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Jury ends 1st day of deliberations in Weinstein’s rape trial

The jury is weighing the evidence after often-emotional testimony from women who accused the Hollywood producer of sexual assault.

Woman caught vacuuming her sidewalk in Facebook video (but wait, there’s a backstory)

  A pigeon and a puppy become best friends at a rescue shelter

  Sightseers flock to ‘Leaning Tower of Dallas’

Ozzy Osbourne cancels 2020 North American tour to get additional medical treatment

Dale Earnhardt died in the Daytona 500 on this day 19 years ago

Taylor Swift’s father safe after fight with burglar

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Kellye Nakahara Wallett of ‘M-A-S-H’ dies at age 72

Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

Eccentric millionaire Durst faces trial in friend’s killing

Disney World plans ‘royal makeover’ for Cinderella Castle

Disney actress Nikita Pearl Waligwa dies at age 15

‘Mommy guilt’: Princess Kate says it’s a royal thing, too

Richmond Home + Garden Show Ticket Giveaway: Enter now to win!

Enter to win tickets to the Richmond Home + Garden Show here!

  ‘Sonic’ speeds to $57M debut; ‘Parasite’ sees big Oscar bump

The redesigned “Sonic the Hedgehog” showed plenty of teeth at the box office, speeding to a $57 million debut.

Bluegrass & Brews on the James to take place May 2

Bluegrass & Brews will take place on the banks of the James River, providing guests with an outstanding backdrop for the seven-hour event.

Richmond to host 60 Second Film Festival

The film festival will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, at Pine Camp Cultural Arts Center, 4901 Old Brook Road, beginning at 7 p.m.

  Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings

  ‘But I Know I Love You’: Michigan man writes book to help wife who lost memory

  Her husband died in December; She still got Valentine’s flowers from him this year

3 shot at eatery owned by Kandi Burruss of ‘Real Housewives’

‘Cinderella’ premiered in theaters on this day in 1950

Va. student leaves notes of positivity around school

’My head has been spinning ever since’: Va. man win $10 million with scratch off ticket

A Haymarket man is $10 million richer after winning the top prize from an Extreme Millions scratch-off ticket.

Visitor leaves uplifting message in snow for ‘mom’ at Cleveland Clinic

A person was hoping their simple gesture left behind in the snow on Friday will help their mother get through treatment at the Cleveland Clinic.

Prosecutor: Weinstein saw victims as ‘complete disposables’

The defense contends that the two women he is charged with attacking were opportunists who willingly latched on to Weinstein and acquiesced to sex with him because they thought it would help their careers.

  ‘The Batman’: Robert Pattinson suits up in teaser video

The teaser video from "The Batman" director Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. Pictures shows Robert Pattinson in the Batman suit.

  Rick Moranis returns to movies in ‘Shrunk’

Josh Gad stars as the son of Moranis’ character, trying to be a scientist like his father, with about as much success.

  Wheelchair-bound athlete pursues powerlifting dream

Despite personal tragedy, Garrison Redd has only let it encourage his powerlifting career.

  NASA’s space snowman reveals secrets: few craters, no water

More than a year after its close encounter with the snowman-shaped object, the New Horizons spacecraft is still sending back observations from more than 4 billion miles away.

Weinstein lawyer: Prosecutors have a ‘tale,’ not a case

Attorney Donna Rotunno said in a closing argument Thursday that Weinstein is innocent.

The Masked Singer tour coming to Richmond in June

Audiences will be able to experience their favorite characters come to life on stage with celebrity guests.

Tickets going on sale for Steve Miller Band, Marty Stuart at Innsbrook After Hours

The Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart will be performing at Innsbrook After Hours, with special guest Gary Mule Deer.

  98-year-old Girl Scout continues annual cookie sales

Ronnie Backenstoe, 98, has proudly donned the Girl Scout uniform for 88 years.

  Richmond restaurant featured on show with chef Gordon Ramsay

It was an episode filled with "tough love," but it was also filled with lots of lessons, something owner Shane Roberts-Thomas is grateful to have received.

