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  • McDonnell corruption trial: Broker says Maureen McDonnell dumped stock to avoid disclosure

    McDonnell corruption trial: Broker says Maureen McDonnell dumped stock to avoid disclosure
    RICHMOND — Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell twice moved Star Scientific stock out of her account at year's end, the McDonnell family broker said Friday, skirting state reporting requirements for public officials as she and her husband took...
  • Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track

    Pryor Helped Set Education Reform On Right Track
    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was elected four years ago, Connecticut had the worst achievement gap between poor minority students and suburban white students in the country. In addition, overall test scores were flat, and the state was consistently...
  • Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

    Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire
    Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. Egypt later called for a resumption of the ceasefire, saying...
  • Tidbits of testimony from the trial's second week

    RICHMOND – Every day during the ongoing federal trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, more happens than can be included in daily reports. Here are a few of those items from the trial's second week. Williams' adviser Who did Jonnie R. Williams Sr....
  • Hawaii governor faces tough contest in primary election before hurricane

    Hawaii governor faces tough contest in primary election before hurricane
    Hawaii voters went to the polls on Saturday for the state's primary election as local authorities and residents rushed to clean up debris from one tropical storm with only a day to prepare for an approaching hurricane. Voters are to decide a Democratic...
  • McDonnell trial: Researchers wary of McDonnell's Anatabloc ties

    McDonnell trial: Researchers wary of McDonnell's Anatabloc ties
    University of Virginia researchers were uncomfortable about the governor’s apparent support for Anatabloc, a supplement they considered studying at its maker’s behest, a key university official testified Monday during the federal corruption...
  • McDonnell trial: Governor's protection unit spied for state police

    McDonnell trial: Governor's protection unit spied for state police
    RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell's protection unit eavesdropped on him as fellow state police officers went through the lengthy investigation that was eventually turned over to the FBI, according to testimony offered Tuesday during the federal trial...
  • Iraq's turmoil continues to plague Obama

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama proudly embraces a foreign policy that, after a decade of war, includes a resistance to military action in hotspots around the globe. That reluctance was no more apparent than in Iraq, where thousands of American died in...
  • McDonnell trial: Prosecution wrapping up case against McDonnells

    McDonnell trial: Prosecution wrapping up case against McDonnells
    RICHMOND – The prosecution began winding down its case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell Wednesday, laying phone calls, texts, meetings, checks and emails into a timeline for the jury. While Jonnie R. Williams Sr. was at the mansion, delivering...
  • McDonnell trial: Prosecution rests, defense to begin Monday

    McDonnell trial: Prosecution rests, defense to begin Monday
    RICHMOND – The United States rested its case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Thursday, and the defense will present its side of this convoluted story starting Monday. McDonnell’s attorneys have promised he will testify, though...
  • McDonnell trial: Judge denies defense request to dismiss charges

    McDonnell trial: Judge denies defense request to dismiss charges
    RICHMOND  — Federal Judge James R. Spencer will leave Bob and Maureen McDonnell’s case in a jury's hands, he said Friday, denying the couple’s longshot request that he dismiss the charges against them. This is a common motion in...