| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:58 AM
China does not seek to fill a void left in Afghanistan by the withdrawal of U.S. troops but will play a "huge" commercial role in helping rebuild the country, a newly appointed Chinese special envoy said Monday.
China, which is connected to...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:35 PM
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...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:40 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:05 PM
RICHMOND – The government’s key witness against Bob and Maureen McDonnell had trouble recalling specific conversations with federal investigators during his testimony Friday, as the defense picked away at his credibility.
At one point,...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:11 PM
RICHMOND -- A close friend and longtime political ally of former Gov. Bob McDonnell sketched a troubling portrait of the governor’s wife Monday, laying a crazed rant and a “train wreck” conversation at the former first lady’s feet....
| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:43 AM
RICHMOND – The United States rested its case against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Thursday, and the defense will present its side of this convoluted story starting Monday.
McDonnell’s attorneys have promised he will testify, though...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 1:15 PM
RICHMOND — Federal Judge James R. Spencer will leave Bob and Maureen McDonnell’s case in a jury's hands, he said Friday, denying the couple’s longshot request that he dismiss the charges against them.
This is a common motion in...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 4:38 PM
RICHMOND – Jonnie R. Williams Sr. was “the Tic Tac man” to state health department officials who didn't think much of his miracle supplement pitches, a former Virginia health department deputy testified Tuesday, during the federal...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 4:49 PM
RICHMOND — Maureen McDonnell made staffers at the governor’s mansion miserable, yelling and lashing out with baseless accusations, her former chief of staff testified Wednesday.
She once texted to say that she suspected the mansion chef of...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 3:47 PM
RICHMOND — Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell twice moved Star Scientific stock out of her account at year's end, the McDonnell family broker said Friday, skirting state reporting requirements for public officials as she and her husband took...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 4:55 PM
University of Virginia researchers were uncomfortable about the governor’s apparent support for Anatabloc, a supplement they considered studying at its maker’s behest, a key university official testified Monday during the federal corruption...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:15 PM
RICHMOND – Gov. Bob McDonnell's protection unit eavesdropped on him as fellow state police officers went through the lengthy investigation that was eventually turned over to the FBI, according to testimony offered Tuesday during the federal trial...