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  • Navy judge lifts Guantanamo female guard no-touch order

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is once again allowing female prison guards to touch an alleged war criminal while moving him between Guantanamo's most clandestine prison and legal appointments....
  • Longtime South Carolina journalist John Shurr dies

    John Shurr, a longtime journalist and open government advocate who was The Associated Press' bureau chief in South Carolina for 20 years, has died. He was 67. Shurr died at his home Sunday morning, said Bill Rogers, executive director of the South...
  • Small-town watchdogs search for misconduct, misspending

    Small-town watchdogs search for misconduct, misspending
    They are the muckrakers of the farm fields, bloodhounds for small-town waste and corruption, self-appointed guardians of taxpayer money who comb through the books of municipal governments all across Illinois in search of misconduct and misspending. Kirk...
  • Navy judge named in Guantanamo discrimination complaint lifts no-touch order to female guards

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is again allowing female prison guards to touch an alleged war criminal while moving him between Guantanamo's most clandestine prison and legal appointments. Navy Capt....
  • No Need For UConn Foundation Secrecy

    No Need For UConn Foundation Secrecy
    Lawmakers, a word: Don't succumb to the siren song of secrecy piped by representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation at a hearing before the General Assembly's higher education committee Thursday. Advocates for the foundation, the private,...
  • Citigroup whistleblower still on the trail of the too-big-to-fail

    DALLAS Richard Bowen teaches the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 at the University of Texas at Dallas from a deeply personal perspective that of whistleblower. The 68-year-old senior lecturer of accounting was once a top executive with Citigroup's mortgage...
  • UConn Foundation says open records would hurt fundraising

    The University of Connecticut Foundation has told state lawmakers any law forcing records to be opened to the public would make it harder to raise money. Representatives of the fundraising organization of the state's flagship university said at a...
  • UConn Foundation Says 'Transparency' Bills Would Chill Donors

    UConn Foundation Says 'Transparency' Bills Would Chill Donors
    Representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation made an impassioned argument at a legislative hearing Thursday that any law forcing them to open their records to the public — even if donors' name are excluded — would impede their...
  • Park Ridge, Niles police chiefs await legislation on officer body cameras

    Park Ridge, Niles police chiefs await legislation on officer body cameras
    As some police departments begin eyeing the use of officer body cameras, the chiefs of police of Park Ridge and Niles are a bit more hesitant to fully embrace the new technology immediately. For Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski, establishing clear...
  • Execution secrecy bill goes down in Va. House

    Execution secrecy bill goes down in Va. House
    RICHMOND – The Virginia House shot down an effort Tuesday to keep secret the drugs used in lethal injections, as well as the names of the companies that make or mix them. The House killed Senate Bill 1393 on a bipartisan vote, 42-56. Sponsored by...
  • Tech Center land values grow in Newport News after rezoning

    Tech Center land values grow in Newport News after rezoning
    It was the highest-profile piece of undeveloped land in the city — and the value of the 44 acres at the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Oyster Point Road has plunged and soared with developer John R. Lawson's ability to negotiate a good price —...