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  • 50 years later, SNAP proves its continuing vitality

    A lot has happened in the 50 years since LBJ signed the Food Stamp Act of 1964 into law. We've elected eight presidents, watched our population grow and shift, gained knowledge about health and nutrition, enjoyed economic booms and survived recessions....
  • U.N. investigators fear for children in ISIS training camps

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations investigators voiced concern on Wednesday at the fate of boys forced to join Islamic State training camps in Syria and said that any decision by the United States to bomb the Sunni militant group "must respect the laws of...
  • Court calls Wisconsin, Indiana gay marriage bans into question

    CHICAGO A three-judge federal appeals panel on Tuesday closely questioned bans on same-sex marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana, with one judge calling parts of the states' arguments "absurd" and "ridiculous." "These people and their adopted children are...
  • Gay youths more likely to report trouble in foster care, study finds

    Gay foster youths are twice as likely to report being treated poorly by the foster care system than their straight counterparts, according to a new study of Los Angeles County's foster care system. They have more foster care placements, are more...
  • California Senate approves measure banning warrantless drone surveillance

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The California State Senate passed legislation on Tuesday imposing strict regulations on how law enforcement and other government agencies can use drones, a move supporters said will protect privacy and prevent warrantless...
  • Council looks at emergency tent stall ordinance

    The Wellington Village Council recently postponed giving its final decision on replacing an emergency measure that permits horse owners to board their steeds in tents if their stalls are damaged during a natural disaster such as a hurricane. The...
  • City, county agree to help pay for Red Line as cost rises to $2.9 billion

    City, county agree to help pay for Red Line as cost rises to $2.9 billion
    Baltimore city and county leaders announced Tuesday that they are committing a combined $280 million to fund construction of the Red Line light rail even as the estimated cost for the project has ballooned to $2.9 billion. The local contributions are...
  • Boca's first downtown hotel moving closer to reality

    Boca's first downtown hotel moving closer to reality
    Downtown Boca Raton's first hotel will add 12 stories to the skyline, according to plans that will go before the City Council next month. If built, the Hyatt Place Hotel Boca Raton at 120 E. Palmetto Park Road will be the third downtown building to rise...
  • Parking woes at Lakeside fuel debate over parking plan for new building

    Parking woes at Lakeside fuel debate over parking plan for new building
    At the development called Lakeside Village is a building now under construction, that will eventually be used by Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The construction work has stopped, because the contractor is required by city code to have 21 parking spaces there. ...
  • Mediation veteran Eric Green to oversee Bank of America settlement

    The official in charge of making sure Bank of America complies with terms of its record $16.65 billion settlement is a 35-year veteran of mediation, playing roles in major cases involving the likes of Microsoft, Visa and MasterCard, and even Bank of...
  • Care aides get little to no training for life-and-death tasks

    Teri Sernett stood frozen in fear in the living room of the east St. Paul, Minn., home. Her patient, an elderly quadriplegic man she had just met, gasped for air, his throat blocked and his eyes rolled back. Nothing in Sernett's one hour of training as a...