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Jerome helps rally No. 2 Virginia past Louisville 73-68

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Jerome scored 24 points, including the go-ahead free throw with 5:34 remaining, and No. 2 Virginia held off Louisville 73-68 on Saturday to clinch the top seed in next week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Kyle Guy added 13 points and Jay Huff also made huge contributions at both ends as … Continue reading Jerome helps rally No. 2 Virginia past Louisville 73-68

Judge jails former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing Wikileaks

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Judge jails former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning for refusing to testify to a grand jury probing Wikileaks. By Associated Press

The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local): 9:50 p.m. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has sentenced to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, much less than what was called for under sentencing guidelines. … Continue reading The Latest: Manafort sentenced to 47 months in prison

Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced Thursday to nearly four years in prison for tax and bank fraud related to his work advising Ukrainian politicians, a significant break from sentencing guidelines that called for a 20-year prison term. Manafort, sitting in a wheelchair as he deals with complications from gout, … Continue reading Ex-Trump campaign boss Manafort sentenced to 47 months

CLEMSON, S.C | After Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild second half after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday. Coby White had 28 points behind six 3-pointers, and the Tar Heels (24-5) maintained a share of first place in the Atlantic Coast … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C | After Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

Neo-Nazi group’s leader is black man who vows to dissolve it

One of the nation’s largest neo-Nazi groups appears to have an unlikely new leader: a black activist who has vowed to dismantle it. Court documents filed Thursday suggest James Hart Stern wants to use his new position as director and president of the National Socialist Movement to undermine the Detroit-based group’s defense against a lawsuit. … Continue reading Neo-Nazi group’s leader is black man who vows to dissolve it

The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

TORONTO — The latest on questions in Canada over whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s office tried to wrongly influence the former attorney general on whether to prosecute a major Canadian engineering company (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he completely disagrees with his former attorney general and says that he … Continue reading The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

Without Zion, No. 3 Duke upset by No. 20 Virginia Tech 77-72

BLACKSBURG, Va. / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Ty Outlaw caught a pass from driving teammate Wabissa Bede, set himself and fired away with a tiebreaking 3-pointer. The way No. 20 Virginia Tech executed Tuesday, even Zion Williamson might not have made a difference. Outlaw hit his big shot with 1:28 left and the Hokies beat … Continue reading Without Zion, No. 3 Duke upset by No. 20 Virginia Tech 77-72

NORTH CAROLINA News: Virginia Man, Steve Brantley Spence Charged With Use Of Firearms And Stolen Car In Relation To Attempted Crime Of Interstate Domestic Violence

Defendant had been arrested at Smith High School in Greensboro, N.C. U.S. Attorney Matt Martin announcing charges against Steve Brantley Spence with Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott and Dr. Tony Watlington of Guilford County Schools GREENSBORO, N.C. – A federal grand jury in Greensboro, North Carolina, returned a three count indictment charging Steve Brantley Spence … Continue reading NORTH CAROLINA News: Virginia Man, Steve Brantley Spence Charged With Use Of Firearms And Stolen Car In Relation To Attempted Crime Of Interstate Domestic Violence

Dems block Senate GOP bill on infants surviving abortions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Monday blocked a Republican bill that would have threatened prison for doctors who don’t try saving the life of infants born alive during abortions. The measure seemed doomed from the start but offered the GOP a chance to appeal to conservative voters. The vote was the latest instance in … Continue reading Dems block Senate GOP bill on infants surviving abortions

RICHMOND, Va | Virginia’s Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims in a surprise speech Sunday, as he resists widespread calls to resign prompted by allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax strongly defended himself and lashed out at his critics from his rostrum in the state Senate as the 2019 … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | Virginia’s Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims

WASHINGTON | A stern memo about Manafort says he ‘brazenly violated’ law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort committed crimes that cut to “the heart of the criminal justice system” and over the years deceived everyone from bookkeepers and banks to federal prosecutors and his own lawyers, according to a sentencing memo filed by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office. In the memo, submitted Saturday … Continue reading WASHINGTON | A stern memo about Manafort says he ‘brazenly violated’ law

LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Hunter rallies No. 3 Virginia past No. 18 Louisville 64-52

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — De’Andre Hunter was hungry to do his part. The hard part was waiting nearly 9 1/2 minutes on the bench with two fouls. Once Hunter returned, he couldn’t miss and all was right for No. 3 Virginia on Saturday as it rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit against No. 18 Louisville. … Continue reading LOUISVILLE, Ky. | Hunter rallies No. 3 Virginia past No. 18 Louisville 64-52

PARIS | Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a “product like any other.” Macron’s speech at his country’s premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging French farmers’ anger at government policies seen as favoring urban elites … Continue reading PARIS | Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON | Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun

WASHINGTON (AP)— Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun. By Associated Press

