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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • An hourly guide to midterm election race viewing

    One usually surefire way to gauge the political climate on election night is to follow the clock of poll closings across the nation, east to west. But this is no normal midterm. Several races are expected to be razor-close to the very end, and some...
  • McDonnell trial: Defense rests, case will soon go to the jury

    McDonnell trial: Defense rests, case will soon go to the jury
    RICHMOND – Bob and Maureen McDonnell both rested their cases Wednesday, leaving just a few steps to go before a jury decides their fate. Closing arguments will likely come Friday, federal Judge James R. Spencer said, wrapping up a five-week case....