• Syracuse reaches Sweet 16 with March Madness upset of West Virginia

    Syracuse reaches Sweet 16 with March Madness upset of West Virginia

    Syracuse is back in the Sweet 16. The No. 11 seeded Orange upset No. 3 West Virginia 75-72 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Syracuse, which last reached the Sweet 16 in 2018,
  • Virginia Tech’s March Madness upset bid falls short after buzzer-beater

    Virginia Tech’s March Madness upset bid falls short after buzzer-beater

    Florida survived the first buzzer-beater of March Madness. No. 10-seeded Virginia Tech’s Nahiem Alleyne hit the game-tying 3-pointer with less than two seconds remaining in regulation, but No. 7
  • Virginia Senate Approves Bill to Downgrade Penalty for Assaulting a Police Officer

    Virginia Senate Approves Bill to Downgrade Penalty for Assaulting a Police Officer

    The Virginia Senate approved legislation on Wednesday that would downgrade the legal penalty for a suspect found guilty of assaulting a police officer. Senate Bill 5032 would, if signed into law, eliminate the state’s six-month mandatory minimum prison sentence for assaulting an officer, and also gives a local judge or jury the authority to downgrade …
  • Teacher Fired for Accidentally Calling a Transgender Student ‘She’

    Teacher Fired for Accidentally Calling a Transgender Student ‘She’

    Peter Vlaming has two great passions—teaching and French.  But a Virginia school district stripped the French teacher of the ability to impart these passions in high school classrooms when it fired him for not using pronouns preferred by a transgender student. “I explained to my principal that I couldn’t in good conscience pronounce masculine pronouns …
  • Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre alleges Prince Andrew used puppet of himself on victims

    Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre alleges Prince Andrew used puppet of himself on victims

    Prince Andrew once used a puppet of himself to allegedly grope Virginia Roberts Giuffre and another accuser in Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan townhouse — before an erotic massage in the “dungeon,” Giuffre claims in her manuscript. The alleged abuse — with the doll of the royal’s likeness from satirical British TV show “Spitting Image” — occurred …
  • Ralph Northam Hails ‘Awakening’ on ‘Black Oppression,’ Denies Appearing in Racist Yearbook Photo

    Ralph Northam Hails ‘Awakening’ on ‘Black Oppression,’ Denies Appearing in Racist Yearbook Photo

    Virginia governor Ralph Northam hailed an “awakening” on “black oppression” on Wednesday in the wake of the George Floyd demonstrations, while again denying he appeared in a yearbook photo featuring a man in blackface and another in Ku Klux Klan regalia. “There’s been an awakening of really what Black oppression is,” Northam told NBC’s Lester …
  • Northam Moves to Codify Juneteenth as State Holiday: ‘It’s Time We Elevate This’

    Northam Moves to Codify Juneteenth as State Holiday: ‘It’s Time We Elevate This’

    Virginia governor Ralph Northam said Tuesday that he would christen Juneteenth — celebrated on June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official state holiday, making Virginia the second state in the country to adopt such a measure. “It’s time we elevate this,” Northam announced. “Not just a celebration by …
  • Virginia Judge Halts Northam Decision to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue

    Virginia Judge Halts Northam Decision to Remove Robert E. Lee Statue

    A Virginia judge temporarily stayed Governor Ralph Northam’s decision to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in the state capital of Richmond, saying the decision violated an 1890 deed which said the commonwealth would “faithfully guard it and affectionately protect it.” Northam, who announced his decision to remove the statute last week …
  • Virginia Governor Signs Legislation Repealing Voter ID Law

    Virginia Governor Signs Legislation Repealing Voter ID Law

    Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks to gun control activists at a rally by Moms Demand Action and other family members of shooting victims outside of the Virginia State Capitol Building in Richmond, Va., July 9, 2019. Virginia will no longer require voters to present a photo ID in order to cast a ballot, Governor Ralph …
  • Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre tests negative for coronavirus

    Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre tests negative for coronavirus

    Prince Andrew accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre says she has tested negative for the coronavirus, calling it “the best news.” “I just have pneumonia, very happy,” tweeted the 36-year-old mom, who had previously said she was “so scared” as she posted a photo of herself getting tested in a hospital in her hometown of Cairns in …