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Redskins TE Vernon Davis to IR; was out with concussion

Nov. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis has been placed on injured reserve because of a concussion, ending his season. Davis has been sidelined since making one catch in Week 4 for the Redskins, who are 1-9 heading into Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. He turns 36 in...

Samsung Heavy Industries to pay criminal fine in bribe case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A major South Korean shipbuilder has agreed to pay a $75 million criminal fine to avoid prosecution in the U.S. for a conspiracy to bribe officials in Brazil. Samsung Heavy Industries entered a deferred prosecution agreement Friday with federal prosecutors in Alexandria. At a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for an espionage conspiracy in which prosecutors say he received more than $840,000 from China to divulge the names of human sources and his knowledge of spycraft. The sentence imposed on Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was...

Michigan man arrested in 1980 death of Virginia woman

Nov. 22, 2019 3:24 PM EST

ALLEGAN, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan man has been arrested in the 1980 homicide of a young Virginia woman whose husband was deployed as a U.S. Navy pilot at the time of her death. Authorities say 70-year-old Dennis Bowman was arrested Friday in Allegan County, Michigan, where he lives, 175 miles (281...

Virginia coach says Cavaliers not looking past Liberty

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

Virginia is on upset alert heading into its game against Liberty. The Flames (6-4) are one victory away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time in program history. The Cavaliers (7-3), meanwhile, have already secured a bowl spot and after hosting Liberty will take on No. 25 Virginia Tech with the...

Norment elected GOP minority leader in Virginia state Senate

Nov. 22, 2019 9:56 AM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — State Sen. Tommy Norment will lead Republicans as they prepare to operate in the minority in the Virginia state Senate. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the James City Republican was re-elected Thursday. Norment was first elected to the Senate in 1992. He said in a...

Slain officer’s daughter asks Va. Assembly to end executions

Nov. 22, 2019 6:24 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The daughter of a Virginia sheriff’s official whose killer was executed appeared before lawmakers urging them to end the state’s death penalty. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Rachel Sutphin spoke Thursday at an event arranged by Virginians For Alternatives to...

Virginia city’s housing agency gets shipping container homes

Nov. 22, 2019 4:52 AM EST

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A second Virginia city’s housing authority is getting homes made from shipping containers. The Daily Press reports Newport News will soon join Richmond to become the second place in the state with the new-age housing concept. Chris Thompson is director of strategic housing...

Thanksgiving dinner expected to be more expensive this year

Nov. 22, 2019 4:45 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Thanksgiving dinner is expected to be a bit more expensive this year for Virginia families. The Virginia Farm Bureau reports that its annual grocery store price survey shows that the average cost of a traditional Thanksgiving meal for 10 adults is expected to be about $64.24, or $6.42...