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Fields to be sentenced in federal court June 28

The Ohio man who admitted in federal court that he purposefully rammed his car into a crowd of protesters after the failed Aug. 12, 2017 Un… Read more

News

News

U.S. Supreme Court dismisses Va. House GOP's appeal in racial gerrymandering case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a GOP appeal in Virginia's long-running racial gerrymandering case, allowing a redrawn House of Delegates map to stand for the 2019 election cycle. Read more

News

U.S. Supreme Court upholds Virginia's right to ban uranium mining

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court ruling that Virginia has the right to bar uranium mining on private property within its borders. Read more

State

Enrollment surge after World War II taxed Virginia Tech’s infrastructure

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech’s enrollment surge for fall 2019 is significant, but this isn’t the first time the school has had to go to great lengths to adjust for sudden, substantial growth. Read more

News

Kaine, Stoney hold roundtable in Richmond on guns ahead of July state legislative session

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney were among officials who met activists, police and community leaders in Richmond Monday morning to discuss gun violence ahead of a July 9 special session of the Virginia General Assembly. Read more

National News

Masked gunman opens fire on Dallas courthouse, then dies

DALLAS (AP) — A masked gunman opened fire Monday on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas before being fatally shot in an exchange of gun… Read more

National News

Scientists take a peek behind those sad puppy dog eyes

NEW YORK (AP) — What's behind those hard-to-resist puppy dog eyes? Read more

Business News

US stocks edge higher after 2 weeks of gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher in late-afternoon trading on Wall Street Monday following two weeks of gains. Read more

News

Egypt's ousted president Morsi dies in court during trial

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the military in 2013 after a… Read more

Sports

Former Virginia guard Kyle Guy draws comparison to J.J. Redick ahead of NBA Draft

Though it’s seemed preordained for months that De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome were bound for the first round, Kyle Guy’s NBA future has been… Read more

De'Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome, Cavaliers teammates again? It's a possible scenario entering the NBA Draft

De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome are best buds. In recent months, as they’ve dispersed to different parts of the country, public displays of t… Read more

Donovan Johnson becomes latest Louisiana DB to join Virginia’s 2020 recruiting class

Over the weekend, the Virginia football team added another commitment from its budding pipeline in Louisiana. Read more

Opinion

Opinion/Letter: Fourth fireworks at risk

One cannot have been born and raised here, nor spend much time at Monticello, without appreciating the unique relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. Were it not for those two gentlemen, there would no doubt not be an America. Read more

Opinion/Letter: Give us back to England?

Not that the change is especially noticeable, but the Charlottesville City Council has gone stark, raving mad.  These people's compulsion to falsify or erase the past has grown truly totalitarian; it would take George Orwell to do justice to it. Read more

Opinion/Letter: Honor Jefferson's achievements

Apparently, Charlottesville Mayor Nikuyah Walker believes and is proposing that there is a moral equivalency between the life of Mr. Jefferson and the local presence of two other problematic 19th-century figures, Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, who have caused so much racial strife and tumult in our shared recent experience. Read more

Trending

This man ate 'expired' food for a year. Here's why expiration dates can be meaningless.

“Sell by,” “use by,” “best by” — expiration dates can be confusing, which leads to a lot of food waste. Read more

For libraries and archives, a decline in cursive handwriting could spell big trouble

Institutions are seeking “citizen archivists” to type out their holdings for future generations. Read more

Little free pantries are like little free libraries — but with food

The idea for the Little Free Pantry is simple: Anyone can build one, anyone can add food and anyone can take food. Read more

'I'm going down the escalator': Inside the Trump Tower spectacle that launched a presidency

Some advisers argued against Trump's iconic arrival at his campaign announcement, fearing it would appear unpresidential. Read more

50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress

The June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York City, clashing with police near a bar called the Stonewall Inn, was a vital catalyst in expanding LGBT activism nationwide and abroad. Read more

Galleries

Little Naturalists at Ivy Creek

Photos: Remembering Gloria Vanderbilt (1924-2019)

Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great D… Read more

Photos: As Stonewall's 50th anniversary nears, a look at the LGBT movement through the years

The June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York City, clashing with police near a bar called the Stonewal… Read more

Photos: Notable Deaths in 2019

A roll call of notable people who have died in 2019: Read more

Photos: The best of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival ... so far

Here are some of the best images so far from the 2019 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Read more