British Prime Minister Theresa May is telling colleagues she would quit within weeks if the agreement was passed and Britain left the European Union. May’s announcement came as lawmakers held a series of votes on alternatives to her unpopular deal. It was the first step in an attempt by Parliament to break the Brexit deadlock and stop the country from tumbling out of the bloc within weeks with no exit plan in place.
Accused white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. will not receive the death penalty for driving his speeding car into a crowd of counterprotesters on Aug. 12, 2017, after the violent Unite the Right rally. He pleaded guilty yesterday in Charlottesville federal court to 29 of the 30 hate crime charges. One of those charges include the first-degree murder of Heather Heyer, who was among those protesting the rally earlier that day in downtown Charlottesville. 21-year-old Fields of Maumee, Ohio, is already facing the possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison after he was convicted in December of first-degree murder in a state trial.
Governor Ralph Northam is including almost a million dollars in new spending for the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity. The money is in his package of proposed amendments to the revised two-year budget the General Assembly adopted last month. It’s not clear whether the proposals will pass the Republican-controlled General Assembly when it reconvenes Wednesday for its veto session.