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Joe Biden coming to Richmond next week for fundraiser

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, but no other details were available on the time and location. Read more

News

News

Virginia Tech students are moving Inn

BLACKSBURG – They’re back - and there’s more than ever. Read more

National NAACP removes Virginia president, names replacement

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The national NAACP has removed the president of the Virginia State Conference and named a replacement amid ongoing res… Read more

Politics

Trump moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to end a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in dete… Read more

Politics

Trump: Again open to strengthening gun background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to b… Read more

Politics

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Escalating an international spat , President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because… Read more

Politics

Pentagon cancels billion-dollar missile defense project

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would de… Read more

News

As Trump questions loyalty of US Jews, Israeli PM is quiet

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister on Wednesday steered clear of Donald Trump's comments questioning the loyalty of American Jews who… Read more

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonar… Read more

Putin says mysterious explosion posed no radiation threat

HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted Wednesday that a recent deadly explosion at a military testing site in northweste… Read more

Sports

Smith, Baker emerging in race to replace injured CB Bratton

One of Virginia’s thinnest position groups suffered a major blow last week when cornerback Darrius Bratton tore his ACL, which will cost hi… Read more

Western Albemarle cross country teams gear up for another state title pursuit

The Western Albemarle cross country program is recognized throughout the commonwealth as elite. Read more

UVa ready for ACC Network launch

UVa built its facilities three years ago. Read more

Opinion

Opinion/Letter: Cuccinelli wrong for immigration post

Immigration can be a divisive issue, but folks would likely agree that some kind of reform is desperately needed to make our broken system more fair, efficient, and humane. Ken Cuccinelli’s appointment as acting director at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services means this common goal is even further out of reach. Read more

Opinion/Letter: Keep war weapons away

I, as a Navy physician, had to deal with horrific, life-altering or life-ending assault-rifle wounds from Vietnam. Certainly, no civilian needs such a weapon. Read more

Opinion/Letter: 'Assault' rifles not wanted, needed

Our country does not allow us to own a machine gun, or hand grenades, or other military weapons. The military needs them, but we as citizens don’t need these dreadful weapons.  Nearly 70% of Americans agree that these weapons should not be allowed in our society. Read more

Trending

Carli Lloyd drilled a 55-yard field goal. A Hall of Famer says she should get an NFL tryout.

A former Dallas Cowboys executive even knows which team should give the U.S. women's soccer star a shot. Read more

In a Florida farming town, thrill of football season has been replaced by fear of ICE raids

Players on the Immokalee High School football team in Florida, most of whom are from immigrant families, have taken to looking out for each other. Read more

Review: 'Angel Has Fallen' is a freak — an action movie with half a brain but no fun whatsoever

Secret Service thriller skewers contemporary political paranoia, but it is dull and boring. Read more

Nearly 130,000 signatures fill petition urging Walmart CEO to end gun sales

Weeks after two Walmart stores became the scenes of deadly shootings, employees and customers continued to urge the retailer to overhaul its gun policies. Read more

He applied for a job — and ended up on trial for a murder that took place 2 decades earlier

In 1998, Sondra Better was just days away from retiring from her job and celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary. Read more

Galleries

Photos: Stunning snapshots of the Jefferson Memorial

Here is some beautiful photography of the Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. Read more

Photos: The best images from the Little League World Series so far

The Little League World Series is underway in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Here are some of the best images from the tournament so far… Read more

Today's top pics: Tango Dance World Championships; stranded whale in Peru; and more

Today's top pics as selected by The Associated Press: Read more

Highlights from history: Aug. 21

Highlights from major events that happened around the world on this day in history. Read more

Celebrity Birthdays for Aug. 21

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Melvin Van Peebles, Kenny Rogers Brody Jenner, Usain Bolt, Kacey… Read more