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One year later: Red Hen incident had little effect on Lexington tourism

LEXINGTON — One year ago Saturday, the owner of The Red Hen in Lexington asked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders to leave her restaurant. News of the incident spread across the country within minutes after Sanders tweeted about what happened. Protesters traveled to the 7,000-person city and gathered outside the restaurant with signs, chants and in one case, chicken poop. Read more



Stoney to propose banning guns in city buildings, parks

Mayor Levar Stoney wants to bar people from carrying guns in Richmond-owned buildings and parks, he said Monday. Read more


Two Democratic super PACs giving $600,000 to try to turn Virginia General Assembly blue

RICHMOND, Va. -- Two national Democratic political action committees will pour a combined $600,000 into Virginia this year to try to wrest control of the legislature from Republicans. Read more


Billionaire Tom Steyer pours another $1 million into helping the Democrats win Virginia

Billionaire Tom Steyer is pouring $1 million into efforts to register at least 12,000 millennial voters in Virginia. Read more

State Business

Judge affirms DMV decision to allow Tesla to operate automotive store in Henrico

A Richmond judge has upheld a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles decision that enabled the electric automobile maker Tesla Inc. to open a company-owned dealership in Henrico County over the objections of the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association. Read more


Justices side with business, government in information fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sided with businesses and the U.S. government Monday in a ruling about the public's access to informati… Read more


US gov't moves migrant kids after AP exposes bad treatment

The U.S. government has removed most children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas near the border with Mexico following reports th… Read more

National News

Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

BALTIMORE (AP) — New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's … Read more

Business News

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab E… Read more


Former Virginia center Jack Salt will play for Phoenix Suns in upcoming NBA Summer League

Former Virginia center Jack Salt will play with the Phoenix Suns in the upcoming NBA Summer League. Read more

Pittsburgh tight end commits to Virginia football program

After receiving a commitment from South Bend, Indiana quarterback Ira Armstead on Saturday, the Cavaliers picked up a pledge from tight end Joshua Rawlings on Sunday night. Read more

Dual-threat QB commits to Virginia

The Virginia football team picked up a commitment from South Bend, Indiana, quarterback Ira Armstead on Saturday. Read more


Opinion/Editorial: Unidentified fearful objects

Last week, the Defense Department briefed Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Virginia, and two other senators on wh… Read more

Opinion/Editorial: Why Virginia needs redistricting commission

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in Virginia's long-running racial gerrymandering lawsuit, the 2020 General Assembly should focus on passing a constitutional amendment that will create a redistricting commission. Read more

Opinion/Letter: County doesn't 'gain revenue' from agreement

I agree with the letter writer in the June 13 Daily Progress that we need a “factual discussion” about revenue sharing and a replacement of… Read more


This 13-year-old opened a bakery in Maryland. For every cupcake he sells, he gives one to the homeless.

Twice a month, he goes to domestic violence shelters and transitional housing to pass out goodies. Read more

She rejected a man at a party. Then he shot her baby in the head, police say.

It was supposed to be a family gathering on the northeast side of Fresno, California. When reporters arrived at the putty-colored ranch house on Monday, coolers were still sitting in the front yard, and a pink-and-blue banner was tacked to the window. "Happy Birthday!" it said in looping letters. Read more

'I had to react': The Army's David Bellavia becomes first living Medal of Honor recipient from Iraq War

In the middle of a pitched battle in Iraq came a request for help: Members of Staff Sgt. David Bellavia's platoon of soldiers were pinned down in a dark house under intense close-range machine-gun fire. Read more

Rock star: After 'Free Solo,' climber Alex Honnold unsure of next journey

DENVER (AP) — Rock climber Alex Honnold meticulously chalked his hands before pulling himself up to the thin ledge inside the climate-controlled climbing gym. He dangled by his finger tips for a bit and then fell back to the bouncy mat. Read more

The improbable rise of Giannis Antetokounmpo, NBA's most valuable player

If Antetokounmpo began this journey as a shy and foul-happy teenager who famously had never tasted a smoothie, he has become a fearsome and versatile presence who dunks like Shaquille O'Neal, runs the break like LeBron James and leads quietly like Tim Duncan. Read more


Photos: Scenes from the 2019 NBA Awards

A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors, Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year, and Jon Horst took Executive of… Read more

Photos: The 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death

On the 10th anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, some photos from his life and images of the tributes that followed his death on June 25… Read more

Photos: The scene from the red carpet at the 2019 BET Awards

See what the stars wore for Sunday's BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Here are some scenes from the red carpet: Read more

Today's top pics: Michigan wins Game 1 of College World Series; SpaceX Falcon launches; and more

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

Celebrity Birthdays for June 25

Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Ricky Gervais, June Lockhart, Carly Simon and Busy Philipps. Read more