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  • Pennsylvania's Official Firearm

     
    My column today is about a Pennsylvania bill, signed into law last month, that designates the Pennsylvania long rifle as the state's official firearm. The problem, experts on these guns informed the bill's sponsor, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, last......
  • Disability Advocates Attack Malloy Over New Appointment

    Disability Advocates Attack Malloy Over New Appointment
    HARTFORD — Disability advocates and politicians from both sides of the aisle attacked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Monday for what they said was inadequate consultation leading up to his recent appointment of former Hamden Mayor Craig Henrici to head...
  • Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate

    Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday opened the door to a potential income-tax hike, an acknowledgment that the tax rate he would inherit if elected cannot financially support a cash-strapped state government in the short term. Should he...
  • Gov. Perry to deploy Texas National Guard troops for border crisis

    AUSTIN, Texas Doing what President Barack Obama would not do, Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday that he will deploy up to 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to augment a month-old state police surge on the Texas-Mexico border and will bill the federal...
  • Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall

    Red light ticket spike fallout at City Hall
    A group of aldermen said Monday they will ask City Hall's top watchdog to investigate Chicago's beleaguered red light camera program following a Tribune investigation that revealed a series of suspicious ticket spikes around the city that tagged thousands...
  • Ukraine prime minister: 'Russia is on the dark side'

    Ukraine prime minister: 'Russia is on the dark side'
    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk had harsh words for Russia and President Vladimir‎ Putin on Monday, saying the country is "on the dark side," blaming it again for the downing  of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and demanding that it close its...
  • Gov. Brown signs bill to reduce deportations for minor crimes

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a measure aimed at reducing deportations of legal immigrants who are convicted of misdemeanors. The measure, SB 1310, was one of 24 bills signed by the governor, among them a ban on homeowners associations...
  • As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

    As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar....
  • Football: Gov. Brown signs bill restricting contact drills

    Football: Gov. Brown signs bill restricting contact drills
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 2127, which prohibits football teams at middle and high schools from holding full-contact practices that exceed 90 minutes on a single day, bans teams from holding more than two full-contact practices per week...
  • Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city

    KHARKIV Ukraine (Reuters) - A Dutch air force transport plane carrying the first 16 coffins with the remains of victims of the downed Malaysian airliner took off on Wednesday from an airport in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv for the Netherlands....
  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Malaysian plane crash site

    Rebels likely downed Malaysian jet 'by mistake,' U.S. says
    The U.S. government believes that pro-Russian separatists most likely shot down a Malaysia Airlines jet "by mistake," not realizing it was a civilian passenger flight, U.S. intelligence officials said on Tuesday. The officials, who spoke on condition of...