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Virginia looks to raise age limit on tobacco products

Jan. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tobacco-friendly Virginia, where the early economy was powered by the leafy plant and the industry continues to hold great sway, is preparing to put new limits on who can buy tobacco products. Citing the rapid growth of teenage vaping, GOP leaders in the majority-Republican General...

Without Jones, No. 1 Duke braces for visit from No. 4 U-Va.

Jan. 18, 2019 4:13 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Top-ranked Duke hopes its team defense doesn't slip without point guard Tre Jones — for however long he's out. The Blue Devils were just getting back to playing the kind of tough man-to-man defense that had been their trademark after several years of struggles. Now they're hoping...

Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93

Jan. 18, 2019 2:56 PM EST

Glen Wood, the courtly and innovative patriarch of the famed Wood Brothers Racing team who had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, died Friday. He was 93. Wood Brothers announced the death of its team founder on social media, saying he died in Stuart, Virginia, after a long illness. Wood...

Capitals' Holtby to return from eye injury, start vs. Isles

Jan. 18, 2019 12:18 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — All-Star goaltender Braden Holtby is expected to start for the Washington Capitals on Friday night against the New York Islanders after missing two games with an eye injury. Holtby said his left eye is back to normal after it initially didn't progress as quickly as hoped. "It's not a...

No. 4 Virginia visits No. 1 Duke to top ACC weekend slate

Jan. 18, 2019 9:14 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 4 Virginia at No. 1 Duke. A year ago, Virginia (16-0, 4-0) won in Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium to essentially wrap up the ACC regular-season race by late January. The Cavaliers have a chance to...

Balanced effort leads No. 4 Louisville in rout of Virginia

Jan. 17, 2019 10:29 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Midway through the fourth quarter Thursday night Louisville coach Jeff Walz caught an errant pass from one of his players, so he gave in to temptation and put up a shot. The long-range jumper clanged off the rim, one of just a few misses by the No. 4 Cardinals on Thursday night. Asia...

Dickens' dunk lifts Old Dominion over Louisiana Tech 64-63

Jan. 17, 2019 9:18 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dajour Dickens capped a back-and-forth finish by scoring the go-ahead basket on a dunk with 18 seconds left and Old Dominion beat Louisiana Tech 64-63 on Thursday night. Ahmad Caver set up the winning play for the Monarchs (13-5, 3-2 Conference USA) with a drive into the lane and a feed...

North Carolina university leaders depart amid culture war

Jan. 17, 2019 5:23 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Carol Folt gave her first big speech as head of North Carolina's flagship public university, she praised lawyer Julius Chambers, who battled segregationists in court, and she lauded legendary basketball coach Dean Smith's civil rights advocacy. The Tar Heel titans "worked across...

McAuliffe uses state PAC to help Iowa, NH Democrats

Jan. 17, 2019 3:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has dusted off his old state political action committee to accept big donations and cut checks to Democratic parties in early-voting states as he weighs a presidential run, campaign finance records show. McAuliffe's PAC raised more than $300,000 in...

Mental evaluation ordered for mom accused of killing kids

Jan. 17, 2019 4:48 AM EST

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Virginia judge has ordered the mental evaluation of a woman charged in the fatal shooting of her two daughters. The Washington Post reported last week that the judge ordered the evaluation of competency to stand trial for 33-year-old Veronica Youngblood after she refused to attend...