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  • Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants

    Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants
    Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America as part of an effort to see that unaccompanied minors find shelter in homes rather than in barracks. Faith leaders who met with Gov....
  • Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form

    Doctor could lose license over fake cannabis eligibility form
    A Highland Park doctor could lose his medical license after state regulators alleged that he issued a fake medical cannabis eligibility form to a 79-year-old patient who paid him $250. Dr. Joseph Starkman in 2013 required the patient to pay a fee of...
  • Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official

    Obama could curb corporate 'inversions' on his own: ex-U.S. official
    President Barack Obama could act without congressional approval to limit a key incentive for U.S. corporations to move their tax domiciles abroad in so-called "inversion" deals, a former senior U.S. Treasury Department official said on Monday. By...
  • Owner of livestock auction pleads no contest in animal cruelty case

    The owner of an Inland Empire livestock auction pleaded no contest Monday to animal cruelty charges under California’s “downer” law, which prohibits the sale, transport or abuse of injured livestock. Horacio Santorsola, owner of...
  • Legalize pot? Feds could at least loosen up on medical marijuana

    Legalize pot? Feds could at least loosen up on medical marijuana
    Marijuana has gone so mainstream that even the Old Gray Lady has called for the legalization of pot. The New York Times has begun an editorial series urging the federal government to repeal the ban on weed. The concerns over health effects, addiction...
  • Man sentenced to 2 life terms for killing pregnant woman

    Man sentenced to 2 life terms for killing pregnant woman
    A Plainfield man will spend the rest of his life in jail after a Wisconsin judge sentenced him to two consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole last week for murdering a pregnant Plainfield woman in 2012. Brian M. Cooper, 37, was found...
  • Colorado attorney general again seeks to halt gay marriage in Boulder

    Colorado attorney general again seeks to halt gay marriage in Boulder
    DENVER (Reuters) - Colorado's attorney general asked the state's highest court on Monday to order the Boulder County Clerk to stop giving out marriage licenses to gay couples, saying her actions must be governed by the current state of the law, court...
  • State fair managers punished in free beer ticket scandal

    State fair managers punished in free beer ticket scandal
    SPRINGFIELD — A scandal over free beer tickets at state fairs in Springfield and DuQuoin has led to fines and disciplinary action against two top officials — one of whom is now out of his government job. The most severe punishment went to...
  • U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

    U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on top of the Obama administration's crackdown on...
  • 4th circuit ruling brings joy to some, upset to others

    4th circuit ruling brings joy to some, upset to others
    One side was smiling, the other subdued as the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage, the second federal appeals court to reject state efforts to say marriage was just for couples of one man and one woman....
  • Audubon Warns State Must Change Conservation To Save Bird Species

    Connecticut's old conservation style of buying up property to save it from development, then just letting the landscape return to forest isn't working for many of this state's declining bird species, according to the state's Audubon Society chapter.The...