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  • Illinois Supreme Court upholds construction plan, video poker law

    Illinois Supreme Court upholds construction plan, video poker law
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Supreme Court today gave a thumbs up to Gov. Pat Quinn's showcase $31 billion public works program and the video poker that's supposed to help pay for it. The 7-0 ruling allows state lawmakers and the governor to exhale after...
  • NSA employee accused of leaking information sentenced to probation

    NSA employee accused of leaking information sentenced to probation
    Thomas Andrews Drake, the former NSA employee accused of felony espionage but convicted of a misdemeanor computer violation, was sentenced Friday in Baltimore's federal court to 240 hours of community service and one year's probation. It was an abrupt...
  • Glendale prepares to fork over redevelopment funds

    CITY HALL — The City Council on Tuesday gave an initial OK to forking over nearly $12 million in redevelopment funds to Sacramento in exchange for the state allowing Glendale to retain its own agency. The legislation, adopted last month as part of...
  • What's at stake in the debt-limit talks: a primer

    What's at stake in the debt-limit talks: a primer
    Answering questions about the debt-ceiling talks and what could happen if both sides fail to reach an agreement: What is the federal debt ceiling? In 1917, as the U.S. entered World War I, Congress authorized the Treasury to issue long-term bonds to...
  • Bike rush was great part of parade, dark images were not

    For the third year running, I rode with my daughter on July 4 in the bicycle rush in the Towson Fourth of July Parade. Neighbors and unknown spectators cheered as she passed them. My heart swelled as these people encouraged her, telling her that not...
  • Fighting to Vote at 16

    Fighting to Vote at 16
    NEW HAVEN — Members of the New 18, a group set on lowering the voting age in New Haven to 16, took to the Green last week to rally and raise awareness. Composed mostly of students at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School, the campaign is...
  • Joseph Hittelman dies at 100; physician persecuted in McCarthy era

    Joseph Hittelman dies at 100; physician persecuted in McCarthy era
    Dr. Joseph Hittelman, a Los Angeles physician whose advocacy of reforms such as healthcare for the poor led to his persecution as a subversive during the McCarthy era, died Tuesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 100. The cause...
  • Police violated rights of Harford activists, judge rules

    A federal judge has ruled that police in Harford County violated the constitutional rights of seven demonstrators who staged an anti-abortion display along a state highway near Bel Air three years ago. When motorists complained about the graphic nature...
  • Ron Kaye: The Starbird philosophy

    Don’t bother saying thanks to Jim Starbird — he’s been living a dream for the past 14 years as Glendale city manager. A day after disclosing plans to retire at the end of the year, Starbird talked about his love affair with the city and...
  • Juan Maria Bordaberry dies at 83; Uruguayan dictator

    Juan Maria Bordaberry dies at 83; Uruguayan dictator
    Former president-turned-dictator Juan Maria Bordaberry, whose self-coup launched more than a decade of military rule in Uruguay died while under house arrest in the country for leading efforts to eliminate leftist dissent in the 1970s. He was 83....
  • Concert news: Tori Amos to perform at DAR Constitution Hall

    Concert news: Tori Amos to perform at DAR Constitution Hall
    Back when Tori Amos announced her new Night of the Hunters tour earlier this month, it wasn't clear where in Washington she would perform. But the announcement came today. The Baltimore native will play at DAR Constitution Hall December 5. Tickets for...