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At long last, jury gets closing arguments in Depp trial

May. 27, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments Friday in Johnny Depp's high-profile libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. Each side will have two hours to summarize their case in a trial that has stretched on for six weeks. With broadcast cameras in the...

Amber Heard ends testimony asking Depp to 'leave me alone'

May. 26, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Amber Heard told jurors Thursday that a harassment campaign waged against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp has left her humiliated and scared for her life from multiple death threats, and said she just wants “Johnny to leave me alone.” Heard was the final...

Ex-Virginia Tech linebacker testifies in fatal beating trial

May. 26, 2022 17:07 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia Tech football player took the stand in his own defense at his murder trial Thursday, testifying that he felt "violated” when he discovered that a Tinder match he believed was a woman was actually a man. Isimemen Etute, 19, is charged...

Carnival: Paint project affected some cruise passengers

May. 26, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A painting project is to blame for an odor that affected some cruise ship passengers in Virginia and prompted the U.S. Coast Guard to send a crew to investigate Thursday, Carnival Cruise Line said. The Coast Guard first received reports on Wednesday of an odor...

Trial begins for ex-Virginia Tech football player in killing

May. 25, 2022 19:45 PM EDT

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) — A trial began Wednesday for a former Virginia Tech football player accused in the fatal beating of a Tinder match he originally believed was a woman. Isimemen Etute, a former linebacker, is charged with second-degree murder in the 2021 death of...

Jill Biden, Murthy welcome 2nd mass delivery of baby formula

May. 25, 2022 19:25 PM EDT

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Jill Biden and Surgeon General Vivek Murthy welcomed the delivery Wednesday of a second shipment of tens of thousands of pounds of baby formula that the Biden administration is importing from Europe to ease critical supply shortages in the U.S. The first lady...

Florida State routs Virginia 13-3 in ACC opener

May. 25, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jaime Ferrer and James Tibbs each had a two-run double, Alex Toral capped the six-run second inning with a two-run homer and ninth-seeded Florida State routed fifth-seeded Virginia 13-3 on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The Seminoles...

Capitals' Tom Wilson out 6-8 months after knee surgery

May. 25, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals right winger Tom Wilson is expected to miss six to eight months after undergoing surgery to reconstruct the torn ACL in his left knee. The team announced Wednesday that Wilson had a successful ACL replacement procedure a day earlier —...

Depp retakes witness stand, calls Heard's allegations insane

May. 25, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Johnny Depp called his ex-wife's accusations of sexual and physical abuse “insane” Wednesday as he returned to the witness stand in his libel suit against Amber Heard. “Ridiculous, humiliating, ludicrous, painful, savage, unbelievably brutal, cruel,...

From Columbine to Robb, 169 dead in US mass school shootings

May. 25, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

Mass shooters have killed hundreds of people throughout U.S. history in realms like stores, theaters and workplaces, but it is in schools and colleges where the carnage reverberates perhaps most keenly — places filled with children of tender ages, older students aspiring to new heights and the...