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  • Va. abortion clinic rules up for review

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's health commissioner recommended Wednesday that the state Board of Health amend abortion clinic regulations established under the McDonnell administration, including a provision requiring the facilities to meet the same strict building standards as new hospitals....

  • Man killed trying to break up fight in Bowie, Md.

    BOWIE, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County Police are looking for a man they say shot and killed another man who tried to break up a fight among teenagers in a Bowie parking lot. Officers said Wednesday they have obtained an arrest warrant charging 19-year-old Deon Eugene Warren of Upper Marlboro...

  • Police: Man killed his boss' wife, himself in Md.

    POTOMAC, Md. (AP) — An employee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation who killed the wife of a foundation executive before killing himself had been accused of stealing from the organization, police said Wednesday. Andrew Racca, 42, of Chevy Chase, is believed to have killed Carolyn Mattingly on...

  • Ex-Dem. official arrested in sex abuse case

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A former Democratic Party official released from prison after his child molestation convictions were overturned was arrested Wednesday in a separate abuse case involving a family member. Michael Gardner, 50, of Falls Church, was arrested on two felony counts of child...

  • Md. bankruptcy halts suit in deadly Illinois crash

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit stemming from a church van crash last year in Illinois is on hold because the pastors of the Baltimore church have declared bankruptcy. Maryland attorney Jimmy Bell said Tuesday that the lawsuit he filed against Victory Outreach Baltimore on behalf of...

  • McAuliffe energy plan for Va. makes debut

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe released his energy blueprint for Virginia on Wednesday, stressing a familiar "all of the above" strategy that promotes greater use of renewable generation such as solar and wind, efficiency and traditional sources of energy. The thick document, which...

  • 13-year-old dies after DC shooting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say a 13-year-old has died after being shot in the city's Northeast. Police said Wednesday that they responded to a call about shots fired around 7:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 1400 block of Downing Street. There they found a 13-year-old boy conscious and...

  • Maryland Zoo euthanizes beloved aging giraffe

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Zoo has euthanized a beloved, hand-raised giraffe that had been struggling with age-related medical issues for months. Officials at the Baltimore zoo say they euthanized 17-year-old Angel on Tuesday. The zoo's chief veterinarian says Angel has had leg and back...

  • NASA postpones rocket launch from Va. facility

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — The launch of a Department of Defense rocket from Virginia's Eastern Shore has been postponed. NASA had planned to launch the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket early Wednesday morning. The space agency says in a news release that the launch has been rescheduled for Oct....

  • Teen beaten at Six Flags undergoes skull surgery

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy critically injured at Six Flags America during the first night of its Halloween event, Fright Fest, has undergone surgery on his skull and is in a coma. The teen was beaten outside the Upper Marlboro park Saturday in brawls that witnesses described...

  • Va. man gets 12 years in near-fatal DC sex assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in what prosecutors say was a sexual assault that was so violent, it nearly killed the victim. Jose Santos Jr. of Falls Church, Virginia, was sentenced in federal court in the District of Columbia on Tuesday. A jury found...

  • Original manuscript of US anthem visits Mt. Vernon

    MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — Francis Scott Key's original handwritten manuscript of the "Star-Spangled Banner" is making its first visit to Virginia to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the national anthem. The Maryland Historical Society is loaning the original manuscript to George Washington's...

  • Bedford mother-son deaths ruled murder-suicide

    EVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police say the deaths of a Bedford County woman and her son have been ruled a murder-suicide. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 73-year-old Ruby Laughon died from multiple gunshot wounds. Her son, 48-year-old Brent Laughon, died from a single...

  • Decriminalized pot in Md., yoga tax in DC now law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A spate of new laws went into effect Wednesday for the District of Columbia and Maryland. Now, getting caught with less than 10 grams of marijuana will be akin to getting a parking ticket. Instead of jail time, civil penalties will include $100 for a first offense, $250 for a...

  • Virginia teen charged with killing half-brother

    POUND, Va. (AP) — A Southwest Virginia teenager faces a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of his half-brother. Wise County commonwealth's attorney Ron Elkins tells media outlets that the 15-year-old boy will be tried as a juvenile. The shooting occurred Monday at the...



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