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  • Jim Jeffords dies at 80; Vermont senator who left the GOP in 2001

    Although he made his career in politics, Jim Jeffords was a modest man who disliked cameras and speeches. In May 2001, however, the three-term senator from Vermont found himself in the spotlight when he quit the Republican Party and tipped the Senate...
  • Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling

    Allies diverge on whether Supreme Court should delay same-sex marriage ruling
    Gay and lesbian couples fighting to overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage have counted Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring as one of their strongest allies in the effort. But Herring and the plaintiffs diverged Monday on whether the U.S....
  • McDonnell trial: First lady Maureen McDonnell "just didn't have the capacity"

    McDonnell trial: First lady Maureen McDonnell "just didn't have the capacity"
    RICHMOND — A string of high-ranking officials from Gov. Bob McDonnell’s administration took the stand in his corruption trial Monday to say he never asked them for anything untoward, and never anything for Star Scientific. No grants, though...
  • Ferguson, Mo.: Microcosm of U.S.: Front & Center

    The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin shooting in a tony Sanford subdivision two years ago. Unlike Sanford, however, Ferguson has erupted in riots, prompting Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes

    Feds charge two west suburban men with gun crimes
    Two west suburban men who authorities say illegally possessed stolen firearms have been indicted on federal gun charges, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago said Monday. Walter Freeman, 35, of Lisle, and Timothy Vana, 53, of Forest Park, are...
  • Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty

    Quinn OKs DNA tests for defendants who plead guilty
    SPRINGFIELD — A new state law gives defendants who plead guilty a chance to use DNA evidence to clear their name if the evidence were not available during trial. The law most likely will be used in cases of murder and rape, but could be used for...
  • Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation

     Fallout continues for Chicago lawyer under criminal investigation
    The fallout from the ongoing criminal probe of Chicago defense attorney Beau Brindley continued Monday as a convicted drug dealer and swindler whose cases are at the center of the investigation said he wanted to keep Brindley as his lawyer despite being...
  • Rick Perry indictment: Politicians' spats don't belong in courts

    Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry last week was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two felony counts for...
  • Inspector general court fight moving forward

    Inspector general court fight moving forward
    Another delay may have been averted in resolving the three-year legal fight over how to pay for Palm Beach County’s government watchdog. A hearing is now scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday about the legal challenge brought by 14 cities objecting to the...
  • $1M bail for Park Manor man held in reckless homicide

    $1M bail for Park Manor man held in reckless homicide
    A Park Manor man who prosecutors say sped away from police before crashing his car Thursday night, killing a teen riding in the back seat, was ordered held Sunday on $1 million bail. Gabriel E. Johnson, 18, of the 6800 block of South Champlain Avenue,...
  • Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson

    Fed sentence: rehab for ex-lawmaker Dawson
    Former state legislator Mandy Dawson was freed from federal detention to enter a residential drug treatment program Monday after pleading guilty to violating probation by using cocaine. Dawson, 58, has been in custody since her arrest in June...