Former priest in northern Virginia charged with sexual abuse

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A former Catholic priest in northern Virginia has been charged with sexually abusing a teenager in a case that dates back nearly 35 years, and a city councilman for the Distri...

Judge denies bond for accused neo-Nazi in swatting scheme

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate on Friday denied bond to an accused neo-Nazi who prosecutors say schemed to call in bomb threats to targets including a former Cabinet official and a predom...

Supreme Court petitioned on police officers' legal immunity

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — James King had no idea that the men who grabbed him and took his wallet were plainclothes officers looking for a fugitive. So he ran off. And when they caught him, he took a mons...

Sniper Lee Malvo marries while serving life in prison

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who is serving life in prison for his role in the 2002 sniper spree that terrorized the nation's capital region, is now a married man. Carmet...

Gun charge yields year in prison for man with neo-Nazi ties

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man with ties to a violent neo-Nazi group was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for weapons violations after he renounced his ties to extremism. ...

Arkansas man charged with trying to blow up car at Pentagon

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — An Arkansas man was arrested on charges he tried to blow up a car at a Pentagon parking lot, federal officials said Tuesday. Matthew Dmitri Richardson, 19, o...

Judge seeks more info before ruling against Libyan commander

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal magistrate in Virginia wants more information before issuing a judgment against a Libyan-American who once lived in northern Virginia and now commands an army in his h...

Prosecutor meets with family of driver shot by Park Police

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A new prosecutor in Virginia says he is investigating the death of a motorist killed by U.S. Park Police after a chase. Commonwealth's Attorney Steve Descano met ...

Mueller probe witness considers child sex trafficking plea

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A key witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is expected to plead guilty to charges of child sex trafficking and possessing child pornography. ...

Judge orders government to make changes to terror watchlist

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the government to make changes to its watchlist of more than 1 million people whose inclusion marks them as known or suspected terrorists, but for ...

Ebert retires after 52 years of high-profile prosecutions

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Prosecutor Paul Ebert is a man of few words, but in 52 years before juries and judges he learned to use those words to great effect. He has a particularly pithy way of summing up ...

Snowden: Lawsuit targeting his book is selective enforcement

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden says the government is unfairly singling him out in a lawsuit that seeks to block him from profiting off his best-selling memoir. ...

AP Explains: What’s wrong with hearsay evidence in Congress?

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A leading Republican critique of the House impeachment inquiry is that Democrats are relying on “hearsay” evidence. The word ‘hearsay’ is bandied about in le...

CBS: Lt. Gov.'s libel lawsuit an effort to silence accusers

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A broadcaster sued for defamation by Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax after airing interviews from two women accusing him of sexual assault said in court papers that his lawsu...

High court weighs whether teen sniper deserves re-sentencing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal and conservative justices seemed split on whether to grant a new sentencing hearing to Lee Boyd Malvo, who as a teenager was one of two snipers who terrorized the Washington ...