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Jets coach Bowles reflects on playing days with Redskins

Aug. 14, 2018 2:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Helping Todd Bowles get a Super Bowl ring was just the beginning of Doug Williams' lifelong assistance for the New York Jets head coach. Their relationship goes back to 1986 when they were Washington Redskins teammates and neighbors. They lived down the street from one another about a...

Guice injury mean opportunity for Redskins' other RBs

Aug. 11, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden doesn't expect to go looking for another running back after losing promising rookie Derrius Guice to a torn ACL in his left knee in the preseason opener. "We have guys that are here and in play," Gruden said, noting that the Redskins drafted Guice...

Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

Aug. 11, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county courthouses...

Women's group behind rebel memorials quietly battles on

Aug. 10, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — On a glorious, late-spring day, Maya Little strode across the poplar-lined University of North Carolina quadrangle, past protesters and a uniformed officer. She stepped onto the base of the Confederate soldier statue that has stood there since 1913, and splashed it with a mixture...

Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

Aug. 8, 2018 1:56 PM EDT

Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county courthouses...

Robert E. Lee statue vandalized on Richmond's Monument Ave.

Aug. 4, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Richmond's famed Monument Avenue has been vandalized. Red paint was splattered on the statue's base. The letters BLM, an apparent reference to the Black Lives Matter movement, was also sprayed on the base. Virginia Capitol Police, which is...

Redskins' Reed feeling better after removal of toe bones

Jul. 27, 2018 6:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Jordan Reed has two fewer bones and a whole lot of peace of mind. Toe soreness in offseason workouts more than a year ago became lingering pain that threw off everything for the Washington Redskins tight end. Overcompensation led to a hamstring injury that kept Reed off the field, and...

Appeals court sides with environmentalists in pipeline case

Jul. 27, 2018 5:33 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday sided with environmentalists who challenged the decision by federal agencies to allow construction of a 300-mile natural gas pipeline on a swath of national forest. The unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond...

Virginia police issue report on police shooting of naked man

Jul. 24, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia police department has submitted a report on its investigation into the fatal shooting of a naked man on an interstate highway. The Richmond Police Department said in a statement Tuesday it has submitted a report to the Commonwealth's Attorney's Office on the May 14 fatal...

Police: Boys, ages 10 and 7, drive Lexus onto highway, crash

Jul. 24, 2018 12:41 PM EDT

GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a 10-year-old boy and his 7-year-old passenger took a car and drove at least a dozen miles before crashing on an interstate. Fire and rescue crews report that no one involved was injured. Virginia State Police said in a statement that the boys took the black...