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ATLANTA (AP) - With Amazon.com expected to soon name its site for a second headquarters, Atlanta's mayor said a colossal development planned for downtown represents a once-in-a-lifetime shot to transform the city. Amazon launched a high-stakes municipal beauty pageant in January by narrowing its list of potential locations to 20 finalists, including Atlanta. The company has said it expects to declare the winner of the headquarters and its roughly 50,000 jobs by year's end.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A regulatory panel has declined calls from environmental groups, landowners and others to reconsider important water-quality permits for two natural gas pipelines. The State Water Control Board met Tuesday in Richmond to consider public comments it solicited about the permits granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines. Opponents calling for the permits to be revoked packed the hearing. The board ultimately left the permits unchanged.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The U.S. Navy says a sequel to the 1986 blockbuster "Top Gun" is filming this week aboard a Norfolk-based aircraft carrier. Naval Air Force Atlantic spokesman Cmdr. Dave Hecht tells The Virginian-Pilot a 15-person crew from Paramount Pictures and Bruckheimer Films went aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln Sunday. Hecht says the crew will remain through Saturday. Hecht says no actors are aboard and the crew is shooting footage of air operations.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Paul Manafort, the political operative who once led Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign, has been found guilty of eight financial crimes in the first trial victory of the special counsel investigation into the president's associates. A judge declared a mistrial on 10 other counts the jury could not agree on. The verdict came as the president's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was pleading guilty in New York to campaign finance charges.

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