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Virginia expands Medicaid access for legal immigrants

Apr. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ni Kin became a permanent resident in 2002 at 70 years old, but she was unable to work after moving from Myanmar to Virginia due to mobility problems. Kin required more medical attention related to her condition as she aged, but was unable to see a...

Virginia public transit finds reduced ridership, zero fare

Apr. 13, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia public transit systems from Northern Virginia to Hampton Roads are looking for a path forward after losing riders and revenue during the pandemic. Some transit systems have been harder hit than others. “We are serving a market of...

Police officer fired 4 months after soldier's traffic stop

Apr. 13, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Va. (AP) — A police officer accused of pepper-spraying and pointing his gun at a Black Army lieutenant in Virginia was fired four months after the traffic stop occurred and two days after videos of the incident drew national attention. William Saunders, who is...

U of Richmond board to resume talks on renaming buildings

Apr. 13, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The board of trustees at the University of Richmond says it will reset its review of the controversial names of two campus buildings, while faculty members seek the resignation of a board member for comments he made during a meeting. After earlier...

Virginia also halting J&J vaccine over clot reports

Apr. 13, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is ceasing the use of all Johnson & Johnson vaccines while the federal government investigates rare reports of potentially dangerous blood clots among recipients of the vaccine. Virginia State Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Danny Avula...

Virginia AG wants police records after Army officer stopped

Apr. 12, 2021 19:56 PM EDT

Virginia's attorney general has asked a small police department to release personnel records of two officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army lieutenant during a traffic stop. Mark Herring's office said in a statement Monday that he is...

Woman injured in surprise encounter with moose in Montana

Apr. 12, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

VIRGINIA CITY, Mont. (AP) — Montana wildlife officials say a woman was injured over the weekend when she was knocked to the ground in a surprise encounter with a moose. The 66-year-old woman broke her wrist when the cow moose charged at her from a patch of willow trees...

Struggling Nationals get back Schwarber, Bell, Harrison

Apr. 12, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Josh Bell swung at golf-ball-sized Wiffle balls darting about at what he estimates was 75 to 95 mph. Kyle Schwarber used virtual reality goggles to study major league pitching and took some real-world hacks with the help of a tee and net delivered to his home. ...

Officer accused of force in stop of Black Army officer fired

Apr. 11, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of two police officers accused of pepper-spraying and pointing their guns at a Black Army officer during a traffic stop has since been fired, a Virginia town announced late Sunday, hours after the governor called for an independent investigation into the case. ...

Truex outlasts teammate Hamlin to win again at Martinsville

Apr. 11, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. admits to being surprised by his success at Martinsville Speedway. Truex won a stirring, laps-long duel for the lead with teammate Denny Hamlin in the rain-delayed NASCAR Cup Series race Sunday night, winning for the third time...