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  • McDonnell trial: Whose SUV is this?

    McDonnell trial: Whose SUV is this?
    Among the 21 pictures of Bob McDonnell driving Jonnie Williams' Ferrari that went into evidence during the governor's trial recently was this image, of the governor and the Ferrari and an SUV on the road. Pretty clearly, someone in that SUV is taking...
  • California bill would provide bomber tax credit for Northrop Grumman

    California bill would provide bomber tax credit for Northrop Grumman
    With almost no debate, the state Assembly on Monday unanimously approved a nearly half-a-billion dollar potential tax credit for Northrop Grumman Corp. should it win a new Air Force bomber contract and build the aircraft in California. It now is back in...
  • Pakistan police register murder case against controversial cleric

    ISLAMABAD (dpa) An anti-government cleric who had been planning a rally to commemorate followers killed in police clashes has been charged in connection with the murder of a Lahore constable following several days of violence, according to Pakistani...
  • Medical marijuana ballot issue may draw new voters

    Getting young people engaged in politics is never easy, but voter-registration volunteers say the medical-marijuana amendment on November's ballot is attracting new voters who otherwise might not bother with a midterm election. Both political parties for...
  • Iraq premier-designate has his work cut out for him

    Early in 2007, with Iraq embroiled in sectarian violence, American diplomats in Baghdad tried to persuade a key Shiite Muslim lawmaker to support the easing of a ban on the Sunni Arab-dominated Baath Party. At a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, the...
  • Haiti offers reward in prison break, vows to capture escapees

    The alleged head of a kidnapping ring remained on the run Monday along with hundreds of other inmates after the biggest jailbreak in Haiti since a devastating earthquake shattered the National Penitentiary, sending more than 4,500 prisoners into the...
  • Thai junta leader appointed PM by hand-picked parliament

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha, in an address to the nation a day after he was elected prime minister by a legislature he hand-picked, asked Thais not to dwell on the dramatic coup he led in May. "There is no point saying...
  • More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration

    More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration
    Ships from six foreign countries and all over the East Coast, plus Texas, will be coming to Baltimore in September for the city's Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning. As part of the Battle of...
  • Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs

    Everglades report shows restoration progress, needs
    An Everglades restoration progress report released Tuesday identifies signs of success as well as a long, expensive to-do list to save Florida's fading River of Grass. Florida and the federal government are in the midst of a decades-long, multibillion-...
  • Bank of England focuses on weak wages, rate rise lower on agenda

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher borrowing costs hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay. Sterling slumped to a 10-week low...
  • Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries

    Canada on mission to map Arctic, lay claim to broader boundaries
    Canada has dispatched two icebreakers to map the Arctic seabed beneath the North Pole to support a bid to extend the country's maritime territory deeper into the waterways at the top of the world. A preliminary submission to the United Nations...