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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."...
  • Argentina wants deal with all holdout investors together

    Argentina wants deal with all holdout investors together
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's government on Wednesday ruled out further piecemeal debt negotiations with a small group of U.S. hedge funds and said the country needed to strike a deal with all bondholders which have rejected past restructuring...
  • Public hearing will address Mathews County's draft flood ordinance

    MATHEWS – Mathews County's draft Floodplain Management Ordinance, including an additional one-foot freeboard requirement, will be open for public comment next month. After tabling action in July, the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to advertise...
  • Governor, Legislative Leaders Reach Deal On California Movie and TV Tax Credit

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - California legislative leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are expected to announce a deal on Wednesday to extend and expand California's movie and TV tax credit, a source close to the negotiations said on Wednesday. The agreement...
  • Making an informed decision about an airport in Peotone

    In “Knock-knock. It’s Peotone again” (Editorial, Aug. 26), the Tribune editorial board encourages the winner of November’s gubernatorial election to either “go full throttle” on building a new airport in the eastern...
  • American journalist 'overwhelmed with emotion' after release from Syria

    American journalist 'overwhelmed with emotion' after release from Syria
    An American writer released this week after nearly two years of captivity in Syria said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of attention he received after returning home, he told reporters on Wednesday. Peter Theo Curtis, 45, returned to the United...
  • Most victims of Syrian cluster bombs are civilian: campaign group

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cluster bomb attacks and unexploded munitions killed or injured nearly 1,600 people in Syria in the past two years – 97 percent of them civilians – an international campaign group said on Wednesday....
  • NAACP: Ocala's saggy pants ban targets black men

    NAACP: Ocala's saggy pants ban targets black men
    The city of Ocala could repeal its controversial ban of saggy pants around the city, WFTV.com reports.  Ocala City Council members unanimously passed the ordinance last month, which made it a criminal offense for someone to wear pants two inches or more...
  • Bill Clinton to stump for Maine governor hopeful

    PORTLAND Maine (Reuters) - Former President Bill Clinton will come to Maine on Tuesday to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor, Mike Michaud, party officials announced this week, shining a national spotlight on one of the most closely...