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  • New Texas social studies textbooks draw fire during public hearing

    AUSTIN, Texas Too much negative about former President George W. Bush, too much positive about Hillary Rodham Clinton and way too much coverage of Moses. Those were among a long list of complaints from both sides of the political spectrum during an all-...
  • Letter raises question of possible violations of 'Sunshine' laws in Maitland

    Letter raises question of possible violations of 'Sunshine' laws in Maitland
    Former Maitland City Council member Linda Frosch said Tuesday that she has given a sworn statement to prosecutors about accusations that top city officials violated Florida's open-government "Sunshine" laws. The Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office...
  • Scholars debate the meaning of the 2nd Amendment

    Two legal scholars went head to head over the legality of gun regulations Tuesday at Orange Coast College. Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the UC Irvine School of Law, argued in favor of allowing the government to regulate firearms, consider banning citizens...
  • L.A. County board wades into debate on medical malpractice measure

    L.A. County board wades into debate on medical malpractice measure
    Los Angeles County supervisors waded into a debate on the merits of a November ballot initiative that would raise the cap on medical malpractice claims for pain and suffering. On Tuesday, the county board heard various viewpoints on the measure in...
  • U.S. consumer bureau sues Corinthian, alleging predatory lending

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the ailing Orange County for-profit college operator deceived tens of thousands of students through an "illegal predatory lending scheme." The...
  • City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps

    City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps
    The federal government plans to shift the cost of accepting food stamps to retailers in the coming weeks, a move that Baltimore officials and anti-hunger advocates said Tuesday could make it harder for some families to buy groceries. Mayor Stephanie...
  • How Sands Casino is beating the odds at the tables

    How Sands Casino is beating the odds at the tables
    In Atlantic City casinos are closing, in Connecticut they've laid off workers and even a relative success story Pennsylvania has seen two years of slow decline. Yet people are rolling the dice more than ever at Sands casino in Bethlehem. Table games...
  • California judge blocks release of report into police shooting of teen

    (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Tuesday issued a temporary restraining order preventing the release of an independent review into the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by police in Southern California, officials said. Results of the probe,...
  • Sweeping new California groundwater pumping rules signed into law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. For centuries, California's groundwater has been freely available to anyone who could siphon the coveted natural resource from the earth. But that changed Tuesday with the stroke of a pen. Seeking to replenish a depleted water table...
  • Tim Donnelly to walk precincts for Knight in congressional race

     GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks, perhaps the most outspoken conservative in the Legislature, plans to campaign this weekend  for state Sen. Stephen Knight, one of two Republicans battling to succeed a retiring congressman this fall. Knight,...
  • Attack Islamic State? Congress should decide

    Attack Islamic State? Congress should decide
    In announcing last week that he would seek to "degrade, and ultimately destroy" Islamic State, President Obama asserted that, while he welcomed congressional support, he already possessed the legal authority to use military force against the group in...