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  • Primary Election Results 2014

    Primary Election Results 2014
    About 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, the Broward Supervisor of Elections Office finished counting ballots from all of the county's 577 precincts. Less than 600 absentee ballots were still being counted, but Supervisor Brenda Snipes said they would finish this...
  • Christian groups duke it out in 'Mighty Men' lawsuit

    Christian groups duke it out in 'Mighty Men' lawsuit
    In a battle of the brands, an Orlando Christian organization is suing a Nashville megachurch over the use of the words "Mighty Men." Orlando's Mighty Men of God Inc. contends the World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro has usurped its "Mighty Men"...
  • Most incumbent judges beat back challengers

    Most incumbent judges beat back challengers
    A slew of county and circuit judgeships were up for grabs when Central Florida voters went to the polls Tuesday, but almost all incumbents held their seats. Voters in Orange and Osceola countieshad the opportunity to dramatically reshape the local...
  • Lawyers for Indiana, Wisconsin grilled in court over gay marriage bans

    Lawyers for Indiana, Wisconsin grilled in court over gay marriage bans
    Indiana and Wisconsin officials found themselves on the defensive at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday as they advocated for bans on same-sex marriage. Moments after he began his oral argument, Indiana Solicitor General Thomas M. Fisher...
  • Indiana, Wisconsin grilled over gay marriage bans

    Indiana, Wisconsin grilled over gay marriage bans
    The debate over same-sex marriage jumped off to a quick and heated start at the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago on Tuesday, as officials from Indiana and Wisconsin found themselves on the defensive as they sought to preserve their states'...
  • U.S. court will not block lawsuits over Connecticut SWAT raid

    MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A U.S. federal appeals court has ruled that Connecticut police cannot claim immunity to quash lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages from a botched 2008 raid by a SWAT team that severely injured a homeowner and killed...
  • Judges ask pointed questions about same-sex marriage bans in Wis., Ind.

    Judges ask pointed questions about same-sex marriage bans in Wis., Ind.
    Attorneys for Indiana and Wisconsin faced tough, pointed questions from a panel of three federal appeals judges in this morning’s arguments over bans on gay marriage in those states. Judge Richard Posner waited just about a minute before...
  • Chinese immigrant wrongly locked up for 30 years dies

    David Tom arrived in San Francisco as a stowaway from China in 1949, along with his brother seeking greater opportunity in the U.S. He worked in Chinese restaurants in San Francisco for a year, then came to Chicago to work at restaurants here and live...
  • Ex-Chicago Bulls player Ronnie Brewer pleads no contest to DUI

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer pleaded no contest on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from his February arrest in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles prosecutors said. Brewer,...
  • Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review

    Top architect Hadid files defamation lawsuit over book review
    Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect known for futuristic designs, sued The New York Review of Books and the architecture critic Martin Filler on Thursday over alleged defamatory statements about her in a recent book review. Hadid, who was born in...
  • Detroit, hold-out creditors must go to bankruptcy mediation: judge

    (Reuters) - Detroit and its major hold-out creditors were ordered on Tuesday into mediation, just a week before a key federal court hearing is to start in the city's historic bankruptcy case. The move followed a Monday hearing before U.S. Bankruptcy...