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Redskins TE Vernon Davis to IR; was out with concussion

Nov. 22, 2019 5:32 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis has been placed on injured reserve because of a concussion, ending his season. Davis has been sidelined since making one catch in Week 4 for the Redskins, who are 1-9 heading into Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. He turns 36 in...

Samsung Heavy Industries to pay criminal fine in bribe case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A major South Korean shipbuilder has agreed to pay a $75 million criminal fine to avoid prosecution in the U.S. for a conspiracy to bribe officials in Brazil. Samsung Heavy Industries entered a deferred prosecution agreement Friday with federal prosecutors in Alexandria. At a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

Ex-CIA officer gets 19 years in China spy conspiracy

Nov. 22, 2019 4:03 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former CIA case agent was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for an espionage conspiracy in which prosecutors say he received more than $840,000 from China to divulge the names of human sources and his knowledge of spycraft. The sentence imposed on Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 55, was...

Virginia coach says Cavaliers not looking past Liberty

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

Virginia is on upset alert heading into its game against Liberty. The Flames (6-4) are one victory away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time in program history. The Cavaliers (7-3), meanwhile, have already secured a bowl spot and after hosting Liberty will take on No. 25 Virginia Tech with the...

Trial rescheduled for man charged with making racist threats

Nov. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Court officials say the upcoming trial of a white man charged with making racist threats against a black activist in Virginia has been postponed. A federal judge on Thursday pushed back the trial date for Daniel McMahon of Brandon, Florida. The trial was originally scheduled to...

Redskins’ Nicholson says decision to play vs. Jets was his

Nov. 21, 2019 4:11 PM EST

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson says it was his decision to play last week, days after the death of a woman he dropped off at a hospital. Nicholson and another man took 21-year-old Julia Crabbe to a hospital last week, and she later died there of a drug overdose. In his...

Ex-'American Idol' contestant gets nearly 4 years in prison

Nov. 21, 2019 12:30 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Former ‘American Idol’ contestant Antonella Barba has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for carrying nearly 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of fentanyl. Federal authorities in Virginia said Thursday that the 32-year-old New Jersey woman got three years and nine months...

Marshals: Rifle found during search for Marine deserter

Nov. 21, 2019 9:11 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — U.S. marshals reportedly recovered a rifle in their search for a Marine deserter wanted for questioning in a murder case. WDBJ-TV reports a woman called authorities to the Hollins area of Roanoke, Va., on Wednesday after noticing a hooded man in a white pickup truck. The woman said he...

Virginia counties approve ‘Second Amendment Sanctuaries’

Nov. 21, 2019 7:44 AM EST

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Local officials in a handful of Virginia counties have voted to honor and defend gun rights by declaring their counties to be “Second Amendment Sanctuaries.” The movement has spread in Virginia since the Nov. 5 election, when Democrats gained majority control of both the...