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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, demonstrators carrying signs chant as they protest outside of the White House in Washington during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Trump's travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is headed back to a federal appeals court, three years after it was first imposed. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2020, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is scheduled to hear arguments in three lawsuits filed by U.S. citizens and permanent residents whose relatives have been unable to enter the U.S. because of the ban. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Court hears request to proceed with Trump travel ban cases

Jan. 28, 2020 2:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared skeptical Tuesday as civil rights groups sought to allow legal challenges to President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries to move forward despite a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the ban. The ban, put in place...

Artist, 84, dies after being hit by car in northern Virginia

Jan. 28, 2020 12:46 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An artist known for work depicting his native Bolivia has died after being struck by a car in northern Virginia. Alfredo Da Silva died Sunday. He was 84. Alexandria Police say he died at the scene after he was struck by a car Sunday morning. Police said Tuesday that the crash remains...

Bishop leads Norfolk St. past Florida A&M 95-67

Jan. 27, 2020 9:20 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Jermaine Bishop hit 4 of 6 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Norfolk State routed Florida A&M 95-67 on Monday night to win its sixth straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Association game. Joe Bryant Jr. scored 15 points and made four assists and four steals for the Spartans, who shot 58%...

Racist graffiti on college campus; group wants investigation

Jan. 27, 2020 6:51 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Name tags for three students at the University of Richmond students were defaced, and a Muslim advocacy group on Monday called for a hate crime investigation into one of the instances. The Council on American Islamic Relations said in an email that it asked the school to look into an...

Equal Rights Amendment supporter Donna Granski, right, from Midlothian Va., cheers the passage of the House ERA Resolution in the Senate chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. The resolution passed 27-12. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

With Virginia's final ratification, ERA fight advances

Jan. 27, 2020 5:29 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia officially became the critical 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Monday, clearing the way for likely court fights over whether the measure can be added to the U.S. Constitution. State lawmakers made history earlier this month when each chamber of the General...

Virginia woman gets life in WVa man's decapitation death

Jan. 27, 2020 2:01 PM EST

PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman was sentenced to life in prison without the chance for parole Monday in the death of a West Virginia man who was decapitated. Roena Cheryl Mills, 43, of Rural Retreat, Virginia, was sentenced for her December conviction on a first-degree murder charge in the death...

Woldetensae, Virginia hold off Wake Forest 65-63 in OT

Jan. 26, 2020 3:55 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Virginia kept sending Wake Forest players to the foul line, dug itself a double-digit hole and even threw in a major mistake to extend the game when victory was fewer than 2 seconds away. The Cavaliers found a way to win anyway. Tomas Woldetensae scored a career-high 21 points...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, demonstrators carrying signs chant as they protest outside of the White House in Washington during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Trump's travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is headed back to a federal appeals court, three years after it was first imposed. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2020, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is scheduled to hear arguments in three lawsuits filed by U.S. citizens and permanent residents whose relatives have been unable to enter the U.S. because of the ban. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

Jan. 26, 2020 9:26 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenges that claimed the policy was rooted in anti-Muslim bias. But a federal appeals court in Richmond is set to...

Richmond guard Jacob Gilyard (0) drives around Dayton defender Jalen Crutcher (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020.(AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Toppin, Crutcher lead No. 7 Flyers past Richmond, 87-79

Jan. 25, 2020 11:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Back-to-back 3-pointers by Jacob Gilyard gave Richmond a four-point lead over No. 7 Dayton in the first half, bringing the crowd at the Robins Center to its feet. It was just the kind of situation the Flyers have come to relish. Over 5 1/2 minutes, they outscored the Spiders 16-2, then...

Oliver's career-best 21 lifts Monarchs over FAU 65-55

Jan. 25, 2020 9:23 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A.J. Oliver II scored a career-high 21 points as Old Dominion raced away after halftime to defeat Florida Atlantic 65-55 on Saturday night. Xavier Green had 14 points for Old Dominion (8-13, 4-4 Conference USA). Malik Curry added 12 points and seven rebounds. Kalu Ezikpe and Aaron...