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  • Va. birthplace of Secretariat stages reunion

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — More than 50 horses whose bloodlines trace back to Triple Crown great Secretariat and other Meadow Farm champions have gathered for a reunion. Media outlets report horses and their trainers trotted around an outdoor ring at Meadow Event Park in Caroline County on Saturday...

  • Warner, Gillespie trade jabs in 1st Senate debate

    WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie had a heated exchange over women's health issues Saturday during their first debate, with Warner accusing Gillespie of wanting to "ban certain forms of common contraception." "This is...

  • James River 'classroom' departs for final journey

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The final leg of a "floating classroom" along the 340-mile length of the James River is entering its final leg. Called the James River Expedition, the adventure involves 30 students from 17 high schools who collectively travel the James, starting from Iron Gate in western...

  • Key players in former governor's corruption case

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Here are some of the key players in the federal corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell. Their trial begins Monday. BOB McDONNELL: The 71st governor of Virginia was a rising star in the Republican Party and was widely...

  • AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The person told the AP on Friday that Cuccinelli has...

  • Rockefeller, Zinni elected to Williamsburg panel

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller has been elected to the board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. The West Virginia Democrat's addition to the board was announced by the Virginia historic attraction Friday. The foundation also said retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen....

  • Charges filed in stabbing at Navy barracks

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has filed charges against one of its sailors for repeatedly stabbing another in a barracks near a naval hospital. The Navy said Friday that Petty Officer 3rd Class Wilbur Harwell is charged with attempted murder and two counts of aggravated assault with a...

  • Navy IDs sailor who died in fall as RI man

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has identified a 21-year-old sailor who fell to his death from a sixth-floor balcony of a barracks at Naval Station Norfolk. Morgan Louis Hayman of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, was killed Tuesday after the Navy said he got into an altercation at Wall Manor, a barracks...

  • Virginia keeping drug used in botched executions

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One of the drugs used in three recent botched executions across the country will remain part of Virginia's lethal injection protocol, a spokesman for the prison system said Friday. Larry Traylor said the Department of Corrections is not considering eliminating midazolam...

  • Northbound I-81 in SW Virginia shut for repairs

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — A vehicle fire on Interstate 81 in southwest Virginia has forced the two northbound lanes to be closed for emergency asphalt repairs. The Virginia Department of Transportation says the fire occurred about 5 a.m. Friday near mile marker 167 in Botetourt County, heavily...

  • Stafford doctor facing federal drug charges

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have taken over the case of a Stafford County doctor who faces dozens of criminal charges related to overprescribing pain medication. Media outlets report 56-year-old Nibedita Mohanty was indicted in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Thursday on...

  • Grant extends life of U.Va. theology program

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A $2.1 million grant is headed to a long-term theological research program at the University of Virginia. Called "The Project of Lived Theology," the program explores the relation between Christian spiritual beliefs and social practices. The grant is from the...

  • The Clinton machine declares war on one woman (and no, it's not Monica Lewinsky this time)

    Allies of Bill and Hillary Clinton have declared war against Barbara Comstock, the Republican candidate for Virginia's 10th District and former Clinton opposition researcher.

  • US issues 186 mining citations in June

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Mine Safety and Health Administration says inspectors issued 186 citations at 13 U.S. mining operations in June. Eleven of those mines were coal operations, while the others were metal and nonmetal. MSHA cited as examples Thursday coal mines in Virginia and West...

  • Tanker overturns, spills gas on I-95 in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia state police say a tanker truck has overturned and spilled gasoline on Interstate 95 in Chesterfield County. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says the southbound truck collided with another vehicle at 6:07 a.m. Thursday near the 57-mile marker. The truck then veered...



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