FALLS CHURCH, Va | Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Muslim civil rights group called for a congressional investigation Wednesday after its lawsuit revealed that the U.S. government has shared its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private entities, including hospitals and universities. The Council on American-Islamic Relations said Congress should look into why the FBI has so widely … Continue reading FALLS CHURCH, Va | Muslim group seeks congressional probe on terror watchlist

WASHINGTON | High court rules for retired US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Wednesday that the state of West Virginia unlawfully discriminated against a retired U.S. marshal when it excluded him from a more generous tax break given to former state law enforcement officers. West Virginia law exempts state law enforcement retirees, including former policemen and firefighters, from paying income tax … Continue reading WASHINGTON | High court rules for retired US marshal in W.Va. tax dispute

Virginia Dems brace for 2020 political fallout from scandal

The political crisis in Virginia threatens to turn a state that has trended Democratic back into a battleground, a development that could complicate the party’s effort to defeat President Donald Trump next year. Three of the state’s top Democrats are engulfed in a scandal that has shaken the state government. Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney … Continue reading Virginia Dems brace for 2020 political fallout from scandal

RICHMOND, Va | How Virginia Gov. survives scandal by staying out of sight

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — He promised to start an honest conversation about race and how to heal the lingering wounds of Virginia’s painful past. Then he disappeared. For the past week, Gov. Ralph Northam has defied widespread calls for his resignation after a racist yearbook picture and a bungled response upended his career. The 59-year-old … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | How Virginia Gov. survives scandal by staying out of sight

RICHMOND, Va | Virginia AG says he wore blackface at college party

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Another top Virginia Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted Wednesday to putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student. Herring issued a statement saying he wore brown makeup and a wig in 1980 to look like a black rapper during a party as a 19-year-old … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | Virginia AG says he wore blackface at college party

NORFOLK, Va | Yearbook staff disagree on whether racist photo was mix-up

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The racist yearbook photo that could sink Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam‘s career may have been mistakenly placed on his profile page — but even if it were put there intentionally, it’s unlikely that many students would have noticed, according to alumni who put together the publication or submitted pictures to it … Continue reading NORFOLK, Va | Yearbook staff disagree on whether racist photo was mix-up

Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A political death watch took shape at Virginia’s Capitol as Gov. Ralph Northam consulted with top administration officials Monday about whether to resign amid a furor over a racist photo in his 1984 yearbook. Practically all of the state’s Democratic establishment — and Republican leaders, too — turned against the 59-year-old … Continue reading Political death watch: Virginia governor weighs his future

Richmond, VA: Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo

RICHMOND, VA (AP) — Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia’s embattled governor on Saturday vowed to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook. In a tumultuous 24 hours, Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday apologized for appearing in a photograph that featured … Continue reading Richmond, VA: Virginia’s Governor Ralph Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo

Business News: Digital Realty Expands Internet Exchange Platform into Chicago, Northern Virginia

Colocation leader now providing internet exchange services in six metro locations nationwide SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jan. 21, 2019 – Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced today the expansion of the Digital Realty Internet Exchange Platform, or “DRIX,” to Digital Realty data centers in Ashburn, … Continue reading Business News: Digital Realty Expands Internet Exchange Platform into Chicago, Northern Virginia

United States | U.S. Commitment to Religious Freedom

United States – Today the United States honors National Religious Freedom Day. On this day in 1786, the Virginia General Assembly adopted Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. It begins with a groundbreaking statement: “Almighty God hath created the mind free.” This Statute goes on to guarantee freedom of religion to people of all … Continue reading United States | U.S. Commitment to Religious Freedom

Virginia News: December 2018 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 5.7% From Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 1.5%

Two sources mostly tied to the economy—payroll withholding and sales tax—posted strong gains, while nonwithholding declined due to timing issues related to federal tax policy changes RICHMOND, VA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Virginia Governor Northam announced Friday that December General Fund revenue decreased 5.7 percent from the previous year, mainly due to a significant … Continue reading Virginia News: December 2018 General Fund Revenue Collections Down 5.7% From Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections Up 1.5%

Virginia News: Governor Ralph Northam Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Expected Winter Storm

RICHMOND, VA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency today in advance of the anticipated effects of winter weather expected this weekend including snow, ice, and high winds throughout much of the Commonwealth.  This will likely result in downed trees, power outages, and transportation impacts.  The executive order … Continue reading Virginia News: Governor Ralph Northam Declares State of Emergency in Advance of Expected Winter Storm

NEW YORK | Impressive wins push Michigan to No. 5 in new AP Top 25 poll

NEW YORK — Michigan has climbed to No. 5 in the latest AP Top 25 poll after impressive wins against ranked opponents. The top four remain unchanged in the poll released Monday with Gonzaga at the top, followed by Kansas, Duke and Virginia. Gonzaga earned 43 of 64 first-place votes, while Kansas had 19. Duke … Continue reading NEW YORK | Impressive wins push Michigan to No. 5 in new AP Top 25 poll