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  • Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions

    Bill proposes secrecy on Virginia executions
    The state's prisons and one of the most powerful politicians in the state Senate are arguing for a bill that critics say could keep any information about executions secret. The bill also says information about the drugs and equipment used in...
  • License-plate tracking by DEA trades away too much liberty

    License-plate tracking by DEA trades away too much liberty
    The military calls it "mission creep" — sending troops out for one purpose, then adding to their marching orders over time. This kind of metastasis is innocuous in some contexts, but not so benign when the government is collecting information...
  • Little known about proposed Flora medical marijuana grower

    FLORA -- Records released this week say former Gov. Pat Quinn's administration favored a medical marijuana cultivation center for this area that goes by the name "Flora Grow LLC." The Quinn administration's preference for the Flora site was revealed when...
  • Obama signals opening up Atlantic Ocean to drilling for first time, removes areas off Alaska

    The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling indefinitely in environmentally-sensitive areas off Alaska. The proposal...
  • Former Army prosecutor who handled sexual-assault cases found guilty of rape in court-martial

    A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday. Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape, a...
  • Documents: Quinn got recommendations on pot licenses but didn't act

    Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses but he did not act on them before leaving office this month, newly released documents show. Gov. Bruce Rauner's...
  • UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents

    UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents
    In the summer of 1949, special military investigators and Maryland state troopers descended on an old tobacco farm in Glen Burnie and discovered something bizarre in a rundown barn: "prototypes" of a flying saucer. The rudimentary flying machines were...
  • Auditors Open Inquiry Into Merrill's Office Decision Not To Discipline Democratic Official

    Auditors Open Inquiry Into Merrill's Office Decision Not To Discipline Democratic Official
    HARTFORD — The state Auditors of Public Accounts have begun an inquiry into a decision by the office of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to let a Bridgeport Democratic Party official keep his notary public license in 2011, despite his failure...
  • Fire Captain Alleges Intimidation Over Testimony On Suspended Firefighter

    Fire Captain Alleges Intimidation Over Testimony On Suspended Firefighter
    HARTFORD — A fire department captain has alleged in a sworn complaint that Deputy Chief Terry Waller told the captain that his career could be in jeopardy if he testified against a firefighter who had been suspended for repeated on-duty alcohol...
  • Judge orders release of emails in James Brown estate lawsuit

    A judge says South Carolina officials must release emails concerning the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents related to the nearly decade-long fight over the late soul singer's estate. Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. on Friday told the...
  • Apple steps up lobbying in Washington amid push into health apps

    Tim Cook recently traveled to an unfamiliar destination for an Apple Inc. chief executive officer: The U.S. Capitol. During the trip last month, Cook posed for a photo with Sen. Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican taking over the Senate Finance Committee...