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  • Islamic State appeals to only four percent of Syrians: poll

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Only four percent of Syrians believe Islamic State insurgents, who have captured large swathes of Syria and Iraq, represent their interests, according to research conducted by a British polling group published on Wednesday. The survey,...
  • In need of evidence

    Confidence in the election process means everything in a representative democracy. If we cannot trust how votes are cast and counted, then it calls into question the outcomes and, ultimately, the men and women who hold public office. That is why we...
  • Mascotte shouldn't let underlings investigate city manager

    Mascotte shouldn't let underlings investigate city manager
    In the midst of turmoil that seems to be increasing in Mascotte, City Manager Jim Gleason has told City Council members that he's looking for a job elsewhere. Good luck, Jim! Perhaps Gleason's departure would allow Mascotte to catch its breath and, in a...
  • Nearly Two Dozen Legislative Races Will Be Up For a Vote on Aug. 12

    The governor's and lieutenant governor's races have gotten most of the attention but there are at least 21 other primaries on Aug. 12. Included among them are several legislative races where Democrats face a challenge from within their party. One of...
  • Australia consumer confidence edges higher in July

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A measure of Australian consumer sentiment improved modestly in July as worries about family finances eased, a survey showed on Wednesday, though the depressing impact of an unpopular federal budget continued to linger. The survey of...
  • U.S. judge declines to dismiss charges against ex-Connecticut governor

    MILFORD Conn. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss charges that former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated campaign finance laws while working as an adviser to congressional campaigns after leaving office. District Court Judge...
  • Hopkins, union agree to tentative deal on wage increases

    Hopkins, union agree to tentative deal on wage increases
    After months of negotiations, one strike and the threat of another, and intervention from the governor, Johns Hopkins Hospital and 2,000 service workers reached a tentative labor agreement early Tuesday that some said could become an "important benchmark"...
  • McAuliffe, lawmakers in tiff over office building

    McAuliffe, lawmakers in tiff over office building
    RICHMOND – When Gov. Terry McAuliffe lashed out at legislative Republicans last month over their refusal to expand Medicaid, he didn't just use his veto powers. McAuliffe also told his staff to stop cooperating with a legislative committee...
  • Georgian court refuses to release ex-mayor before vote

    TBILISI (Reuters) - A Georgian court refused to free a former mayor of the capital Tbilisi from pre-trial detention on Tuesday in a case which the opposition says is politically motivated. The court rejected an appeal by Gigi Ugulava, a leader of ex-...
  • Tuition going up again at state universities

    The cost of a college education continues to rise. On Tuesday, the board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education approved a 3 percent increase in tuition — $99 a semester — bringing the total cost per semester to $3,...
  • More than 550 Memphis police call in sick in 'blue flu' protest

    (Reuters) - More than 550 police officers from Memphis, Tennessee, called in sick on Tuesday, a quarter of the department, in an escalating protest over cuts in health benefits that could eventually cost some officers their jobs, the city's mayor said....