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  • Even with his troubled history, law let school shooter have guns

    SEATTLE After Aaron Ybarra's deadly assault at Seattle Pacific University in June, some wondered why the suicidal, psychotic 27-year-old was allowed to have a gun in the first place. After all, Ybarra possessed a well-documented history of mental...
  • Bank of England splits over rate hike for first time in three years

    LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England policymakers broke ranks over interest rates for the first time in three years this month, when two unexpectedly voted to tighten policy and revived speculation about a 2014 rate hike. Former academic Martin Weale and...
  • PASSINGS: Simin Behbahani, George Hansen, Hashim Khan, Fernand St Germain

     Simin Behbahani Acclaimed poet known as 'lioness of Iran' Simin Behbahani, 87, a famed Iranian poet who wrote of the joys of love, demanded equal rights for women and spoke out about the challenges facing those living in her homeland, died Tuesday in...
  • Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library

    Chicago Tribune poll: Chicago voters split on luring Obama library
    Voters in the city that launched President Barack Obama's political career are split over whether to put tax dollars into luring his presidential library to Chicago. Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll — 47 percent —...
  • Hogan vows to eliminate taxes on pensions

    Hogan vows to eliminate taxes on pensions
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan told residents of a retirement community Tuesday night that he wants to eliminate all state income taxes on pensions before the end of his administration. Hogan unveiled the proposal in response to a...
  • Community groups criticize city plan to divert $3 million in casino impact funds

    Community groups criticize city plan to divert $3 million in casino impact funds
    Baltimore officials plan to divert $3 million in anticipated casino revenue that had been earmarked for community improvements to replace a major artery in the city's underground steam pipe system. The proposal has drawn criticism from local elected...
  • Indicted Texas governor Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities

    Indicted Texas governor Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities
    Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power. "The...
  • How to boost voter turnout in L.A. -- and it isn't offering prizes

    How to boost voter turnout in L.A. -- and it isn't offering prizes
    In a wondrous proposal that says more about the decline of civilization than its authors surely intended, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission has come up with a way to boost voter turnout in L.A. city elections: Make voters eligible for cash prizes. The...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • Chafin wins Va. Senate seat, GOP solidifies control

    There were three special elections today (results) for Virginia General Assembly seats. Del. Ben Chafin handily won an open Senate seat in the 38th District, cementing GOP control in that chamber. You may know this seat as "used to be Phil Puckett's."...
  • Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe

    Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe
    With a week to go until the Democratic primary for governor, Charlie Crist is on the campaign trail in Democrat-rich South Florida, but he's not campaigning against his opponent. He's so focused on Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the November election...