| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:27 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:27 PM
RICHMOND – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand in his own defense Wednesday afternoon, speaking directly to jurors for the first time in the 18-day-old federal trial against him and his wife.
McDonnell eased into his testimony, laying out a...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:43 PM
RICHMOND – Bob McDonnell took a jury to the low point of his marriage Thursday, then turned to the long trend of generosity that landed him and his wife in federal court.
His second day of testimony was intensely personal, part rationlization,...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 7:52 PM
RICHMOND – Former Gov. Bob McDonnell faced his accusers Monday, fielding the prosecution’s questions with a set jaw, a narrowed stare and careful pauses before yes and no answers.
After nearly five hours questioning, Assistant U.S....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 4:14 PM
RICHMOND — The trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, may wrap up this week, based on a timeline federal Judge James R. Spencer laid out Tuesday.
McDonnell stepped out of the witness box Tuesday evening after five days on the...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:43 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:08 PM
A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maine's order that she be quarantined in her home and setting up a legal collision with Governor Paul LePage.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:10 PM
March 2009: Star Scientific lets Bob McDonnell's gubernatorial campaign use its jet (leased to it by company chief executive Jonnie Williams) for two trips, together worth more than $10,800.
October 2009: Star lets McDonnell use its plane two more times,...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.
After months of voter surveys suggested a close...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...