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Cahas Mountain looms over the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline as it crosses the Blue Ridge Parkway at Adney Gap on July 18, 2018. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP)
Aug 14, 2023

Appeals court dismisses motion challenging permits for natural gas pipeline

A federal appeals court granted a motion to dismiss a challenge to construction permits for a controversial natural gas pipeline.

Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, speaks to guests during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on April 18, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
Aug 11, 2023

Attorney General Garland appoints a special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday he has appointed a special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe, deepening the investigation of the president’s son ahead of the 2024 election. Garland said he was naming David Weiss, the U.S. attorney in Delaware who has been probing the financial and business dealings of the president’s […]

Aug 11, 2023

Court says man can keep ‘emotional support emu’ in suburbia

A Virginia man was allowed to keep his emotional support emu after the trial judge found that the exotic bird was a “companion animal” rather than “livestock” under the municipal and state codes.

Aug 10, 2023

Supreme Court blocks OxyContin maker’s bankruptcy agreement reached with states

The Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a nationwide settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma that would shield members of the Sackler family from civil lawsuits.

Aug 10, 2023

Paper exams, chatbot bans: Colleges seek to ‘ChatGPT-proof’ assignments

ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence chatbots have forced educators to rethink how they’ll teach courses this fall from Writing 101 to computer science.

Aug 10, 2023

Trump valet pleads not guilty in classified documents case

Donald Trump's valet pleaded not guilty on Thursday to new charges in the case accusing the ex-president of illegally hoarding classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

Aug 10, 2023

From eggs to electronics to used cars, inflation eased its grip in July

Excluding volatile food and energy costs, so-called core inflation matched the smallest monthly rise in nearly two years.

The awnings of a store advertise the sale of lottery tickets, including Mega Millions, on Jan. 11, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Aug 9, 2023

Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida wins $1.58B jackpot, third-largest in US history

A single ticket sold in Florida is good for a $1.58 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Special counsel Jack Smith speaks about an indictment of former President Donald Trump on Aug. 1, 2023, at a Department of Justice office in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Aug 9, 2023

Special counsel obtained search warrant for Trump’s Twitter account, documents show

Special counsel Jack Smith's team obtained a search warrant in January for records related to former President Donald Trump's Twitter account.

People leave the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices on July 26, 2023, in Miramar, Florida. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Aug 9, 2023

Judge denies request to block Florida law making it a crime to drive people in the US illegally

Civil rights groups asked a federal judge to stop Florida officials from enforcing an immigration law that criminalizes transporting someone who has entered the U.S. unlawfully.

Former President Donald Trump walks to speak with reporters before boarding his plane at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, on Aug. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Aug 9, 2023

Trump wants his election subversion trial moved out of Washington. That won’t be easy.

Donald Trump and his legal team face long odds in their bid to move his 2020 election conspiracy trial out of Washington.

People celebrate the defeat of Issue 1 during a watch party on Aug. 8, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio voters have resoundingly rejected a Republican-backed measure that would have made it more difficult to pass abortion protections. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
Aug 9, 2023

Ohio voters reject proposal that would have made it tougher to protect abortion rights

Ohio voters resoundingly rejected a measure that would have made it more difficult to change the state’s constitution, setting up a referendum on abortion rights.

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