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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT

Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT.

MS-13 gang members convicted of trafficking 13-year-old girl

Seven members and associates of the MS-13 street gang have been convicted of sex trafficking in federal court after taking in a 13-year-old runaway and coercing her into commercial sex acts in Maryland and Virginia.

Judge makes jury's $10.3M award official in Depp-Heard trial

The judge in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial has made a jury’s multimillion-dollar award official.

Youngkin said he will seek legislation on abortion

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin said Friday that he will seek legislation to ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy in comments shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Coast Guard: Overdue sailors are safe, on course to Virginia

The U.S. Coast Guard says two overdue boaters have been found safe.

Court rejects pipeline's request for new panel of judges

A federal appeals court has denied a request from a company building a natural gas pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia to have a new panel of judges reconsider permits that have been struck down repeatedly.

Agents search home of Trump-era Justice Dept. official

Federal agents have searched the Virginia home of a Trump-era Justice Department official who championed efforts by President Donald Trump to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

Police: Officers in fatal shooting wore activated cameras

Police say four special operations unit officers were wearing activated body cameras when a man they were trying to arrest fired at them and they returned fire.

AP source: Federal agents have searched Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark, a Trump-era Justice Department official

AP source: Federal agents have searched Virginia home of Jeffrey Clark, a Trump-era Justice Department official.

Amazon providing $23M for affordable housing in Seattle

Amazon says it's providing $23 million to help minority-led organizations build or preserve more than 500 new affordable housing units in Seattle.

Offshore wind boosted as Biden, East Coast governors team up

The White House is launching a partnership with 11 East Coast governors to boost the growing offshore wind industry, a key element of President Joe Biden’s climate change plan.

FBI: Naval reservist said he stormed Capitol with Proud Boys

The FBI says a U.S. Naval reservist charged with storming the U.S. Capitol told an undercover agent he went there with members of the far-right Proud Boys extremist group.

Severe weather causes multiple problems in northern Virginia

Officials say severe storms knocked left thousands without power in portions of northern Virginia and snarled the evening commute on Wednesday, while other areas contended with flooding and hail, fallen trees and downed power lines.

4 inmates who escaped federal prison camp back in custody

The U.S. Marshals Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons say all four inmates who escaped a minimum-security prison satellite camp in Virginia over the weekend are now back in custody.

Congress alleges 'shadow' probe by Commanders owner Snyder

A U.S. House committee says Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a “shadow investigation” that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual harassment.

Coast Guard: 2 boaters overdue after scrubbing Azores trip

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for two people reported overdue after they decided to return to Virginia in their weather-damaged boat instead of continuing to Portugal’s Azores.

Yesli Vega wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

Yesli Vega wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 7th Congressional District.

Terry Namkung wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 3rd Congressional District.

Terry Namkung wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 3rd Congressional District.

Jen Kiggans wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

Jen Kiggans wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 2nd Congressional District.

Donald Beyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 8th Congressional District.

Donald Beyer wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 8th Congressional District.

Ben Cline wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Ben Cline wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Youngkin touts achievements during ceremonial budget signing

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has touted his administration's accomplishment during a ceremonial budget-signing event.

Police: Officers fatally shoot wanted man who fired on them

Police say officers trying to arrest a man wanted on several felony warrants fatally shot him when he opened fire on them.

Supreme Court limits reach of federal gun crime law

The Supreme Court is limiting the reach of a federal statute that requires stiff penalties for crimes involving a gun.

Officials: 1 killed, 1 hurt in cave-in inside Virginia mine

Officials in western Virginia say one mine worker was killed and another was injured in a cave-in inside a mine.

Virginia GOP voters to settle crowded congressional runoffs

Republican Virginia voters are set to winnow a crowded field of candidates to two nominees to compete in what are expected to be a pair of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races.

Election 2022: Trump endorsement flip scrambles Alabama race

Alabama’s Republican primary for U.S. Senate pits a candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump against a candidate whom Trump previously endorsed.

