RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - After a former Marine posted anti-government messages on Facebook and was detained in a psychiatric facility, a civil liberties group has filed a federal lawsuit on his behalf. Attorneys for The Rutherford Institute filed the lawsuit today in Richmond over the weeklong detention of Brandon J. Raub. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - At the request of Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Richmond's top prosecutor is looking into gifts to Gov. Bob McDonnell. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Cuccinelli sent the request last November to Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring. The FBI also is investigating gifts to the McDonnells.
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A bright light that was seen shooting across the sky by witnesses across Maryland and the region is what astronomers are calling a fragmenting meteoric fireball. The Frederick News-Post of Maryland reports witnesses saw the fireball early Saturday. The American Meteor Society says it was seen in at least eight states, including Virginia.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Fewer Virginians are expected to travel at least 50 miles from home during the Memorial Day weekend. AAA Mid-Atlantic says it expects slightly more than 1 million Virginians to travel during the holiday weekend. That's down 1.6% from 2012.
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