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World Sep 08Dorian topples crane, knocks out power in eastern Canada
Dorian arrived on Canada's Atlantic coast Saturday with heavy rain and powerful winds, toppling a construction crane in Halifax and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people a day after the storm wreaked havoc on North Carolina's Outer…
Nation Sep 07Stranded North Carolinians take stock of Dorian’s damage
As the sky cleared and floodwaters receded Saturday, residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks began to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian.
Nation Jun 02Virginia Beach attacker notified boss of plans to leave job
The gunman who opened fire inside a Virginia Beach government building, killing 12 people, had notified a superior of his intention to leave his job, officials said Saturday.
Nation Jun 01Virginia Beach shooting victims were veteran city employees
The 12 people who were fatally shot in a Virginia Beach government building were remembered Saturday during a somber news conference and prayer vigil as officials sought to put the focus on those who died and not the gunman.
Nation Jun 01Officials ID Virginia Beach gunman as city employee
The gunman who killed 12 people in a Virginia Beach municipal building was identified by police Saturday as a 15-year city employee who had served in the military and was described by neighbors as quiet and rarely smiling.
Nation May 31WATCH: Police say 12 killed in Virginia Beach
A longtime, disgruntled city employee opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people before police fatally shot him, authorities said.
Politics May 22Probe inconclusive on Virginia governor’s racist yearbook pic
Investigators on behalf of Eastern Virginia Medical School said they couldn't "conclusively determine" the identities of either person in the 35-year-old photo.
Politics May 21Probe of racist photo on Virginia governor’s yearbook page completed
Eastern Virginia Medical School announced it is planning a news conference and will make a written report of the investigation public. The school gave no details about what the investigation found.
Nation Feb 17Virginia school district reconsiders transgender bathroom rules, rejects sex change on transcripts
For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school.
Politics Aug 06Military community split over Trump’s feud with Khans
Not all said they could look past Trump's fight with the Khans, joining with the many senior Republicans who condemned his remarks and urged him to apologize.