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A large Elizabeth Taylor mural is visible behind Steven Scammacca, center right, as he checks IDs and Amy Symonds as she works at Dacha Beer Garden which has opened in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington, Friday, May 29, 2020, as the District of Columbia gradually loosens stay-at-home rules that have been in place since March 25 because of the pandemic and allows restaurants to resume outdoor dining. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Washington DC begins reopening in fits and starts

May. 29, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation's capital took the first tiny steps toward reopening Friday, the continued threat of coronavirus was ever present. Showing IDs was not enough at the Dacha Beer Garden in Washington's Shaw neighborhood. Would-be customers had to answer a series of questions about any possible...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to members of the press at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Biden said Friday, May 29, that the

Biden speaks of racial 'open wound,' contrasting with Trump

May. 29, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden lamented the “open wound” of the nation's systemic racism on Friday as he responded to the police killing of a black man in Minnesota. He drew an implicit contrast with President Donald Trump, who has suggested authorities could respond with violence to the...

Flooding forces officials to reopen road closed by mudslide

May. 29, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia road closed by a mudslide had to be reopened after a flood inundated the detour, transportation officials said. A stretch of U.S. 460 just west of Narrows and about five miles from the West Virginia state line has been fully closed since Saturday, a day after a mudslide...

U. of Virginia announces in-person classes set for August

May. 29, 2020 11:19 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia announced Thursday that its campus will reopen for some in-person classes in August, with the face-to-face instruction ending by Thanksgiving. Students will be allowed to return to the university in Charlottesville for the fall semester, which is set...

Implosion of Richmond office building set for Saturday

May. 29, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A 21-story building that's stood in downtown Richmond for four decades is scheduled for implosion. The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports that the implosion is set for Saturday morning. The former Dominion Energy office tower is at Seventh and East Cary streets. It’s expected to...

This February 2019 photo released by Erica Sauder shows Sasha Krause, who authorities say disappeared from a Mennonite community near Farmington, N.M, in January 2020. Her body was found more than a month later in the forest outside Flagstaff, Ariz. (Erica Sauder via AP)

Man charged in Mennonite woman's death grew up in the faith

May. 28, 2020 8:39 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a forest clearing outside Flagstaff, Arizona, Sasha Krause was found cold and stiff, with a bullet wound to the back of her head. She was face down beneath brush, wearing a gray dress, white coat and hiking shoes. Her hair was pinned in a bun and her hands bound by duct tape. Her...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

Supreme Court rules in FOIA case long delayed by lawmaker

May. 28, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of elected officials in southwest Virginia violated the state's open government law during meetings about dissolving a public library system, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a case long delayed by a lawmaker's use of a privilege of his office. State Del. Jeff...

More charges for man accused in Richmond woman's death

May. 28, 2020 5:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More charges have been filed against a man accused in the death of a Richmond woman whose body was found on a local bike trail, police said Thursday. Richmond police initially charged Jamar Paxton Jr., 18, of Mechanicsville with robbery and a gun charge in the death of Dominique...

Northam says next phase of reopening at least a week away

May. 28, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Looser restrictions on businesses and social gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic are still at least a week away in Virginia, the governor said Thursday. Gov. Ralph Northam said current coronavirus-related trends are “encouraging” but more data is needed before...