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Google's Wing Aviation gets FAA OK for drone deliveries

Apr. 23, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Google affiliate Wing Aviation has received federal approval allowing it to make commercial deliveries by drone. It's the first time a company has gotten a federal air carrier certification for drone deliveries. The approval from the Federal Aviation Administration means that Wing can...

Defending champion Caps face 'Mr. Game 7' and the Hurricanes

Apr. 23, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Justin Williams doesn't lose in Game 7. Except that one time. The player who earned the "Mr. Game 7" moniker for going 7-0 with seven goals and seven assists in winner-take-all situations lost in a Game 7 for the first time with the Washington Capitals in 2017. Now he's back as...

Jury to decide if deadly bunker fire was crime or accident

Apr. 23, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A wealthy stock trader engaged in "extreme risk-taking behavior" before a fire broke out in his Maryland home and killed a man who was helping him dig tunnels for an underground nuclear bunker, a prosecutor said Tuesday at the close of the millionaire's murder trial. Before jurors...

Appeals court rejects Chelsea Manning's effort to leave jail

Apr. 22, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a bid by former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to be released from jail for refusing to testify to a grand jury investigating Wikileaks. The three-paragraph, unanimous decision from a three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit...

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...

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...

Grease is the way we are stealing in northern Virginia

Apr. 19, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Police say a central Virginia man made off with a whopper of a haul from Burger King: hundreds of gallons of used cooking grease. But he couldn't give police the slip and now faces grand larceny charges. News outlets report Alvaro Mendez Flores of Richmond admitted to the April 4...