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  • Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day

    Franchot launches petition drive to start school after Labor Day
    OCEAN CITY — Squinting into the August sun at Ocean City’s boardwalk Thursday, Comptroller Peter Franchot formally launched his petition drive to require Maryland schools to start after Labor Day. Franchot wants to deliver 10,000...
  • Corbett, Wolf become funny foes

    PITTSBURGH — Hear the one about the two candidates for governor who walked into a bar? Well, it wasn't a bar, it was a Pittsburgh-area comedy club where Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic nominee Tom Wolf joined other politicians in cracking wise,...
  • Liquor, wine prices not rising in Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG — Your booze prices are safe. The state Liquor Control Board will not be increasing the markup it sets on liquor and wine this fiscal year, according to Board Chairman Joseph E. "Skip" Brion. He announced that Wednesday after publication...
  • Early voting begins Friday in Broward

    Early voting begins Friday in Broward
    Early voting for the Democratic and Republican primaries and nonpartisan elections open to all voters starts Friday in Broward County, and voters will see some big changes from previous elections. For starters, there are more locations, and some are...
  • Ad Watch: Pennsylvania governor's race

    THE RACE: Pennsylvania governor. THE CANDIDATES: Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democratic candidate Tom Wolf. THE AD: "More and Less," a 30-second Corbett television commercial in which an actress accuses Wolf of threatening to raise the income...
  • Pope confirms he will visit Philadelphia

    Last month, when Archbishop Charles Chaput told an audience that Pope Francis would come to Philadelphia in 2015, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia hastily issued a statement saying the visit was unconfirmed. But now, another prelate has confirmed the...
  • O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention

    O'Malley sweeps through Ocean City convention
    Gov. Martin O'Malley worked the room at one of Maryland's biggest political events of the year Thursday, grinning for photos, slapping the backs of fellow politicians and causing bottlenecks wherever he stopped. Most years, the governor sticks around...
  • Ferguson highlights police use of military gear and tactics

    FERGUSON, Mo. The focus on continuing protests here turned Thursday toward paramilitary tactics and equipment that critics even among some law enforcement leaders say have provoked violence from the crowds. Calls for St. Louis County and Ferguson...
  • McDonnell made $129K lawyerin' during gubernatorial run

    We learned today, courtesy of disclosure and redirect in Gov. Bob McDonnell's trial, how much a former attorney general makes working, and I may be using that term loosely, for a law firm while running for governor. It was $129,000 in McDonnell's case,...
  • 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...
  • Five things for Wednesday, August 13

    Five things for Wednesday, August 13
    Five things for today in Orlando and Central Florida: a tree grows where Hurricane Charley stormed through 10 years ago; massive red tide in the Gulf; and video of arrest of city commissioner aide. 1. Ten years ago Hurricane Charley barreled through...