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  • McDonnell trial: Jury instructions can affect the outcome

    In a way, what Judge James Spencer is going to ask jurors in the trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell to do will be to read the minds of the former governor and first lady of Virginia. And the way he asks them to figure out the McDonnells' intent when...
  • Maine nurse Kaci Hickox to leave state after Ebola quarantine ends: report

    Maine nurse Kaci Hickox to leave state after Ebola quarantine ends: report
    A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and publicly fought quarantine orders in New Jersey and Maine after returning to the United States last month has decided to move away from her home state, a newspaper in Maine reported. Kaci Hickox and...
  • Florida accuses former Digital Domain Media officers of fraud

    Florida accuses former Digital Domain Media officers of fraud
    The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the former officers of Digital Domain Media, accusing them of defrauding the state and local governments out of $82 million. Digital Domain Media was the former owner of the Venice visual effects...
  • Stop militarizing local police

    Did riots break out in Ferguson, Mo., because the police overdressed? Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon seemed to think so and he may be right. During four nights of rioting, the governor told a room full of reporters, the suburban St. Louis town "looked a little...
  • Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions

    Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions
    Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. "You bet I was influenced," he said. "You think you can collect $10 million or...
  • George W. Bush makes case for brother Jeb to run for president in 2016

    George W. Bush makes case for brother Jeb to run for president in 2016
    Former Republican President George W. Bush said in an interview that aired Sunday that there was a "50-50" chance his younger brother, Jeb, would run for president in 2016. "He's wrestling with the decision," the former president said on CBS' "Face...
  • 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...
  • Md. to impose home quarantine, transit limits on some travelers from Ebola-stricken countries

    Md. to impose home quarantine, transit limits on some travelers from Ebola-stricken countries
    Travelers to Maryland from three West African countries where Ebola continues to spread could be quarantined at home or barred from public transit, depending on their risk of exposure to the deadly virus, under guidelines Gov. Martin O'Malley announced...
  • Oregon sues Oracle, blaming tech giant for failed healthcare website

    Oregon sues Oracle, blaming tech giant for failed healthcare website
    The Oregon attorney general sued Oracle America Inc. on Friday, charging that the technology giant committed what “amounts to a pattern of racketeering activity” that cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars during the faulty rollout...
  • McDonnell trial: The arguments are over, case likely to go to jury on Tuesday

    McDonnell trial: The arguments are over, case likely to go to jury on Tuesday
    RICHMOND – Attorneys made their final arguments Friday in the case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell, leaving it to a federal jury to decide the former first couple’s fate. Deliberations should begin Tuesday morning, after the holiday...
  • Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?

    Who will challenge Hogan in 2018?
    The Democrats begin 2015 with a political problem: no predominant standard bearer to step up and challenge the incumbent GOP governor in four years. While they have many credentialed candidates, unlike Martin O'Malley in 2006 none stands out above the...