Shellfish attitude in lobster land: Maine oysters boom

Maine is producing more oysters than ever due to a growing number of shellfish farms that have launched off its coast in recent years.

What to watch in Alabama Senate runoff, DC mayor's race

The two Republican candidates in Alabama’s U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday can each boast that at one point they had Donald Trump’s endorsement in the race.

Police: Officer shot man who brandished sharp onject

Officials in Virginia say a police officer shot and seriously wounded a man who brandished a sharp object at an officer.

No updates on 4 inmates who escaped prison satellite camp

Authorities haven’t released any updates about the search for four escaped inmates a day after they were discovered missing from a federal prison’s satellite camp in Virginia.

Judge: Va. facility can sell some dogs, must stop breeding

A federal judge is allowing a company that runs a central Virginia research dog-breeding facility to resume selling some dogs for biomedical research purposes, but Envigo RMS must cease breeding new puppies.

New LEGO factory in Va. raises concerns about Connecticut HQ

Officials in Connecticut say the decision of LEGO Group to build a new factory in Virginia won’t affect the company’s North American headquarters in Enfield, but industry watchers say there could be cause for concern.

GOP hopes to carry Virginia success into US House races

A GOP sweep of Virginia’s 2021 statewide elections has helped energize the Republican field in two of the country’s most competitive U.S. House races.

DC mayor's race reflects Democratic dilemma over policing

Mayor Muriel Bowser cruised to reelection in the nation’s capital four years ago without serious opposition.

Police: Gun fired at Virginia mall, no injuries reported

Police say a gun was fired when a fight broke out at a northern Virginia mall, but no injuries were reported and there was no active shooter situation.

Officials: 4 escape from Virginia prison satellite camp

Federal officials say four inmates have escaped from a federal prison’s satellite camp in Virginia.

Title IX: Law ensured balanced cutbacks during pandemic

Title IX compliance is such an omnipresent part of running a college sports program that its significance can often be overlooked.

Housing market slows retreat from rising seas, bigger storms

Hot real estate markets have made some homeowners wary of participating in voluntary flood buyout programs.

After impasse, legislators elect 2 Supreme Court justices

The Virginia General Assembly has elected two new justices to serve on the state Supreme Court.

Vets for Trump co-founder free on bail despite social posts

A Vets for Trump co-founder arrested after driving a Hummer containing weapons and ammunition to a site where votes were being counted in Philadelphia in November 2020 will remain free despite violating bail conditions.

Virginia salon owner pleads guilty to defrauding government

A federal prosecutor says a Virginia hair and nail salon operator has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a scheme in which she filed for pandemic unemployment assistance despite reopening her shop.

Lawmakers reconvene to consider Youngkin budget amendments

Virginia lawmakers are set to convene in Richmond for a one-day session to consider Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed changes to the state budget.

Freedom riders' 1947 convictions vacated in North Carolina

Legendary civil rights leader Bayard Rustin and three other men will have their sentences vacated posthumously.

Former Virginia police chief files lawsuit against city

A former Virginia police chief is suing the city she served as well as several current and former officials over her firing, saying in her $10 million lawsuit that she was terminated because of her race, color and sex.

2 men found shot to death inside Virginia convenience store

Police say two men were found fatally wounded after an apparent shooting inside a convenience store in Virginia.

Youngkin wants gas tax holiday, other budget changes

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin is seeking several dozen changes to the budget legislation lawmakers sent him earlier this month, including an amendment that would suspend the state tax on gasoline for three months.

Commanders' Snyder won't testify before US House committee

A lawyer representing Dan Snyder told Congress the Washington Commanders owner will not testify at a hearing next week as part of an investigation into the team’s workplace conduct.

John Hinkley Jr. freed from court oversight after decades

John Hinckley Jr. has been freed from court oversight.

John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Reagan in '81, freed from court oversight after decades of supervision

John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Reagan in '81, freed from court oversight after decades of supervision.