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Lawyers say leaks prosecution violates freedom of the press

Sep. 16, 2019 5:43 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for a former intelligence analyst charged with leaking classified documents about military campaigns to a reporter say the case should be dismissed because the law is being used to suppress freedom of the press. Daniel Hale of Nashville, Tennessee, is charged in federal court...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...

'Once you have it, you need it': Opioid epidemic still rages

Sep. 16, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

As lawyers exchange mountains of paper and dicker over the details of a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, Americans are dying from opioids by the tens of thousands in an epidemic that grinds on in state after state, community after community, with no end in sight. In July, the coroner serving the...

Virginia jails struggle to screen inmates, prevent suicide

Sep. 15, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Benjamin Wash had a long history of drug addiction and had tried to kill himself at least once before he was booked into the Riverside Regional Jail in Virginia on Nov. 28, 2017. But somehow, he was able to hang himself with a bedsheet two days after he was detained. Wash was one of 51...

No. 25 Virginia barely hangs on, beats Seminoles 31-24

Sep. 15, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia turned the clock back 24 years and the No. 25 Cavaliers handed Florida State another gut-wrenching defeat. The Cavaliers stopped Cam Akers on a final-play run from the 4 on Saturday night and barely hung on for a 31-24 victory that was reminiscent of the one in 1995...

Despite panic, no evidence of shooting at movie theater

Sep. 14, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Authorities in northern Virginia say they have found no evidence that a shooting occurred at a movie theater that's part of a popular mall. Reports of a shooting had prompted panic and a large police presence Saturday night. But the Arlington County Police Department later tweeted...

Tennessee Tech rides big 2nd quarter to win over UVa-Wise

Sep. 14, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — David Gist ran for 94 yards and a touchdown and Tennessee Tech outlasted Division II-member Virginia-Wise 31-14 on Saturday night. The Golden Eagles (2-1) were held out of the end zone except for a 16-minute stretch of the first half in which they scored four touchdowns....

Liberty's Gandy-Golden lights up Buffalo in 35-17 win

Sep. 14, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Antonio Gandy-Golden caught two of Stephen Calvert's four touchdown passes, and Liberty coach Hugh Freeze collected his first win with the Flames in a 35-17 victory over Buffalo on Saturday night. Calvert was 23 of 30 for 325 yards passing, and Gandy-Golden finished with eight...

William & Mary uses quick strikes to down Colgate 38-10

Sep. 14, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hollis Mathis had a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Owen Wright rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown and William & Mary controlled Colgate from the start in a 38-10 victory Saturday. Hollis led the Tribe (2-1) 80 yards on their opening possession, scoring on a 1-yard run....

Police: No evidence of shooting at Ballston Quarter mall in Arlington, Virginia. Search underway at movie theater.

Sep. 14, 2019 9:19 PM EDT
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police: No evidence of shooting at Ballston Quarter mall in Arlington, Virginia. Search underway at movie theater.