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Man accused of spiking ex-girlfriend’s tea with meth

Nov. 20, 2019 8:09 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Lawyers say a Virginia woman is back together with her ex-boyfriend, who was in court to face charges that he broke into her home and spiked her tea with methamphetamine. The Roanoke Times reports 41-year-old Elvis Jarrett Mullins pleaded no contest Tuesday to breaking and entering and...

US Navy carrier transits Strait of Hormuz after deployment

Nov. 20, 2019 1:40 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran has transited the Strait of Hormuz for the first time since its deployment. The U.S. Navy says the USS Abraham Lincoln transited the strait on Tuesday,...

Miller leads George Mason over Loyola (Md.) 65-61

Nov. 19, 2019 11:15 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Jordan Miller scored 23 points, including four free throws down the stretch, as George Mason edged Loyola (Md.) 65-61 on Tuesday night, posting a 5-0 record for the first time in program history. Loyola came within 59-58 on a Brent Holcombe layup with 61 seconds left, but Miller pushed...

No. 4 UConn routs UVa 83-44, extends home winning

Nov. 19, 2019 10:38 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn won its first two games by 11 and 13 points and the players started hearing the talk that they will not be as dominant as Husky teams of the past. They are tuning that out. Megan Walker scored 15 of her 19 points in the first half and No. 4 UConn blew out Virginia 83-44 on...

Diakite, No. 7 Virginia hold off Vermont, 61-55

Nov. 19, 2019 10:14 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Mamadi Diakite and No. 7 Virginia found themselves in a nail-biter, and with Anthony Lamb putting on an offensive show in the second half, Diakite took it upon himself to try to slow down the Vermont star. Diakite also scored 19 points of his own and the Cavaliers overcame...

McGhee scores 13 to carry Liberty past Navy 55-48

Nov. 19, 2019 10:00 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Myo Baxter-Bell knocked down four free throws and blocked a shot in the final minute to allow Liberty to hold off Navy, 55-48 on Tuesday night. The Midshipmen trailed by just three, 47-44 with less than two minutes left. Baxter-Bell pulled down a defensive rebound with :59 remaining...

Capitals brace for Hathaway to be suspended for spitting

Nov. 19, 2019 3:16 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Garnet Hathaway was ejected for spitting on an opponent and now the Washington Capitals winger may have to swallow more punishment from the NHL. Hathaway was given a match penalty for spitting on Anaheim defenseman Erik Gudbranson in a brawl during the Capitals’ 5-2 victory...

Officers cleared in death of bipolar woman armed with ax

Nov. 19, 2019 4:30 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police have been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a bipolar Virginia woman whose psychiatrist asked authorities to check on her. Henrico Commonwealth’s Attorney Shannon Taylor told reporters Monday that no charges will be filed against the two Henrico police...

Man charged with making explosives tutorial for terrorists

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man who moved from Florida to Virginia earlier this year was trying to support the Islamic State terrorist group by posting a video online for making explosives. The Florida Times-Union reports that a federal judge in Jacksonville unsealed a criminal complaint...

Democrats’ Southern victories could affect redistricting

Nov. 18, 2019 2:25 PM EST

The re-election victory by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards over the weekend has assured Democrats of an all-important place at the table when political maps are redrawn after the 2020 census for future elections to Congress and the state Legislature. Edwards’ narrow triumph on Saturday marked the third...