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First lady Biden to meet with families of USS Delaware crew

Dec. 09, 2021 09:25 AM EST

GROTON, Conn. (AP) — First lady Jill Biden is visiting Connecticut on Thursday to meet with families of the crew of USS Delaware, an attack submarine based in Groton. As the submarine's sponsor, Biden smashed a bottle of sparking wine at its 2018 christening in Newport News,...

Virginia commercial fisherman sentenced for tax fraud

Dec. 09, 2021 08:49 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A commercial fisherman in Virginia was sentenced to prison for evading income tax payments for nearly a decade, authorities said. Alfredo Loya Jr., 50, of Newport News, worked as an independent contractor for a number of fishing companies in the Hampton...

Virginia CEO convicted of fraud charges linked to bankruptcy

Dec. 09, 2021 08:47 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The CEO of a private jet charter company in Virginia has been convicted of multiple fraud charges tied to a bankruptcy case in which he discharged over $6 million in personal debt, according to a federal prosecutor. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern...

Virginia Tech shuts down Cornell in 93-60 win

Dec. 08, 2021 23:25 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half and seven Hokies hit double figures in a 93-60 win over Cornell on Wednesday night. Aluma was 8-of-9 shooting and the Hokies (7-3) shot 54%, including 12 of 23 from the arc, in ending the Big Red's...

Youngkin wants Virginia out of carbon-reduction initiative

Dec. 08, 2021 19:27 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Wednesday that he would seek to use his executive powers to withdraw the commonwealth from a multistate carbon cap-and-trade program he said has overburdened ratepayers and businesses. Environmental...

Recount upholds GOP win in contested Virginia House race

Dec. 08, 2021 19:06 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A recount for a Virginia state House seat upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Wednesday, cementing what will be a 52-48 majority for the GOP when the chamber convenes in January. A court certified that Republican A.C. Cordoza had defeated Democratic...

Recount upholds GOP win in Virginia's 91st District House race; Republicans will have 52 seats

Dec. 08, 2021 18:46 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Recount upholds GOP win in Virginia's 91st District House race; Republicans will have 52 seats.

Library display pairing Bible with explicit books removed

Dec. 08, 2021 17:43 PM EST

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia library has removed a display that placed the Bible alongside two books that activists have sought to remove from school libraries as pornographic and obscene. The display at the Dolley Madison library in McLean included the books “Lawn...

2 Virginia state troopers file lawsuit seeking overtime pay

Dec. 08, 2021 16:35 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police trooper says he hasn't been paid for overtime dating back to the start of 2021, including what he earned while working at the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 rally according to a lawsuit filed against the state on behalf of two troopers. ...

Navy: Member of SEAL Team 8 dies after training incident

Dec. 08, 2021 15:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy SEAL commander has died from injuries he got during a training accident in Virginia. Naval Special Warfare Command said Wednesday that Cmdr. Brian Bourgeois, 43, was injured Saturday when he fell while fast-roping down from a helicopter. The cause of his...