• This undated photo provided by the Virginia Department of Corrections shows inmate Alfredo Prieto. Virginia is poised to execute Prieto, a serial killer, who claims he’s intellectually disabled using lethal injection drugs from Texas because the state’s supply of another controversial drug will expire the day before the execution is supposed to take place. (Virginia Department of Corrections via AP)

    Judge calls for hearing hours before Virginia execution

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A scheduled court hearing for a Virginia inmate’s challenge of the drugs the state plans to use to put him to death was canceled Wednesday, and an order temporarily blocking Alfredo Prieto’s execution remained in place.

  • Championship cycling attendance beats expectations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Organizers of the UCI Road World Championships in Virginia were celebrating Monday after pulling off the international bike races with no big problems and drawing more fans than they even expected.