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  • Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene

    Homes Destroyed, People Missing And 767,000 Without Power After Irene
    At least 25 homes in East Haven were destroyed, one person has died, others are missing and more than half the state is without power after Tropical Storm Irene tore through Connecticut Sunday. East Haven mayor April Capone said that at least 25 homes in...
  • Assembly speaker becomes acting governor of California

    With California's governor, lieutenant governor and state Senate president pro tem all out of town for part of Wednesday, newly elevated Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) finds herself briefly serving Wednesday as acting governor. Atkins, who...
  • After two-year battle with city, Longwood man cleans up his yard

    After two-year battle with city, Longwood man cleans up his yard
    After more than two years of battling Longwood City Hall, Florida's court system and his neighbors — along with racking up nearly $200,000 in code enforcement fines — Sean Law has cleaned up his front yard. "It is an improvement. It looks...
  • Fourth female suicide bomber hits Nigeria's Kano, kills six

    Fourth female suicide bomber hits Nigeria's Kano, kills six
    KANO Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber blew herself up at a college in northern Nigeria's biggest city of Kano on Wednesday, killing six people in the fourth such attack there in less than a week, the government said. Six other people were...
  • Venezuela opposition head Aveledo resigns

    CARACAS (Reuters) - The leader of Venezuela's opposition coalition, Ramon Aveledo, resigned on Tuesday after a five-year stint in which he united fractious politicians but failed to end socialist rule. Though twice-presidential candidate Henrique...
  • McDonnells pin acquittal hopes on bad marriage in Virginia trial

    McDonnells pin acquittal hopes on bad marriage in Virginia trial
    It was Marilyn Monroe who famously noted that it was better to be unhappy alone than to be unhappy with someone – advice that was seemingly ignored by Virginia's once-golden couple, former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, who are on trial...
  • H.B. police arrest teen they say made threats on U.S. Open

    Police have arrested a 16-year-old Huntington Beach boy who they say was planning to carrying out violent acts at the U.S. Open of Surfing. The teen was booked into Orange County Juvenile Hall on Friday on suspicion of making terrorist threats, according...
  • DeLauro Proposes National Soda Tax

    U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro on Wednesday introduced legislation to impose a federal tax on soda and other sugary drinks, a proposal designed to curb obesity, diabetes, and the resulting health care costs. The bill proposes an excise tax based on sugar...
  • Meet Jim Moye - a guy who saved you a ton of money

    Meet Jim Moye - a guy who saved you a ton of money
    In my job, I see a lot of rotten behavior among politicians and public officials – people who make me cringe when they use the word “public servant” to describe themselves. But there are also a lot of good people out there in the...
  • Ex-Bucks teacher can't sue over blog, judge says

    A former Bucks County high school teacher who claimed she was fired for disparaging students as "frightfully dim," "utterly loathsome," and "whiny" in an online blog can't sue the district for violating her right to free speech, a federal judge has ruled....
  • North Georgia feels effects of influx of unaccompanied immigrant children

    ATLANTA A small public school system in North Georgia has been pulled into the controversy surrounding the surge of Central American children who are illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexican border on their own. Dalton school officials are planning to spend...