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Law, Song, Concolino share LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill

May. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Playing partners Jennifer Song and Jacqui Concolino stuck together in the Pure Silk Championship. Bronte Law kept up, too. Rebounding from a bogey on the par-4 14th with three straight birdies, Law shot a 3-under 68 on Friday afternoon at Kingsmill Resort to match early starters...

TV series about abolitionist John Brown to film in Virginia

May. 24, 2019 8:16 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new television series with Ethan Hawke starring as the fiery abolitionist John Brown is set to film in Virginia. Gov. Ralph Northam's office announced Thursday that production of the eight-part series will start in central Virginia this summer. The show based on the novel "The Good...

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info

May. 24, 2019 5:54 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case with significant First Amendment implications, the U.S. filed new charges Thursday against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of violating the Espionage Act by publishing secret documents containing the names of confidential military and diplomatic sources. The...

Trump visits Arlington National Cemetery before Memorial Day

May. 23, 2019 9:58 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump paid his respects Thursday to those who died in service to the United States by placing American flags at several gravesites during an early Memorial Day visit to Arlington National Cemetery. Trump and his wife, first lady Melania Trump, participated in a...

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh is released from prison

May. 23, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he still harbors radical views. President Donald Trump reacted by...

Miami beats Virginia 10-3 at ACC Tournament

May. 23, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Adrian Del Castillo homered, Freddy Zamora drove in three runs and Miami beat Virginia 10-3 on Thursday at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Anthony Vilar also had two RBIs to help the fourth-seeded Hurricanes (39-17) win their tournament opener. The winner of Friday's matchup...

DeVos becoming popular target for Democrats in 2020 race

May. 23, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

Sen. Elizabeth Warren calls Betsy DeVos the "worst secretary of education we've seen." Sen. Amy Klobuchar says DeVos "shouldn't be in her job." Beto O'Rourke's take on DeVos: "We can do better." In the hunt for a presidential nomination, those Democrats and others are increasingly taking swings at DeVos as a way...

Law, Nordqvist, Song tied for LPGA Tour lead at Kingsmill

May. 23, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Bronte Law chipped in for eagle on the par-5 third hole and shot a 6-under 65 on Thursday for a share of the lead in the Pure Silk Championship with Anna Nordqvist and Jennifer Song. Law added a birdie on the par-4 seventh — the Englishwoman's 16th hole in a bogey-free round...

Correction: Torture Lawsuit-Somalia story

May. 23, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — In a story May 13 about a civil lawsuit alleging a former Somali colonel now living in Virginia engaged in torture, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the plaintiff's lawyer, Ben Klein, works for the Center for Justice and Accountability. He works for DLA Piper, which...

Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award

May. 23, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their differences and heal rifts, especially following a deadly 2017 white nationalist rally in the city. Madeline Michel from...