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  • Pentagon may call for U.S. ground troops in Iraq despite Obama's vows

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, the military's top officer, repeatedly raised the prospect Tuesday of sending U.S. troops to fight alongside Iraqi soldiers against Islamic State militants, despite President Obama’s vows not to do so. Dempsey, chairman of the...
  • Candidates need reality check on pensions

     Candidates need reality check on pensions
    What to do about our state's worst-in-the-nation pension liability? Gov. Pat Quinn says he doesn't need a "Plan B" to address the problem because he believes the Illinois Supreme Court will uphold the pension reform law he signed in December. Bruce...
  • Brown signs bill to regulate pumping of underground water

     Brown signs bill to regulate pumping of underground water
    For the first time in its history, California will establish statewide management of water pumped from the ground, under legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The package of regulations was heralded by supporters as a long-overdue step in...
  • What happens if Republicans win the Senate?

    For most of the year, it seemed almost certain that Republicans would win the six additional U.S. Senate seats they need to oust the Democrats from their majority and take control of Congress. But the outlook has turned murkier in recent weeks. While...
  • New Texas social studies textbooks draw fire during public hearing

    AUSTIN, Texas Too much negative about former President George W. Bush, too much positive about Hillary Rodham Clinton and way too much coverage of Moses. Those were among a long list of complaints from both sides of the political spectrum during an all-...
  • Letter raises question of possible violations of 'Sunshine' laws in Maitland

    Letter raises question of possible violations of 'Sunshine' laws in Maitland
    Former Maitland City Council member Linda Frosch said Tuesday that she has given a sworn statement to prosecutors about accusations that top city officials violated Florida's open-government "Sunshine" laws. The Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office...
  • Scholars debate the meaning of the 2nd Amendment

    Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued in favor of allowing the government to regulate firearms, consider banning citizens...
  • L.A. County board wades into debate on medical malpractice measure

    L.A. County board wades into debate on medical malpractice measure
    Los Angeles County supervisors waded into a debate on the merits of a November ballot initiative that would raise the cap on medical malpractice claims for pain and suffering. On Tuesday, the county board heard various viewpoints on the measure in...
  • U.S. consumer bureau sues Corinthian, alleging predatory lending

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the ailing Orange County for-profit college operator deceived tens of thousands of students through an "illegal predatory lending scheme." The...
  • City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps

    City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps
    The federal government plans to shift the cost of accepting food stamps to retailers in the coming weeks, a move that Baltimore officials and anti-hunger advocates said Tuesday could make it harder for some families to buy groceries. Mayor Stephanie...
  • How Sands Casino is beating the odds at the tables

    How Sands Casino is beating the odds at the tables
    In Atlantic City casinos are closing, in Connecticut they've laid off workers and even a relative success story Pennsylvania has seen two years of slow decline. Yet people are rolling the dice more than ever at Sands casino in Bethlehem. Table games...