April 20, 2014

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife indicted on federal corruption charges

FILE: Oct. 22, 2013: Then-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife Maureen at Saint Joseph School in Petersburg, Va.AP ADVERTISEMENT Former Virginia Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife Maureen were indicted Tuesday on federal corruption charges for allegedly accepting gifts, vacations and loans from a businessman seeking special treatment from the state for his fledgling business. […]

Little has changed year after GOP’s planned reboot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party’s image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party’s appeal despite its investment in outreach to the racial minorities, women and gay voters who backed Democrats decisively in 2012. “The issue that remains an open book for the Republicans […]

Rob Oller commentary: Seahawks’ Sherman is skilled NFL self-promoter

Richard Sherman looked straight into the camera and sounded off like a WWE wannabe, which makes sense because the behavior of the Seattle Seahawks cornerback is not exactly what it seems. Increasingly, neither is the league Sherman plays for. We will get to that, but first about the Seahawks player, whose angry takedown of San […]

US, Russian forces hunt jihadist widow feared inside Olympic zone

U.S. counterterrorism operatives are helping Russian security agents in the hunt for four female potential terrorists, including a “white widow” — the wife of a dead terrorist — who could already be inside the massive security zone set up for next month’s winter Olympics. Ruzanna Ibragimova, the 22-year-old widow of a jihadist killed by Russian […]

Syria crisis: UN pulls Iran invitation to Geneva talks

20 January 2014 Last updated at 17:26 ET Fighting is continuing across Syria, with more deaths reported every day The UN has withdrawn its invitation to Iran to join this week’s peace conference on the Syria crisis. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky criticised Tehran for failing to back the plan to form a Syrian transitional government, […]

MLK, the reluctant civil rights leader

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Seahawks beat 49ers 23-17 to win NFC title

Last Updated Jan 20, 2014 1:26 AM EST SEATTLE – The Seattle Seahawks are bringing their game-changing defense – and the “12th Man” – to the Big Apple for the Super Bowl. Seattle’s top-ranked defense forced three fourth-quarter turnovers, and Russell Wilson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass on fourth down for the winning points in […]

San Francisco 49ers: Colin Kaepernick’s 4th Quarter Turnovers Were Costly

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Coming into the NFC Championship game, there were a number of focal points and factors that could determine who would win between the San Francisco 49ers and the Seattle Seahawks. One of those focal points was which quarterback would not necessarily play a great game but which one would do a better job of not committing […]

US studying possible rescue plans in case of crisis at Sochi Olympics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In the face of concerns about possible attacks by militants during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, U.S. military and intelligence officials have been studying contingency plans for evacuating Americans from the games in case of a crisis. But U.S. officials have concluded there would be major obstacles to mounting a large-scale […]

House Intelligence chairman hints at Russian help in Snowden leaks

 A leading House Republican is raising questions about Russia’s involvement in the largest security leak in recent U.S. history. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said that former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who has leaked details of the NSA’s surveillance operations, “was a thief who we believe had some help.” In an interview […]