WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. House Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia has given his final address to colleagues on Capitol Hill as the second-ranking GOP leader. Although he's stepping down from his leadership post in the wake of a stunning primary defeat this summer, Cantor says he will serve out his House term in Washington.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Jurors in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell have passed around a Rolex watch that a witness says costs more than $6,000 and was purchased by a businessman for the governor. Businessman Jonnie Williams testified for the prosecution Thursday that he thought it was wrong to buy the watch and didn't want people to know.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A University of Virginia student who was arrested after her bottled water purchase was mistaken for beer by state agents has settled a lawsuit for about $212,000. Authorities say the settlement was reached Wednesday night with Elizabeth Daly, who originally had sought $40 million in her suit against agents of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control board.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing. The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-year schools will see an average increase of about 5 percent, or $544, in tuition and fees in the 2014-15 academic year.
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