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  • UPDATE: Williams connects dots on McDonnells, says he tried to hide loans

    UPDATE: Williams connects dots on McDonnells, says he tried to hide loans
    RICHMOND - The star witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell detailed his efforts to keep payments to the couple secret Thursday, telling jurors that he knew it was wrong to shell out cash as he pushed for the governor's help launching one of his...
  • Star witness says he gave McDonnells money because he wanted their help

    Star witness says he gave McDonnells money because he wanted their help
    RICHMOND — The government's star witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell took the stand Wednesday, detailing a lavish shopping afternoon with the former first lady and telling a jury that he wrote checks for the couple because he needed the...
  • Williams testifies, says McDonnells were "a business relationship"

    Williams testifies, says McDonnells were "a business relationship"
    RICHMOND - Jonnie Williams, the government's star witness in the case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell, took the stand late Wednesday and said he wrote checks for the couple because he needed the governor's help. Williams said he wanted the credibility...
  • Former Va. governor corruption trial: Defense says Maureen McDonnell had a crush on gift giver

    Former Va. governor corruption trial: Defense says Maureen McDonnell had a crush on gift giver
    The ugly details of a marriage that was falling apart in the governor's mansion will get dragged in front a jury in the coming weeks as former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, fight federal corruption charges. Their marriage was so broken that a...
  • Staying on track

    The North American energy boom has helped the United States reduce its reliance on foreign markets and become a net oil exporter for the first time since 1995. But it has come at a risk: Trains carrying crude are crashing at an alarming rate, creating...
  • Jury set in McDonnell trial

    Jury set in McDonnell trial
    RICHMOND — The jury is set in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and opening arguments are expected Tuesday. The couple left the courthouse separately after a full day spent winnowing a field of 150 potential jurors to a...
  • Rebuilt James River Fishing Pier to maintain most of its length

    Rebuilt James River Fishing Pier to maintain most of its length
    NEWPORT NEWS — The reconstructed James River Fishing Pier will likely maintain a length close to its original 3,000 feet, instead of being shortened to 1,250 feet, as previously planned. City leaders budgeted $4.4 million for demolition of the...
  • 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...
  • Show caution

    A recent report by the National Wildlife Federation outlines the possibility Virginia could be a leader in the production of wind energy. It extolls the potential financial windfall that could result should the commonwealth responsibly harness its natural...
  • Virginia oyster harvest surges to half a million bushels

    Virginia oyster harvest surges to half a million bushels
    If the 60 percent jump in Virginia's oyster harvest in 2012 wasn't enough, last year the state logged another 25 percent surge — making that harvest the biggest since 1987. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that the state's oyster bounty for...
  • McAuliffe shifts state contracting strategy

    McAuliffe shifts state contracting strategy
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a major new push Tuesday to get the state doing business with small firms and companies with minority or female ownership. He signed an executive order that calls for 42 percent of the spending in various executive...
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  • TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry Obama's Friday news conference

    TV press doing the job on debt ceiling - Networks carry  Obama's Friday news conference
    During the economic meltdown of 2008, I was appalled by the emotional, rollercoaster, histrionic, fact-lacking "coverage" from such cable-TV business analysts as Jim Cramer (CNBC) and Ali Velshi (CNN).
  • Hillary Clinton on CNN: No subject off limits

    Hillary Clinton on CNN: No subject off limits
    UPDATED: The Hillary Clinton book tour continues to take shape, and she'll make a stop at CNN. Get ready for dueling Hillary interviews June 17. Christiane Amanpour will moderate a Clinton town hall June 17 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event...

    Charlie Crist all over Web and TV as campaign steps up

    Charlie Crist all over Web and TV as campaign steps up
    After months of running a largely invisible campaign to regain his old job, former Gov. Charlie Crist has suddenly emerged from stealth mode. • On Monday, his campaign issued a web video meant to counter a video attack from Gov. Rick Scott's...

    CNN Tweaks Daytime Lineup, Expanding Duties for Michaela Pereira, John Berman

    CNN said it would expand duties for two of its early-morning hosts, John Berman and Michaela Pereira, as part of a rejiggering of its daytime lineup Starting Monday, February 10, the duo will host an 11 a.m. program, a move that will send the current...

    'Crossfire' Isn't On CNN Yet, But Its Hosts Are

    "Crossfire" won't return to CNN for at least several weeks. But that hasn't kept the Time Warner news cabler from staging 'right-vs.-left' debates featuring the show's hosts in regularly scheduled programming. "Crossfire" hosts including Newt Gingrich,...