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  • 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...
  • Iraq promised to free Saddam Hussein's defense minister: report

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's government promised to release from prison one of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's defense ministers, the outgoing deputy prime minister said in comments published on Friday. In an interview with the London-based...
  • Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. She was detained for nearly a month by...
  • State Department throws wet blanket on Ice Bucket Challenge

    U.S. State Department officials have put a damper on high-ranking officials who might be getting swept up in the Ice Bucket Challenge frenzy currently being tapped to raise money for ALS research. “High-ranking State Department officials are...
  • Thai military coup leader bestowed role of civilian prime minister

    The general who led a military coup in Thailand three months ago took on the civilian mantle of prime minister Thursday when the legislators he appointed nominated him as sole candidate and voted overwhelmingly to make him government chief. Gen. Prayuth...
  • Pole dancing on the O.C. boardwalk? No thanks

    Pole dancing on the O.C. boardwalk? No thanks
    Pole dancing got a toehold on Ocean City’s boardwalk over the weekend, and neither city officials nor area merchants seem too thrilled. Saturday night, an unidentified woman wearing a bikini set up a pole on the boardwalk and danced for onlookers....
  • For embattled Ukraine rebels, no time to honor the dead

    DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Pro-Moscow rebels in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk are taking such heavy losses in fighting with advancing government troops they no longer have time to give their comrades a proper burial. That task fell instead on...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • 43 killed as Ukrainian troops take 'significant' part of Luhansk

    43 killed as Ukrainian troops take 'significant' part of Luhansk
    Ukrainian government troops have taken control of "significant parts" of one of two remaining separatist-held cities in eastern Ukraine and seized a strategic railway hub needed to resupply the second, a national security spokesman announced in Kiev on...
  • 'Let's be Cops' and the accidental timeliness problem

    “Let’s Be Cops,” the straight-from-television buddy comedy directed by Luke Greenfield, didn’t crater this weekend, grossing $17.7 million in the three-day period to earn the title of top new weekend opener. Then again, those...
  • City may sell downtown parking lots, garage

     City may sell downtown parking lots, garage
    The city is considering selling downtown parking lots it owns. According to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office, the city will look into "selling up to three parking lots and a one-story parking garage in River North currently used by 80 city employees."...