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USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane’s pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill. In October, three Americans and one Panamanian were killed while conducting drug surveillance. Two U.S. contractors on the [...]

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9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A woman facing charges in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor’s father has turned herself in to authorities. The FBI says Patricia Kramer turned herself in to the FBI in Atlanta Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 morning. She was one of nine people indicted Tuesday in the April 5 [...]

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Report: Legal gay marriage could boost Va. economy

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Legalizing gay marriage in Virginia could create hundreds of jobs and generate up to $60 million in spending over three years as same-sex couples spend thousands on their nuptials and out-of-town guests come to celebrate with them, according to a study by a UCLA think tank. In February, a federal [...]

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Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy. A civilian truck driver with a [...]

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In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

  BOSTON (AP) — Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.With the names of the victims scrawled on their bodies or their race bibs, more than 32,000 people ran [...]

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Earnings and corporate deals lift US stocks

  NEW YORK (AP) — Corporate deals and some solid earnings reports propelled the stock market to its sixth straight gain Tuesday.Allergan surged after Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it had teamed up with activist investor Bill Ackman to make a bid for the Botox maker. Netflix and Harley-Davidson rose sharply after reporting earnings that beat analyst’s [...]

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Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two Americans on board, Rick Mastracchio (muh-STRAK’-ee-oh) and Steven Swanson, stepped out Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 for the urgent repair job. The computer is a critical backup [...]

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E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They’re about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. The Food and Drug Administration will propose rules for e-cigarettes as early as this month. The rules will have big implications for a [...]

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Woman accused in babies’ deaths appears in court

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage. Megan Huntsman, 39, was in court Monday wearing a baggy prison jumpsuit, her hands and ankles shackled. She mostly [...]

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GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee raised almost$10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party’s majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.The National Republican Congressional Committee’s $21.2 million fundraising haul in January, February and March gave the group its best first-quarter showing since 2003. It also puts [...]

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Va. Gov. McAuliffe touts first 100 days in office

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Terry McAuliffe celebrated his first 100 days in office Monday by highlighting his work to improve the state’s economy and by renewing his call to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income residents. The Democratic governor gathered state agency heads at the Library of Virginia to talk about improvements in transportation, health care, [...]

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