World / Social Issues Feb 16, 2020

Virginia city to remove 176-year-old slave auction block

A judge has ruled that officials in a Virginia city have the authority to approve the removal of a 176-year-old slave auction block from a street corner. Circuit Court Judge Sarah Deneke's ruling on Friday upheld the Fredericksburg City Council's vote in favor of relocating ...

Rebuke for Trump in races seen as barometers for 2020 election

World / Politics Nov 7, 2019

Rebuke for Trump in races seen as barometers for 2020 election

Democrats celebrated big election wins in two U.S. states seen as a test of President Donald Trump's strength ahead of the 2020 elections, while Republicans held fast to a governorship in traditionally conservative Mississippi, results showed Wednesday. In a sign of trouble for Trump, Democratic ...

Virginia employee kills 12 in public building

World / Crime & Legal Jun 1, 2019

Virginia employee kills 12 in public building

A longtime public utilities employee sprayed gunfire "indiscriminately" in a government building complex on Friday in Virginia Beach, Virginia, killing 12 people and wounding six, police said. The gunman was killed after trading fire with responding officers, police Chief James Cervera told a news conference. The ...