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2 tigers at Virginia zoo test positive for the coronavirus

Apr. 15, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two tigers at a zoo in Virginia have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday that the Malayan tigers live at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk. The zoo said it doesn’t know how its tigers were...

Museum’s virtual happy hour showcases martinis, masterpieces

Apr. 11, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — One showstopper during last Wednesday’s happy hour was the photo of a Black woman. A spotlight illuminated her everything — her voluminous Afro, her commanding pose, the multicolored frock that flowed over her frame. The other showstopper was the...

4 accused of getting pandemic jobless benefits for inmates

Apr. 09, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted four people for their roles in a scheme to use the identities of 35 Virginia prison inmates to secure more than $300,000 in pandemic-related unemployment benefits, federal authorities said Friday. Two women worked...

How cheesy pepperoni bread became a local Filipino tradition

Apr. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — At his Norfolk Filipino restaurant, Auntie’s, Doddie Braza was busy rattling off the essentials — all the things he knew he needed to include at his new grab-and-go market devoted to Filipino flavors. There would be sweet and traditional pandesal yeast breads served...

West Virginia gov, company ordered to pay $6.8M in coal feud

Apr. 01, 2021 20:26 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge in Delaware has ordered West Virginia Gov. James Justice and one of his family-owned coal companies to pay $6.8 million for breaching a contract with a Pennsylvania coal exporter. The ruling was handed down Monday in a lawsuit filed...

Nebraska man found guilty in fatal 2018 kidnapping

Mar. 31, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man has been found guilty of helping kidnap a South Dakota woman who was later killed on the Santee Sioux Indian Reservation in Nebraska. Federal prosecutors said Ramon Simpson, 50, of Norfolk, Nebraska, was convicted Wednesday for his role...

Timme's time is now as key to Gonzaga's bid for perfection

Mar. 24, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — He was already enjoying a terrific season, and now Drew Timme is one of the stars of March after two games of the NCAA Tournament. His game? It’s pretty good, as evidenced by what he did in Gonzaga’s second-round victory over Oklahoma, helping...

Big railroad deal seen more likely to gain regulators' OK

Mar. 22, 2021 20:25 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Wary regulators have not approved a major railroad merger since the 1990s, but industry analysts say Canadian Pacific's proposed $25 billion acquisition of Kansas City Southern has a good chance of getting the green light because there is little overlap between the two...

3rd generation appraiser specializes in the weird, historic

Mar. 21, 2021 09:44 AM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The sun is shining. Fresh scones lie under a linen napkin on the picnic table. Sandy Grice is dipping in and out of history, talking about the range of unique properties he’s had in his hands. There are certainly worse ways to spend an afternoon...

Pulling NCAA upset can change trajectory of coach's career

Mar. 20, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dunk City's thrilling NCAA Tournament run as a No. 15 seed in 2013 gave a rocket-boost to Andy Enfield's coaching career that landed him at USC after just two seasons with Florida Gulf Coast. When 15th-seeded Hampton shocked Iowa State in 2001, the...