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School system pulls 2 books with graphic sex from libraries

FALLS CHURCH. Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia school system said it is removing two books from school libraries, including an illustrated memoir that contains explicit illustrations of sexual encounter...

Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow moderate Demo...

Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally on Friday that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly 3,000 people in support of a fellow mod...

Ex-airman: Guilt over drone strikes prompted to leak secrets

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst said his guilt over participating in lethal drone strikes in Afghanistan led him to leak government secrets about the drone program to a ...

Appeals court: Dealers can sell handguns to 18-year-olds

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal law that for more than 50 years has banned licensed firearms dealers from selling handguns to young adults between age 18 and 21 is unconstitutional, a federal appea...

Judge: Libya's Hifter cannot claim immunity from civil suits

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Libyan military commander who previously lived for decades in Virginia cannot claim head-of-state immunity as a defense in lawsuits accusing him of atrocities in his country's...

Judge rips prison officials after inmate dies by suicide

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge on Friday excoriated federal prison officials for refusing to admit an inmate needing mental health care who later killed himself in a local jail cell. ...

Elite school accepts more blacks and Hispanics, fewer Asians

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A premier public high school in northern Virginia has dramatically increased the number of Black and Hispanic students offered admission under a new application system that so...

High court rejects defendant's vindictive-prosecution claim

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from a Virginia drug dealer who is serving a 41-year murder sentence that he claims is the result of vindictive prosecutio...

Girl's sex-assault lawsuit reinstated by appeals court

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a lawsuit from a northern Virginia student who said her school failed to take appropriate action after she said she was sexually ...

Youngkin leads after 1st round in Virginia GOP governor race

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Political newcomer Glenn Youngkin led the field after a first round of balloting from Virginia Republicans choosing a gubernatorial nominee, but fell short of a majority neede...

GOP seeks a candidate that can end its exile in Virginia

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Few places in the country have moved as quickly toward Democrats as Virginia, where Barack Obama ended his party’s 44-year presidential losing streak just 12 years ago. ...

Man with neo-Nazi ties gets 3 years for bogus threats, calls

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former neo-Nazi leader was sentenced to more than 3 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a conspiracy to target a Black church, a Cabinet member and more than 100 others ...

'Election integrity' becomes key buzzword in VA GOP race

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — It's an issue the top GOP contenders for governor in Virginia say is a high priority: election integrity. Whether it's tightening voter ID laws, making the D...

Analyst pleads to leaking secrets about drone program

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Air Force intelligence analyst pleaded guilty Wednesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter about military drone strikes against al-Qaida and other terrorist ...