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Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats

Jan. 23, 2019 6:31 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia's House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this year's election. The judges ordered a new map in June after ruling that lawmakers had racially...

Technology of future delivers doughnuts of today on campus

Jan. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A fleet of high-tech robots has deployed at a northern Virginia university for the noble purpose of delivering pizza, doughnuts and coffee on demand to students. More than 25 knee-high, cooler-shaped robots began delivery duty Tuesday at George Mason University in Fairfax. Ryan Tuohy,...

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan was from Virginia

Jan. 23, 2019 1:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Army Special Operations Command has identified the U.S. soldier shot and killed in Afghanistan this week as a Green Beret from Virginia. Sgt. 1st Class Joshua "Zach" Beale, 32, was killed Tuesday while conducting combat operations in Uruzgan Province. He was assigned to 3rd Special...

Shutdown makes it tough for groups to help endangered whales

Jan. 23, 2019 1:24 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work. A network of rescue groups in the U.S. works with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to respond to marine mammals such...

Russell Baker, author and NY Times columnist is dead at 93

Jan. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EST

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television's "Masterpiece Theatre," has died. He was 93. Allen Baker told The...

Guy, Huff lead No. 3 Virginia past Deacons, 68-45

Jan. 23, 2019 12:04 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia came into its first game since a loss at No. 2 Duke wanting to show that nothing has changed. The third-ranked Cavaliers wasted little time making that point, using sharp shooting and stiff defense to bolt to a 25-3 lead in a 68-45 victory against Wake Forest on Tuesday...

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist Russell Baker is dead at 93; wrote for NY Times, hosted 'Masterpiece Theatre'

Jan. 22, 2019 11:20 PM EST
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist Russell Baker is dead at 93; wrote for NY Times, hosted 'Masterpiece Theatre'

Spike Lee likes his Oscar odds with 'BlackKkKlansman'

Jan. 22, 2019 9:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Spike Lee watched the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning on television from his bed, with his wife, Tonya, his two grown children, Satchel and Jackson, and their dog, Ginger. Screaming ensued . Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for "BlacKkKlansman," his comic and...

Panel votes down Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia

Jan. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Efforts to make Virginia the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment encountered a setback Tuesday following a subcommittee vote against several resolutions in the state's Republican-controlled Legislature. The nation's supporters of the gender-equality amendment have been hoping this increasingly blue...

Lawyers: Immigrant kids' detention is prolonged, unexplained

Jan. 22, 2019 2:52 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Immigrant advocates said Tuesday they are suing the U.S. government, claiming it is detaining immigrant children too long and improperly refusing to release them to relatives. A federal lawsuit filed last year in Alexandria, Virginia, was expanded on Friday to propose including the...