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Records show former US Rep. Scott Taylor late on taxes again

Jul. 13, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Records show former Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor has accumulated overdue property tax bills in Virginia for at least the second time. The Virginian-Pilot reports Taylor owes the city of Norfolk $1,097 on two properties he owns. A law firm that handled recent closings on the...

Trump officials warn of 'active threats' to US elections

Jul. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration warned of unspecified "active threats" to U.S. elections as top security officials briefed Congress Wednesday on steps the government has taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats,...

Former Rep. Scott Taylor announces US Senate bid in Virginia

Jul. 8, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican former Rep. Scott Taylor says he's running for U.S. Senate in Virginia, hoping to unseat Democrat Mark Warner in a state that's become increasingly hostile to the GOP. Taylor kicked off his campaign Monday on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," saying Virginia has a...

Belize police: Slain Virginia doctor caught up in gang hit

Jun. 27, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Belize authorities say a local guide, who was leading a Virginia doctor on a fishing trip when they were both fatally shot , might have been the target of gang hit in the country. Authorities said they found 53-year-old Gary Swank, a cardiologist at Virginia Tech's Carilion Clinic, and...

Virginia doctor fatally shot on fishing trip in Belize

Jun. 25, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia doctor and his local guide were fatally shot while fishing in Belize. The Roanoke Times reports that the body of 53-year-old Gary Swank, a cardiologist at Virginia Tech's Carilion Clinic, was found in a lagoon in San Pedro. The paper cites screenshots of a statement from...

Business Highlights

Jun. 24, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

___ What's your data worth to Big Tech? Bill would compel answer WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators are proposing to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth. The proposed legislation...

What's your data worth to Big Tech? Bill would compel answer

Jun. 24, 2019 1:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Congress bears down on big tech companies, two senators want to force giants like Google, Facebook and Amazon to tell users what data they're collecting from them and how much it's worth. The legislation floated Monday by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., goes to the...

Dems accelerate election security push after Trump comments

Jun. 14, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by President Donald Trump's willingness to accept foreign dirt on a political opponent, House Democrats are accelerating their efforts to strengthen election security ahead of the 2020 campaign. Lawmakers had already been compiling a fresh package of bills in the aftermath of...

Dems assail Trump on being open to foreign election help

Jun. 13, 2019 10:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's assertion that he would be open to accepting a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign ricocheted through Washington on Thursday, with Democrats condemning it as a call for further election interference and Republicans struggling to defend his comments. Trump...

Trump Jr. glad Senate testimony 'is finally over'

Jun. 12, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son, spoke to the Senate intelligence committee for around three hours Wednesday, following up on a 2017 interview with the same panel as part of its two-year-long Russia investigation. Trump Jr. said after the interview that he is "glad this is...