Northam declares state of emergency ahead of gun rally

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he was declaring a state of emergency over threats of “armed militia groups storming our Capitol” ahead of a gun-rights rally ...

Virginia Democrats weigh differing redistricting reforms

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats argued for years that Republicans abused their majority status by drawing gerrymandered legislative and congressional districts that gave the GOP an unfair adva...

Push to ban assault weapons in Virginia meets resistance

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some top Virginia Democratic senators are expressing reservations about plans to ban assault weapons — a key part of the new Democratic majority's gun-control proposals and one th...

Virginia lawmakers set to vote on Capitol gun ban

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are set to vote Friday on whether to ban guns at the state Capitol. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have set a meeting to vote on n...

Virginia lawmaker wants to ban NRA's shooting range

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Democrat is looking to block the National Rifle Association from operating an indoor gun range at its headquarters. It's an aggressive move against the country's best k...

Virginia Dems pledge to let locals move Confederate statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Newly empowered Democratic leaders in Virginia pledged Thursday to let local governments remove Confederate monuments, but Gov. Ralph Northam said he's still weighing what to do w...

Trump donor charged with obstructing inauguration inquiry

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday charged a major donor to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee with obstructing a federal investigation into whether foreign nationals unlawfully ...

Sweeping changes expected as Virginia Democrats take control

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democrats in Virginia are looking to advance a history-making agenda when the General Assembly convenes Wednesday that could change how Virginians vote, the type of guns they can ...

Virginia to boost passenger rail service to DC

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia is planning a $3.7 billion effort to boost passenger rail service between the state and Washington, D.C. as part of an effort to lessen congestion in one of the country's...

Prosecutors: Political donor sought to silence witnesses

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A political fundraiser accused of funneling foreign money into U.S. elections offered six witnesses in his case more than $6 million to keep quiet, federal prosecutors said Friday. ...

Is the anti-Trump suburban revolt escalating? Watch Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Siobhan Dunnavant wanted to avoid talking about President Donald Trump as she courted voters this week on Ridgefield Green Way just outside Virginia's capita...

Fight over energy policy fuels Virginia election spending

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's hotly contested legislative races have drawn huge donations from out-of-state special interest groups hoping to send a message on guns, abortion and President Donald Tr...

Actor Alec Baldwin campaigns for Virginia Democrats

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — The actor known for his mocking impersonations of Republican President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" campaigned Tuesday for Democratic legislative candidates in a Virgin...

APNewsBreak: Accreditor asks for info after Falwell reports

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The accrediting body that oversees Liberty University says it has asked the college for more information about recent news reports that have questioned President Jerry Falwell Jr....

Liberty's Falwell says he's target of 'attempted coup'

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Tuesday that he is asking the FBI to investigate what he called a "criminal" smear campaign orchestrated against him by several...