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Wildlife groups investigating bird deaths in DC region

Jun. 15, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

RESTON, Va. (AP) — People should stop feeding birds while scientists determine why hundreds have been blinded and killed in the Washington, D.C., region since late May, a federal agency said. Wildlife managers in Washington, Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia have...

AP: US military guns lost, stolen from Virginia bases

Jun. 15, 2021 02:37 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Military weapons including pistols and a medium machine gun have been lost or stolen from bases in Virginia. An Associated Press investigation into firearms missing from the U.S. armed services shows at least 19 guns disappeared or were recovered in...

Virginia staves off elimination for 6th time to reach CWS

Jun. 14, 2021 23:24 PM EDT

Virginia and Mississippi State won Game 3s in their super regionals Monday and became the last two teams to clinch spots in the College World Series. The Cavaliers staved off elimination for the sixth time in eight NCAA Tournament games, beating Dallas Baptist 5-2 in...

Probe of Virginia parole case finds no outside interference

Jun. 14, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An outside probe into how Virginia's government watchdog agency conducted an investigation of a controversial parole decision found no inappropriate political interference by Gov. Ralph Northam's administration and concluded the lead investigator was likely biased. ...

Virginia heads to CWS for 1st time since winning in 2015

Jun. 14, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kyle Teel hit a grand slam in the seventh for Virginia's first lead and the Cavaliers clinched their fifth trip to the College World Series with a 5-2 victory over Dallas Baptist on Monday. Virginia (35-25) won the Columbia Super Regional to reach...

Police investigating after 2 teen girls shot, one fatally

Jun. 14, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say that a 14-year-old girl is dead and a 15-year-old girl is in critical condition after a shooting in Portsmouth. Police in that city said in news release on Sunday that they're searching for two people of interest. ...

Biden returns $26M in border wall money to Navy shipyard

Jun. 14, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden is sending $26 million in federal funds back to a U.S. Navy shipyard in Virginia. The money had been diverted by President Donald Trump to pay for a wall along the Mexico border. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that the...

High court rejects 2 Virginia white nationalist rally cases

Jun. 14, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the convictions of two men who as members of a white supremacist group participated in a white nationalist rally in Virginia in 2017 that turned violent. The high court said Monday that it would not take the case...

Police: Car abandoned, body found beneath highway

Jun. 14, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

WINGMEAD, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are investigating how the apparent driver of an abandoned Cadillac sedan ended up dead beneath a highway. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the car had run into the jersey wall and was left across the travel lanes of a...

Jewish group appeals after losing Chabad House lawsuit

Jun. 13, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Jewish organization is filing an appeal after a federal judge in Baltimore dismissed the group's religious-discrimination lawsuit over an expansion of its property in Towson. The group Friends of Lubavitch filed the discrimination lawsuit in 2018...