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Ex Gov. McDonnell Takes Stand, Reveals Bleak Marriage in Corruption Trial

Ex Gov. McDonnell Takes Stand, Reveals Bleak Marriage in Corruption Trial

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Facing corruption charges, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell characterized his marriage in stunningly bleak terms, taking the witness stand to discuss a marriage that, as he describes it, was filled with yelling, unpleasantness, and distance.

McDonnell is on trial in Virginia over gifts his family received from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, who ...

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Tensions Begin to Ease as National Guard Ordered to Leave Ferguson

Tensions Begin to Ease as National Guard Ordered to Leave Ferguson

iStock/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The streets of Ferguson were mostly peaceful Thursday night, as the tensions are beginning to let up in the St. Louis suburb where unrest has ruled since the police shooting death of an unarmed black teen earlier this month.

Protesters gathered Thursday night with signs near the spot where Michael Brown, 18, was shot Aug. 9.

Authorities arrested seven people ov...

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James Foley's Last Images of the Syrian War

James Foley's Last Images of the Syrian War

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Slain U.S. journalist James Foley's intrepid reporting in Syria gave civilians across the world a glimpse into the country's brutal civil war, one video report at a time.

Even after his death at the hands of ISIS, those clips live on.

Some of his final footage was taken in the August of 2012 in Aleppo, the country's largest city and the site of many attacks betwee...

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Experimental Ebola Drug's Role in Americans' Recoveries Remains Unclear

Experimental Ebola Drug's Role in Americans' Recoveries Remains Unclear

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- American Ebola survivor Dr. Kent Brantly credited doctors, God and an experimental drug for his recovery Thursday. But experts say its unclear whether the drug, known as ZMapp, helped or hindered his recovery.

Brantly and fellow American aid worker Nancy Writebol contracted the virus while working in Liberia with the missionary groups Samaritans Purse and SIM. Th...

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Ten-Hour 'Pay It Forward' Line Ends with Customer No. 458 Who Refuses

Ten-Hour 'Pay It Forward' Line Ends with Customer No. 458 Who Refuses

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.) -- A 10-hour stream of kindness abruptly ended at a Florida Starbucks Wednesday evening when customer No. 458 broke ranks and declined to "pay it forward" for the next drive-thru patron.

"She got a free drink from the previous customer," Celeste Guzman, manager at the Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg, told ABC News on Thursday.

"She was happy...

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Ex Gov. McDonnell Takes Stand, Reveals Bleak Marriage in Corruption Trial

Ex Gov. McDonnell Takes Stand, Reveals Bleak Marriage in Corruption Trial

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Facing corruption charges, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell characterized his marriage in stunningly bleak terms, taking the witness stand to discuss a marriage that, as he describes it, was filled with yelling, unpleasantness, and distance.

McDonnell is on trial in Virginia over gifts his family received from Star Scientific CEO Jonnie Williams, who ...

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  • Saratoga Has Left Newport

    The Saratoga aircraft carrier is no longer a fixture in Newport.  The hulking ship was decommissioned in 1994 and has been anchored in Newport since 1998.  Yesterday the ship departed on ...Read More

  • Preservation Society Cited For Workplace Violations

    The Preservation Society of Newport has been cited by federal workplace safety inspectors for allegedly exposing workers to lead based paint and potentially fatal falls.  OSHA has proposed ove...Read More

  • Roger's High Names Interim Principal

    Rogers High School has an interim high school principal.  The Daily News reports that Gerald Foley, a former principal for Johnston High School and North Kingstown High School, will replace Pr...Read More

  • Newport Zoning Board To Schedule Special Meeting For Latest "Welcome Center" Petition

    The Newport Zoning Board of Review will be meeting Monday at 7pm at the School Administration Building.  On the agenda, The Board will be scheduling a “special meeting” date to hea...Read More

  • RI Peace Workers Arrive In Ferguson

    Four peace workers from Providence are now on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri to offer their services.  The four are from the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence arrived in Fe...Read More

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