Campus News

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~

Former Virginia governor and first lady found guilty on various corruption charges

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen were found guilty on several counts of influence-peddling on Sept. 4. The two were charged with receiving gifts “with corrupt intent.” Both were found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the citizens of Virginia, influence-peddling, wire fraud and conspiracy. The McDonnells were in office from Jan. 2010 to Jan. 2014. Sentencing is set for Jan. 6, 2015. Both are expected to appeal their case.

President Obama to delay executive action on immigration issue

President Obama announced that he would delay taking any executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections in November. This decision comes after pressure from fellow Democrats who feared that acting on the controversial immigration issue would hurt their re-election chances in November.

Plane crashes off coast of Jamaica

The U.S. Coast Guard called off its search for a small, single-engine plane that crashed off the coast of Jamaica on Sept. 5. Fighter jets pursued the plane after it became unresponsive in its flight from New York to Florida. New York couple Larry and Jane Glazer were the only passengers on board. Larry Glazer, who was piloting the plane, was said to be “unconscious and slumped over” according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Prince William and Kate Middleton announce second pregnancy

Prince William and Dutchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton announced on Sept. 7 that they are expecting their second child. This baby will become fourth in line to the throne. Their first child, Prince George, turned one in July. During her last pregnancy, Middleton was hospitalized for acute morning sickness