Gerber launches photo search for next ‘spokesbaby’

Gerber is accepting photo submissions for the company’s 2020 “spokesbaby.”

  Picture of mice squabbling on subway platform wins prestigious award

A photo of mice fighting over crumbs on a subway platform has won a prestigious award from London’s Natural History Museum.

  Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago

Actor Jussie Smollett faces new charges for reporting an attack that Chicago authorities contend was staged to garner publicity.

Universal will release controversial ‘Hunt’ film in March

A film built around the premise of liberal “elites” hunting people for sport in red states is coming to theaters in March, and the studio behind it is leaning into the controversy about its premise.

SeaWorld: Trainers will no longer ride on dolphins

The move follows nearly a year of pressure from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA, but SeaWorld says that had nothing to do with the changes, calling PETA a group of “ill-informed activists.”

Defense rests without Weinstein testifying at rape trial

His lawyers relied on just a few witnesses to supplement aggressive cross-examination aimed at undercutting his accusers all while keeping the disgraced Hollywood producer off the witness stand.

Music lineup for 2020 Dominion Energy Riverrock Festival announced

The outdoor sports and music festival will be held on Brown’s Island and Historic Tredegar from May 15 to May 17.

  Broom challenge makes big return after false claim about gravitational pull

A tweet claiming Monday was the only day a broom can stand up on its own led to thousands posting pictures and videos online.

Circle brings the Grand Ole Opry back to TV with ‘Opry’ debuting Feb. 26

The Grand Ole Opry and Circle Media announced today that award-winning radio and TV personality Bobby Bones will host and be an executive producer of “Opry,” a new weekly, one-hour TV program featuring exclusive highlights from the Grand Ole Opry stage each week.

Raphael Coleman, former ‘Nanny McPhee’ child actor, dies at 25

Raphael Coleman, who co-starred in the 2005 film “Nanny McPhee," has died at age 25.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

He is world-known for his leadership of the choral group founded in 1964 that shot to world acclaim. It collaborated with Paul Simon on the “Graceland” album and others.

Noted jazz keyboardist Lyle Mays dies at 66

Lyle Mays, a jazz keyboardist whose work, chiefly with the Pat Metheny Group, won nearly a dozen Grammy Awards, has died at the age of 66.

  Texas toddler sings ‘Let It Go’ while in ‘Frozen’ costume for first-ever snow day

A toddler in West Texas got to see her first snowfall last week, so she decided to celebrate with a song from her favorite movie.

  Oscars viewership plunges to record low

The Nielsen company says that 23.6 million people watched the awards show on Sunday, down from the previous record low of 26.5 million two years ago.

Chicago to perform at Virginia Credit Union LIVE!

Chicago has recorded 36 albums and sold over 100,000,000 records.

‘Never happened’: Model denies trapping Weinstein accuser

A woman whose name came up in testimony from an accuser last week at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial is expected to offer her own version of the episode for the defense.

Patti LaBelle, The Whispers performing at Altria Theater

Patti LaBelle and The Whispers will be performing together at the Altria Theater.

Backstreet Boys coming to 2 Virginia cities this summer

“Backstreet’s Back,” and they’re coming to two Virginia cities this summer!

Billy Currington performing at Innsbrook After Hours

Since his self-titled debut album on Mercury Records in 2003, Currington has scored eleven career No. 1 singles, with the most recent single being “Don’t Hurt Like It Used To”.

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  In a win for the world, ‘Parasite’ takes best picture Oscar

“Parasite” is the first foreign-language film to take home the biggest honor in film.

‘Birds of Prey’ flies low on Oscars weekend with tepid debut

“Birds of Prey,” the DC Comics’ Harley Quinn spinoff, made a tepid debut in theaters over the weekend, opening in No. 1 but below expectations with $33.3 million domestically.

