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Ayala or Sears: Both would make history in Virginia election

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The two women seeking the lieutenant governor's office in Virginia next month are fond of touting their unconventional political backgrounds. One thing is certain: Whichever o...

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...

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...

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 ...

Appeals court upholds constitutionality of terror watchlist

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a challenge to the constitutionality of the government's terrorist watchlist, ruling that the government deserves wide latitude i...

Tech company founder gets 8 years in prison for stock fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Whether Daniel Boice’s idea for a company was any good is debatable — he billed it as a sort of “Uber for private investigators” called Trustify — but his timing was impeccable....