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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...

McGarry fans 10, Virginia beats DBU 4-0 to force Game 3

Jun. 13, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Griff McGarry struck out a season-high 10 in seven innings and Virginia beat Dallas Baptist 4-0 in Game 2 of the Columbia Super Regional on Sunday. The Cavaliers (34-25) improved to 5-0 this year in NCAA Tournament elimination games and forced a...

No Hokie Hokie high at Virginia Tech; marijuana still banned

Jun. 13, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Marijuana legalization is coming to Virginia, but universities in the state aren't following suit. Virginia Tech recently updated its student code of contact to make clear that marijuana is still banned on campus even after July 1, when Virginia's...

Floss boss: dental student gets $10k to pursue invention

Jun. 13, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A dental student at Virginia Commonwealth University has been awarded $10,000 by her school to develop a prototype for her invention to help those wearing braces floss between their teeth. Student Christina Gordon first developed her idea for the...

GOP ramps up misleading attack on Democrats' policing policy

Jun. 13, 2021 10:36 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Minnesota Republican Tyler Kistner announced his candidacy for the U.S. House in April, he asked voters to ponder two questions: “What America will we leave for our children?" and "Will they be taught to hate their police?” Across the...

Virginia fifth-graders are video pals with Ugandan class

Jun. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — One of the things students at Green Valley, a primary school in central Uganda, wanted to know about Kelley Kruzel’s fifth grade class at Kate Waller Barrett in Stafford County was, “Do you have any traditional dances?” “We had just danced...

Residents of Va. county paint, hide rocks for others to find

Jun. 13, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Whether it’s to bring smiles or just to have an excuse to go out and adventure, there’s a contingent of people locally and beyond who enjoy painting, hiding and finding rocks. There are several Facebook groups dedicated to those who share a...

Dallas Baptist rallies past Virginia 6-5 in super regional

Jun. 12, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Andrew Benefield homered in the seventh inning on Saturday and Dallas Baptist rallied for a 6-5 win over Virginia in Game 1 of the Columbia Super Regional that was delayed almost four hours due to weather. It was the Patriots’ first win in a...

Virginia county plans to rename Lee Highway for abolitionist

Jun. 12, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia county near the nation's capital is paving the way to rename a major highway that currently shares a name with Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The Arlington County Board said at its Saturday meeting that it plans to vote next...

Virginia tax coffers continue to overflow; surplus expected

Jun. 12, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state government continues to bring in more revenue than expected, with a new report showing the state has brought in more than 98 percent of its anticipated annual revenue with a full month remaining in the fiscal year. The monthly revenue...