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Greta Thunberg hitches low-carbon ride across Atlantic

Nov. 13, 2019 10:03 AM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg left North America on a return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday, hitching a renewable-energy ride with an Australian family aboard their 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran. Thunberg tweeted that they set sail Wednesday morning from Virginia...

Virginia Lyft driver accused of sexually abusing passenger

Nov. 13, 2019 1:44 AM EST

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — A Lyft driver in Virginia is accused of sexually abusing a passenger. Citing a Chesterfield County police statement, news outlets report 51-year-old Robert W. Sauvager has been arrested on charges of aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration. Police say the passenger...

Jones carries Radford past Bridgewater (VA) 91-40

Nov. 12, 2019 10:00 PM EST

RADFORD, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones had 20 points as Radford rolled past Bridgewater (VA) 91-40 on Tuesday night. Devin Hutchinson had 17 points for Radford (1-1). Travis Fields Jr. added 10 points. Devine Eke had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the home team. Chandler Murray had 17 points for the Eagles....

Pacheco-Ortiz leads Liberty past SC State 65-39

Nov. 12, 2019 9:46 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz had 12 points as Liberty romped past South Carolina State 65-39 on Tuesday night. Caleb Homesley had 10 points and six rebounds for Liberty (3-0). Darius McGhee added six rebounds. Scottie James had 12 rebounds for the hosts. Jahmari Etienne had 14 points for the...

Wilson leads Longwood over Md.-Eastern Shore 85-55

Nov. 12, 2019 9:35 PM EST

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Christian Wilson had 17 points off the bench to lead Longwood to an 85-55 win over Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday night. Wilson shot 5 for 6 on 3-pointers as Longwood went 14 of 22 behind the arc. Sean Flood had 14 points for Longwood (2-1), Jaylon Wilson added 13 points and...

Teen climate activist is leaving US, setting sail for Spain

Nov. 12, 2019 8:50 PM EST

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will leave North America and begin her return trip across the Atlantic on Wednesday aboard a 48-foot (15-meter) catamaran sailboat whose passengers include an 11-month-old baby. The boat leaves little to no carbon footprint, boasting solar...

Russian accused of $20M credit card fraud extradited to US

Nov. 12, 2019 5:58 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Russian accused of running a website that helped people commit more than $20 million in credit-card fraud has been extradited to Virginia to face criminal charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Aleksei Burkov made an initial appearance in Alexandria Tuesday after being extradited from...

Man linked to neo-Nazi group pleads guilty to gun charges

Nov. 12, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man who has been linked by the FBI to a violent neo-Nazi group pleaded guilty on Tuesday to gun charges, one of several recent criminal cases against members of the same far-right extremist group. Andrew Thomasberg, 21, of McLean, faces a maximum of 20 years in prison...

Unproven fraud claims seen in state races could cloud 2020

Nov. 12, 2019 4:04 PM EST

As Kentucky's Republican governor trailed by thousands of votes in his re-election bid and Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts offered an unsubstantiated explanation for the Election Day results: voter fraud. The messages seized on small-scale voting issues or pushed inaccurate...

Virginia commission offers no recommendations on gun laws

Nov. 12, 2019 2:15 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Republican-led legislative commission in Virginia tasked with offering solutions for curbing gun violence says it has no recommendations to make. The Virginia Crime Commission issued a short report Tuesday saying that staff found "inconclusive evidence" was available to develop...