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Gov. Justice proposes revised budget plan to close deficit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Gov. Jim Justice has unveiled a revised budget plan to close the projected $500 million state deficit by raising taxes on sugary soft drinks...

Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion

Foreign aid Donald Trump Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 bil WASHINGTON — The White House says President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will...

AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

WASHINGTON— Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of...

No one injured after shots fired near William & Mary stadium

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.- William & Mary university says no one was injured after shots were fired in the air near the school’s stadium. The school said in a...

Family representative: 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton has died

LOS ANGELES— A family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in “Apollo 13” and a treasure hunter in...

Five facts about Sunday's 89th Annual Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES— Five facts about Sunday’s 89th Annual Academy Awards: IT’S AN HONOR TO BE NOMINATED: But after 21 nominations, it would be nice for sound...

Democrats elect Perez national chairman

ATLANTA— Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign...

DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade

NEW ORLEANS— A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for...

Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won’t be attending the White House...

Virginia Lawmakers Wrap Up Session Focused On Budget

RICHMOND– Virginia lawmakers have finished their work for the 2017 legislative session, a six week sprint that saw bipartisan cooperation on some issues, such as...

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