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  • 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...
  • George Zimmerman divorce records: I've got no home, no job and spend $100 a month on vacations

    George Zimmerman divorce records: I've got no home, no job and spend $100 a month on vacations
    SANFORD - George Zimmerman has no job, no home, no income but spends $100 a month on vacations and $200 a month on psychological counseling, according to a financial affidavit he recently filed in his divorce case. Zimmerman, 30, is the former...
  • N.J. Gov. Christie raises money for Rauner today

    N.J. Gov. Christie raises money for Rauner today
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie comes to Chicago this afternoon for a series of fundraisers in his role as chairman of the Republican Governors Association — including one for Illinois GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner. Christie, a potential...
  • California leads states in consumer spending

    Consumers in California are among the heaviest spenders in the country for housing and utilities but spend less than the national average for healthcare, energy, and food and beverages, according to new government data. So-called personal consumption...
  • European Union launches probe of tax breaks for Apple, Starbucks, Fiat

    European Union launches probe of tax breaks for Apple, Starbucks, Fiat
    European Union officials said Wednesday they had launched an investigation into whether Ireland and two other member nations were providing improper tax breaks to Apple Inc., Starbucks Corp. and Fiat Group. The announcement came as the U.S. and other...
  • Ex-Fannie Mae worker sentenced to 15 months in prison in kickback case

    Ex-Fannie Mae worker sentenced to 15 months in prison in kickback case
    A former Fannie Mae specialist in foreclosures was sentenced Monday to 15 months in prison for soliciting kickbacks from a real estate broker -- a practice he had said was “a natural part of business” at the nation’s largest home finance...
  • Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair

    Senate confirms Brainard, Powell for Fed seats, Fischer as vice chair
    The Senate on Thursday confirmed Lael Brainard and Jerome H. Powell to serve on the Federal Reserve's board of governors, bringing it closer to full strength as the central bank pulls back on its extraordinary stimulus policies. Senators also approved...
  • Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters

    Feds considering 2 sites in Md. for FBI headquarters
    — Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County. On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is....
  • No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say

    No serious impacts after Virginia oil train derailment, officials say
    Nearly a tanker's worth of crude oil may have spilled into the James River or burned off after a train derailment in Virginia this week, but authorities have not detected any serious environmental impacts.  “At this time we expect downstream...
  • Cheryl Boone Isaacs awaits possible second term as academy president

    Cheryl Boone Isaacs awaits possible second term as academy president
    When she was elected the first black president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences last summer, marketing consultant Cheryl Boone Isaacs represented a move toward diversity in the movie industry's most prominent organization. Now, after a...
  • Quickly: How the Rick Perry idictment came to be

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on two counts of abusing his power as governor related to his veto of funding for a program aimed at investigating state corruption, making him the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917?...