Latest Virginia News

Conservation project buys huge tracts of coalfields forest

Jul. 15, 2019 4:45 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The nonprofit Nature Conservancy announced Monday it has partnered with private investors to acquire over a quarter-million acres (101,000 hectares) of forest land in the coalfields of Tennessee, Kentucky and Virginia. The group said its new Cumberland Forest Project is designed to not...

The Latest: Charlottesville victims describe pain of attack

Jul. 15, 2019 4:09 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the state sentencing of a man convicted on federal hate crime charges related to a white nationalist rally (all times local): 4 p.m. A woman who was seriously hurt in a car attack on anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia called the man...

Boxing champ Pernell Whitaker dies; hit by car in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

Pernell Whitaker, an Olympic gold medalist and four-division champion who was regarded as one of the greatest defensive fighters ever, has died after being hit by a car in Virginia. He was 55. Police in Virginia Beach said the former fighter was hit by a car Sunday night. The driver of the car remained on the...

Redskins QB Alex Smith sheds leg brace 8 months after injury

Jul. 15, 2019 3:15 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith has finally shed the massive brace on his right leg eight months after breaking his tibia and fibula in gruesome fashion. Smith's wife, Elizabeth, posted a photo Monday of him holding the ring external fixator in his hand. The team's Twitter...

Man sentenced to 2nd life term in Charlottesville car attack

Jul. 15, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges Monday for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia. James Alex Fields Jr., 22, received the sentence for killing one person and...

'Many people agree with me': Trump digs in on racist tweets

Jul. 15, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by searing criticism, President Donald Trump on Monday emphatically defended his tweet calling on four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their "broken and crime infested" countries. Condemnation of his comments "doesn't concern me because many people agree with me,"...

Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters

Jul. 15, 2019 1:33 PM EDT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges in Virginia car attack against anti-racism protesters.

Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker killed after being struck by car in Virginia

Jul. 15, 2019 11:03 AM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Former boxing champion Pernell Whitaker killed after being struck by car in Virginia.

Ugandan court says Virginia woman ran illegal, deadly NGO

Jul. 15, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman is facing a lawsuit in Ugandan court accusing her nonprofit of operating in the country illegally and leading to the deaths of Ugandan children. The News & Advance reports Renee Bach started the nonprofit Serving His Children in 2009, with centers to alleviate child...

Leave the US, Trump tells liberal congresswomen of color

Jul. 14, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born...