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A look at some of the deadliest US school shootings

May. 24, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

There have been dozens of shootings and other attacks in U.S. schools and colleges over the years, but until the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School in 1999, the number of dead tended to be in the single digits. Since then, the number of shootings that included schools and killed 10 or...

Police say Virginia high school student stabbed to death

May. 24, 2022 18:40 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student died on Tuesday when he was stabbed in the midst of a large fight at a shopping center, police said. Alexandria police said in a news release that officers were called to the Bradlee Shopping Center at approximately 12:26 p.m....

Witness for Depp cryptically contradicts key Heard witness

May. 24, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Jurors in Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard heard a snippet of testimony Tuesday contradicting one of Heard’s key witnesses, but much of the context was stripped away. Jennifer Howell — who once employed Heard's sister, Whitney...

McLaurin, Young absent for Commanders' 1st offseason workout

May. 24, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Terry McLaurin was a no-show for the Washington Commanders' first on-field workout of the offseason while negotiations on a contract extension are ongoing for the team's top receiver. McLaurin and pass rushers Chase Young and Montez Sweat weren't on the field...

AP source: Commanders procure Va. land for possible stadium

May. 23, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

The Washington Commanders have procured land in Woodbridge, Virginia, for what could be a potential site of the NFL team’s next stadium, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the team...

Missing Virginia woman found alive in forest after 8 days

May. 23, 2022 17:58 PM EDT

SIMPLICITY, Va. (AP) — A 69-year-old Virginia woman who went missing last week was found alive Monday in a dense pine forest less than a mile from her home, the local sheriff announced. The search for Aletha Gee Walton began May 17, when her family discovered she was missing and...

Surgeon: Johnny Depp's severed finger story has flaws

May. 23, 2022 17:56 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A hand surgeon testified Monday that Johnny Depp could not have lost the tip of his middle finger the way he told jurors it happened in his civil lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard. The finger injury, which occurred in a March 2015 fight in Australia...

Progressives defeat Katharine Gorka in community election

May. 22, 2022 16:13 PM EDT

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Northern Virginia voters have elected a progressive slate of candidates to a community center board after a controversy over a drag queen story hour. The normally low-key elections Saturday for three slots on the McLean Community Center Board attracted attention...

Judge issues order against Virginia dog breeding facility

May. 22, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has issued an emergency order imposing a series of restrictions on a Virginia dog-breeding facility after regulators said the site was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of beagle puppies. The restraining order issued Saturday comes after...

Hung Cao wins crowded GOP nomination battle in Virginia

May. 22, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — A political newcomer and Vietnamese immigrant emerged from a field of 11 candidates to win the Republican nomination in a northern Virginia congressional district. Hung Cao, a retired Navy officer, won the nomination in Virginia's 10th District, which...