

Feb. 21, 2020 3:56 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced it was awarding Virginia over $700,000 in grant funding to assist with identifying sources of lead in drinking water in schools and child care facilities. The $737,000 will go to the Department of Health, which will use it to...

New grants aimed to preserve farmland

Feb. 21, 2020 3:54 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is annoucing new grant money to help preserve farmland around the state. Northam announced this week that the Virginia Farmland Preservation Fund was awarding $350,000 in grants to Albemarle, Clarke, Fauquier, and Stafford counties, and the cities of...

McIntosh's 27 points lift Elon past James Madison

Feb. 20, 2020 10:01 PM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Hunter McIntosh had a season-high 27 points as Elon topped James Madison 70-62 on Thursday night. McIntosh shot 6 for 7 from deep. His 3-pointer with 17:20 left to play put the Phoenix up 37-35 and they never trailed again. He finished 8-of-9 shooting including 6 of 7 from beyond...

Police say they've arrest man who threatened House speaker

Feb. 20, 2020 9:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say they've arrested a man who threatened House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn. Capitol Police said Stephen Hartzell, 23, was taken into custody Thursday in Norfolk. A Capitol Police news release said that Hartzell is charged with threatening to burn or bomb, a felony...

Snow falls on McCorkle Place on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2020, in Chapel Hill, N.C. Snow began falling in central North Carolina in the afternoon as temperatures dropped quickly. Accumulations of 2-3 inches are expected. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP)

Snow falls across coastal North Carolina, Virginia

Feb. 20, 2020 9:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Snow was falling Thursday across North Carolina and Virginia, including in coastal areas that rarely see snow. Gov. Roy Cooper said parts of northeastern North Carolina will see the most precipitation in the state, with as much as 3-6 inches (7.5-15 centimeters). He issued a warning...

Liberty moves a half-game ahead of N. Florida with 82-77 win

Feb. 20, 2020 9:26 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Caleb Homesley scored 28 points and Scottie James finished with a double-double and Liberty beat North Florida 82-77 Thursday night. Liberty (25-3, 11-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) won its sixth straight and ended North Florida's (18-11, 11-3) six-game win streak. Liberty moved a...

White nationalist to remain in jail for now

Feb. 20, 2020 9:16 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist will remain behind bars on charges of extortion and interstate threats after a hearing Thursday to determine he could be released was continued until next week. Christopher Cantwell, who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville,...

Ex-intelligence official pleads to leaking Top Secret info

Feb. 20, 2020 3:55 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former counterterrorism analyst pleaded guilty Thursday to leaking classified information to two journalists, including one he was dating. Henry Kyle Frese, 31, of Philadelphia, held a top-secret clearance when he worked at the Defense Intelligence Agency. He pleaded guilty...

Authorities: Virginia farmer holds goat thief at gunpoint

Feb. 20, 2020 8:50 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — AVirginia man held a suspect who was trying to steal goats from his farm at gunpoint until authorities could arrive to make an arrest, authorities said. Stafford County deputies responded to a call Friday night from the property owner, who said he was holding a thief in the...