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CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) A spokeswoman at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia says a suspicious package found there does not appear to be similar to packages found at Maryland state government buildings. An airport spokeswoman says a bomb squad from Virginia State Police examined the package yesterday and determined it was harmless.

NEWPORT, Va. (AP) Brown University says in a federal lawsuit that a Civil War-era sword recently displayed at a Newport News-owned museum was stolen from a university collection in the 1970s. Brown's lawsuit asks a federal judge to declare the university as the rightful owner of the sword and an ornamental scabbard.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Hampton Roads Transit is delaying the start of light rail because the safety systems won't be completed by the scheduled May 1 opening. The agency's president says he doesn't know when the light rail called The Tide will begin operations but says he expects it to start this year.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Federal authorities are handing out speeding tickets to large commercial ships that exceed a new speed limit aimed at protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale. Six vessels have been cited for a total of 42 violations in the last year.

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