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  • Texas lawmaker says it's time to stop 'warehousing' immigrant children

    FORT WORTH, Texas Texas is running out of room to house the thousands of Central American children who illegally crossed the border. And Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, says the solution is not to continue piling them into bus stations and other makeshift...
  • Exclusive: U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on Ukraine resolution

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council is due to vote Monday on a resolution that would condemn the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane in Ukraine and demands that those responsible be held accountable and that armed groups don't...
  • Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?

     Would a citizens commission work in overseeing L.A.'s sheriff?
    Momentum is building for the creation of a citizens commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where scandals led to the criminal convictions of deputies and to Sheriff Lee Baca's resignation this year. Now, Supervisor Mark Ridley-...
  • TCA 2014: 'Gotham' exec says Batman origin series is real mythology

    TCA 2014: 'Gotham' exec says Batman origin series is real mythology
    Batman fanboys need to get one thing straight when it comes to approaching Fox's new series "Gotham," set in the fictional Gotham City in the days before the caped crusader patrolled the night: Forget about strict chronology. "Gotham" executive producer...
  • VA warns hill on opening 'floodgate' to private care

    The ambitious push by Congress and its veteran affairs committees to swiftly solve a health care wait-time crisis for tens of thousands of veterans appears to have run hard aground. The sandbank is more than the bills' costs, which are considerable....
  • A deep divide over condo foreclosure bill

    An Illinois bill awaiting the governor's signature or veto has deeply divided a constituency with a shared goal: getting new owners into foreclosed condominiums. The two sides are papering Gov. Pat Quinn's office with pleas, positions and petitions....
  • A snapshot of mortgage news across U.S.

    Once again, the printouts heralding housing news that are heaped on my desk threaten to fall over and hurt me. In the name of safety, let's get the news (much of it mortgage-related) to the people: The ads touting reverse mortgages are hard to miss if...
  • Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share

     Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share
    Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
  • Short days and shorts are the rule during lawmakers' recess

    SACRAMENTO — Life at the state Capitol is mellow these days, now that lawmakers are away on a monthlong summer recess. Their absence, for the more literary of the statehouse denizens, brings to mind a famous quote popularized by 19th century...
  • Horn etiquette: Think twice before 'laying on it'

    Q: Regarding the use of the automobile horn, there seems to be a trend in our area of people becoming totally disconnected while texting or checking emails when stopped for a red light. Several times recently, I have had to give a 'toot' to the person...
  • Don LoCicero: End lifetime appointments to Supreme Court

    I understand the thinking followed by the framers of our Constitution when they decided that Supreme Court justices should be appointed for life. Their primary reason was to limit the power of the executive branch of government and to prevent the...