As prosecutors in the McDonnell corruption trial began wrapping up their case, FBI agent David Hulser testified that the McDonnells were in dire financial straits when they did favors for a wealthy businessman.
A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban, leading to the possibility that same-sex couples will be able to legally marry by next week.
The announcement from the White House that they will allow testing for gas and oil off Virginia's Atlantic coast has drawn rare support from Republican lawmakers, who say it's the first step towards kickstarting offshore drilling.
Prosecutors will put the finishing touches on their case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen this week in the corruption trial that has rocked the commonwealth's political landscape.
The derailment of a train in Lynchburg, Virginia, carrying volatile Bakken crude exposed crucial safety risks in American rail transit, but so far nobody has found a silver bullet that would keep communities safe in the future.
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