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  • Transportation, tourism officials preparing for debut of Horseshoe casino

    Transportation, tourism officials preparing for debut of Horseshoe casino
    About 10,000 gamblers, well-connected guests and curious local residents are expected to come to the city a week from tonight for the grand opening of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, launching what city officials hope will be a powerful economic engine....
  • Ferguson protests: Tear gas fired after attacks on police, officer says

    Police came under "heavy gunfire" and 31 people were arrested, authorities said on Tuesday, in racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri sparked by the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman 10 days ago. "Not a single bullet was fired...
  • Go ahead, take the ice bucket challenge

    What do Lady Gaga, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" have in common? They've all dumped buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of ending a deadly neurodegenerative disease. You could be next. As of Monday, the ice...
  • National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense

    National Guard enters Ferguson streets as protests turn tense
    Although the Missouri National Guard was deployed and a curfew was lifted Monday, what began as a peaceful demonstration turned restive after dark, as this racially polarized St. Louis suburb hunkered down for another night of painful protests stemming...
  • Costa Mesa councilwomen call city's toll lane ballot measure political

    Costa Mesa councilwomen call city's toll lane ballot measure political
    In Costa Mesa, even what should be a kumbaya political moment has a way of becoming contentious. The City Council unanimously decided last week to ask voters what they think about a state plan to put toll lanes on the 405 Freeway. The question will...
  • Brown, Kashkari agree to initial debate in governor's race

    Brown, Kashkari agree to initial debate in governor's race
    Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, have agreed to debate Sept. 4 in Sacramento. The one-hour debate, sponsored by The Times, KQED public radio, Telemundo and the California Channel, is the only one the Democratic incumbent...
  • Ferguson, Mo.: Microcosm of U.S.: Front & Center

    The shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., has drawn comparisons to the Trayvon Martin shooting in a tony Sanford subdivision two years ago. Unlike Sanford, however, Ferguson has erupted in riots, prompting Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • Activists call for probes into Ron Tomalis' 25% pension boost as Gov. Tom Corbett's higher education adviser

    HARRISBURG — Using Halloween decorations as props, good-government activists called for investigations into whether Gov. Tom Corbett's former education secretary-turned-adviser floated through the administration as a "ghost employee" who will...
  • In Alaska Senate race, Republicans rally around Republicans

    The final days in the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate offered some only-in-Alaska moments, as when the three major candidates were asked in a debate about whether they'd eaten salmon in the last week. Tea party candidate Joe Miller:...
  • Seniors: Talk about our issues

    Seniors: Talk about our issues
    TALLAHASSEE – Florida’s silver-haired voter demographic has a clear message for its gubernatorial front-runners: talk to us. A new AARP Florida poll suggests voters ages 50 and up are increasingly worried about their finances, feeling they...
  • State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies

    State Education Chief Leaving After Series Of Controversies
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Stefan Pryor, his controversial state education commissioner, will leave by January and is "actively seeking new professional opportunities'' — a move that critics branded as an election-...