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In Buffalo, Biden mourns victims, says 'evil will not win'

May. 17, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO (AP) — President Joe Biden mourned with Buffalo’s grieving families on Tuesday, then exhorted the nation to reject what he angrily labeled the poison of white supremacy. He said the nation must “reject the lie” of the racist “replacement theory” espoused by the shooter who...

Amber Heard cross-examined about fights with Johnny Depp

May. 17, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for Johnny Depp on Tuesday questioned the truthfulness of Amber Heard's accusation that Depp sexually assaulted her with a liquor bottle. Heard was cross-examined after her testimony in Depp's libel suit against her. Depp is suing...

Montpelier Foundation elects 11 descendants of slaves

May. 17, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

ORANGE, Va. (AP) — The board that manages former President James Madison’s Montpelier estate in Virginia elected 11 new members representing descendants of people once enslaved there. Monday's vote came two months after the board had retracted a commitment to share power with a...

Feds seek prison for rioter in 'Camp Auschwitz' sweatshirt

May. 16, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

Federal prosecutors on Monday recommended a prison sentence of more than two months for a Virginia man who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing a “Camp Auschwitz” sweatshirt. Photographs of Robert Keith Packer wearing the sweatshirt with the antisemitic message went viral after the...

Jury sees pics of Heard's swollen face after fight with Depp

May. 16, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Jurors in Johnny Depp’s libel trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard, saw photos Monday of her with red marks and swelling on her face after their final fight before their divorce, and heard testimony about her expertise in covering up bruises with makeup. ...

'Yes, I'm a Trump girl': WVa Guard member charged in riot

May. 16, 2022 17:14 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A part-time member of the West Virginia National Guard who authorities say was wearing a sweatshirt that read “Yes, I'm a Trump girl” inside the U.S. Capitol Rotunda has been charged with participating in the January 2021 riot. Jamie Lynn Ferguson was...

In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he's vowed to fight

May. 16, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden talks about his decision to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, the story always starts with Charlottesville. He says it was the men with torches shouting bigoted slogans that drove him to join what he calls the “battle for the soul of America." ...

Brittany Force wins at Virginia NHRA Nationals

May. 15, 2022 19:26 PM EDT

DINWIDDIE, Va. (AP) — Brittany Force won Top Fuel class in the Virginia NHRA Nationals on Sunday and John Force Racing teammate Robert Hight took the Funny Car crown at Virginia Motorsports Park. Force beat four-time defending season champion Steve Torrence with a 3.770-second pass...

Professor gets new job after pedophilia research caused stir

May. 15, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A professor whose research on pedophilia created a stir at Old Dominion University in Virginia has landed a new job with Johns Hopkins University’s Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. Allyn Walker stepped down from ODU in November after they...

Father of missing boy requests bond on child neglect charges

May. 15, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — The father of a missing 4-year-old Virginia boy has made a third request to be released on bond on child neglect charges unrelated to the boy's disappearance. Cory Jamar Bigsby Sr. reported his son, Codi, missing from their Hampton home on Jan. 31. In February,...