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  • Star witness says he gave McDonnells money because he wanted their help

    Star witness says he gave McDonnells money because he wanted their help
    RICHMOND — The government's star witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell took the stand Wednesday, detailing a lavish shopping afternoon with the former first lady and telling a jury that he wrote checks for the couple because he needed the...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett on defense over his education spending record amid criticisms from opponent Tom Wolf

    As polls have predicted for more than a year, education funding has become the most tangible issue for voters in the upcoming governor's election. The candidates know it, as evidenced by commercials and news conferences across Pennsylvania. For the past...
  • White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza

    White House condemns shelling of U.N. school in Gaza
    The White House condemned the shelling Wednesday of a United Nations school in Gaza, issuing a carefully worded statement that avoided any mention of where the shells came from, despite the strong likelihood that it was Israeli fire. The U.S....
  • Woman accused of aiding terrorist group is released pending trial

    SEATTLE A local Somali woman accused of raising money for the terrorist group al-Shabab was released from custody, pending a trial in Virginia, after more than 100 community members packed a Seattle federal courtroom this week in her support. The...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Officials explore Mexico business prospects with help from Gov. Brown

    When the average Mexican family visits California, they probably hop in a car for a jaunt across the border. But California tourism officials who traveled here with Gov. Jerry Brown this week have their sights set on a more high-flying clientele. They...
  • Many worthy of moutza, but 1 person provokes it

     Many worthy of moutza, but 1 person provokes it
    The Moutza of the Month for July is at hand! There are many worthies, from Mayor Rahmfather's rip-off red light cameras; pretty boy actor Freddie Prinze Jr.; soccer-hating talk show host Dan Proft; and Stephen A. Smith, ESPN analyst and marriage...
  • Hampton University's Bill Thomas wants change in education

    Hampton University's Bill Thomas wants change in education
    He's served as commissioner of welfare reform for former Gov. George Allen. He's helped raise funds for candidates across the political spectrum — Democrats and Republicans. Walk into his office at Hampton University and you'll see photos of him...
  • Neel Kashkari takes campaign to the streets, literally

    GOP gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari, trying to claw his way into contention against Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, will announce Thursday that he recently spent a week living as a homeless person on the streets of Fresno to highlight poverty. The...
  • Uighur imam who supported Chinese Communist Party is stabbed to death

    Uighur imam who supported Chinese Communist Party is stabbed to death
    A 74-year-old imam who had angered many Muslims because of his support for the Chinese Communist Party was stabbed to death outside the main mosque in Kasghar on Wednesday, according to multiple sources. The killing of Juma Tahir, who served as a deputy...
  • Families of Malaysia Airlines victims unlikely to receive compensation

    WASHINGTON The accusations that Russia bears the blame for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane by a surface-to-air missile over eastern Ukraine two weeks ago leaves a key question still hanging: Will the already-troubled investigation produce any...