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US Navy pilots come home after months of shooting down Houthi missiles and drones

Jul. 12, 2024 17:19 PM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — U.S. Navy fighter pilots came home to Virginia feeling relieved Friday after months of shooting down Houthi-launched missiles and drones off Yemen's coast in the most intense running sea battle the Navy has faced since World War II. F/A-18 Super Hornets...

Rep. Bob Good files for recount in Virginia GOP congressional primary

Jul. 11, 2024 19:20 PM EDT

U.S. Rep. Bob Good, R-Va., one of Congress' most conservative members, filed a petition Thursday for a recount after state election officials say he narrowly lost a primary last month to a challenger backed by former President Donald Trump. The Good campaign filed the recount...

Cavers exploring in western Virginia rescue 'miracle' dog found 40 to 50 feet down in cave

Jul. 10, 2024 17:09 PM EDT

NARROWS, Va. (AP) — One very lucky dog is recovering at a shelter after a group of cavers said their excursion into a western Virginia cave over the weekend turned into a rescue mission when they found her 40 to 50 feet underground. Dave Jackson and Jesse Rochette of...

Seeking carbon-free power, Virginia utility considers small nuclear reactors

Jul. 10, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

Virginia's largest utility said Wednesday that it will explore the possibility of using small nuclear reactors to help meet growing electricity demands while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Nuclear power has been emerging as an attractive option for states transitioning away from...

2 people were injured in shooting outside a Virginia mall. They are expected to survive

Jul. 09, 2024 23:47 PM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Two people were injured in a shooting outside a northern Virginia shopping mall Tuesday but were expected to survive, authorities said. Police in Prince William County said the shooting occurred in a parking lot at the Manassas Mall around 2 p.m. ...

Virginia joins other states with effort to restrict cellphones in schools

Jul. 09, 2024 18:08 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Virginia on Tuesday joined a growing number of states that are pushing for cellphone restrictions in public schools, citing concerns over students' academic achievement and mental health. Gov. Glenn Youngkin issued an executive order to establish state...

John Force moved to California rehab center. Celebrates daughter's birthday with ice cream

Jul. 09, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

John Force has left a Virginia hospital to move to a rehabilitation center closer to his home in California and the NHRA great celebrated the news by taking his daughter for ice cream on her birthday. Brittany Force wrote on social media the stroll outside the hospital — Force...

Cherokees in North Carolina begin sales of recreational marijuana to adult members

Jul. 08, 2024 13:49 PM EDT

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) — A tribal-owned medical marijuana dispensary in western North Carolina is also now selling cannabis products for adult recreational use just weeks after the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians governing board approved its expanded use on tribal lands. The Great...

15 firefighters suffer minor injuries taking on a Virginia warehouse blaze

Jul. 07, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

SOUTH HILL, Va. (AP) — Fifteen firefighters were injured battling a large fire at a fertilizer warehouse in Virginia, officials said. The firefighters suffered non-life threatening injuries from chemical exposure, heat exhaustion and minors scrapes and burns while taking on the...

Virginia lawmakers strike deal to repeal restrictions on military tuition program

Jul. 03, 2024 14:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After weeks of disagreement, Virginia lawmakers have reached a deal to repeal new restrictions on a program that offers free college tuition at state schools for families of military veterans who were killed or seriously disabled while on active duty. Senate...