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US military pier for carrying aid to Gaza will be dismantled after weather and security problems

Jul. 17, 2024 15:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military-built pier to carry humanitarian aid to Gaza will be dismantled and brought home, ending a mission that has been fraught with repeated weather and security problems that limited how much food and other supplies could get to starving Palestinians. ...

Brittany Force will return to Top Fuel racing for first time since her dad's accident

Jul. 17, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Brittany Force will return to her Top Fuel dragster this week in Seattle, her first time competing since her father John's horrific accident in Virginia last month. John Force Racing said this week that with 16-time NHRA champion John Force “responding...

Appeals court voids Marine's adoption of Afghan orphan; child's fate remains in limbo

Jul. 16, 2024 20:55 PM EDT

A Virginia appellate court ruled Tuesday that a U.S. Marine should never have been granted an adoption of an Afghan war orphan and voided the custody order he’s relied on to raise the girl for nearly three years. The decision marked a major turning point in a bitter custody battle that has...

2nd fraternity booted from the University of Virginia after hazing investigation

Jul. 16, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has terminated a second campus fraternity after an investigation found stomach-turning hazing incidents earlier this year. The Theta Chi fraternity is the second at U.Va. to have its fraternity agreement terminated. Pi Kappa...

'Hillbilly Elegy': JD Vance's rise to vice presidential candidate began with a bestselling memoir

Jul. 15, 2024 20:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At the heart of JD Vance's swift journey from venture capitalist to vice presidential candidate is a memoir he first thought of in law school, “Hillbilly Elegy.” Vance's bestseller about his roots in rural Kentucky and blue-collar Ohio made him a national...

1 killed, 6 injured when pickup truck collides with horse-drawn buggy in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — One person was killed and six others injured when a pickup truck collided with the horse-drawn buggy they were traveling in, Virginia State Police said. The crash happened just before 7 p.m. Sunday in the 2700 block of Cumberland Road in the Farmville area of...

US Navy pilots come home after months of shooting down Houthi missiles and drones

Jul. 12, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — U.S. Navy fighter pilots came home to Virginia feeling relieved Friday after months of shooting down Houthi-launched missiles and drones off Yemen's coast in the most intense running sea battle the Navy has faced since World War II. F/A-18 Super Hornets...

Rep. Bob Good files for recount in Virginia GOP congressional primary

Jul. 11, 2024 19:20 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., one of Congress' most conservative members, filed a petition Thursday for a recount after state election officials say he narrowly lost a primary last month to a challenger backed by former President Donald Trump. The Good campaign filed the recount...

Cavers exploring in western Virginia rescue 'miracle' dog found 40 to 50 feet down in cave

Jul. 10, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

NARROWS, Va. (AP) — One very lucky dog is recovering at a shelter after a group of cavers said their excursion into a western Virginia cave over the weekend turned into a rescue mission when they found her 40 to 50 feet underground. Dave Jackson and Jesse Rochette of...

Seeking carbon-free power, Virginia utility considers small nuclear reactors

Jul. 10, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

Virginia's largest utility said Wednesday that it will explore the possibility of using small nuclear reactors to help meet growing electricity demands while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear power has been emerging as an attractive option for states transitioning away from...