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News Minute: Here is the latest Virginia news from The Associated Press

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Education says Virginia Tech has paid fines totaling $32,500 for violations of a regulation that universities issue timely warnings of campus threats. The fines came in response to university actions on April 16, 2007, when a lone gunman killed 32 people on the campus before taking his own life.

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) - A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. Reports say 19-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis of Christiansburg pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of aggravated malicious wounding and two counts of using a firearm in a felony.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The Coast Guard said severe thunderstorms with gusting winds are to blame for the collision of two cargo vessels Tuesday night near Virginia Beach. No injuries or damage were reported and the Coast Guard says high winds cause 12 ships in all to drag anchor during the storms Tuesday night.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Wednesday that Teleperformance is establishing a service center in Henrico County that will bring the area 500 jobs. The governor's office says Teleperformance serves a global customer base with technical support, customer acquisition and debt collection programs.

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