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  • Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year

    Hollywood challenging extra pension checks sent to retirees last year
    Retired cops, firefighters and City Hall employees sometimes get an extra payday known as the 13th check. It comes each year the pension funds have robust earnings and has ranged from $200 to more than $26,000. But it comes at a cost to taxpayers: The...
  • Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert

    Howard County assessing security after two die at Merriweather concert
    Howard County officials say they are investigating security and screening procedures at Merriweather Post Pavilion after two concertgoers died and 19 others were sent to hospitals during an electronic dance music festival over the weekend. The deaths of...
  • The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action

    The governorship and gambling: Always lots of action
    Don’t look for gambling to be a hot topic in Florida’s race for governor. Charlie Crist visited the SunSentinel’s Editorial Board on Tuesday, and our staff was able to squeeze in a question or two about gambling. Crist said about the...
  • Quickly: How the Rick Perry idictment came to be

    Texas Governor Rick Perry was indicted Friday on two counts of abusing his power as governor related to his veto of funding for a program aimed at investigating state corruption, making him the first Texas governor to be indicted in office since 1917?...
  • Florida accuses former Digital Domain Media officers of fraud

    Florida accuses former Digital Domain Media officers of fraud
    The state of Florida has filed a lawsuit against the former officers of Digital Domain Media, accusing them of defrauding the state and local governments out of $82 million. Digital Domain Media was the former owner of the Venice visual effects...
  • Federal agency, local lawman dispute actions in Cliven Bundy case

    Federal agency, local lawman dispute actions in Cliven Bundy case
    The tense face-off over a Nevada rancher’s right to graze his cattle on federal land has spilled over into a public squabble after the Bureau of Land Management and Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie issued conflicting statements over their lack of...
  • Repeal of food safety law requiring gloves in 'final push'

    Repeal of food safety law requiring gloves in 'final push'
    The proposed repeal of the California law that requires food workers to wear gloves has inched its way through the state Assembly and Senate and is in its "final push" to go to Gov. Jerry Brown. On Thursday morning, the state Senate voted 32 to 0 to...
  • Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees

    Maryland shifts insurance policy to cover transition-related care of transgender employees
    In a reversal of state healthcare policy, transgender state employees in Maryland can now access gender reassignment surgery, hormone therapy and other transition-related care under their state-provided health insurance plans. The change quietly went...
  • Governor signs repeal of food-safety law requiring gloves

    Governor signs repeal of food-safety law requiring gloves
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that repeals a law requiring chefs and bartenders to wear gloves while handling certain foods. Brown signed the repeal measure on Saturday and it took effect immediately. According to the Jan. 1 law, cooks and...
  • City commissioner's aide arrested on battery, intoxication charges

    An aide to Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill was arrested overnight on charges including battery on a law-enforcement officer and disorderly intoxication. But 24-year-old Cara Victoria Reaves denies battering the officer, and accuses him of...
  • What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?

    What's really behind the suit to overturn California's foie gras ban?
    Thirteen states have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review California’s ban on foie gras, arguing that it is unconstitutional for the state to pass laws that might interfere with agricultural practices in other states. But the only state that...