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  • Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires

    Gov. Brown approves tougher penalties for starting major fires
    Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires. The measure reinstates a law that...
  • Chicago, south suburban Harvey battle over water bills

      Chicago, south suburban Harvey battle over water bills
    A legal battle between Chicago and one of its suburbs is turning increasingly heated, with the city accusing Harvey of "stealing" tens of millions of dollars worth of water while the suburb's spokesman implied that it's been gouged for years by its bigger...
  • Texas gubernatorial candidates court Hispanic vote in debate

    (Reuters) - Heading into the final weeks of the campaign, Texas gubernatorial candidates Republican Greg Abbott and Democrat Wendy Davis held their first debate in a Rio Grande Valley border town as they targeted support from Hispanic voters.     Friday'...
  • Pennsylvania judge rules on pornographic emails

    Pennsylvania judge rules on pornographic emails
    HARRISBURG — A judge has lifted a temporary stay preventing the release of pornographic emails shared within the state attorney general's office. But that doesn't mean the emails will be made public any time soon in response to media requests...
  • Co-Author of California Tax Credit Bill: Studios Shouldn't 'Pit The States Against One Another'

    When news broke earlier this month that the MPAA was planning to hold a summit of film commissioners, the timing stirred concern from some California lawmakers that it was happening right on the heels of the state tripling the size of its tax credit...
  • Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race

    Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race
    As Ald. Robert Fioretti embarks on a campaign to convince voters he’d be better at running the city than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he’s facing questions about why he and his law firms have been sued for not paying bills. Since 1999, Fioretti and...
  • 'The Case Against the Supreme Court' pushes for reforms

    'The Case Against the Supreme Court' pushes for reforms
    Erwin Chemerinsky has made an exemplary career out of teaching, writing and lecturing about the U.S. Supreme Court. And though he has strongly liberal views, he is widely admired for his ability to explain the work of the court in a way that is...
  • Full list of new Virginia judges

    Here are all the judges the General Assembly elected last night. I pulled this list from the House minutes, where results were enterred for the record. That's a time saver, and thanks to the Division of Legislative Services for suggesting it, since...
  • Connecticut AFL-CIO Launches Direct Mail Hit on Tom Foley

    Connecticut AFL-CIO Launches Direct Mail Hit on Tom Foley
    The Connecticut's largest labor organization will be bombarding mailboxes across the state with campaign mailers slamming Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley. "Tom Foley says his business experience is why he should be elected governor," one...
  • Allentown considers naming street for Andre Reed

    Allentown considers naming street for Andre Reed
    Take a drive on the Larry Holmes. Hop a ride on the Jim Honochick. And maybe, someday, park it on the Andre Reed. With the recent induction of Lehigh Valley football great Andre Reed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, an effort is underway in...
  • Chicago has no reason to bet on Nik Wallenda stunt

    Chicago has no reason to bet on Nik Wallenda stunt
    Just because Nik Wallenda is willing to risk his life on the high wire doesn't mean Chicago should take a chance too. Yet the city that welcomed daredevil Evel Knievel and a doomed televised stunt that introduced the concept of jumping the shark...