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Upset primary winner over Eric Cantor in debate

  ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Republican Dave Brat, who toppled then-House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a June primary, cast himself as a future check on President Barack Obama’s policies as he debated a Democratic rival Tuesday at the Virginia college where both candidates teach. Brat sparred Tuesday evening with Democrat Jack Trammell over the [...]

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10 indicted in medical fraud case in Va.

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted 10 people on charges related to defrauding the Virginia Medical Assistance Program. According to the 105-count indictment, the defendants conspired to obtain reimbursement payments by submitting false claims for mental health support services in 2011 and 2012. Court records say the owner and operator of [...]

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Admiral: 8-month deployments not sustainable

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy’s top admiral told sailors on Wednesday, Oct. 22, that lengthy eight-month deployments are no longer sustainable and that he’s got a plan to make seven-month cruises the standard. Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert made the comments during an all-hands call aboard the USS Kearsarge at Naval Station Norfolk. [...]

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Aircraft carrier Bush to begin heading home to Va.

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush is set to begin heading to its homeport in Norfolk. According to the Navy, the ship was relieved in the Arabian Gulf by the carrier Carl Vinson on Saturday, Oct 18, and should soon depart for home. The USS George H.W. Bush was deployed in mid-February. [...]

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$1m gang violence initiative launched in Norfolk

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities have launched a $1 million initiative to reduce gang and gun violence in Norfolk. Attorney General Mark R. Herring, Rep. Bobby Scott and Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim announced the community-based effort on Tuesday, Oct. 21, in a news release. The initiative will be funded with a $500,000 federal grant and $500,000 of asset forfeiture [...]

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Va. man pleads guilty in tax refund scheme

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man faces up to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a tax refund scheme. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente says 52-year-old Ronald Chisholm pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 15, to mail fraud and aggravated identity theft. Chisholm’s sentencing is set for Jan. 22, 2015, in U.S. District [...]

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Nielsen says ABC didn’t really win in ratings

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nielsen company said Tuesday its report last week that ABC’s evening newscast had broken a 263-week winning streak by NBC was incorrect. The ratings reversal is the most visible example of a software error that Nielsen said had affected its measurement of television audiences since March. Because of the error, [...]

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Porn email scandal grips Pennsylvania Capitol

  HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Capitol is gripped by a widening scandal over the exchange of emails containing pornography by current and former members of the attorney general’s office. Gov. Tom Corbett was attorney general when the emails were exchanged by members of his staff, forcing him to defend his management as he [...]

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Va. man sentenced in ID theft, tax return scheme

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk man has been sentenced to four years and six months in federal prison for a scheme that used the stolen identification records of inmates to file false federal income tax returns. Twenty-four-year-old Travis Hager was sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, in federal court in Norfolk for wire fraud and false claims against the United [...]

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Navy: Nuclear shipyard workers got unearned credit

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of nuclear workers at a Navy shipyard have been placed on restrictive duty after investigators discovered they were given credit for attending continuing training they didn’t actually attend, an official said Tuesday, Sept. 30. Norfolk Naval Shipyard spokesman Jeff Cunningham said about 300 workers, or about 6 percent of the shipyard’s [...]

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Group aims to put food policy on the kitchen table

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don’t normally think about food policy when they vote. A group of food advocates is trying to figure out how to change that. They’re putting money and organizational effort into elections for the first time, including an [...]

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