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Gov. Northam-backed gun control bills pass in Virginia

Feb. 28, 2020 1:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Parts of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's sweeping gun control legislation have won final passage in the General Assembly. Lawmakers in the House and Senate gave final passage to several pieces of gun control legislation Friday. That includes a red flag bill to allow authorities to...

Del. Joseph Lindsey, D-Norfolk, Chairman of the House Privileges and Elections, committee listens to debate on the redistricting bill during the committee meeting at the Capitol Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Northam signals last-minute involvement in redistricting row

Feb. 28, 2020 12:13 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam may float an alternative redistricting plan as his fellow Democrats remain divided over how best to draw new congressional and legislative maps next year. With only a week left to this year's legislative session, the governor's office announced Friday that...

FILE - This file photo provided by the Alexandria Sheriff's Office, in Virginia, shows Andrew Thomasberg. Prosecutors are seeking an 18-month sentence for Thomasberg, an alleged neo-Nazi from northern Virginia, who pleaded guilty in 2019 to weapons violations. (Alexandria Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Gun charge yields year in prison for man with neo-Nazi ties

Feb. 28, 2020 12:04 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man with ties to a violent neo-Nazi group was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for weapons violations after he renounced his ties to extremism. Andrew Jon Thomasberg, 21, of McLean, acknowledged as part of a plea bargain last year in federal court that he...

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski calls over his team at the end of regulation against Wake Forest during an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Wake Forest wins in double overtime 113-101. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey)

No. 7 Duke's visit to Virginia highlights ACC's week ahead

Feb. 28, 2020 10:36 AM EST

Here are some things to watch for in ACC play this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 7 Duke at Virginia. The Blue Devils will be looking to bounce back from their double-overtime loss at Wake Forest on Monday night in their only regular season meeting with the Cavaliers. Virginia has won five straight and locked...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Sanders' appeal tested in moderate Virginia on Super Tuesday

Feb. 28, 2020 6:26 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rep. Elaine Luria is the kind of up-and-comer the Democratic Party would like to keep in Congress. But the former Navy commander with a moderate bearing, who flipped a coastal Virginia House seat in 2018, said she's afraid that will be far more difficult if her party nominates Vermont...

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets people at a campaign event in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Democrats eye Super Tuesday even as South Carolina looms

Feb. 28, 2020 6:24 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Bernie Sanders will swing through North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts in the coming days. Elizabeth Warren will make stops in Texas and Arkansas. Amy Klobuchar will be in Tennessee and Virginia. The South Carolina primary is just two days away, but the race is quickly going...

Virginia lawmakers pass bills easing abortion restrictions

Feb. 27, 2020 2:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Abortion restrictions that were enacted when Republicans controlled Virginia’s General Assembly are being undone in legislation approved by the Democrats who are now in charge. The House on Thursday gave final passage to a bill that would roll back provisions including a 24-hour...

Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg, D-Henrico, left, talks with Del. Marcia 'Cia' Price, D-Newport News, right, during the House session at the Capitol Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Virginia Democrats made nonpartisan redistricting a key campaign plank during last year's off-year election, when they won full control of the statehouse for the first time in a generation. Now in power, they may not pass any reform measures because of internal party divisions. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia in the spotlight as decision on redistricting looms

Feb. 27, 2020 1:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats are in the spotlight as they argue over how legislative and congressional boundaries should be drawn, with only a few days left to make a decision. Redistricting reform has been a top priority for Democrats in Virginia and around the country after a tea party wave a...

Virginia's Kihei Clark drives on Virginia Tech's Wabissa Bede (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Blacksburg, Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

Clark's 3-pointer lifts Virginia past Virginia Tech, 56-53

Feb. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kihei Clark knew exactly what he was going to do when he took an inbounds pass in a tie game on the road and 11 seconds racing quickly off the clock. “Yeah. I was shooting it,” the sophomore point guard said after his 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left lifted Virginia to a...

Neo-Nazi leaders face conspiracy charges on both coasts

Feb. 26, 2020 8:06 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Several leaders of a violent neo-Nazi group have been charged with conspiring to harass journalists, church congregations and a former Cabinet official, prosecutors on both U.S. coasts announced Wednesday. Some of those arrested were charged with cyberstalking and sending...