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Convicted Murderer Who Pleaded for Death Electrocuted in Virginia

Convicted Murderer Who Pleaded for Death Electrocuted in VirginiaiStockphoto/Thinkstock(JARRATT, Va.) -- A Virginia inmate who begged -- and even killed -- for the death penalty was executed by electric chair Wednesday night.Robert Gleason Jr., 42, was pronounced dead at 9:08 p.m. authorities said. He was executed a...

Labradoodle Mistaken for Lion, Prompts 911 Calls

Labradoodle Mistaken for Lion, Prompts 911 CallsABC News(NORFOLK, Va.) -- Bustling Colley Avenue in Norfolk, Va., lined with its shops and eateries, is clearly no wild jungle. But that didn’t stop three 911 callers Tuesday from reporting that there was a lion on the loose roaming the streets, ...

Virginia Court Rules Customer Can Post Bad Online Review

Virginia Court Rules Customer Can Post Bad Online ReviewHemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- If you feel like a business did you wrong, your online bad review should stand, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday.Virginia resident Jane Perez claims she had problems with Dietz Development LLC and wrote on Ye...

Toddler’s Death Points to Other Killings

Toddler’s Death Points to Other KillingsHemera/Thinkstock(MANASSAS, Va.) -- Police investigating a Virginia man in connection to the death of his 15-month-old son are also looking to see whether he played a role in the mysterious deaths of two other people: his mother and an ex-girlfriend.Jo...

Ryan Makes Last-Minute Stop in Battleground Virginia

Ryan Makes Last-Minute Stop in Battleground VirginiaJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) – Paul Ryan made a lightning-fast stop at a campaign office in Virginia, thanking and revving up supporters as the minutes left until the polls close ticked by.The GOP vice presidential nominee stopped ...

Joe Biden Wraps Up Campaign in Virginia

Joe Biden Wraps Up Campaign in VirginiaJoe Raedle/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Vice President Joe Biden wrapped up his final day campaigning in the state of Virginia Monday night, stressing the need for the country to put aside party ideology and unite for the good of the country. “...

Ann Romney Asks Virginia Voters, ‘Will We Be Neighbors?’

Ann Romney Asks Virginia Voters, ‘Will We Be Neighbors?’Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(FAIRFAX, Va.) -- Ann Romney may already be daydreaming about life in the White House, asking a huge crowd in northern Virginia Monday if they thought she and her husband might be moving to neighboring Washington come Januar...

Obama Wraps Historic TV Ad Campaign with Florida, Virginia Buy

Obama Wraps Historic TV Ad Campaign with Florida, Virginia BuyOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- The Obama campaign on Friday placed its final ad buy of the 2012 election cycle, purchasing TV airtime in two Florida markets and four Virginia markets, a campaign official told ABC News. The mile...

Cops Hunt Serial Pipe Bomb Thrower in Virginia

Cops Hunt Serial Pipe Bomb Thrower in VirginiaATF(STAFFORD COUNTY, Va.) -- Federal, state and local police are on the lookout for a man they said targeted two policemen and an ex-girlfriend in homemade pipe bomb attacks.Police officials in Stafford County, Virginia said in a press release that Law...

Cops Hunt Serial Pipe Bomb Thrower in Virginia

Cops Hunt Serial Pipe Bomb Thrower in VirginiaATF(STAFFORD COUNTY, Va.) -- Federal, state and local police are on the lookout for a man they said targeted two policemen and an ex-girlfriend in homemade pipe bomb attacks.Police officials in Stafford County, Virginia said in a press release that Law...

How Sandy Affects Early Voting in Swing States

How Sandy Affects Early Voting in Swing StatesEthan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- There are five battleground states in Sandy’s path including Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.Pennsylvania and New Hampshire do not offer in-person early voting, so it’s ...

In Virginia, Ryan Pushes Hard, Targeting Voters Who Voted Obama in ’08

In Virginia, Ryan Pushes Hard, Targeting Voters Who Voted Obama in ’08Alex Wong/Getty Images(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A week and a half before Election Day, Paul Ryan told voters in the critical battleground state of Virginia they have two paths, urging supporters to bring former Barack Obama voters to the Romney ca...

‘Horses and Bayonets’ Become Campaign Fodder in Battleground Virginia

‘Horses and Bayonets’ Become Campaign Fodder in Battleground VirginiaChris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- It started as a snarky comeback when President Obama knocked down Mitt Romney for arguing that the Navy is now smaller than any time since 1917 with the reminder that the military has fewer "horses and bayone...

Obama Says Debate Prep Is ‘Going Great’

Obama Says Debate Prep Is ‘Going Great’MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WILLIAMSBURG, Va.) -- President Obama took a break from debate prep Sunday afternoon to make a surprise visit to his campaign office in Williamsburg, Va.“Hello everybody, hello!” the president said, according to...

Romney, McDonnell Praise Ryan’s Debate Performance During Virginia Rally

Romney, McDonnell Praise Ryan’s Debate Performance During Virginia RallyJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Mitt Romney and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell praised Paul Ryan’s debate performance last night, telling a crowd in Virginia that there was only one person on stage who was “thoughtful, and respe...

Romney Meets with Virginia Supporters in the Rain

Romney Meets with Virginia Supporters in the RainJIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(NEWPORT NEWS, Va.) -- Standing in a merciless downpour, Mitt Romney said Monday it was the dedication of supporters like the ones who waited for him in that Virginia rain that make him certain he’ll win this November.&l...

Georgia Tech Fires Defensive Coordinator Al Groh

Georgia Tech Fires Defensive Coordinator Al GrohScott Cunningham/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Al Groh is out as defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech.The move comes on the heels of three straight losses in which the Yellow Jackets (2-4, 1-3 ACC) allowed 138 points.“I aimed to give the best that I ...

Friends Desperately Search for Missing Virginia Woman

Friends Desperately Search for Missing Virginia Womanhttp://missingpersonsofamerica.com/(NEW YORK) -- Phylicia Robinson said she just wanted to get some sleep before her night shift at a Norfolk Wal-Mart when she left her mother's home Wednesday. But Norfolk police and Robinson's friends are now desperat...

Romney Pleased Debate Showed He and Obama Stand for Very Different Things

Romney Pleased Debate Showed He and Obama Stand for Very Different ThingsWin McNamee/Getty Images(FISHERSVILLE, Va.) -- A jubilant Mitt Romney bounded on a concert stage in Virginia to capitalize on his strong debate performance Wednesday night, telling the crowd of thousands that Americans were finally able to see that he ...

Virginia Democratic Challenger Dings House GOP Leader Cantor

Virginia Democratic Challenger Dings House GOP Leader CantorTom Williams/CQ Roll Call(RICHMOND, Va.) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, an overwhelming favorite to win re-election in his congressional race, received a tongue-lashing from Democratic challenger Wayne Powell during a rare debate appearance Mond...
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