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  • 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...
  • Editorial: Foley's Win Sets Up Sequel

    Editorial: Foley's Win Sets Up Sequel
    After the polls opened for Tuesday's gubernatorial and legislative primaries, reports came in from around the state of empty or near-empty polling places. And while low turnout may be the story today, enough good citizens, party loyalists and others...
  • 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...
  • When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt

    When a budget deficit hawk gets into debt
    Gov. Bob McDonnell was blunt: The nation's debt, he told a radio audience back in 2010, was so large that it was "immoral and unsustainable." That year, the federal government's debt stood at $13.6 trillion, roughly six times its total annual income....
  • McDonnell trial: First lady Maureen McDonnell "just didn't have the capacity"

    McDonnell trial: First lady Maureen McDonnell "just didn't have the capacity"
    RICHMOND — A string of high-ranking officials from Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration took the stand in his corruption trial Monday to say he never asked them for anything untoward, and never anything for Star Scientific. No grants, though...
  • Was The Fix In For Assistant Fire Chief Job?

    Was The Fix In For Assistant Fire Chief Job?
    There often is a fine line between ineptitude and chicanery, and it's hard to know where the Hartford Fire Department hiring fiasco falls. On Aug. 4, the department posted the job of assistant chief, the second-ranking post in the department. The job...
  • McDonnell trial: Another brutal courtroom day for Maureen McDonnell

    McDonnell trial: Another brutal courtroom day for Maureen McDonnell
    RICHMOND — Former first lady Maureen McDonnell was a woman on the warpath some days at the governor's mansion, a close assistant testified Tuesday in Bob and Maureen McDonnell’s continuing trial on federal corruption charges. At one point, a...
  • Romania allows local party-swapping, critics see threat to democracy

    BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's government approved a temporary emergency ordinance on Thursday to let local administrations change political affiliations in a pre-election move it says will unblock policymaking but which critics say threatens democracy....
  • Majority of Israelis see no winner in Gaza conflict, post-truce poll shows

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first public comments since a¬† cease-fire this week ended fighting in the Gaza Strip were determined and confident. Israel had secured both “a great military achievement and a political achievement,&...
  • Pakistan's Khan says will not stop protest against prime minister

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan said on Thursday he and his supporters would not abandon their protest movement against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and would continue to rally in central Islamabad demanding his resignation....