Rick Perry surrenders, then goes out for ice cream

He was booked on criminal charges of abuse of power

Rick Perry surrenders, then goes out for ice cream

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry gave a confident, wry smile beneath flawless hair for his mug shot. Then he went out for a vanilla ice cream. That’s how the possible 2016 presidential candidate greeted his booking on criminal charges of abuse of power. But what’s next for the longest-serving governor in Texas history isn’t so […]

Rick Perry calls indictment ‘outrageous’

'We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country'

Rick Perry calls indictment ‘outrageous’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is lashing out at the “outrageous” criminal charges filed against him and defending the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power. Perry, a potential candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, appeared defiant Saturday when he met with reporters outside […]

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife, indicted on 14 counts

"Today's charges represent the Justice Department's continued commitment to rooting out public corruption at all levels of government."

Former Va. Gov. McDonnell, wife, indicted on 14 counts

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were indicted Tuesday on corruption charges after a monthslong federal investigation into gifts the Republican received from a political donor. The 14-count indictment against McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, includes one count of conspiracy to commit honest-services wire fraud; three counts of honest-services wire fraud; one count […]

Mel Gibson beat up girlfriend

Mel Gibson beat up girlfriend

Mel Gibson was heard allegedly acknowledging he hit the mother of his 8-month-old daughter in a recording released Monday by a celebrity news website. The eight-minute recording posted by RadarOnline.com was purportedly a phone argument between Gibson and then-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva. A voice sounding distinctively like the Academy Award-winner was heard telling Grigorieva that she […]

Former Blackwater execs charged in arms deal

Former Blackwater execs charged in arms deal

The former president of Blackwater Worldwide was charged Friday with using straw purchases to stockpile automatic weapons at the security firm and filing false documents to cover up gifts given to the king of Jordan. Gary Jackson, 52, who left the company last year in a management shake-up, was charged along with four of his […]