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  • McDonnell trial: Tidbits of first-week testimony

    RICHMOND — The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is nothing short of a Virginia spectacle. Here are some tidbits from the first week of testimony that didn't make it into our coverage, or that got glossed over more quickly than deserved. Star...
  • City commissioner's aide arrested on battery, intoxication charges

    An aide to Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill was arrested overnight on charges including battery on a law-enforcement officer and disorderly intoxication. But 24-year-old Cara Victoria Reaves denies battering the officer, and accuses him of...
  • An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration

     An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration
    It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
  • 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....
  • McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial

    McDonnells -- and politics -- about to stand trial
    RICHMOND — Bob and Maureen McDonnell start the trial Monday that will dictate the rest of their lives. Also on trial: Unsavory cash-fueled elements of politics, and Virginia's particular tradition of donor generosity toward the state's political...
  • Who's who in the McDonnell trial

    Key figures Former Gov. Bob McDonnell. Virginia's governor from 2009 through 2013, he is facing 14 federal corruption charges for accepting gifts and loans from a wealthy businessman, Jonnie R. Williams St. McDonnell previously served as Virginia...
  • Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing

    Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that...
  • Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'

    Obama: 'We broke the ISIL siege'
    U.S. President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Islamist militant siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar had been broken and most U.S. military personnel sent to assess the situation would be pulled out of Iraq in coming days. He told reporters he did not...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says

    Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says
    The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...
  • China will not fill U.S void in Afghanistan but will help rebuild: official

    China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said Monday. China, which is connected to...
  • Former Va. governor corruption trial: Defense says Maureen McDonnell had a crush on gift giver

    Former Va. governor corruption trial: Defense says Maureen McDonnell had a crush on gift giver
    The ugly details of a marriage that was falling apart in the governor's mansion will get dragged in front a jury in the coming weeks as former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, fight federal corruption charges. Their marriage was so broken that a...