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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A legislative review of Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposal to sell Virginia's liquor business says profits from the sale have been overstated by tens of millions of dollars. A report by The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission says McDonnell's staff painted too rosy a picture when it released its estimates.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Five Somali men accused of launching a pirate attack on a U.S. Navy ship could learn their fate today as jury deliberations resume in their trial. Jurors concluded a full day of deliberations yesterday without reaching a verdict. If convicted of piracy, the defendants face a mandatory life term in prison.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A part-time consultant has been hired to help the Virginia Opera following the dismissal of longtime director Peter Mark. The Norfolk-based company announced Tuesday that Robin Thompson will serve as an artistic adviser.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) Virginia regulators have decided to keep only a small portion of the state's oyster grounds open during the winter. The Virginia Marine Resources Commission had opened more Chesapeake Bay waters to oyster harvesting in October. Most oyster grounds are scheduled to close Dec. 31.

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