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  • Misconduct at Justice Department isn't always prosecuted

    WASHINGTON Dozens of Justice Department officials, ranging from FBI special agents and prison wardens to high-level federal prosecutors, have escaped prosecution or firing in recent years despite findings of misconduct by the department's own internal...
  • Judge says US doesn't have to reveal cost of Guantanamo's secret Camp 7

    WASHINGTON A federal judge agreed Thursday that the Pentagon does not have to reveal how much was paid to build the crumbling, secret Camp 7 at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, rejecting a Miami Herald bid to make the number public. U.S. District...
  • State Settles With Ex-Official Who Got Disability Pension While Serving As Volunteer Fireman

    The 2½-year legal battle over ex-deputy environmental commissioner David Leff's neck ailment – a case that exposed claims of both unfairness and excessive generosity in the state's system of awarding premium pensions to retirees with disabilities&#...
  • Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]

    Perdue's ruffled feathers [Editorial]
    Last week, Jim Perdue spoke at a Maryland Chamber of Commerce event to complain about the regulatory environment in the state where his company roosts. "The problem is, we have no seat at the table in Maryland," the Perdue Farms chairman said, according...
  • Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan

     Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan
    Calls for details of a contingency plan in case of a teachers' strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 yielded no results for community members Monday. But school board President Richard Skoda said the specifics would be sent in a letter...
  • Radicalization of NC jihadist came gradually, FBI files show

    WASHINGTON The former Charlotte, N.C., blogger-turned-al-Qaida propagandist, Samir Khan, called Charlotte Muslims "wussies" for not fighting jihad overseas. And he once tried, unsuccessfully, to get a job as a baggage handler for a U.S. airline. Those...
  • Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders

     Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders
    When Gralen Titus Bennett was issued a Chicago Housing Authority voucher that would pay most of his rent, he looked for apartments in Uptown, Lakeview and other neighborhoods near the lakefront. Bennett is rooted on the West Side, and though he said he...
  • Howell to feds: What's the difference between Puckett, McAuliffe appointments?

    Speaker of the House William Howell said Monday that the House will delay action on three gubernatorial appointments until he gets a green light from the U.S. Department of Justice. Howell, R-Fredericksburg, sent a letter to that effect late last week...
  • Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement

    Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid more than $77,000 to a student who accused campus officials of minimizing her sexual assault and harassment complaints even after photographs and a video of the incident were passed around a fraternity...
  • Notes and notables

    Get the picture? When someone is arrested and booked, that person gets photographed. These "booking mugs" have become a part of the American culture, from ghastly celebrity pics to the burgeoning online galleries of everyday felony suspects. So we...
  • Sheriff indicates some facts on Jones children's deaths may be made public

    LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty indicated Tuesday he could well make public limited facts about how five children were killed at the right time, and only after consulting with prosecutors and Coroner Earl Wells. With rampant...