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The Washington Post has a new publisher, owner Jeff Bezos said Tuesday in his latest move to reshape the prestigious daily for the digital age, ending a long era of family management. Bezos, the Internet entrepreneur and founder of Amazon, named Fred Ryan as publisher and chief executive, replacing Katharine Weymouth, the scion of the family that has run the paper for decades. Ryan is a former Reagan administration official and part of the founding leadership team of Politico, a successful digital news organization covering the Washington political scene. A lawyer, he also headed Allbritton Communications, which operates local television stations.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison was in the hands Tuesday of jurors who must decide whether the couple sold the influence of the office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signature product.