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Ex-prison guard gets 3 years for failing to help sick inmate who later died

A former guard at a federal prison in Virginia has been sentenced to three years in prison for failing to help an inmate who suffered a medical emergency and later died.

Fake babies, real horror: Deepfakes from the Gaza war increase fears about AI's power to mislead

The war in Gaza is highlighting the latest advances in artificial intelligence as a way to spread fake images and disinformation.

Person arrested with gun after reports of gunshots at Virginia's Christopher Newport University

A person suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken into custody following reports of a shooting at Virginia’s Christopher Newport University.

Some Virginia inmates could be released earlier under change to enhanced sentence credit policy

Virginia prison officials have agreed to give more inmates enhanced earned sentence credits for good behavior to allow for earlier releases from prison.

Homicides are rising in the nation's capital, but police are solving far fewer of the cases

As the number of homicides in Washington, D.

2 charged with operating sex ring that catered to wealthy clients will remain behind bars for now

Two people accused of operating a high-end brothel network with wealthy and prominent clients in Massachusetts and the Washington, D.

U.S. egg producers conspired to fix prices from 2004 to 2008, a federal jury ruled this week

An Illinois jury has found that several major egg producers in the U.S. conspired to price-fix eggs between 2004 and 2008.

Shooting that wounded 4 in Ohio is the second to occur at a Walmart in 24 hours

Police in Ohio say a gunman opened fire inside a Walmart in Ohio and wounded four people before killing himself -- the second shooting in 24 hours at a store operated by the retail giant.

Abortion access protection, assault weapons ban to be heard in Virginia's 2024 legislative session

Proposals to ensure access to abortion and to ban assault weapons are among the first bills and resolutions filed by Democratic leaders in Virginia for the 2024 legislative session.

Teachers and students grapple with fears and confusion about new laws restricting pronoun use

Laws enacted in at least 10 states prohibit or restrict students from using pronouns or names that don’t match their sex assigned at birth.

Three general election debates are scheduled for 2024. Neither party has committed to attending

Three debates for next year’s presidential general election are set to be held in college towns in Texas, Virginia and Utah between Sept. 16 and Oct. 9.

DC combating car thefts and carjackings with dashcams and AirTags

Government and police in the nation's capital are handing out tracking devices and dashboard cameras to local drivers to help stem rising crime rates.

The Bidens are getting an early start on the Thanksgiving week by having dinner with service members

President Joe Biden is set to visit naval installations in Virginia for an early kickoff to the Thanksgiving holiday week.

Maine and Massachusetts are the last states to keep bans on Sunday hunting. That might soon change

Some states are steadily chipping away at longstanding bans on Sunday game hunting, and there's a push to overturn the laws in the final two states with full bans.

Virginia state senator who recently won reelection faces lawsuit over residency requirement

A Virginia state senator who recently won reelection is facing a call for an investigation from her opponent and a lawsuit from several of her neighbors over whether she actually lives in the district she represents.

Democrat in highly contested Virginia House race seeks recount

The Democratic candidate in a central Virginia House of Delegates race that remains uncalled by The Associated Press is seeking a recount.

Citing ongoing criminal case, UVA further delays release of campus shooting findings

University of Virginia officials are further delaying the public release of the findings of an investigation into the events surrounding a 2022 campus shooting that killed three student-athletes and wounded two other students.

Defeated Virginia candidate whose explicit videos surfaced says she may not be done with politics

The Virginia Democrat whose legislative campaign was rocked by the disclosure that she had livestreamed sex acts with her husband lost this year's race but isn't giving up on politics.

California family sues sheriff's office after deputy kidnapped girl, killed her mother, grandparents

A California family is suing a Virginia sheriff’s department for hiring a deputy who sexually extorted and kidnapped a 15-year-old girl at gunpoint and killed her mother and her grandparents before setting fire to their home.

RSV is straining some hospitals, and US officials are releasing more shots for newborns

RSV infections are rising sharply in some parts of the country, nearly filling hospital emergency departments in Georgia, Texas and some other states.

Mother of 6-year-old boy who shot teacher gets 21 months for marijuana use while owning a gun

Mother of 6-year-old boy who shot teacher gets 21 months for marijuana use while owning a gun.

Democrat Biberaj concedes in hard-fought northern Virginia prosecutor race

A high-profile Democratic prosecutor in northern Virginia who drew criticism from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin has conceded defeat in her reelection bid.

Virginia Senate Democrats and Republicans tap veteran legislators as caucus leaders

Both Democrats and Republicans in the Virginia Senate have picked veteran legislators to lead their respective caucuses beginning in next year’s legislative session.

Mother of boy, 6, who shot teacher faces sentencing for marijuana use while owning a gun

The mother of a 6-year-old boy who shot his teacher in a Virginia classroom is set to be sentenced and could face prison time for using marijuana while owning a gun.