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  • Ukraine prime minister demands Russia stop 'exporting terrorism'

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister on Wednesday accused Russia of "exporting terrorism" to Ukraine by using covert forces to organize armed separatists who he said had attacked Ukrainian forces and occupied state buildings. "The Russian government...
  • Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis

    Gov. Quinn, let Chicago solve its pension crisis
    Step 1 of 4: Mayor Rahm Emanuel persuaded a majority of Illinois legislators to pass a bill that would let Chicago's City Hall ease the pension crisis for two endangered pension funds. Laborers and municipal workers would make future sacrifices to steer...
  • Schwartz releases tax returns in campaign gambit

    HARRISBURG — Trying to dig herself out of a deep approval-rating hole with the primary election fast approaching, Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz has released income tax records in the hopes of smoking out flaws in the personal finances and life...
  • Judge keeps Corbett challenger on ballot, but GOP plans appeal

    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett is one step closer to facing a challenger in the May primary. Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt on Tuesday rejected the state GOP's attempt to remove Republican Bob Guzzardi from the May 20 primary ballot...
  • Abolish the Illinois office of lieutenant governor

    Abolish the Illinois office of lieutenant governor
    In 1981, then-Lt. Gov. Dave O'Neal famously resigned his post, citing boredom as the reason. In 1994, Lt. Gov. Bob Kustra tried to resign to become a radio host but decided to keep his job because of Gov. Jim Edgar's health concerns. Kustra ultimately did...
  • New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job

    New Annapolis mayor struggles in first months on job
    Annapolis Mayor Mike Pantelides thought winning election as a Republican in a Democrat-dominated city would be hard. "The entire state was against me," he said. Governing has been even tougher. In the five months since his 59-vote victory,...
  • Democrats Using Gun Control As Weapon; Did McKinney Waver?

    It's clear that Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control law will play a loud role in the legislative campaigns as Second Amendment advocates attack supporters, predictably. But Democrats are also using the issue as a weapon against anyone who hints at...
  • Jordanian ambassador to Tripoli is abducted

    AMMAN, Jordan Libyan gunmen seeking the release of an alleged al-Qaeda operative held in Jordan abducted Amman's ambassador Tuesday in Tripoli, local media and Jordanian officials said. Ambassador Fawaz al-Aytan's motorcade came under attack from...
  • Boston remembers, one year later: 'We are one community'

    Boston remembers, one year later: 'We are one community'
    BOSTON--It seems, at times, that nearly everyone in Boston knew someone who ran in last year's Boston Marathon, who watched it, or who responded to the bombs that went off at the finish line on Boylston Street. Many of those Bostonians returned to the...
  • Bill signed allowing surprise inspections of Arizona abortion clinics

    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into a law a bill allowing state health authorities to conduct surprise inspections of abortion clinics without first obtaining a warrant, handing another victory to abortion foes. The...
  • Hogan posts strong fundraising in GOP campaign for governor

    Hogan posts strong fundraising in GOP campaign for governor
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has emerged as a major force in his party's chase for campaign cash, collecting more money since he joined the race three months ago than his rivals took in all of last year, figures from the campaign show....