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A criminal probe continues into staff at a Virginia school where a 6-year-old shot a teacher

Apr. 11, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A criminal investigation into staff members at a Virginia school where a 6-year-old shot his teacher could shift to why the troubled child’s disciplinary records disappeared after the violence. A special grand jury recently concluded its probe into the...

A congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn

Apr. 11, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Beyer's car dealerships were among the first in the U.S. to set up a website. As a representative, the Virginia Democrat leads a bipartisan group focused on promoting fusion energy. He reads books about geometry for fun. So when questions about regulating...

CarMax: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 11, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — CarMax Inc. (KMX) on Thursday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $50.3 million. The Richmond, Virginia-based company said it had profit of 32 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The...

Hooker Furniture: Fiscal Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Apr. 11, 2024 06:27 AM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Hooker Furniture Corp. (HOFT) on Thursday reported profit of $593,000 in its fiscal fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Martinsville, Virginia-based company said it had net income of 6 cents. The home...

Youngkin amends Virginia 'skill games' legislation, takes other action on final batch of bills

Apr. 09, 2024 22:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has proposed a rewrite of legislation intended to legalize and tax skill games, adding stiff new restrictions that industry supporters argued would still amount to a de facto ban of the slots-like gambling machines hosted by small businesses. ...

Audit on Arkansas governor's $19,000 lectern to be released within next 10 days, lawmaker says

Apr. 09, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The co-chairman of a legislative committee that ordered the audit of a $19,000 lectern bought for Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday he expects the report on the purchase to be released to the public within the next 10 days. Republican Rep....

Today in History: April 9, Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant, ending the Civil War

Apr. 09, 2024 00:02 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 9, the 100th day of 2024. There are 266 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 9, 1865, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at...

Youngkin proposes compromise path forward on state budget, calling for status quo on taxes

Apr. 08, 2024 20:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin and the Democratic lawmakers who control the Virginia General Assembly have spent months at odds over taxes. The way to find compromise and get a new two-year budget done on time, Youngkin said Monday, is to set aside talk of...

Almirola grabs lead on overtime restart and wins at Martinsville in Xfinity Series

Apr. 06, 2024 23:07 PM EDT

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Aric Almirola grabbed the lead by going three-wide on the outside in a two-lap dash to the finish and won the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday night. Almirola, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, outran Sam Mayer and teammate...

Gov. Youngkin signs a measure backed by abortion-rights groups but vetoes others

Apr. 05, 2024 23:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed 88 bills Friday and vetoed 11 others, including legislation that advocates said would have helped protect women and medical practitioners from potential extraditions related to abortion services that are legal in Virginia. ...