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The Latest: Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

Oct. 22, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Alec Baldwin campaigning for Democratic candidates in Virginia (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Actor Alec Baldwin has knocked on doors and cracked a few jokes in a suburban Richmond neighborhood to try to drum up votes for Democratic legislative candidates in Virginia....

Actor Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

Oct. 22, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — The actor known for his mocking impersonations of Republican President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" campaigned Tuesday for Democratic legislative candidates in a Virginia election that is viewed as a warmup to the 2020 presidential contest. Alec Baldwin told Democrats and...

Ex-university leader, Harley driving advocate for vets, dies

Oct. 21, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — E. Bruce Heilman, a former University of Richmond president who gained national acclaim by driving his motorcycle while in his 80s and 90s to support fellow veterans, has died. He was 93. The university wrote on its website that Heilman died Saturday. No cause was given. The Richmond...

Rawlings throws for 4 TDs; Yale rallies, beat Richmond 28-27

Oct. 20, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kurt Rawlings threw four touchdown passes and Yale scored 14 points in the final 83 seconds to beat Richmond 28-27 on Saturday night. Rawlings was 25-of-42 passing for 249 yards with no interceptions and Reed Klubnik had eight receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns —...

Richmond teacher accused of using slur against student

Oct. 19, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A middle school teacher in Richmond has resigned after district officials say she used a racial slur against a student. WWBT-TV and the Richmond Times-Dispatch report a letter about the incident at Lucille M. Brown Middle School on the city's south side was sent home to parents last...

Prison officials ask to toss lawsuit on execution access

Oct. 17, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Corrections has asked a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that claims prison officials are unconstitutionally limiting public access to executions in Virginia. The lawsuit filed last month by four news organizations alleges that the department is violating...

Record-breaking fundraising in Virginia's legislative races

Oct. 16, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The battle for control of Virginia's legislature is leading to record-breaking political fundraising as special interest groups spend big in the final weeks of the contest. Virginia is the only state where Democrats have a chance to flip control of the state legislature this year and...

Appeals court to hold rehearing on Trump hotel lawsuit

Oct. 15, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday to hold...

IndyCar back on track at Richmond for 1st time in a decade

Oct. 15, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — IndyCar turned laps at Richmond Raceway for the first time in a decade during a Tuesday tire test that gave the series' most recent two champions a look at both the Virginia track and new cockpit protection. Reigning series champion Josef Newgarden turned his first laps ever at...

Righting 'sins of omission': Monument honors Virginia women

Oct. 14, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Around a thousand people filled Virginia's Capitol Square for the dedication Monday of statues honoring some of the state's trailblazing women, part of a monument organizers say is unlike any other in the country. The new women's monument, about a decade in the making, will eventually...