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  • Ex-Tiananmen leaders say HK protesters biggest risk would be loss of public support

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former student leaders and activists involved in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing say the biggest danger to pro-democracy demonstrators currently confronting the Chinese authorities in Hong Kong is if they lose support...
  • Apopka commissioner: Last six months most embarrassing

    Apopka commissioner: Last six months most embarrassing
    Longtime Apopka Vice Mayor Bill Arrowsmith suggested Wednesday that the city consider overhauling its charter and abandoning its strong-mayor form of government, listing a series of controversial decisions by new Mayor Joe Kilsheimer. But the city...
  • Free of repercussions, Brown confounds friends and foes on bills

    Gov. Jerry Brown waded through many hundreds of bills last month in the political freedom that comes with a faint reelection challenge, a $22-million campaign war chest and a Legislature stacked with fellow Democrats. The governor dispensed gifts...
  • Medical pot panel issues 'loophole'-closing ideas

    Parents must accompany minors if doctors recommend medical marijuana. State officials enforcing regulations should be sworn law-enforcement officers. Felons should be prohibited from becoming licensed caregivers. Florida For Care, an offshoot of the pro-...
  • Special Report: In 'Umbrella Revolution,' China confronts limits of its power

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - In the heart of Mong Kok, one of the most densely populated districts on earth, an abandoned Hong Kong police van is enveloped in the student-led demonstrations paralyzing swathes of the city. Along with yellow ribbons and flowers,...
  • Studies: 2012 Florida voter lines were worst in nation

    Florida had the worst voter lines in the country in 2012, and a lack of resources at some precincts contributed to those long waits to vote, studies from the U.S. General Accounting Office and a New York think tank revealed. The GAO study surveyed...
  • Florida House candidate worked as sex shop manager, ventriloquist

    Florida House candidate worked as sex shop manager, ventriloquist
    Carlos A. Pereira has entertained large audiences in his native Venezuela and in South Florida with his world-class ventriloquist act. He shares a name with a prominent immigration activist and touts himself as a freelance writer and a community...
  • With Hong Kong protests, economic slowdown, should we worry about China?

    WASHINGTON China's economy is growing slower than government projections, its central bank president is reportedly being pushed out and protesters are jamming the streets of Hong Kong in the tens of thousands. Should we worry? Yes. But not yet. China'...
  • Bank of England to wait until early 2015 to hike rates, sterling steady: Reuters poll

    BANGALORE (Reuters) - British interest rates will rise from record lows early next year as the UK economic recovery outpaces Europe's and inflation picks up, a Reuters poll of economists forecasts on Wednesday. Although Bank of England Governor Mark...
  • Greenland votes to hold parliamentary election in November

    (Reuters) - Greenland's parliament voted on Wednesday to hold an election on Nov. 28 after Prime Minister Aleqa Hammond took a temporary leave of absence over a spending scandal and the opposition lured enough of her supporters to gain a majority. The...
  • Prop. 46 is on the ballot to pick up Legislature's slack

    Proposition 46 is a classic example of a citizens' initiative that should never have been on the ballot. It's also a classic example of why some initiative system is needed so citizens can do their own lawmaking when the elected lawmakers won't. The...