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  • Gov. Rick Perry calls his indictment a politically motivated 'farce'

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing felony charges that he abused his power, stayed on the offensive Sunday, saying he did the right thing by cutting off money for the state’s anti-corruption watchdog. “I stood up for the rule of law in the...
  • Quinn signs bill banning on-campus smoking for state colleges

    Quinn signs bill banning on-campus smoking for state colleges
    Smokers at Illinois’ public colleges and universities will have to take their habit off campus under a new law signed today by Gov. Pat Quinn. The Smoke Free Campus Act bans smoking in both indoor and outdoor spaces on state-supported college...
  • McDonnell trial: Walking through the indictment

    What should you expect this week, as the McDonnells begin their defense? Please. We have but guesses, and what we've already been told. We have been told, for example, that the governor will read a love email to his wife at some point - one he wrote...
  • In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists

    In Nigeria, child beggars are easy recruits for Boko Haram extremists
    They scurry between vehicles in the traffic-choked cities of northern Nigeria, small boys in tattered clothing armed with begging tins. Known as the almajiri, the youngsters, some no older than 5, have flooded the streets for the nearly 15 years since a...
  • Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats

    Charlie Crist flawed, but best choice for Democrats
    If Charlie Crist thinks he can return to the Governor's Mansion as a Democrat, look his former Republicans "in the eye" and make high-toned talk to get what he wants, he's wrong. But if Nan Rich thinks she has a chance to beat Gov. Rick Scott, she's...
  • Judicial turnover coming to Newport News courts

    Judicial turnover coming to Newport News courts
    NEWPORT NEWS — A local Circuit Court judge is stepping aside early next year after reaching the mandatory retirement age in Virginia for state judges. Newport News Circuit Court Judge H. Vincent Conway Jr., who recently turned 70, announced last...
  • Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.

    Imposed curfew in effect in Ferguson, Mo.
    Rain did not deter hundreds of protesters, angry at the shooting death of unarmed Michael Brown a week ago, in Ferguson, Missouri from demonstrating in the streets Saturday night and early Sunday morning.  The state's governor, Jay Nixon, declared a...
  • Some warn that Gov. Jay Nixon's curfew for Ferguson, Mo., may backfire

    In an unusual declaration for an American city, Gov. Jay Nixon imposed a midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew Saturday after fresh violence erupted here amid public anger over the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. The governor's...
  • Tensions run high as Ferguson residents confront Missouri governor

    Tensions run high as Ferguson residents confront Missouri governor
    The news conference started as most important conferences do, with public officials filing slowly in front of a camera bank. Reporters sat on the floor in front of the lectern, ready to take notes. Gov. Jay Nixon began by praising the "tremendous acts...
  • Protesters rally in Orlando over Ferguson shooting

    Protesters rally in Orlando over Ferguson shooting
    Sheena Meade is living in fear. The 32-year-old Seminole County mother said the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., could've happened to one of her four sons. She was among the dozens who gathered Saturday afternoon in...
  • Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years

    Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters. Nixon's curfew announcement came after...