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Virginia Secretary of Transportation announces delayed opening of 64 Express Lanes

RICHMOND — Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne announced Thursday, Nov. 29, the delayed opening of the 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) had planned to open the Express Lanes in December. However, the opening has been delayed in order to complete additional testing of electronic tolling equipment. “Last April, we … Continue reading

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Black College Football Player of the Year Award finalists announced

Atlanta, GA (November 30, 2017) – The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) announced today four Finalists for the Black College Football Player of the Year Award. The Award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player from a Historically Black College & University (HBCU) that embodies the rich tradition of athletic excellence and integrity … Continue reading

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AP source: Flynn lawyers make a break with Trump team

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn have told President Donald Trump’s legal team that they are no longer communicating with them about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation or negotiate a deal … Continue reading

AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner
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AP All-America Watch: Va Tech LB Edmunds and Heisman winner

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and its first midseason team. The full three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The 10th installment of the weekly All-America watch features a linebacker from Virginia Tech, Louisville’s forgotten … Continue reading

Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement
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Michigan Rep. Conyers acknowledges sex harassment settlement

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers acknowledged Tuesday that his office settled a harassment complaint involving a former staffer but said he “vehemently” denies the allegations against him. His office “resolved the allegations” … “for an amount that equated to a reasonable severance payment,” the 88-year-old Detroit Democrat said in a statement. House … Continue reading

The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms
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The Latest: US slaps new sanctions on NKorean, Chinese firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. declaration of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism (all times local): 2 p.m. The United States has issued new sanctions on four Chinese trading companies and a Chinese national said to have conducted hundreds of millions of dollars in business with North Korea. The Treasury … Continue reading

The Latest: ‘I can’t stop crying,’ Zimbabwe activist says
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The Latest: ‘I can’t stop crying,’ Zimbabwe activist says

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s political turmoil (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The Zimbabwe pastor who last year led the country’s largest anti-government protests in a decade says “I can’t stop crying” after the resignation of Robert Mugabe as president. Evan Mawarire tweeted as residents of the capital, Harare, poured into the … Continue reading

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone
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Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys Drumstick and Wishbone

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wielded his pardon power Tuesday to spare a pair of turkeys from the Thanksgiving roaster, joking that he would also let last year’s turkey pardons stand despite his penchant for overturning Obama-era orders. In a brief and humorous White House ceremony, Trump extended the annual presidential tradition of pardoning … Continue reading

Lebanon’s Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home
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Lebanon’s Hariri in Egypt amid resignation crisis at home

CAIRO (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri held talks Tuesday on the political crisis triggered by his resignation with the Egyptian president who, together with France’s leader, is reportedly trying to mediate a solution that would involve rolling back Hariri’s resignation. Hariri, who flew to Cairo from Paris earlier in the day, resigned in … Continue reading