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  • In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home

    In Pakistan, some antigovernment protesters just want to go home
    A month ago, Shabbir Ahmed was excited when he and 20 coworkers were ordered by their boss to join antigovernment demonstrations in the heart of this capital. The 25-year-old laborer from the eastern metropolis of Lahore had never been to Islamabad...
  • Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time

    Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time
    When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
  • Clippers' sale to Steve Ballmer confirmed

    Clippers' sale to Steve Ballmer confirmed
    After four months of legal challenges and threats from Donald Sterling, the Los Angeles Clippers finally have changed hands. The sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion was legally closed Tuesday. Sterling is officially out...
  • Republican Rauner amasses ranchland in scenic West

     Republican Rauner amasses ranchland in scenic West
    Sitting between two snowcapped mountain ranges, with the Yellowstone River running through wide expanses of ranchland, Bruce Rauner's spread in Montana lies in the middle of one of the most awe-inspiring spots in the American West. While the...
  • 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...
  • Voting light at early sites and mail balloting

    Voting light at early sites and mail balloting
    Broward and Palm Beach County voters face critically important primaries and nonpartisan elections in one week, but so far people aren't rushing to their mailboxes to vote by mail or to the county's early voting sites. "It's very low," Palm Beach County...
  • Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe

    Charlie Crist focuses on Rick Scott, ignores primary foe
    With a week to go until the Democratic primary for governor, Charlie Crist is on the campaign trail in Democrat-rich South Florida, but he's not campaigning against his opponent. He's so focused on Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the November election...
  • Delray redevelopment agency turns down request for loan to revamp neighborhood

    Delray redevelopment agency turns down request for loan to revamp neighborhood
    The developers of an aging and blighted low-income rental community in the heart of Delray Beach's southwest neighborhood reached out to city officials to help pay for a makeover — again. This time the Auburn Group turned to Delray's Community...
  • Fighting a killer virus [Editorial]

    Fighting a killer virus  [Editorial]
    The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
  • Delray in the running to host Davis Cup match

    Delray in the running to host Davis Cup match
    Delray Beach is suddenly in the running to host a Davis Cup tie in September. The contest between Israel and Argentina was slated to be played in Tel Aviv from Sept. 12-14. But after the International Tennis Federation ruled that Israel team must move...
  • Delray discusses proposed budget

    Delray discusses proposed budget
    Even though Delray Beach's property tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year is lower than the current rate, folks may find themselves spending more in taxes this year. Commissioners haven't made many changes to the proposed budget since it was presented...