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It's Fitzpatrick vs. Heinicke in Washington QB 'competition'

Jul. 30, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Taylor Heinicke does not think there is a quarterback competition at Washington’s training camp. A year after waking up in his sister’s house wondering what to do every day, he’s just happy to get some snaps with the first-team offense and...

RFK's daughter wins yard planter from father's former home

Jul. 30, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — One of Robert F. Kennedy’s children has won custody of a decorative planter that sat outside a Virginia estate called Hickory Hill where the branch of the famed American political family once lived. The Washington Post reported Friday that a federal...

Ex-police officer jailed awaiting trial in Capitol riot case

Jul. 30, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered the pretrial detention of a former police officer from Virginia who is accused of ordering guns after he was charged with participating in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. U.S. District Judge Christopher Cooper agreed...

EXPLAINER: How Virginia is helping tenants with rental aid

Jul. 30, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after President Joe Biden's administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was...

Nuggets take Virginia Commonwealth guard Hyland in draft

Jul. 30, 2021 01:40 AM EDT

Nah’Shon “Bones” Hyland didn’t get a chance to show what he could do in the NCAA Tournament. If he had, he believes he would have climbed the NBA draft board. Scouts didn’t get to see Hyland play during March Madness because Virginia Commonwealth had to forfeit...

Pelicans getting Virginia's Trey Murphy III with No. 17 pick

Jul. 30, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans moved to address their woeful 3-point shooting this past season, adding No. 17 overall NBA draft choice Trey Murphy III to their 2021 rookie class on Thursday night. Memphis formally made the selection of the Virginia swing...

Northam budget plan calls for $111M in college financial aid

Jul. 29, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that his budget proposal for the state's share of American Rescue Plan funding will call for $111 million in financial aid for low- and middle-income undergraduate students. The plan designates $100...

WFT president says list of names substantially narrowed down

Jul. 29, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Washington Football President Jason Wright said Thursday the organization has significantly trimmed the list of potential team names, with the unveiling expected before the 2022 NFL draft. In an interview with The Associated Press at a community...

Richmond City Council declares racism a public health crisis

Jul. 29, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city council in the capital of Virginia has declared racism a public health crisis, following similar action taken earlier in the year by state lawmakers. The Richmond City Council unanimously passed the declaration on Monday, the first...

Child porn plea for NZ man accused of kidnapping attempt

Jul. 29, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A New Zealand man accused of trying to kidnap a 14-year-old Virginia girl he met online pleaded guilty Thursday to production of child pornography, federal prosecutors announced in a news release. Troy George Skinner, 28, of Auckland, New Zealand,...