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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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. 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. 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....

  • 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...

  • Md. governor, faith leaders meet on immigration

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley met with Maryland faith leaders Monday to discuss how to help unaccompanied immigrant children who have been coming across the border from Central America. The meeting, which lasted roughly 90 minutes, was called by the Democratic governor to bring...

  • Va. panel promises changes in mental health system

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawmakers on a newly formed panel on Monday promised a top-to-bottom review of Virginia's mental health system with the goal of making it a model for the rest of the country. The panel's first act was to elect state Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath County, as its chairman. Deeds...

  • Man arrested a week after conviction for groping

    COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — Howard County Police say a man awaiting sentencing after being convicted of groping women in parking lots in Columbia was arrested on similar charges. Police say a woman shopping in a Target in Columbia on Thursday said a man was following her in the store and had grabbed...

  • Arch Coal idles mine complex in Va., Ky.

    APPALACHIA, Va. (AP) — Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. Officials said Monday that more than 210 full-time positions are being eliminated by the move. Arch Coal CEO John Eaves says the company is...

  • Correction: Marine Training story

    BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — In a story July 19 about military training exercises, The Associated Press, relying on a news release from the Marine Corps, reported erroneously where the training would take place. The military will be using the private Falwell Airport in Lynchburg as a staging area,...

  • Maryland county OKs MGM casino at National Harbor

    UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George's County officials on Monday approved a building plan for a $925 million MGM Resorts International casino and hotel near the nation's capital on an 8-1 vote, paving the way for MGM to get the permits needed to begin construction. The casino, which will...

  • Air-conditioner cord blamed for fatal fire

    ROCK HALL, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say an electrical failure in a cord powering an air-conditioner caused a house fire that killed an 85-year-old Rock Hall woman. The Office of the State Fire Marshal said in a news release Monday that Hester Louise Wright died in the July 14 blaze....



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