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  • Public records raise questions about Corbett education advisor Tomalis' time on the job

    When Ron Tomalis stepped aside as state education secretary 14 months ago, he landed what seemed like a full-time assignment in a state struggling to boost college access and curb ever-rising tuition prices. As special adviser to Gov. Tom Corbett for...
  • No: Efficiency cuts carbon pollution and consumers' costs

    The Florida Energy Office, led by Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, weighed in on conservation goals for big utilities at the Florida Public Service Commission. Utilities are regulated by the PSC, which takes its marching orders from state leaders....
  • Former Virginia governor, wife go on trial on corruption charges

    Former Virginia governor, wife go on trial on corruption charges
    RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A jury was selected on Monday to hear the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with the couple charged with selling political favors for a loan, gifts and vacations....
  • Parks Show Effect Of Cost On Demand

    "To encourage everyone to visit a state park this Centennial year, we are waiving fees at our parks this Saturday and Sunday," Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said [July 24, Page 1, "Free Pass At State parks, Museums"]. This came to mind as I drove down Route 9...
  • Traffic Isn't Malloy's Fault

    Regarding the story "In Traffic, Candidate Starts Tweet War" [July 25, Connecticut], is lieutenant governor candidate David Walker really serious? Walker got stuck in traffic, so, looking for a scapegoat, he illegally tweeted, "It's time to fire...
  • Lost in Afghanistan: US can't track weapons it sends

    WASHINGTON The Pentagon has shipped Afghan security forces tens of thousands of excessive AK-47 assault rifles and other weapons since 2004 and many have gone missing, raising concerns that they've fallen into the hands of Taliban or other insurgents....
  • U.S. senator to propose strong curbs on NSA phone data collection

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new Senate proposal to curb the government's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records and increase transparency about the program has White House backing and may get more traction with critics who have dismissed other bills...
  • Rebuilt James River Fishing Pier to maintain most of its length

    Rebuilt James River Fishing Pier to maintain most of its length
    NEWPORT NEWS — The reconstructed James River Fishing Pier will likely maintain a length close to its origial 3,000 feet, instead of being shortened to 1,250 feet, as previously planned. City leaders budgeted $4.4 million for demolition of the pier...
  • LAPD: 5 arrests made in connection with deadly assault of USC student

    LAPD: 5 arrests made in connection with deadly assault of USC student
    Five people are in custody in connection with the deadly assault on a USC graduate student whose body was found in his apartment near campus last week, Los Angeles police said.  Los Angeles police said they believe Xinran Ji, 24, staggered into his 30th...
  • Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak

    LAGOS (Reuters) - The Nigerian city of Lagos shut and quarantined a hospital on Monday where a Liberian man died of the Ebola virus, the first recorded case of the highly-infectious disease in Africa's most populous country. Patrick Sawyer, a...
  • Ukraine troops nearing MH-17 crash site; U.N. opens war-crime probe

    Ukrainian government forces recaptured three towns from pro-Russia separatists and were pressing toward the Malaysia Airlines crash site in eastern Ukraine where the separatists accused of downing the plane have obstructed international disaster...