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FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail shows Christopher Cantwell, of New Hampshire. Cantewell was to be arraigned Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Concord, N.H., on federal charges of threatening to harm the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute in June 2019. (Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail via AP, File)

Leading white nationalist pleads not guilty to making threat

Jan. 23, 2020 4:05 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A leading white nationalist pleaded not guilty Thursday to federal charges that he threatened to rape the wife of a person with whom he was having a dispute. Christopher Cantwell, a New Hampshire resident who rose to prominence in 2017 after a violent rally in Charlottesville,...

Police: Teacher had sexual relationship with student

Jan. 23, 2020 4:03 PM EST

FALL CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school teacher has been arrested and accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, authorities said. Fairfax County police arrested Philip Spivey, 57, on Wednesday and charged him with four felony counts of indecent liberties by a custodian, news outlets...

FILE - In an Aug. 12, 2017, file photo, David Duke arrives to give remarks after a white nationalist protest was declared an unlawful assembly, in Charlottesville, Va. Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader, has agreed to pay Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio, $5,000 to settle allegations that Burke was severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia attended by Duke, according to attorneys and court documents. (Shaban Athuman/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

David Duke agrees to pay $5K to man hurt at Virginia rally

Jan. 23, 2020 2:36 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has agreed to pay an Ohio man $5,000 after the man alleged he was severely injured during a white supremacist and neo-Nazi rally two years ago in Virginia attended by Duke, according to attorneys and court documents. Bill Burke, of Athens, Ohio,...

Virus concerns disrupt Chinese student exchange in Virginia

Jan. 23, 2020 1:28 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — More than 20 Chinese exchange students who recently arrived in northern Virginia will be unable to visit their host school because of concerns over a disease outbreak. Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church announced Wednesday that the students and chaperones from Hubei province...

LoRebecca Gotwalt from Fairfax, squats in the back of the room and listens to speakers during a press conference for a meeting, sponsored by the Pro Choice Coalition, inside the Pocahontas Building in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. With a newly empowered Democratic majority at the Virginia General Assembly, abortion-rights advocates say the state has a chance to roll back decades of restrictions and become a “safe haven” for women in neighboring conservative states. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Advocates want to make Virginia an abortion 'safe haven'

Jan. 23, 2020 11:53 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — With a newly empowered Democratic majority at the Virginia General Assembly, abortion-rights advocates say the state has a chance to roll back decades of restrictions and become a “safe haven” for women in neighboring conservative states. Pro-choice groups laid out their...

Virginia woman charged in man's death in storage unit fire

Jan. 23, 2020 7:38 AM EST

GLADE SPRING, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say a woman allowed her estranged boyfriend to live in her storage unit where he burned to death after she locked it, preventing his escape from a blaze that started inside. Kelly Lynn Goff, 46, was arraigned on manslaughter and abduction charges Tuesday...

Wanted man who hid in pipe dies from suspected hypothermia

Jan. 23, 2020 7:32 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — A sheriff's office in Virginia says a man wanted on drug charges hid in a drainage pipe during a standoff and then died from what appeared to be hypothermia. A drug task force was trying to arrest Alberto Jose Cornejo-Alvarez, 38, on multiple felony warrants Monday night when he...

'Olympics of the Violin' announces competitors

Jan. 23, 2020 4:55 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An event considered the world's leading international competition for young violinists will feature a Virginia competitor when it comes to Richmond this spring. The Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 on Wednesday announced the 44 competitors who had been selected from a pool of 321...

Virginia Tech guard Wabissa Bede (3) controls the rebound in front of North Carolina forward Armando Bacot (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020.(AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Radford shot lifts Hokies in 2nd OT, 79-77, over UNC

Jan. 22, 2020 11:45 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Tyrece Radford hadn't made a shot all game, but when the ball came to him with the clock racing toward 0.00, he knew it was time to do something. The redshirt freshman made a short jumper with 0.4 seconds left in the second overtime Wednesday night and Virginia Tech sent North...

Greene scores 32 points as George Mason defeats UMass 73-63

Jan. 22, 2020 10:26 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Javon Greene had 32 points as George Mason defeated UMass 73-63 on Wednesday night. Greene, who averages 14.8 points per game, made 13 of 16 free throws and the Patriots were 24 for 29 from the foul line. Xavier Johnson had 11 points, five rebounds and three assists for George Mason...