Judge allows John Hinckley to publicly display his artwork

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan can now publicly display his writings, artwork and music, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. John Hinckley has long considered...

Pixie post: Fairy letters offer advice, respite in Virginia

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — With the coronavirus lockdown and school out for the summer, 9-year-old Maya Gebler’s social world had shrunk to her immediate family and a few friends. When her...

Plan to retrieve Titanic radio spurs debate on human remains

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — People have been diving to the Titanic's wreck for 35 years. No one has found human remains, according to the company that owns the salvage rights. But the compa...

Poll: Virginians about evenly divided on Confederate statues

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — In a state where Confederate monuments have stood for more than a century and have recently become a flashpoint in the national debate over racial injustice, Virginians remain...

Restrictions may be loosened even further for John Hinckley

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan may soon get the most freedom he's had since since the shooting outside a Washington hotel in 1981. A lawyer for John Hinckl...

Lawsuit: EPA fails to enforce Chesapeake Bay pollution caps

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has failed to ensure that Pennsylvania and New York are doing enough to reduce pollution that flows from farms and cities into the Chesapeake Ba...

Case cites senator's words before protesters marred monument

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When protesters gathered at one of Virginia’s Confederate monuments in June, police say a state senator approached them with a warning: “(T)hey are going to put some paint on this ...

State senator charged with 'injury' to Confederate monument

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state senator has been charged with damaging a Confederate monument in Portsmouth during protests that also led to a demonstrator being critically injured when a statue ...

Summer jobs for young people are vanishing with the pandemic

Sara Buie lined up a summer lifeguard job to help pay for a new laptop, textbooks and a backpack for her freshman year at Virginia’s James Madison University. But the coronavirus pandemic closed her c...

Outer Banks island ravaged by storms and virus restrictions

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — When Hurricane Dorian pounded the wisp of earth that is Ocracoke Island, a wall of Atlantic seawater flooded Bob Chestnut’s home, surf shop and four vehicles. ...

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, ...

Judge: Salvage firm can recover Titanic's telegraph machine

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has ruled that a salvage firm can retrieve the Marconi wireless telegraph machine that broadcast distress calls from the sinking Titanic ocean liner. ...

Secluded Chesapeake Bay island keeps eye on virus from afar

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Inez Pruitt has watched the coronavirus spread throughout the world from the relative safety of Tangier Island, a small fishing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. ...

Pandemic exposes gaps in travel insurance coverage

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For many people, travel insurance has been little more than a box that pops up on a booking site to offer some cheap peace of mind. But the coverage’s limitation...

Jerry Givens, executioner turned death-penalty critic, dies

Jerry Givens, who served as Virginia’s chief executioner for 17 years before going to prison and becoming a prominent voice against capital punishment, has died. He was 67. Terence T...