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This combination made with photos provided by the University of Richmond shows associate head coach Ginny Doyle, left, and director of basketball operations Natalie Lewis. Doyle and Lewis were two of the three people aboard a hot air balloon that drifted into a power line, burst into flames and crashed on Friday, May 9, 2014, in Virginia. Investigators say their remains were found about a mile apart in dense woods.

Richmond coaches remembered as shining lights

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — One was the constant in Richmond women’s basketball, the beloved assistant coach who had been on staff for 15 seasons, remaining through two coaching changes. The other was hardly out […]

05/11/2014

Investigators gather near a farm in Caroline Co., Va.,  searching for missing hot air balloon on Friday. May 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/ Richmond Times-Dispatch, Dean Hoffmeyer)

2nd body recovered from Va. balloon crash

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — A second body has been recovered in the fiery crash of a hot air balloon in Virginia. Virginia State Police said the body was found Saturday as more than 100 searchers continued to […]

05/10/2014

One body has been found and two other people are feared dead after a hot-air balloon burst into flames and crashed near Richmond, Virginia, Friday, May 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/Nancy Johnson)

1 body recovered from Va. balloon crash; 2 missing

DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The body of one occupant of a hot air balloon that caught fire and crashed has been recovered and police searched Saturday for two others feared dead, Virginia State Police said. The three […]

05/10/2014

The International Space Station with Earth in the background photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis in 2010. (AP Photo/NASA)

NASA orders urgent spacewalk repairs at station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station. Station managers decided Tuesday to send two American astronauts out […]

12/17/2013

In a Sept. 25, 2009 photo, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds spends time with his son Gus, left, on the road to Halifax, Va., between campaign events. (AP Photo/The Virginian-Pilot, Hyunsoo Leo Kim)

Police believe Va. senator was stabbed by son

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police say early indications are that the son of a state senator in Virginia stabbed his father before shooting himself to death. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said Tuesday afternoon […]

11/19/2013

Virginia State Sen. Creigh Deeds, D-Bath, during debate on a health care bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Va. senator’s son dies in home after dad stabbed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a senator and former gubernatorial candidate was stabbed multiple times at his home and his son died there from a gunshot wound. Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne […]

11/19/2013

In this Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, photo, Winston-Salem State quarterback Rudy Johnson (7) passes under pressure from Fayetteville State's Benjamin Brown during a college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C.  (AP Photo/Winston-Salem Journal, Andrew Dye)

Quarterback says as many as 6 Virginia State players beat him

ETTRICK, Va. (AP) — Virginia State football coach Latrell Scott says there was a “rush to judgment” after a fight at last week’s CIAA championship luncheon left Winston-Salem State’s quarterback injured and caused Saturday’s game […]

11/18/2013

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie waves as he stands with his son Andrew as they celebrate his election victory in Asbury Park, N.J., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, after defeating Democratic challenger Barbara Buono . (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Dems, GOP, tea party dig in after NJ, VA elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — As partisanship renders Washington largely dysfunctional, voters in two states signaled this week that they want consensus-building even when there’s divided government. Even so, heading into a 2014 midterm election year, Tuesday’s […]

11/06/2013

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sharpie 500 auto race is run under the lights at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. on Aug. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Bristol Speedway unveils plan for Vols-Hokies game

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee and Virginia Tech will finally play a football game at Bristol Motor Speedway in what is being billed as the “Battle of Bristol.” Track and officials from both universities formally […]

10/14/2013

Crime scene cold case

Mo. couple accused in Wyo. of killing exes, 2 kids

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming authorities say a Missouri couple have been arrested in the deaths of their ex-spouses and two children more than 30 years ago. Officials said Monday that 71-year-old Gerald Uden and […]

09/30/2013

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A high-profile challenge of Virginia’s gay marriage ban

(Undated) – The high-profile team that brought down California’s prohibition on same-sex marriage has joined a challenge of Virginia’s constitutional ban on gay marriages. David Boies and Theodore B. Olson announced Monday they have joined […]

09/30/2013

Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting. (AP Photo)

Navy contractor left cryptic messages on shotgun

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy contractor who shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard left a cryptic message on a shotgun he used in the massacre. That’s according to a law enforcement […]

09/18/2013

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