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Norfolk man pleads guilty to mail, computer fraud

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A former project manager for a Newport News distributor of security equipment has pleaded guilty to mail fraud and computer fraud. U.S. Attorney Dana Boente (BEN’-tay) says 48-year-old Michael Holub of entered his plea Monday, Nov. 24, in federal court in Norfolk. Holub faces up to 25 years in prison when he [...]

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Bush seeks common ground with education critics

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a national backlash over Common Core education standards, potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday that the set of state benchmarks should be “the new minimum” for America’s classrooms. “For those states choosing a path other than Common Core, I say this: Aim even higher, be bolder, raise [...]

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Norfolk Southern buys nearly 300 miles of rail

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Norfolk Southern Corp. has agreed to pay $217 million to buy nearly 300 miles of track from a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific railroad. The major freight railroads announced the deal Monday. If regulators approve, Norfolk Southern will acquire 282.55 miles of rail the Delaware & Hudson Railway operates now. The track runs between Sunbury, Pennsylvania [...]

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Virginia man gets life in prison for child porn

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach man has been sentenced to life in federal prison on multiple counts relating to the production of child pornography. Twenty-seven-year-old Robert Harold Scott Jr. was sentenced Monday in federal court inNorfolk. Scott was convicted by a jury in July. Prosecutors say Scott used the Internet to convince five [...]

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After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election

  BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month. After narrowly leading the field on Nov. 4 as her party lost control of the Senate, Landrieu [...]

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Chesapeake man enters Alford plea to slaying

  CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A Chesapeake man faces more than 50 years in prison after entering a plea on charges of killing his mother’s boyfriend. Media outlets report that 35-year-old Ryan Martinez entered an Alford plea on Monday, Nov. 10, to second-degree murder and two counts of concealing a body. Sentencing is set for Feb. 27, [...]

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Sailboat hits Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel

  VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The captain of a sailboat escaped injury after the vessel hit the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Bridge-tunnel operations director and police chief Edward Spencer says the bridge-tunnel wasn’t damaged. Spencer tells WVEC-TV (http://bit.ly/1xwwH8u ) that the 35-foot sailboat lost power and hit the southbound span exiting the tunnel at 4:48 a.m. Thursday, [...]

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Man pleads guilty to child pornography in Virginia

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 23-year-old Indiana man has pleaded guilty in Virginia to receiving child pornography. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia says Douglas Lawrence True of Clarksville, Indiana, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday, Nov 10. Court records say True was an active-duty sailor who was viewing child [...]

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For new Senate leader McConnell, a goal achieved

  WASHINGTON (AP) — As a child, Mitch McConnell contracted and largely beat polio. He was student president in high school, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky law school. He’s never lost a general election and has spent 30 years in the Senate scaling Republican leadership ranks. Half a century after his [...]

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GOP’s big election night fuels shift toward 2016

  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — And so it begins. Even before the polls had closed on Election Day, Republicans had shifted their focus to 2016 and the party’s top target: Hillary Rodham Clinton. And by the end of the night, the GOP had claimed victories in Senate contests and governor races that will serve as [...]

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Attorney files 2nd pardon petition for Va. inmate

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A lawyer has filed a new conditional pardon petition for an inmate serving six life terms plus 118 years for a home invasion robbery he committed as a juvenile. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1sa1KCl ) that attorney John Goggeshall is asking Gov. Terry McAuliffe to reduce Travion Blount’s prison term to between 10 [...]

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