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(AP) - Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it is providing about $2.4 million for "projects that increase collaborative research and partnerships for innovation" in reducing bycatch.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter for fatally shooting a teenager who tried to steal an iPhone from him. Roger Craig Brown III was convicted in the killing of 16-year-old Jamaa Scott in 2017 outside an elementary school. The jury recommended a seven-year prison term. Brown will be sentenced May 1.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - More than 1,000 people have marched in Richmond as part of women's marches around the world to protest President Donald Trump's policies and focus public attention on issues ranging from sexual harassment to immigration. On the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration, men, women and children participated in the marches. Marchers wore bright pink hats, carried signs and chanted anti-Trump sentiments.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A power company is getting set to build 17 transmission towers near Virginia's colonial Jamestown, site of the first permanent British settlement in North America. Already the utility, Dominion Power, has begun paying out $90 million for projects to blunt the impact of the project on a significant historical area. Some welcome the payments, but others fret about the future towers _ four of which are to be almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty.

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