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22 mass shootings. 374 dead. Here's where the guns came from

May. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

The suspects in the shootings at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school and a Buffalo, New York, supermarket were both just 18, authorities say, when they bought the weapons used in the attacks — too young to legally purchase alcohol or cigarettes, but old enough to arm themselves with assault-style...

Jurors deliberating in former football player's murder trial

May. 27, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va (AP) — Jurors began deliberations Friday afternoon in the murder trial of a former college football player accused of fatally beating a man he says he initially believed from a Tinder match to be a woman. Former Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute, 19,...

At long last, Depp jurors hear closings, begin deliberations

May. 27, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — After a six-week trial in which Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tore into each other over the nasty details of their short marriage, both sides told a jury the exact same thing Friday — they want their lives back. Heard “ruined his life by falsely telling...

Police: Teen charged in shooting of 9-year-old girl

May. 27, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (AP) — A 15-year-old Virginia boy has been arrested and charged in a shooting that left a 9-year-old girl in critical condition, police said. Prince William County police said the teen is charged with aggravated malicious wounding, attempted malicious wounding,...

Virginia man found guilty in ex-girlfriend's strangulation

May. 27, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A jury found a Virginia man guilty on Friday of murdering his ex-girlfriend almost four years in front of the couple’s young toddlers. Lamont Johnson, 45, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of Bellamy Gamboa, 39, in July 2018, The...

Simon's 8 Ks lead Notre Dame into ACC semifinals

May. 27, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Liam Simon tied a career high with eight strikeouts while allowing just two hits in five innings and No. 3 seed Notre Dame beat fifth-seeded Virginia 3-0 on Friday in the ACC Tournament. Notre Dame (35-13) had already secured a spot in the semifinals after...

Virginia man pleads guilty to failing to pay $1.3M in taxes

May. 27, 2022 07:53 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges that he failed to pay $1.3 million in taxes to the IRS by withholding payroll taxes from three different companies owned by his family, a federal prosecutor said. U.S. Attorney Jessica Aber said in a news...

Amber Heard ends testimony asking Depp to 'leave me alone'

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard told jurors Thursday that a harassment campaign waged against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp has left her humiliated and scared for her life from multiple death threats, and said she just wants “Johnny to leave me alone.” Heard was the final...

Ex-Virginia Tech linebacker testifies in fatal beating trial

May. 26, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech football player took the stand in his own defense at his murder trial Thursday, testifying that he felt "violated” when he discovered that a Tinder match he believed was a woman was actually a man. Isimemen Etute, 19, is charged...

Carnival: Paint project affected some cruise passengers

May. 26, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A painting project is to blame for an odor that affected some cruise ship passengers in Virginia and prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to send a crew to investigate Thursday, Carnival Cruise Line said. The Coast Guard first received reports on Wednesday of an odor...