By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A jury was selected on Monday to hear the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, 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 Virginia 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. The McDonnells deny the charges, contending in court filings there is no evidence they agreed to use their power to aid the executive, Jonnie Williams, founder of dietary supplement company Star Scientific Inc, which last month changed its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc. With the jury selection complete, opening arguments in the trial at U.S. District Court in Richmond were expected to begin on Tuesday.
A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine history, investigators said Monday.
The road project will narrow the road from four lanes, down to two lanes with a center turn lane.
Freddie Alexander Smoke III, accused of starting the Bully Fire, will face additional felony charges including involuntary manslaughter.
A wanted suspect was chased down by a police K-9 in Redding.
A woman who was 16-weeks pregnant died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Serena Williams said Monday that she feels fine and is ready to play again after a disturbing performance during a doubles match at Wimbledon four weeks ago that scared even her.
A judge ruled against Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Monday in his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
Running back Chris Rainey, released Monday by the Indianapolis Colts, was let go for a violation of an undisclosed team rule, coach Chuck Pagano said Monday.
Ndamukong Suh will not have a deal until at least after the 2014 NFL season.