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The Associated Press

Norfolk, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Ben:

'He was going hunting': Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

A Walmart employee who survived last week's mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to → Read More

Virginia Walmart mass shooting survivor files $50M lawsuit

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Walmart employee who survived last week’s mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company for allegedly continuing to employ the shooter — a store supervisor — “who had known propensities for violence, threats and strange behavior.” The lawsuit, which appears to be […] → Read More

Survivor of Virginia Walmart mass shooting files $50 million suit

A Walmart employee who survived a mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company. → Read More

Survivor of Virginia Walmart mass shooting files $50M lawsuit

A Walmart employee who survived last week's mass shooting at a store in Virginia has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the company. → Read More

Walmart shooting claims teen, young woman, father, mother

A 16-year-old helping his family. A custodian and father of two. A mother with wedding plans. A happy-go-lucky guy. A longtime employee.That's how friends and f → Read More

Police: Walmart shooter bought gun just hours before killing, had ‘Death Note’ on his phone

Authorities investigating the fatal shootings of six people at a Walmart said that the shooter bought the gun just hours before and left a note with grievances against coworkers on his phone. → Read More

Police: Walmart shooter bought gun just hours before killing

The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia left behind what he called a → Read More

Many vets are landing jobs, but the transition can be tough

NORFOLK, Va. — Phillip Slaughter left the Army after 18 years and found a job similar to one he had in uniform: behind the wheel of a truck. Instead of towing food and bullets through war zones, he hauled packages for FedEx. It wasn’t what he wanted to do. The work aggravated his post-traumatic stress […] → Read More

What we know about the Raleigh shooting victims

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An avid runner and the mother of three boys. A woman who was the “rock” of her family and knew everyone in the neighborhood. A Navy veteran whose wedding was two weeks away. These were among the victims of Thursday’s shooting rampage in North Carolina’s capital city, Raleigh, that claimed five […] → Read More

John Hinckley Jr. freed from court oversight after decades

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was freed from court oversight Wednesday, officially concluding decades of supervision by legal and mental health professionals. “After 41 years 2 months and 15 days, FREEDOM AT LAST!!!,” he wrote on Twitter shortly after 12 p.m. The lifting of all restrictions had been expected since late September. → Read More

John Hinckley Jr., who shot Reagan, freed from court oversight after decades

John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been freed from court oversight after decades of supervision. → Read More

Heard’s lawyers try to poke holes in Depp’s libel lawsuit

Attorneys for actor Amber Heard spent much of last week trying to portray her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, as a jealous and drunken abuser who can only blame himself for his nose-diving Hollywood career. Since Heard concluded her testimony in a Virginia courtroom Tuesday, her lawyers have presented witness testimony from people who were once close […] → Read More

Former girlfriend Ellen Barkin says Johnny Depp was a controlling lover

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WOAI)To hear actor Ellen Barkin tell it, Johnny Depp was a controlling, jealous and angry man even back in the 1990s, when the two dated. “Where are you going? ” Barkin said Depp would ask her. “Who are you going with? What did you do last night? ” Barkin added: “I had a scratch on my back once that got him very, very angry because he insisted it came from me having sex with… → Read More

Johnny Depp was a controlling lover, ex-girlfriend testifies

To hear actor Ellen Barkin tell it, Johnny Depp was a controlling, jealous and angry man even back in the 1990s, when the two dated. “Where are you going?” Barkin said Depp would ask her. “Who are you going with? What did you do last night?” Barkin added: “I had a scratch on my back […] → Read More

Johnny Depp’s jealousy, substance abuse recounted by friends

Bruce Witkin, a musician who was friends with Depp for nearly 40 years, said the actor’s jealousy in romantic relationships was first on display decades ago. → Read More

Heard’s lawyer focuses on Depp’s texts: ‘Let’s burn Amber’

(AP) Attorneys for actor Amber Heard sought to undermine Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against her Thursday by spending hours in court focused on the actor’s drinking, drug use and texts he sent to friends — including one about wanting to kill and defile his then-wife. Heard’s lawyers referenced Depp’s history of trashing hotel rooms and […] → Read More

Amber Heard’s lawyer focuses on Johnny Depp’s texts: ‘Let’s burn Amber’

Depp has been on the stand in Fairfax County Circuit Court since Tuesday afternoon. The actor has spent much of that time describing the couple’s volatile relationship and denying that he ever physically or sexually abused Heard. → Read More

Heard's lawyer focuses on Depp's texts: 'Let's burn Amber'

Attorneys for actor Amber Heard sought to undermine Johnny Depp’s libel lawsuit against her Thursday by spending hours in court focused on the actor's drinking, drug use and texts he sent to friends — including one about wanting to kill and defile his then-wife.Heard's lawyers referenced Depp’s history of trashing hotel rooms and his smashing of a bathroom sconce during an argument with Heard. → Read More

Johnny Depp says he was demeaned, berated by Amber Heard

Taking the stand for a second day, Depp said things began to change in his marriage when he felt that he “was suddenly just wrong about everything” in Heard’s eyes. → Read More

Therapist: Depp and Heard had relationship of 'mutual abuse'

A former personal assistant to Amber Heard said she never saw the actress suffer any physical abuse at the hands of then-husband Johnny Depp — but she said Heard once spit in her face when she asked for a higher salary. → Read More