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In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people walk into the lobby for Amazon offices in New York.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 09, 2019 - 10:30 am
By Joseph Pisani, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is going on a hiring spree. The online shopping giant is holding job fairs across the country next week, aiming to hire more than 30,000 people by early next year, a 5% bump in its total workforce. Amazon is looking for all kinds of workers...
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Residents of the Boardwalk RV Park discuss the path of a possible waterspout or tornado, generated by Hurricane Dorian, struck the area.
Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP
AP News
September 05, 2019 - 7:25 am
As Hurricane Dorian blows off the coast of the Carolinas, forecasters are predicting high storm surges and drenching rains that could trigger flooding and unleash environmental hazards in areas still recovering from last year's Hurricane Florence.
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Gavin Grimm
Kristen Zeis/The Daily Press via AP
July 23, 2019 - 10:02 am
UPDATED: 3:30 p.m. ___ NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Gavin Grimm, the transgender man who sued after being barred from using boys bathrooms in high school, remains female today, no matter what his birth certificate or a Virginia judge might have said, a lawyer for the school board argued in federal court...
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Fields, an avowed white supremacist, was sentenced to life plus 419 years on state charges for deliberately driving his car into anti-racism protesters during a white nationalist rally in Virginia.
Steve Helber/AP Photo
July 15, 2019 - 9:42 am
UPDATED: 8:15 p.m. By Denise LaVoie CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An avowed white supremacist was sentenced to life in prison plus 419 years Monday for deliberately driving his car into a crowd of anti-racism protesters during a rally in Virginia, killing one woman and injuring dozens. James Alex...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam attends a vigil held to honor the lives lost in a mass shooting.
Kristen Zeis/The Virginian-Pilot via AP
June 03, 2019 - 11:28 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam wasted little time getting to Virginia Beach after a gunman killed a dozen people in a city office building, the first major test of his leadership since a blackface scandal almost forced him from office four months ago. The governor, who is...
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Virginia Beach Shooting Victims
Courtesy City of Virginia Beach via AP
June 01, 2019 - 9:04 am
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — 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. Police Chief James Cervera identified the...
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Virginia Beach shooting
Kaitlin McKeown/The Virginian-Pilot via AP
May 31, 2019 - 5:38 pm
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A longtime city employee opened fire in a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday, killing 12 people on three floors and sending terrified co-workers scrambling for cover before police shot and killed him following a "long gun-battle," authorities said. Four other...
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Gov. Ralph Northam
Steve Helber/AP, file
May 22, 2019 - 2:24 pm
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A months-long investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in...
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James L. Jordan
Washington County, Virginia, Sheriff's Office via AP
May 13, 2019 - 5:42 pm
(Associated Press) — For the past couple of weeks, hikers along the Appalachian Trail had been warning each other about a hiker who was threatening other hikers with a large knife. The man, who used the trail nickname of "Sovereign," was arrested in Tennessee last month after some hikers reported...
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James Alex Fields, Jr.
Albemarle Regional Jail
March 27, 2019 - 5:15 pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A man convicted on state murder charges in a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges in a case that stirred racial tensions across the country. Under a plea agreement, James Alex Fields Jr., of...
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