US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise
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US stocks extend gains to a 5th day as tech companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are up for the fifth consecutive day Wednesday as technology and high-dividend companies move higher. The gains are slight as retailers including jewelry and car parts sellers are falling and energy companies decline with oil prices. Investors are waiting for the Federal Reserve to release minutes from its meeting … Continue reading

Local / U.S. News / Virginia

Virginia Beach SPCA wildlife program suspended

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Beach Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ wildlife rehabilitation program has been temporarily suspended for allegedly violating reporting guidelines related to bald eagles. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2rPfGbN ) that according to the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, SPCA employee Cara Stutzman didn’t immediately tell … Continue reading

UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack
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UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. disarmament chief says a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure “to sarin or a sarin-like substance” in samples from an attack on April 4 in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wants to visit the town of Khan Sheikhoun. Izumi Nakamitsu told … Continue reading

Dark money comes with a twist in Virginia’s statewide races
Politics / U.S. News / Virginia

Dark money comes with a twist in Virginia’s statewide races

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Virginia’s closely watched statewide political contests, so-called “dark money” comes with a few ironic twists. Two Republican candidates being attacked by mysterious funds have their own ties to nonprofits that have spent millions of untraceable dollars attacking politicians, often with aggressive ads. And the insurgent candidate in the Democratic primary, … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

City launches domestic violence campaign in wake of murders

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The top prosecutor for Virginia’s largest city is launching a domestic violence awareness campaign. The Virginian-Pilot reported Tuesday, May 16 (http://bit.ly/2rmSnFV) that about 25 percent of Virginia Beach homicide victims in the last two years have been killed by someone they loved. Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle hopes the new campaign … Continue reading

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Gun-High School

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 15-year-old student accused of bringing an unloaded gun to a Norfolk high school. The Norfolk Public Schools District said in a news release Thursday that the gun was discovered by another student inside a classroom at Maury High School. Afterward, authorities searched the room and recovered the unloaded gun. The student suspected … Continue reading