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  • News of the Weird: Worth the Commute

    News of the Weird: Worth the Commute
    Downtown London residences are known to be staggeringly expensive, but media blogger Sam Cookney calculated in October just how much. Cookney said he can live in an upscale apartment in Barcelona, Spain, and commute almost every workday to London (700...
  • The Price of A Rogue Police Department

    The Price of A Rogue Police Department
    Seems like East Haven keeps finding new ways to demonstrate just how expensive, in both taxpayer dollars and civic reputation, a rogue police department can be. Based on all available evidence (and that includes a federal civil rights investigation plus...
  • Term limits amendment — and citizens — lose

    Term limits amendment — and citizens — lose
    People of Illinois, an appellate court has spoken: Your constitution is stacked against you. A measure to limit the terms of state lawmakers does not meet the narrow criteria for citizen-driven amendments, the 1st District Appellate Court ruled...
  • Shakira's hit song ripped off Dominican artist: N.Y. judge

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge has found that a hit 2010 song by Colombian pop star Shakira copied a Dominican songwriter's work. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in a ruling in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday said Shakira's Spanish-...
  • Court orders St. Luke's to turn over records, allow depositions in suit over Cullen claims

    Easton attorney John R. Vivian won a round Monday in his fight to defend himself from St. Luke's University Hospital's claim that he fabricated wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuits related to killer nurse Charles Cullen. Pennsylvania...
  • Supreme Court blocks gay marriages from starting in Virginia

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked a court order that would have allowed gay marriages in Virginia to begin Thursday, adding to the likelihood the justices will decide the issue themselves in the coming term. The brief order by the court...
  • Conservative Christian group makes endorsements in Broward judicial races

    Conservative Christian group makes endorsements in Broward judicial races
    The Christian Family Coalition, whose biggest recent cause has been fighting against lawsuits seeking to legalize gay marriage in Florida, is out with endorsements in three Broward judicial races. In a statement Tuesday evening, the organization gave...
  • State high court declines to hear Palmdale voting rights appeal

    State high court declines to hear Palmdale voting rights appeal
     The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to take up the city of Palmdale's appeals in a voting rights lawsuit it lost last year. The high court's decision is the latest in a series of legal setbacks the city has faced since a Superior Court...
  • Mayo: Sorting out judges tough task for voters

    Here's my Monday print column, part one of my look at the six Broward judicial races on the Aug. 26 ballot. I'll be posting my review of the four-way race for one circuit judge seat and two county court races tomorrow. Meantime, if you want to learn...
  • Wasserman Schultz visits Hobby Lobby store - to urge a boycott

    Wasserman Schultz visits Hobby Lobby store - to urge a boycott
    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday – not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kid’s school projects, but...
  • Easton zoners sign off on cell tower expansion

    The Easton Zoning Hearing Board on Monday approved the expansion of a cellphone tower that could make for fewer dropped calls at Lafayette College. But at least one local resident says the 195-foot pole at 311 E. Paxinosa Road, a forested ribbon of...