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  • Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies

    Russia begins implementing food embargo against U.S. and allies
    Russia on Thursday began rolling out a sweeping embargo on food imports from the United States, members of the European Union and allied nations in response to those countries' economic sanctions for Moscow's aggressiveness in Ukraine. Prime Minister...
  • U.S. orders diplomats' families to leave Liberia as Ebola spreads to fifth country

    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday he has activated the agency's emergency operation center at the highest response level to help respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history, which has killed 932...
  • Liberia president apologizes for high toll for Ebola health workers

    Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf apologized on Saturday for the high death toll among the country's healthcare workers who have fought an Ebola outbreak, which has killed nearly 1,000 people in three countries. Johnson Sirleaf pledged up to...
  • 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...
  • McDonnell trial: Tidbits of first-week testimony

    RICHMOND — The trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell is nothing short of a Virginia spectacle. Here are some tidbits from the first week of testimony that didn't make it into our coverage, or that got glossed over more quickly than deserved. Star...
  • An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration

     An uneasy mix of family and politics in McDonnell's administration
    It was a clip that could make even a political opponent smile: candidate Bob McDonnell strolling down a sun-dappled sidewalk in the Northern Virginia suburb where he grew up as his kids scoot by, daughters on their way to Grandpa's, sons tossing a...
  • Tidbits of testimony from the trial's second week

    RICHMOND – Every day during the ongoing federal trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, more happens than can be included in daily reports. Here are a few of those items from the trial's second week. Williams' adviser Who did Jonnie R. Williams Sr....
  • 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...
  • Kerry makes case against Russia in Malaysia plane's downing

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims' remains. Kerry demanded that...
  • 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...
  • Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says

    The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...