Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, the heiress to one of America’s great business fortunes whose support of presidential candidate John Edwards had attracted her, at 100, the type of public scrutiny she had spent a lifetime avoiding, has died. She was 103.
Olympic champions Shaun White and Bode Miller are among athletes who have said they’re concerned about the warm weather at the Sochi Games, where athletes have crashed on slushy snow as temperatures are forecast to reach as high as 19 degrees Celsius (66 degrees Fahrenheit) this week.
Ex-presidential candidate John Edwards, on trial for allegedly using campaign funds to hide an affair, initially targeted a longtime friend and a successful musician for money to support his mistress, a former aide said.
For Andrew Young and other exhausted, young civil rights activists who’d spent most of 1963 battling to desegregate public facilities in Birmingham, Alabama, the March on Washington seemed like a chance to take a couple of days off.
John Edwards for weeks assured a campaign aide who was helping conceal his extramarital affair that he wouldn’t abandon him after suspending his 2008 presidential campaign, only to do just that, the ex-aide said.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards planted seeds of destruction in his 2008 campaign with his extramarital affair and used a former aide as cover, prosecutors said at the close of his trial over alleged campaign-donation violations.
Former presidential candidate John Edwards isn’t likely to be retried for using illegal campaign contributions to hide an extramarital affair after a jury acquitted him on one count and failed to reach a verdict on five others, according to a person familiar with the matter.