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Judge refuses to free extremists who attacked protesters

Sep. 17, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

A federal judge on Tuesday refused to free members of a white supremacist group on bond while they appeal their convictions for attacking protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. U.S. District Judge Norman Moon ruled that Rise Above Movement members Benjamin Daley, Michael Miselis and Thomas Gillen...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...

These Virginia slopes are alive with 'The Sound of Music'

Sep. 15, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

NELLYSFORD, Va. (AP) — The experience starts as soon as the audience gets on the ski lift. Singing nuns also are riding the lift, the von Trapp children are playing croquet and badminton — and marching to and fro — and Austrian music is playing over the speakers. The hills truly are alive...

No. 25 Virginia barely hangs on, beats Seminoles 31-24

Sep. 15, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia turned the clock back 24 years and the No. 25 Cavaliers handed Florida State another gut-wrenching defeat. The Cavaliers stopped Cam Akers on a final-play run from the 4 on Saturday night and barely hung on for a 31-24 victory that was reminiscent of the one in 1995...

Plantations honestly addressing slavery see visitor pushback

Sep. 14, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Monticello tour guide was explaining earlier this summer how enslaved people built, planted and tended a terrace of vegetables at Thomas Jefferson's estate when a woman interrupted to share her annoyance. "Why are you talking about that?" she demanded, according to Gary...

Virginia raises banner, celebrates hoops championship

Sep. 13, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena as thousands of boosters and fans showered the players and coaches that made it happen with...

Judge: Confederate statues will stay in Charlottesville

Sep. 13, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has blocked the city of Charlottesville's effort to remove Confederate statues. The Daily Progress reports the three-day civil trial that ended Friday included a judge's ruling preventing the removal of statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The planned...

No. 25 Virginia seeks first 3-0 start in 14 years vs FSU

Sep. 13, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Quarterback Bryce Perkins has been a major reason for No. 25 Virginia's climb to respectability the last two seasons. With 29 passing touchdowns and 10 more on the ground, the dual-threat quarterback guided Virginia to an 8-5 record last season has the Cavaliers poised to start...

Louisville to face 6 schools twice in ACC schedule

Sep. 12, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's Atlantic Coast Conference schedule will include two games each against Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Pittsburgh and defending NCAA champion Virginia. The Cardinals will visit Miami on Nov. 5 in their earliest season opener in program history before hosting...

O'Rourke bets on new approach to revive flagging campaign

Sep. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was back at Keene State College, but the large crowd that flocked to see him six months ago was not. Far removed from the whirlwind opening days of his presidential campaign, the former Texas congressman faced a far smaller, quieter gathering. An attempted "Beto! Beto!"...