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White woman threatens black deputy with KKK during arrest

Feb. 15, 2019 10:28 AM EST

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A white woman stopped on suspicion of drunken driving in Florida told a black deputy she would have the Ku Klux Klan burn crosses on his yard. Now 53-year-old Julie Edwards faces additional charges of resisting and threatening an officer. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office says the...

The Latest: Northam signs Amazon legislation without fanfare

Feb. 5, 2019 7:23 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from a racist photo that appeared on the 1984 medical school yearbook page of Virginia's governor (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Amid fallout over a racist photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation which would carry out the state's promise to...

Virginia's highest office frozen as Northam weighs next move

Feb. 5, 2019 5:14 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's office put much of the business of governing on hold Tuesday as the Democrat privately weighed whether he can stay in the job despite the uproar over a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. While Northam himself gave no public indication...

Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future

Feb. 4, 2019 6:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A political death watch took shape at Virginia's Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook. Practically all of the state's Democratic establishment — and...

Blackface photo stirs calls for Virginia governor to resign

Feb. 3, 2019 9:33 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam clung to office Sunday amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, going silent after a bizarre 24 hours in which he first admitted he was in the picture, then denied it. The Democrat's stunning...

Virginia governor's political limitations on stark display

Feb. 3, 2019 6:39 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's great virtue, as the voters saw it, was that he wasn't a career politician, but a friendly doctor who came to politics late in life. Now that same quality may be contributing to what is looking more and more like a spectacular career-ending disaster. The...

Virginia's Gov. Northam says that wasn't him in racist photo

Feb. 2, 2019 8:56 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia's embattled governor on Saturday pledged to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook. In a tumultuous 24 hours, Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday...

The Latest: Trump: Photo would've doomed Northam's campaign

Feb. 2, 2019 8:36 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and a racist photo in a 1984 yearbook (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's Republican opponent would have easily won the 2017 governor's race if the racist photo in Northam's yearbook had been...

Virginia Democrat says Northam won't resign

Feb. 2, 2019 1:44 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Democrat who has spoken with Gov. Ralph Northam has told The Associated Press that the governor now does not believe he was in a racist picture in his 1984 medical yearbook and has no immediate plans to resign. The official was not authorized to speak on the record to detail...

Virginia governor loses key support; future in doubt

Feb. 2, 2019 12:39 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appears to have almost no choice but to resign after losing support from virtually the entire state Democratic party and other key allies, who late Friday urged the governor to leave office because of a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years...