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  • Teachers union refiles lawsuit against school-voucher expansion

    TALLAHASSEE — After losing the first round in a court battle, school-voucher opponents have filed a revised challenge to a new law that would expand Florida's program. The challenge, backed by the Florida Education Association teachers union, was...
  • Northampton County Council backs off legislative logjam

    Northampton County Council backs off legislative logjam
    Northampton County Executive John Brown on Wednesday accused County Council of jeopardizing the public welfare and extorting his administration with council's vow to block legislation until he rolls back changes to employee health care. "They are holding...
  • NCAA asks Pa. high court to end officials' suit over Penn State fine

    NCAA asks Pa. high court to end officials' suit over Penn State fine
    The NCAA has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overrule a Commonwealth Court order to prepare for a trial on the validity of its agreement with Penn State on sanctions over the Jerry Sandusky sex- abuse scandal. In a filing with the state's...
  • UCLA conference center and hotel wins court victory

    UCLA conference center and hotel wins court victory
    UCLA has won a court victory for the conference center and hotel under construction at the center of the Westwood campus. A Superior Court judge has ruled against a lawsuit from critics in a neighborhood organization who alleged that environmental studies...
  • McCaffery suspension may pit king's power against will of the people

    McCaffery suspension may pit king's power against will of the people
    HARRISBURG — King's Bench power. It's a 12th-century legal authority the Legislature bestowed in 1722 on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, granting the court constitutional authority over legal and supervisory aspects of the court system in the...
  • Ed Gillespie says top priority is repealing sequestration cuts during Virginia Beach stop

    Ed Gillespie says top priority is repealing sequestration cuts during Virginia Beach stop
    At a gathering of more than 65 people at a Filipino restaurant in Virginia Beach, GOP Senate hopeful Ed Gillespie explained how he would fight to repeal sequestration, work with the president on trade agreements and save jobs by not raising the minimum...
  • CPS asks feds for delay on new standardized test

    CPS asks feds for delay on new standardized test
    Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday that she'll ask the federal government to delay the rollout of a new and controversial state exam for grade school students this spring. Byrd-Bennett told school board members that fully...
  • After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers

    After Rosedale derailment, NTSB calls for ban on phone use by drivers
    The freight train derailment and explosion that caused millions of dollars in property damage in Rosedale last year spurred National Transportation Safety Board officials on Wednesday to call for new laws banning the use of hands-free cellphone devices by...
  • Iran president denounces bill to empower Islamic vigilantes

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came out on Wednesday against a parliamentary bill to empower vigilantes who enforce Islamic morals, strongly re-asserting a moderate agenda that had taken a back seat since his election last year....
  • Producers Say High Fees at L.A. County Parks Are Hurting Location Filming

    Few other places in Downtown Los Angeles have the vantage point of Grand Park: Stretching from the Music Center to the obelisk-capped City Hall, the park is a symbol of what many hope will be the revival of Downtown and, at last, give the region a sense...
  • Witkos, Osborne Face Off In 8th Senate District

    Witkos, Osborne Face Off In 8<sup>t</sup><sup>h</sup> Senate District
    Republican state Sen. Kevin Witkos, seeking a fourth term, faces Democrat Melissa Osborne in the race for the 8th Senate District. Witkos, of Canton, has represented the district since 2008 and before that represented the 17th House District for eight...