Va. AG wants review of ruling that cleared ex-Navy SEAL trainee in college student’s slaying

Va. AG challenges exoneration of ex-SEAL trainee

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s attorney general is asking the state appeals court to review a panel’s ruling that exonerated a former Navy SEAL trainee in the abduction and slaying of a Georgia college student.

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3 of 4 former sailors convicted of killing teen freed; victim’s family outraged by gov’s move

Va. gov. allows 3 in rape-slaying to be freed

RICHMOND, Va. — Three men convicted in the rape and slaying of a fellow sailor’s wife more than a decade ago will walk free to the outrage of the victim’s family — who blamed the decision on political pressure from novelist John Grisham — and the men’s supporters, who say it’s not enough and want them declared innnocent.

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Victim’s mother says Va. governor to grant conditional pardon to 4 sailors in 1997 murder

Victim’s mother: Va. Gov. to pardon ‘Norfolk 4′

RICHMOND, Va. — The mother of a teenager killed in 1997 said Thursday that Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine will grant conditional pardons to four former sailors who confessed and were convicted for the crime.

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Michael Vick could play in games as early as October after being reinstated by NFL commissioner

Vick could play in October after being reinstated

NEW YORK — Michael Vick is back in the NFL. Now all he needs is a team to play for. Vick, free after serving 18 months in prison for running a dogfighting ring, was reinstated with conditions by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday. He could participate in regular-season games as early as October.

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally reinstates Michael Vick

NFL commissioner conditionally reinstates Vick

NEW YORK — Michael Vick was reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday and could play in regular-season games as early as October.

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Michael Vick conditionally reinstated by NFL

Michael Vick reinstated by NFL

NEW YORK — The door is ajar for Michael Vick to return to the NFL. Only Vick, and any team willing to sign him, can open it fully.

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Missing mental health records of Va. Tech gunman found at former university official’s home

Va. Tech gunman’s mental records found in home

RICHMOND, Va. — Mental health records for Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho that were missing for more than two years have been discovered in the home of the university clinic’s former director, according to a state memo shared with victims’ family members.

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Federal appeals court: Massey Energy subsidiary must rehire 85 union miners at W.Va. operation

Court: Massey must rehire union miners in W.Va.

RICHMOND, Va. — A federal appeals court has upheld a decision requiring a Massey Energy subsidiary to hire union miners at a West Virginia mine.

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Federal judge orders Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford to return to Texas

Judge in Va. orders Stanford to return to Texas

RICHMOND, Va. — A judge in Virginia has ordered indicted billionaire R. Allen Stanford to return to his home state of Texas.

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Billionaire R. Allen Stanford indicted in alleged $7 billion fraud

Billionaire Stanford indicted in alleged $7B fraud

WASHINGTON — Brash Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford was indicted Friday on charges his international banking empire was really just a Ponzi scheme built on lies, bluster and bribery. The Justice Department announced charges against Stanford and six others who allegedly helped the tycoon run a $7 billion swindle.

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