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Police: Man fatally shot, deputy hurt in shootout

Nov. 14, 2018 1:31 PM EST

FORT CHISWELL, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed and a sheriff's deputy was seriously wounded in a shootout at a Virginia bus station. Virginia State Police said in a news release that troopers and Wythe County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of an armed robbery at a Fort Chiswell hotel...

The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

Nov. 13, 2018 10:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations. Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are worried about home...

Impeachment focus back on W.Va. court after justice resigns

Nov. 13, 2018 4:45 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Now that an impeached and suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice has resigned, lawmakers are turning their attention to a panel of justices that had cut off pending impeachment trials. After Justice Allen Loughry's resignation, the state Senate wants to revisit an Oct. 11...

Supreme Court to hear Virginia GOP's districting appeal

Nov. 13, 2018 11:25 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear an appeal by Virginia Republicans who are trying to preserve state legislative districts that have been struck down by a lower court as racially discriminatory. The case involves 11 districts in the Virginia House of Delegates. Democratic voters...

West Virginia high court scandal: convicted justice resigns

Nov. 10, 2018 10:23 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice who was recently convicted of 11 federal charges is stepping down just ahead of a special legislative session to consider his removal, the governor's office disclosed Saturday. It was the latest development in an impeachment scandal...

GOP candidate called 'Bigfoot erotica' devotee wins race

Nov. 7, 2018 3:33 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Despite being labeled a "devotee of Bigfoot erotica," a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia. Denver Riggleman won handily over Democrat Leslie Cockburn (COE'-birn) in Tuesday's race for the 5th District. During the campaign, Cockburn leveled an...

Amazon considers New York, Virginia amid reports of HQ split

Nov. 6, 2018 6:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the communities it ultimately selects. New York's Long Island City as well as Crystal City in northern Virginia...

The Latest: Virginia officials told Amazon may split HQ2

Nov. 6, 2018 2:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's hunt for a second headquarters (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Virginia officials and some state lawmakers were recently briefed by the head of the state's economic development office that Amazon was considering splitting up its second headquarters but had not made a...

Virginia Republican's Trump-like tactics struggle to connect

Nov. 3, 2018 12:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Conservative provocateur Corey Stewart started his U.S. Senate bid last year as a longshot, promising to run a "vicious" and "ruthless" crusade against Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine in a style similar to President Donald Trump. With just days to go until Election Day, there's little...

Virginia expands Medicaid, big victory for Democratic leader

Nov. 1, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About 400,000 newly eligible low-income Virginia adults can start enrolling in Medicaid, a major achievement for the state's Democratic governor. Medicaid expansion enrollment starts Thursday in Virginia for coverage that will start at the beginning of 2019. Expanding Medicaid was...