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  • East Haven's Police Scandal Plays Out in Elections and Town Finances

    East Haven's Police Scandal Plays Out in Elections and Town Finances
    Let's hope no one in East Haven (or Connecticut for that matter) is gullible enough to believe that town's marathon racial-profiling-and-police-abuse nightmare is now over because of last week's guilty verdicts for two cops. It is easy to understand why...
  • News of the Weird: Vortex of Damnation

    News of the Weird: Vortex of Damnation
    Land developers for the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. (famous as the inspiration for the hotel in Stephen King's The Shining) announced recently that they need more space and thus will dig up and move the hotel's 12-gravesite pet cemetery....
  • Internet Kill Switch Here? Lieberman Bill Causes Worry

    Should the president be given emergency powers to control the Internet in a crisis? The recent Internet shut-off in Egypt has some wondering whether legislation recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and other senators hands the government a "kill switch."...
  • Firefighters mourn fallen comrade

    Firefighters mourn fallen comrade
    As unrelenting calls from emergency dispatchers echoed in the truck bays at Fort Lauderdale Fire Station No. 2, Lt. Kevin Johns was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated leader who saved the lives of countless strangers — as well as some of his...
  • $15.37 minimum wage heads to Garcetti's desk as hotel group complains

    $15.37 minimum wage heads to Garcetti's desk as hotel group complains
    As the Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Wednesday to a minimum wage increase for workers in large hotels, opponents of the measure reminded city officials they're not going down without a fight. The American Hotel and Lodging Assn. filed...
  • Gift limits vetoed by Gov. Brown would have affected him little

    In vetoing a bill restricting gifts to elected officials, Gov. Jerry Brown was acting on a measure that would have affected his own practice of accepting perks, but not by much. Like most elected officials, the governor accepts gifts, but few of the...
  • Texas' top court upholds dismissal of Tom DeLay convictions

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas' highest criminal court agreed Wednesday with a lower court's decision to throw out money-laundering and conspiracy charges against former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The 8-1 ruling by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals...
  • Hilary Potashner appointed federal public defender for L.A. region

    The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has appointed a career public defender to the post of federal public defender for the Central District of California, which is based in Los Angeles. Hilary Lee Potashner, 47, began serving as acting federal public...
  • Maxwell Lane detour to begin mid-October

    Motorists can expect a detour of Maxwell Lane to begin in mid-October as part of the Middle Ground Boulevard extension in Newport News. The detour will route drivers along Deep Creek Road and Normandy Lane, and is expected to be in place for three weeks....
  • Senators Urge NFL's Roger Goodell to Drop Blackout Policies

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A day after the FCC abandoned its sports blackout rules, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are urging the NFL to voluntarily rescind its own policies that force stations to not air home games...
  • Walter E. Black Jr., chief judge of U.S. District Court for Md.

    Walter E. Black Jr., chief judge of U.S. District Court for Md.
    Walter Evan Black Jr., a retired chief judge of the U.S. District Court for Maryland who ruled against the city of Baltimore in its efforts to acquire the Colts after the team moved to Indianapolis, died of complications from Parkinson's disease Monday at...