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Dale Earnhardt Jr., team owner and TV analyst answers questions during a news conference before the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)

Dale Jr. alters approach to flying after scary plane crash

Feb. 16, 2020 1:02 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. spent decades taking risks on the track and in the air. He’s trying to minimize both these days. Earnhardt said Sunday before the Daytona 500 that he’s changed his approach to flying following a harrowing crash landing near Bristol Motor Speedway...

In this photo provided by the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a male black bear cub who was admitted to the center on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Waynesboro, Va. is cared for by staff members.  The cub was rescued the night before in Washington County when a family dog brought it home to its owners. The baby is being resettled with a mother bear and her biological cubs.  (Wildlife Center of Virginia via AP)

Takes a village: Bear 'foster mom' raises cub saved by dog

Feb. 13, 2020 12:23 PM EST

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — An orphaned black bear cub has been placed with a substitute mother this week after being saved by a dog and brought to safety. The rescue effort unfolded after the dog turned up at its owner's home in Washington County with a cub in its mouth on Feb. 5, Bill Bassinger, wildlife...

In this Dec. 16, 2019 photo, Shelia Hargrove, of Richmond, plays gaming machines at Rosie's gaming center in Richmond, Va.  Gambling-related issues are set to be one of the hottest topics at the state Capitol when lawmakers return to the Richmond next month to kick off the 2020 legislative session. Lawmakers will decide whether to legalize online sports betting and whether to regulate betting machines that have proliferated in convenience stores in recent years. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

All bets are on? Virginia weighs legalizing casinos

Jan. 2, 2020 11:26 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Casinos could be coming soon to Virginia, but a brawl over just how many, where they would go, and who would run them is on tap first. Gambling-related issues are set to be one of the hottest topics at the state Capitol when lawmakers return to the Richmond next month to kick off the...