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  • City Drops Residency Restriction, Will Repost Assistant Fire Chief's Job

    City Drops Residency Restriction, Will Repost Assistant Fire Chief's Job
    HARTFORD — Under mounting public pressure, city officials Tuesday removed a disputed clause from a posting for assistant fire chief that limited the applicant pool for the $137,000-per-year job to one person: the fiancée of a top municipal official....
  • Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says

    Toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs once ruled skies worldwide, study says
    Ancient winged reptiles called pterosaurs were so successful that they ruled Earth's skies for tens of millions of years, according to a study published in the journal ZooKeys. The fearsome fliers, part of a family of pterosaurs named Azhdarchidae,...
  • Reader feedback Aug. 20: Closed street, whale watching

    Street closed after accident A residential street near Riverside Elementary School in Newport News was blocked off Tuesday morning after a city truck hit a power pole, causing it to catch on fire. Police and firefighters responded to Parkway Drive...
  • Scientists warn Florida governor of threat from climate change

    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Five climate scientists warned Florida Governor Rick Scott in a meeting on Tuesday that a steadily rising ocean was a major threat to the state's future, urging it to become a leader in developing solar energy and other...
  • Ice bucket challenge stirs controversy in drought-plagued California

    The simple act of dumping ice water onto one’s head has turned into one of the most viral feel-good campaigns of 2014.   More than 2 million ice bucket challenge videos featuring tech giants such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...
  • Japan's polarizing PM Abe learns the long game

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Shinzo Abe is one of Japan's most polarizing prime ministers in decades. He may also have a good shot at becoming that rarity in Japanese politics – a long-serving leader. Whether that proves to be the case depends on whether Abe,...
  • Arts funding on the November ballot

    Arts funding on the November ballot
    This year, election day in Los Angeles County will be about arts funding as well as politics. Among the decisions voters will face on the Nov. 4 ballot is whether to absorb $23 in annual per-parcel property taxes over the next 30 years for...
  • Md. agency failed to monitor placement of foster children, audit says

    Md. agency failed to monitor placement of foster children, audit says
    Some foster children were placed in the care of relatives with a history of alleged abuse or neglect because Maryland's social services agency did not properly monitor local agencies, according to a new audit. State auditors found that 16 children,...
  • No: Make management accountable

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Is Florida better off? The answer is at the heart of the debate on whether big banks are too risky and...
  • Climate change to cut South Asia's growth 9 percent by 2100: ADB

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Climate change will cut South Asia's growth almost 9 percent by the end of the century unless world governments try harder to counter global warming, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday. The region is home to a fifth of...
  • L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought

     L.A. takes gentle approach to conserving water during drought
    For all the tough talk about cracking down on water wasters, Los Angeles and other California cities are choosing gentle coaxing over costly fines. Los Angeles officials announced Monday that they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols but will keep...