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  • Body in James River identified as missing boater

    JAMESTOWN, Va. (AP) — Authorities have identified a body that was found in the James River as that of a boater who had been missing. Laurie Naismith with the Virginia Marine Resources Commission said Tuesday that the body of Kenneth Leary of Lanex was identified through fingerprints....

  • Wayne A.I. Frederick appointed Howard U. president

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne A.I. Frederick has been appointed as the 17th president of Howard University. Frederick is a Howard-trained surgeon who had been serving as interim president of the private, historically black university since October. Howard's Board of Trustees voted Monday night to...

  • Civil Rights film festival opens this week in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A civil rights film festival is hosting free screenings this week in Washington, following stops in Atlanta and New York City. The March on Washington Film Festival marks its second year focusing on lesser-known stories of the Civil Rights movement. Each screening is...

  • Correction: Missing Boater story

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — In a story July 20 about the death of a boater in Maryland, The Associated Press, relying on information from a member, erroneously reported the spelling of the man's name. He is Alan Meyers, not Allen Myers. A corrected version of the story is below: Md. officials find...

  • Police investigate 2 bodies found at Evington home

    EVINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police are investigating the deaths of a man and a woman whose partially decomposed bodies were found at a home in Bedford County. The Bedford County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets that a neighbor called police on Saturday after finding the woman's body. Deputies...

  • Md. parents allegedly locked up autistic twin sons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Montgomery County police say a Rockville couple kept their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room with no furniture and only a tiny window for light. Court records show that John and Janice Land are free on bond after they were charged Friday with two...

  • Falcon that hit Richmond building to lose eye

    WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of Virginia says a young peregrine falcon that flew into a building in downtown Richmond will undergo surgery to remove its left eye. The center in Waynesboro says the female falcon's eye has atrophied. The falcon won't be released after it recovers...

  • Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Librarian James Billington said Tuesday that the singer-songwriter whose hits include "Piano Man" and "Uptown Girl" will receive the prize in Washington in November. The Gershwin Prize...

  • Virginia humanities projects receive grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Eleven humanities projects in Virginia have received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Endowment for the Humanities announced the grants Monday. The Virginia projects total nearly $2 million in funding. The largest grant of more than...

  • Va. historic area marking 'First Assembly Day'

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Historic Jamestowne is gearing up to commemorate the anniversary of the first legislative assembly in English North America. Officials say two events are being held to mark the milestone. On Saturday, an interactive presentation is set to take place at the Historic...

  • Va. Lottery warns consumers of lottery scams

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Lottery is launching a campaign to warn people about fake lottery scams. Officials say the "Play Smart" campaign is aimed at informing both lottery players and non-players to be careful when someone tells they're told they've won a large prize. While the...

  • Va. firefighters to combat wildfires in Oregon

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Firefighters from the Virginia Department of Forestry are helping to combat wildfires in central Oregon. More than 20 agency employees are heading to Oregon to work as part of a wildfire hand crew and as incident managers. The crew is expected to be deployed for 16 days....

  • Funds available in Va. to address military impacts

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Funding is available for Virginia localities to address issues related to encroachment of military or security installations. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the grants are being supported by $4.36 million from the Virginia Federal Action Contingency Trust Fund. The fund was...

  • DC police officer scheduled to go on trial

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A D.C. police officer charged with trying to kill his wife is scheduled to go on trial in Prince George's County. Samson Lawrence III is scheduled for trial Tuesday and faces charges including attempted murder. Prosecutors say that on Nov. 24, 2013, Lawrence was...

  • Man gets 30 years for killing girlfriend's father

    ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his 14-year-old girlfriend's father has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Twenty-year-old Jason Bulmer pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Dennis Lane. He was sentenced Monday in Howard...



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