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Drug dealer convicted in 7 killings could face execution

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was one of the worst bursts of gang violence Richmond had ever seen. At least 11 people were killed in a 45-day period in 1992, all at the hands of gang members who eliminated ...

Taylor's family praises Virginia ban on no-knock warrants

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two of Breonna Taylor's aunts watched Monday as Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ceremoniously signed a statewide ban against the use of no-knock search warrants, a law named after Tay...

Insanity defense planned in Appalachian Trail killing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a hunting knife in Virginia plans to use an insanity defense at his trial. ...

Court finds parts of anti-riot law violate free speech

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the convictions of two members of a white supremacist group who admitted they punched and kicked counterdemonstrators during the 2017 “Uni...

Geofence warrants to be tested in Virginia bank robbery case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It was a terrifying bank robbery: Demanding cash in a handwritten note, a man waved a gun, threatened to kill a teller's family, ordered employees and customers onto the floor and...

Appeals court reinstates lawsuit over Trump's hotel profits

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel was revived Thursday by a divided federal appeals court. ...

Court reinstates lawsuit over Trump's hotel profits

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The ...

Trump administration asks court to toss lawsuit over ERA

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Trump administration has asked a judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by three Democratic state attorneys general seeking to force the U.S. archivist to recognize Virginia's vot...

Three years later, Trump travel ban heads back to court

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After the U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from several predominantly Muslim countries in 2018, the ruling appeared to shut down legal challenge...

Ruling barring discharge of HIV-positive airmen upheld

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld an injunction barring the Trump administration from discharging two Air Force members who are HIV-positive. The airmen sued in...

White nationalist released, but may face criminal contempt

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An organizer of a 2017 white nationalist rally in Virginia has been released from jail after being held in civil contempt for failing to comply with court orders in a federal laws...

Court tosses permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline station

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a permit needed by developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to build a natural gas compressor station in a historic African American commun...

Opponents push to abolish death penalty in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has executed nearly 1,400 people in its history — more than any other state. But as a new Democratic majority prepares to begin the legislative session, some see an oppor...

Appeals court hears dispute over pipeline compressor station

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Lawyers for opponents of a natural gas compressor station proposed in a historic African American community in Virginia told a federal appeals court Tuesday that the state has fai...

Judge issues mixed ruling in Virginia abortion law challenge

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday upheld a Virginia law requiring women to undergo an ultrasound and wait at least 24 hours before having an abortion, as well as the state's "physician-on...