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  • Stanford law professor named to California Supreme Court

    SAN JOSE, Calif. Growing up in a hardscrabble town along the Rio Grande in Mexico, Mariano-Florentino Cuellar crossed the border with his brother each day to attend school in Brownsville, Texas, long before his path led to Harvard, Yale and Stanford....
  • Battle looms over Florida goals for conserving electricity

    Battle looms over Florida goals for conserving electricity
    Power bills in Florida traditionally include a charge of several dollars a month that utilities use to invest in things like customer rebates for installing better insulation, efficient windows and power-saving appliances. That conservation charge...
  • Auditor general: DEP does not have manpower to properly oversee natural gas industry

    HARRISBURG — The state's natural gas industry has grown too fast, too soon, overwhelming the Department of Environmental Protection's ability to adequately inspect drilling sites, monitor drinking water and respond to citizens' complaints, according...
  • Gunmen kill at least four in Kenyan port city, scatter leaflets

    MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) - Gunmen killed at least four people and injured several others in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa on Sunday, police said. Witnesses said gunmen went on a shooting rampage on the edge of Kenya's second-largest city and scattered...
  • Degrees help prepare students for roles in nonprofits

    Degrees help prepare students for roles in nonprofits
    With more and more students interested in dedicating their lives to a greater good, colleges and universities continue to add programs and degrees geared toward leadership in the nonprofit sector. Many colleges offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in...
  • Colombia's Santos opens 'Congress of peace,' urges deal with rebels

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with Marxist rebels to end 50 years of war. "This will be - there's no doubt -...
  • Congressman optimistic Obama will grant immigrants legal status

    Congressman optimistic Obama will grant immigrants legal status
    In a fiery speech at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Saturday, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) said he was confident after meeting with President Obama last week that the president will move forward in the coming months with an executive order that...
  • 100 Palestinians, 13 Israelis killed in bloody Gaza fighting

    100 Palestinians, 13 Israelis killed in bloody Gaza fighting
    (Reuters) Hamas's armed wing said on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier, as fighting in Gaza led to the bloodiest losses in a nearly two-week military offensive, with some 100 Palestinians and 13 Israeli soldiers killed. The Israeli military...
  • Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies

     Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies
    Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades. Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
  • A deep divide over condo foreclosure bill

    An Illinois bill awaiting the governor's signature or veto has deeply divided a constituency with a shared goal: getting new owners into foreclosed condominiums. The two sides are papering Gov. Pat Quinn's office with pleas, positions and petitions....
  • Integrity of jet wreckage site in Ukraine compromised, Malaysia says

    The sprawling site in eastern Ukraine where a Malaysia Airlines jet went down in a missile attack threatened to become a humanitarian and forensic nightmare Saturday as pro-Russia separatists continued to limit the access of international teams seeking to...