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  • Salmond a likely winner whichever way Scots vote on independence

    EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Alex Salmond wields no claymore sword and appears only sparingly in a kilt, and yet he has brought Scotland closer to independence than any Scottish warrior since union with England more than 300 years ago. Dressed typically in a...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill repealing unenforceable parts of Prop. 187

    In a disavowal of the hard line Californians once took against illegal immigration, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Monday repealing unenforceable provisions of Proposition 187. The highly charged 1994 measure, passed resoundingly by voters, was...
  • Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31

     Sen. Wright to resign Sept. 22, start sentence Oct. 31
    Ending a career in political office that spanned a dozen years, state Sen. Roderick D. Wright on Monday bowed to pressure from fellow Democrats and said he would resign his seat Sept. 22. Three days earlier, a Los Angeles judge had sentenced him to 90...
  • U.S. partners unclear on roles in fight against Islamic State

    (Reuters) - Many countries have said they support a coalition the United States hopes to build to fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, but most have been vague about any specific role they might play. Below is a list of some of the key...
  • Obama has bipartisan support against Islamic State, still faces doubts

    President Obama and his advisors appear to have convinced Americans that the Islamic State militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria are a threat to the U.S. This week he'll try to prove he's capable of taking them on. In laying out a plan to use U.S....
  • New voting strategy, atheists, and assault: Letters

    New voting strategy, atheists, and assault: Letters
    New voting strategy It seems like for at least the past 10 years, I have ended up voting for the person I least dislike. Election after election, either local or national, state or federal, I'm amazed at what's left on the ballot to vote for. I...
  • Pa. races' GOP tilt could be sign for U.S. House

    WASHINGTON — If Democrats ever hope to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they will need to win moderate, slightly right-of-center districts like those surrounding Philadelphia. But races in those suburbs are tilting toward...
  • Aristide, under house arrest, is expected to be visited by Haiti opposition leaders

    Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, who was put under house arrest as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into corruption and drug-trafficking allegations, is expected to get some moral support Tuesday. A group of opposition leaders...
  • Iran supreme leader spurns U.S. overture to fight Islamic State

    PARIS/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader said on Monday he had personally rejected an offer from the United States for talks to fight Islamic State, an apparent blow to Washington's efforts to build a military coalition to fight militants in both...
  • Thrasher latest in long line of pols to seek university jobs

    Thrasher latest in long line of pols to seek university jobs
    John Thrasher is just the latest in a long line of politicians who wanted to become university presidents. In that way, the state senator who is the perceived front-runner for the top job at Florida State University is no different from, say, Frank...
  • Pete Peterson is best choice for California secretary of state

    Pete Peterson is best choice for California secretary of state
    California's next secretary of state will take over an office that has been stuck in neutral. Key projects that would make it easier to cast a ballot or track political campaign disclosures have been delayed, and there's been little urgency or advocacy...