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A comment from Trump and GOP actions in the states put contraceptive access in the 2024 spotlight

May. 23, 2024 00:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican lawmakers in states across the U.S. have been rejecting Democrats' efforts to protect or expand access to birth control, an issue Democrats are promoting as a major issue in this year's elections along with abortion and other reproductive rights concerns. ...

NC State bangs out 20 hits, has two 6-run innings for 19-9 win over Virginia Tech in ACC

May. 22, 2024 23:13 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eli Serrano III, Garrett Pennington and Alec Makarewicz combined for 12 runs, 11 hits and eight RBIs as third-seed North Carolina State overwhelmed 10th-seed Virginia Tech 19-9 on Wednesday night in the ACC Tournament. The Wolfpack (33-19) face No. 6 Duke on...

Lawmakers call for further inquiry into Virginia prison that had hypothermia hospitalizations

May. 22, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A raft of hypothermia hospitalizations and other questionable conditions at a Virginia prison uncovered in a recent report deserve further scrutiny, leading Democratic state lawmakers said this week. Lawmakers pledged to press Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin's...

EPlus: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

May. 22, 2024 16:44 PM EDT

HERNDON, Va. (AP) — HERNDON, Va. (AP) — EPlus Inc. (PLUS) on Wednesday reported earnings of $22 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Herndon, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 82 cents. Earnings, adjusted for stock option expense and...

GOP candidate for NC governor blasts public spending as his family nonprofit rakes in taxpayer funds

May. 22, 2024 07:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his bid to become North Carolina’s first Black governor, Republican Mark Robinson assails government safety net spending as a “plantation of welfare and victimhood" that has mired generations of Black people in “dependency” and poverty. But the...

Zac Morris has two homers and five RBIs to help Duke beat Virginia Tech 11-8 in the ACC Tournament

May. 21, 2024 23:10 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Zac Morris had two homers and five RBIs to help No. 6 seed Duke beat 10th-seeded Virginia Tech 11-8 on Tuesday night in the ACC Tournament. Duke (36-18), which won two of three road games against the Hokies this season, continues pool play on Thursday against...

Dying ex-doctor serving life for murder may soon be free after a conditional pardon and 2-year wait

May. 21, 2024 14:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — On paper, Vince Gilmer was granted freedom more than two years ago. Later this week, he may actually leave prison. The former small-town North Carolina doctor and convicted murderer whose medical mystery captured widespread attention after being documented in a...

‘How do you get hypothermia in a prison?’ Records show hospitalizations among Virginia inmates

May. 19, 2024 02:50 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Police investigator seemed puzzled about what the inmate was describing: “unbearable” conditions at a prison so cold that toilet water would freeze over and inmates were repeatedly treated for hypothermia. “How do you get hypothermia in...

Even with school choice, some Black families find options lacking decades after Brown v. Board

May. 18, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

Since first grade, Julian Morris, 16, has changed schools six times, swinging between predominantly white and predominantly Black classrooms. None has met all his needs, his mother said. At predominantly white schools, he was challenged academically but felt less included. At...

Youngkin vetoes bills on skill games, contraception and Confederate heritage tax breaks

May. 17, 2024 22:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin took action on a final batch of bills from the year's regular legislative session Friday, signing seven but vetoing 48, including closely watched measures that would have ended a tax break for a Confederate heritage organization and allowed...