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Is abortion illegal in the U.S. now? Depends where you live

Jun. 25, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

MS-13 gang members convicted of trafficking 13-year-old girl

Jun. 25, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Seven members and associates of the MS-13 street gang have been convicted of sex trafficking in federal court after taking in a 13-year-old runaway and coercing her into commercial sex acts in Maryland and Virginia. The seven defendants all face a mandatory...

Danville resident takes in Ukrainian family

Jun. 25, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Before the Russian invasion in late February, Volodymyr and Olha Volyk and their young daughter had their own apartment in their native Ukraine. Volodymyr was set to begin a new job as an international truck driver March 1 and Olha, his wife, was working in...

Virginia girl heading to ‘Olympics for dog sports’

Jun. 25, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

PARTLOW, Va. (AP) — Chloe Bales is a low-key kid with a high-energy border collie named Nova, and the pair will compete in an international contest that’s “kind of like the Olympics for dog sports.” That’s how Chloe’s mother, Stephanie Bales, describes the event— and...

Judge makes jury's $10.3M award official in Depp-Heard trial

Jun. 24, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial made a jury's award official Friday with a written order for Heard to pay Depp $10.35 million for damaging his reputation by describing herself as a domestic abuse victim in an op-ed piece she wrote. ...

Sapporo USA to acquire California craft brewer Stone Brewing

Jun. 24, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Sapporo U.S.A. has reached an agreement to acquire popular Southern California-based craft brewer Stone Brewing, the companies announced Friday. Stone will continue to brew its beers and retain its branding, management and workforce while Sapporo produces...

Coast Guard: Overdue sailors are safe, on course to Virginia

Jun. 24, 2022 14:39 PM EDT

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Two people reported overdue after deciding to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged sailboat instead of continuing their trip to Portugal’s Azores are safely headed home, the U.S. Coast Guard announced Friday. Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos...

Youngkin said he will seek legislation on abortion

Jun. 24, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Friday that he will seek legislation to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in comments shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. The Republican told The Washington Post he has asked four...

Court rejects pipeline's request for new panel of judges

Jun. 24, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has denied a request from a company building a natural gas pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia to have a new panel of judges reconsider permits that have been struck down repeatedly . The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the...

Police: Officers in fatal shooting wore activated cameras

Jun. 23, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Four special operations unit officers in Virginia were wearing activated body cameras when a man they were trying to arrest shot at them and they returned fire, police said. Norfolk Police said Antonio Beekman, 41, was wanted by Virginia Beach police for...