Robert Conrad, star of “The Wild, Wild West,” dies at 84

Robert Conrad, the rugged, contentious actor who starred in the hugely popular 1960s television series “Hawaiian Eye” and “The Wild, Wild West,” has died. He was 84.

  Actor-comedian Orson Bean, 91, hit and killed by car in LA

He was known for his appearances on TV game shows and for playing a crotchety merchant on “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” among scores of other film, television and theater credits.

The Oscars are going vegan

Joaquin Phoenix is using his time in the spotlight to spread a message of sustainability by encouraging show organizers to feature plant-based menus.

  Mo. man receives autograph from NASCAR legend 18 years after requesting it

A Missouri man finally received an autograph from NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt Jr., 18 years after requesting it.

Prince Andrew’s daughter Princess Beatrice to marry in May

Buckingham Palace said Friday that Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will wed in the Chapel Royal of St. James’s Palace.

Roger Kahn, elegant ‘Boys of Summer’ author, dies at 92

The author of 20 books and hundreds of articles, Kahn was particularly noted for the 1972 baseball best-seller, "The Boys of Summer."

Kobe Bryant helicopter had nearly cleared blinding clouds

Federal investigators say wreckage from the helicopter that crashed last month and killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others did not show any evidence of outward engine failure.

Texas zoo will name a rat or cockroach after your ex before feeding it to an animal

A zoo is offering people who are mad at their ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends a chance to get a little revenge on their former lovers.

Disney apologizes to school charged for showing ‘Lion King’

Emerson Elementary in Berkeley was billed for “illegally screening” the film at an event that raised $800.

  ‘Star Wars’ hotel set to open next year at Walt Disney World Resort

Disney announced the reservations plan for Star Wars: Galactic Starcruise, an immersive hotel experience in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday.

Happy birthday! Country music star Garth Brooks turns 58

Country music legend Garth Brooks is celebrating his 58th birthday Friday.

AP Source: Bryant memorial set for Feb. 24 at Staples Center

Source: A public memorial service for Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others killed in a helicopter crash is planned for Feb. 24 at Staples Center.

Weinstein trial: Prosecution rests on 6 women’s accounts

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers are calling witnesses of their own.

King angry at CBS promo of interview questions about Bryant

CBS’ Gayle King says she’s angry that her network promoted her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie with a video clip that focused on questions about a sexual assault charge against Kobe Bryant.

  Amazon orders 100K electric delivery vehicles in move to go net-zero carbon

Amazon has partnered with Rivian, a producer of emissions-free electric vehicles, to develop the vans.

Virginia Auto Show Ticket Giveaway: This contest has ended

Enter to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Virginia Auto Show

Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas dies at 103

Actor Kirk Douglas died Wednesday at the age of 103, People magazine reported, citing a statement from the family.

  Weinstein accuser says he ‘trapped’ her during hotel assault

Model and actress Lauren Marie Young follows three days of often-intense testimony from one of the key accusers in the case, a woman who alleges Weinstein raped her in New York in March 2013.

Barnes & Noble suspends reissues of classics with new images

Barnes & Noble is withdrawing a planned line of famous literature reissued with multicultural cover images that has drawn widespread criticism on social media.

Jay-Z explains sitting during national anthem at Super Bowl LIV

Jay-Z and Beyoncé got some criticism after TMZ posted video of them and their 8-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, sitting while Demi Lovato performed “The Star Spangled Banner.”

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake celebrates 50th anniversary

The frosty treat will return to restaurants on Feb. 19.

  Richmond man starts social media challenge to fight Multiple Sclerosis

Roberts left his job as a federal officer and started a new business called Never Stumble Consulting which helps people regain their mobility it also gives him time to support his wife through the pain of MS.

Radio host Limbaugh awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Donald Trump presented the award during the State of the Union speech Tuesday night.

Wendy’s to start serving breakfast nationwide in March

The breakfast menu will bring a fresh twist on some Wendy’s fan favorites and will feature items like the Breakfast Baconator, Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit and Frosty-ccino.