McDonnell's Kids on Witness List in Corruption Trial

Monday, 28 July 2014 15:28
Prosecutors file a list of potential witnesses in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife that includes their kids.
Mom Gets Nails Done, Leaves Child in 140-Degree Car: Cops
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:28
Police say Rasheena Francis left a 6-year-old girl inside a locked car in 140-degree heat while she got her nails done in Hartford, Conn.
Professors Call FAA's Drone Rules 'Unreasonable'
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:28
Faculty from over a dozen universities have registered a formal complaint (PDF) with the FAA over the agency's new restrictions on model aircraft and drones. The group of academics, led by Smith University, writes that the FAA's recently published "Interpretation of the Special Rule for Model Aircraft" expands the definition of aircraft and airspace to a degree bordering on the ridiculous. The group argues that the rule needlessly extends the definition of "navigable airspace" to…
Artist Plants Ceramic Poppies to Commemorate WWI Victims
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:28
Yeoman Serjeant Bob Loughlin admires a section of an installation entitled "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" by artist Paul Cummins, made up of 888,246 ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London, to commemorate the First World War on Monday in London. Each ceramic poppy represents an allied victim of the First World War and the display is due to be completed by Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 2014. After Armistice…
Trial begins over Oklahoma City bombing
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:23
The FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the devastating 1995 attack. Additional searches for videos that Salt Lake City lawyer Jesse Trentadue believes are being withheld would be burdensome and fruitless, FBI attorney Kathryn Wyer said.
Corruption trial begins for former Va. governor, wife
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:23
By Gary Richardson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - The federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife Maureen starts on Monday, with the couple charged with selling political favors for a loan, gifts and vacations. McDonnell, 60, a Republican once mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, and the former first lady face a 14-count indictment alleging they accepted about $165,000 from a Virginia businessman in exchange for helping his dietary supplement company.
Man charged with kidnapping N.H. teen
Monday, 28 July 2014 15:23
Police are charging a 34-year-old man with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago. Authorities say they arrested Nathaniel Kibby without incident at his Gorham home Monday afternoon. He is charged with felony kidnapping. Police say Kibby knowingly confined Abigail "Abby" Hernandez on Oct. 9, sometime after she left Conway High School. Kibby will be arraigned Tuesday at Conway District Court. Attorney General Joseph Foster says there…
Microsoft targeted in apparent Chinese antitrust probe
Monday, 28 July 2014 14:32
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese government officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft Corp offices in China, a spokeswoman for the company said on Monday, but declined to give any reason for the inspections. China's State Administration for Industry & Commerce, which Chinese media reported had made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu, declined to give comment outside of working hours. Microsoft has been a focus of anti-U.S.
Wall Street near flat as deal news offsets housing data
Monday, 28 July 2014 14:32
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Monday as investors looked ahead to the latest economic data and corporate earnings to give direction to a market near record levels. While merger and acquisition activity gave investors a reason to buy, there have been a number of high-profile earning disappointments this quarter, including from Amazon.com and Caterpillar . Those results have pointed to weak conditions for market-moving bellwethers,…
Opinion: GOP begins to 'get it' on same-sex marriage
Monday, 28 July 2014 14:27
The Rev. Tony Larsen and his partner, Craig Matheus, are refused a marriage license by Racine County Clerk Wendy Christensen, right, in the clerk's office in Racine, Wisconsin, on Friday, June 13.

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