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Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

Jul. 20, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report that President Donald Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown. Democrats have threatened to boycott the event because they say Trump doesn't represent their...

Former West Virginia bishop disciplined by pope

Jul. 19, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Pope Francis has issued disciplinary action against a former West Virginia bishop, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston said Friday. The diocese posted the pope's decision on its website, saying former bishop Michael Bransfield can't live within the diocese, can't...

3 sentenced for violence at Virginia white nationalist rally

Jul. 19, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three members of a white supremacist group were sentenced Friday to between two and three years in prison for punching, kicking and choking anti-racism protesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia and political rallies in California. Members of the now-defunct Rise Above...

Mueller probe witness now faces child sex trafficking charge

Jul. 19, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A businessman who served as a key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation now faces a charge of child sex trafficking in addition to transporting child pornography. An indictment made public Friday in federal court in Alexandria charges Lebanese-American businessman...

Trump effect the top question in Virginia's key elections

Jul. 19, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Donald Trump has been very good for Virginia Democrats. Voters unhappy with the Republican president, particularly in suburban areas, powered historic Democratic gains in the state House two years ago. Last year the same energy helped Virginia Democrats knock out three incumbent...

2nd man pleads guilty to falsely labeling foreign crab

Jul. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has pleaded guilty for his role in falsely labeling foreign crab meat as fresh Chesapeake blue crab. Federal prosecutors said Thursday in a statement that 42-year-old Michael P. Casey pleaded guilty to conspiring with his father, James Casey, who owned Casey's...

Trial of ex-Flynn business partner allowed to go forward

Jul. 18, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge is allowing the trial of a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn to go forward even though he says the evidence is weak. Prosecutors rested their case Thursday in the trial of Bijan Kian . He is accused of failing to register as a Turkish...

ACC's Coastal Division once again appears up for grabs

Jul. 18, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall doesn't need to be reminded that the Cavaliers are the only team in the ACC Coastal Division that hasn't won the division title in the last six seasons. They have a chance this year, but the division seems to be once again up for grabs. "Yes, it would...

The Latest: Mendenhall using 2018 setbacks as teaching tool

Jul. 18, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Atlantic Coast Conference media days (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall says the team is placing an increased emphasis on what he calls "critical moment" situations in spring practice. The Cavaliers lost two games late last season in overtime...

Church sign in Virginia says "America: Love or Leave It."

Jul. 18, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — Amid a national furor over President Donald Trump's tweet urging four Democratic congresswomen to "go back" to their home countries, a Virginia pastor is gaining attention with a sign at his church saying "America: Love or Leave It." ABC 13 in Lynchburg reports hundreds of people...