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Authorities: Virginia farmer holds goat thief at gunpoint

Feb. 20, 2020 8:50 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — AVirginia man held a suspect who was trying to steal goats from his farm at gunpoint until authorities could arrive to make an arrest, authorities said. Stafford County deputies responded to a call Friday night from the property owner, who said he was holding a thief in the...

Lawsuit over Virginia Tech hazing suspension settled

Feb. 20, 2020 3:04 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit has been settled between Virginia Tech and a former student who was accused of overseeing a ceremony that violated the school's hazing policy. The federal lawsuit filed last month "has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of both parties," Virginia Tech spokesman Mark...

McGusty, ’Canes outlast Virginia Tech in triple overtime

Feb. 20, 2020 12:50 AM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Miami and Virginia Tech played 15 extra minutes of basketball Wednesday night. For the ’Canes, the effort was certainly worth it. Kameron McGusty scored five of his 21 points in the third overtime to lead Miami to a 102-95 triple-overtime victory over the Hokies in the...

Golden scores 21 as Richmond defeats George Mason 65-50

Feb. 20, 2020 12:37 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Grant Golden had 21 points as Richmond topped George Mason 65-50 on Wednesday night. Blake Francis had 14 points for Richmond (20-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10 Conference), which earned its fifth straight win. Nathan Cayo added seven rebounds. Jordan Miller had 11 points and nine rebounds for...

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite (25) dunks against Boston College during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Key, Clark lead Virginia past Boston College, 78-65

Feb. 19, 2020 11:17 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia appears to finally have found some answers to its season-long search for offensive weapons, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Braxton Key and Kihei Clark scored 17 points each, Tomas Woldetensae and Jayy Huff added 14 apiece and Mamadi Diakite had 10...

Store yanks souvenir Washington dentures over slavery link

Feb. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EST

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — George Washington's Mount Vernon estate says it will no longer sell a souvenir depicting the founding father's false teeth amid criticism that Washington's dentures were made with teeth pulled from the mouths of his slaves. Critics said selling a souvenir magnet depicting...

Editorial Roundup: US

Feb. 19, 2020 4:42 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 19 The Bergen Record in New Jersey on Michael Bloomberg's Democratic Presidential nominee bid: So-called moderate Democrats in New Jersey and New York are flocking to the self-funded candidacy of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pausing...

San Jose Sharks' goalie Martin Jones, right, makes a glove save on a shot by Minnesota Wild's Jason Zucker (16) behind the Sharks' Brenden Dillon in the third period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. San Jose won 2-0.(AP Photo/Tom Olmscheid)

Caps hope trade for Dillon, adjustments solve struggles

Feb. 19, 2020 4:13 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — For the first time since October, the Washington Capitals took the ice for practice as something other than a first-place team. Defensive lapses and a glaring lack of structure have added up to losses in six of nine games and a .500 record over the past 10. It’s a struggle for...

Rebecca Courtright poses for a portrait at her home Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Powhatan, Va. After being raped in 2003 Courtright agreed to allow a police officer to drive her to another hospital, about 30 minutes away. There, she was treated by a sexual assault nurse examiner who calmed her, collected evidence from her body and

National shortage of forensic nurses frustrates rape victims

Feb. 19, 2020 2:07 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The young woman who walked into an emergency room in Milwaukee began her journey about 12 hours earlier, at a Chicago-area hospital, more than 90 miles away. She had been raped, but there was no one trained to do a forensic examination at the first hospital she went to — or the...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, Chelsea Manning attends the 22nd Annual OUT100 Celebration Gala at the Altman Building in New York. Former intelligence analyst Manning is again asking a judge to let her out of jail. Her lawyers filed a motion seeking her release Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in federal court in Alexandria, Va. The lawyers say Manning has shown during 11 months of incarceration that she can't be coerced into testifying. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)

Chelsea Manning renews effort to end jail term in Virginia

Feb. 19, 2020 12:57 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning is again asking a judge to let her out of jail. In a motion filed Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Manning's lawyers argue that Manning has shown during 11 months of incarceration that she can't be coerced into testifying before a...