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Virginia man pleads guilty to cyberstalking Tulsa mayor

Oct. 21, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Virginia man who sent dozens of harassing emails and phone messages to Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and his family in a failed attempt to stop President Donald Trump's campaign rally in June pleaded guilty Wednesday to cyberstalking. Appearing via video from his home state, Adam Maxwell...

Maya Gebler, center, Cate and Sophie Carroll , right, write letters to fairies in Norfolk, Virginia on Monday Oct. 12, 2020. In the last few months, more than 700 letters have arrived at a fairy tree village outside the home of a journalist and children's book author. (AP Photo/Ben Finley).

Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia

Oct. 20, 2020 11:51 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With the coronavirus lockdown and school out for the summer, 9-year-old Maya Gebler’s social world had shrunk to her immediate family and a few friends. When her human pen pals stopped writing, she turned to the fairies who had taken up residence at a tree in her Virginia...

This 2004 image provided by the University of Rhode Island's Institute for Exploration and Center for Archaeological Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean Exploration shows the shoes of one of the possible victims of the Titanic disaster. A company’s plan to retrieve the Titanic’s radio has sparked a debate over whether the famous shipwreck still holds human remains. (Institute for Exploration and Center for Archaeological Oceanography/University of Rhode Island/NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration via AP)

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

Oct. 18, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People have been diving to the Titanic's wreck for 35 years. No one has found human remains, according to the company that owns the salvage rights. But the company’s plan to retrieve the ship’s iconic radio equipment has sparked a debate: Could the world’s most...

Sailors of the USS Cole bow their heads during a benediction following a remembrance ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the attack on USS Cole at Naval Station Norfolk on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)

US Navy holds remembrance of 2000 USS Cole terror attack

Oct. 12, 2020 6:39 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A ceremony has been held to honor the 17 sailors who died in the terrorist bombing attack on the USS Cole 20 years ago. The Virginian-Pilot reports the ship’s bell tolled Monday morning for each sailor who died. A sailor from the destroyer solemnly read aloud each victim's name...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019 file photo, watermen dredge for oysters on the Chesapeake Bay in southern Maryland near Ridge, Md.  A lawsuit filed Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, by the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation and others, is claiming that the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to ensure that Pennsylvania and New York are doing enough to reduce pollution in the Chesapeake Bay. Attorneys general from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia say they’ve filed a similar lawsuit. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Lawsuit: EPA fails to enforce Chesapeake Bay pollution caps

Sep. 10, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to ensure that Pennsylvania and New York are doing enough to reduce pollution that flows from farms and cities into the Chesapeake Bay, according to a lawsuit filed on Thursday. The federal suit was brought by the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay...