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Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning's effort to leave jail

Apr. 22, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury. The unanimous decision issued Monday by the appellate court in Richmond rejects both Manning's argument that she was...

Body found in burned Virginia apartment building

Apr. 22, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

CENTERVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say one person was found dead in a Centerville apartment building that was damaged in an overnight fire. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Capt. Tracey Reed tells news outlets the fire started early Monday morning at the Bent Tree Apartment complex and was...

Richmond to hold meetings on short-term rental regulations

Apr. 22, 2019 4:35 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Richmond, Virginia, has scheduled two public meetings to give residents a chance to comment on regulations proposed for short-term housing rentals. Currently, short-term rentals such as Airbnb and Vacation Rentals by Owners are not identified as permitted uses in the city's...

Capitals' T.J. Oshie out of playoffs with broken clavicle

Apr. 21, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals winger T.J. Oshie is expected to miss the rest of the playoffs after undergoing surgery to repair a broken right clavicle. The team announced Oshie's surgery Sunday afternoon. Coach Todd Reirden had already called Oshie out indefinitely earlier in the week. Oshie...

Virginia police seeks suspect in interstate hit-and-run

Apr. 21, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in a hit-and-run incident on Interstate 95 in Henrico County. Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday north of Parham Road. Investigators say a wrecker driver was working on a...

UVA halts tuition increase after lawmakers pledge more money

Apr. 20, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia is reversing course on a planned increase in in-state tuition for undergraduates. The University's Board of Visitors said Friday that it would roll back the previously approved 2.9% increase for 2019-20 and hold base tuition for all in-state...

Boy Scout ranch focuses on wildfire recovery as season nears

Apr. 20, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Tucked away in the foothills of the southern Rockies, the Philmont Scout Ranch has become a holy grail, its stretches of untamed wilderness and challenging backcountry treks drawing more than 1 million Boy Scouts and other adventurers from across the United States over the past 80...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house Friday in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

Apr. 20, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong storm system barreling through the South on Friday killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and threatened to bring tornadoes to large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. A tree fell onto a house in Woodville, Florida, south of Tallahassee, killing the girl and injuring a...

The Latest: Forecasters confirm 4 tornadoes in Virginia

Apr. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Four suspected tornadoes have been reported in Virginia. The National Weather Service says damage has been reported Friday night after twisters touched down in Reston, Fredericks Hall, Barham and Forksville. Authorities...