The Latest: Florida attorney general doesn’t want OJ
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The Latest: Florida attorney general doesn’t want OJ

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the upcoming release of O.J. Simpson (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Florida’s attorney general doesn’t want O.J. Simpson to return to Florida after he’s released from prison in Nevada. Attorney General Pam Bondi sent a letter to Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie L. Jones on Friday saying … Continue reading

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In jail, ex-coal CEO says he’s ‘American political prisoner’

A defiant Don Blankenship declared himself an “American political prisoner” on his blog, blaming others for the 2010 mine explosion that killed 29 men and led the former West Virginia coal operator to be imprisoned. The ex-Massey Energy CEO said this week that he plans to distribute 250,000 copies of the 67-page diatribe in booklet … Continue reading

Police chief shoots himself just after suspension

Police chief shoots himself just after suspension

After a suspended Mississippi police chief shot and killed himself in the police department’s parking lot, officials said the department has been temporarily put under the local sheriff’s control. Bay St. Louis Police Chief Mike DeNardo shot himself in the chest, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Don Bass said. He said the Thursday shooting … Continue reading

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Work to begin on expansion of jail in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Workers are getting ready to break ground on an expansion of the Chesapeake jail. The Virginian-Pilot reports ( ) that the city will break ground Monday on the 47,282 square-foot building that will stand adjacent to the existing jail and house 192 inmates. The building will house inmates who are considered … Continue reading

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Council: UVA board’s closed meeting may have violated law

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — State officials say the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors might have violated the Freedom of Information Act when it held a closed-door meeting to discuss a new investment fund. News outlets report that the state’s Freedom of Information Advisory Council issued an opinion Friday, Aug. 12,  saying the board may … Continue reading

Denmark plans to delist transgender identity as mental issue
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Denmark plans to delist transgender identity as mental issue

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is preparing to change the law so that being transgender will no longer be considered a mental disorder. Flemming Moeller Mortensen, deputy chairman of Parliament’s Health Committee, says all nine parties in the assembly have agreed to change the law by Jan. 1 next year. Tuesday’s agreement clears the way for the … Continue reading

Caitlyn Jenner uses women’s room at Trump hotel, posts video
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Caitlyn Jenner uses women’s room at Trump hotel, posts video

NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner has taken up Donald Trump’s offer and used the women’s restroom at one of his luxury buildings. The Republican presidential candidate said last week that he believes transgender people should be able to use whichever bathroom they choose. Trump said North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom law,” which directs transgender people … Continue reading

Local / Virginia

2 Chesapeake officers charged with assault in man’s arrest

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — Two Chesapeake police officers have been charged with assault following the arrest of a man in October. Multiple media outlets report Chesapeake police spokeswoman Kelly O’Sullivan says officers Thomas Walden and Michael Hill are both charged with one count of misdemeanor assault. Fifty-nine-year-old Thomas Wilson tells The Virginian-Pilot ( both officers … Continue reading