McDonnell and his wife, former first lady Maureen, were convicted in September on several charges of corruption while he was in office.
Coaches and friends are mourning the loss of two American prospects in World Cup skiing. They died Monday in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps. Linda Wertheimer talks to Sasha Rearick, head coach of the U.S. ski team.
It's now more difficult for Syrian refugees to enter into neighboring Lebanon. On Monday, Lebanon imposed new visa-like restrictions on Syrian refugees entering the country. Steve Inskeep talks to Ron Redmond, a spokeman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
States have another year to get full funding for Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Conservative states are scrambling to pick up the funds while not calling the move expansion. Utah, Wyoming and Montana all have governors who are trying to get the money but their legislators are coming up with sparser counter-proposals that may derail all the efforts.
Two US citizens are charged with trying to overthrow the government of the tiny West African nation of Gambia. The charges stem from a December 30th coup attempt.
Confirmation hearings for nominee Loretta Lynch will offer the new Republican majority a chance to register protests about White House action on immigration and other controversial issues.
John Boehner is set to start his third 2-year term as speaker. His election is nearly a foregone conclusion, although a number of his Republican colleagues are likely to vote against him on the floor.
When you think of oil and gas towns, most people visualize transient workers and RV parks. But plenty of oilfield workers move to towns with their families. The challenge is finding a place to stay.
In Ft. Lauderdale, Key West and other cities, gay and lesbian couples began getting married shortly after midnight when a ban on same-sex unions was officially lifted.
Falling gasoline prices are a benefit to motorists — but those lower prices come with a hidden cost: increased traffic fatalities.
On New Year's Day, the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline was $2.23. That's the average though, and many stations are selling gas at under $2 a gallon.
The Euro fell to a nine-year low against the dollar on Monday as investors worried about Europe's economic doldrums. Linda Wertheimer talks to Callum Williams of The Economist.
Digital downloads of iTunes fell sharply in 2014, as consumers abandoned Apple's music store in favor of cheap, easy-to-use subscription services.
When residents see Darlene Arviso driving her water delivery truck, it's like they've seen Santa coming down the chimney. But these deliveries to the Navajo Nation are far from the perfect solution.
Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration and he says he's proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.
Peart is one of the world's greatest rock drummers, but his earliest influence comes from jazz.
Thomas Gilbert Jr. was arrested on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon in the death of Thomas Gilbert Sr.
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Monday that its board would discuss the four cities' bids at Denver International Airport later this week — and then possibly travel to the winning city.