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  • A mad-cow loophole you could drive a truck through

    A mad-cow loophole you could drive a truck through
    Until 2004, when a cow arrived at a slaughterhouse so sick or injured that it could not even walk, it was legal to kill it for human food. According to the Department of Agriculture, there were between 150,000 and 200,000 of these poor animals processed...
  • Files show FBI closing in on al-Qaida blogger Samir Khan before he slipped away

    WASHINGTON FBI agents in Charlotte, N.C., had been actively engaged in gathering evidence for terrorism charges against al-Qaida propagandist Samir Khan just months before he slipped out of the country, newly released files show. The nearly 300 pages...
  • ACLU, military women's group sue Defense Department for Naval Academy records on female midshipmen

    ACLU, military women's group sue Defense Department for Naval Academy records on female midshipmen
    Advocates for military women are suing the Department of Defense for information about how the Naval Academy and the other military service academies recruit female students — part of a campaign, they say, to expose ongoing gender bias at the...
  • Medical marijuana cultivation center coming to Dixon

    DIXON – A medical marijuana cultivation center is coming to Dixon. Gov. Bruce Rauner's office wasted little time picking up where the Pat Quinn administration left off, and announced Monday which applicants would be allowed to grow and sell medical...
  • Illinois Gov. Rauner issues medical marijuana licenses after internal review of awards process

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner awarded licenses Monday to dozens of medical marijuana businesses across the state after conducting an internal review that found flaws in the never-completed license award process under former Gov. Pat Quinn. Letters to 18...
  • UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents

    UFO investigations in Maryland get second life in online trove of Air Force documents
    In the summer of 1949, special military investigators and Maryland state troopers descended on an old tobacco farm in Glen Burnie and discovered something bizarre in a rundown barn: "prototypes" of a flying saucer. The rudimentary flying machines were...
  • Do door-to-door petitions sway politicians?

    Do door-to-door petitions sway politicians?
    When Patricia Pittman learned of a developer's plans to build town homes behind her home in Hampton, she feared flooding would become worse for the people already living there. Over the next few weeks she took action — collecting signatures from...
  • Does FOIA cover court records? No, court administrators say

    The Virginia Supreme Court's Office of the Executive Secretary has repeatedly refused a request from the Daily Press to release its compilation of case records from most of the state's circuit courts. The record the Daily Press sought, and that the...
  • Auditors Open Inquiry Into Merrill's Office Decision Not To Discipline Democratic Official

    Auditors Open Inquiry Into Merrill's Office Decision Not To Discipline Democratic Official
    HARTFORD — The state Auditors of Public Accounts have begun an inquiry into a decision by the office of Secretary of the State Denise Merrill to let a Bridgeport Democratic Party official keep his notary public license in 2011, despite his failure...
  • Fire Captain Alleges Intimidation Over Testimony On Suspended Firefighter

    Fire Captain Alleges Intimidation Over Testimony On Suspended Firefighter
    HARTFORD — A fire department captain has alleged in a sworn complaint that Deputy Chief Terry Waller told the captain that his career could be in jeopardy if he testified against a firefighter who had been suspended for repeated on-duty alcohol...
  • License-plate tracking by DEA trades away too much liberty

    License-plate tracking by DEA trades away too much liberty
    The military calls it "mission creep" — sending troops out for one purpose, then adding to their marching orders over time. This kind of metastasis is innocuous in some contexts, but not so benign when the government is collecting information...