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  • Illinois Democrats push for minimum wage hike, but will it fly?

    Illinois Democrats push for minimum wage hike, but will it fly?
    Illinois' most high-profile Democrats have pushed in recent months to increase the minimum wage—but experts have offered mixed opinions on whether they will actually be successful, considering the looming election season. “It depends on what...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Williams testifies, says McDonnells were "a business relationship"

    Williams testifies, says McDonnells were "a business relationship"
    RICHMOND - Jonnie Williams, the government's star witness in the case against Bob and Maureen McDonnell, took the stand late Wednesday and said he wrote checks for the couple because he needed the governor's help. Williams said he wanted the credibility...
  • Kerry presses India on global trade deal as deadline looms

    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Wednesday for an official visit, has pressed New Delhi to drop its opposition to global trade reforms, saying it was a test of the country's commitment to advance economic...
  • 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...
  • City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year

    City commissioners like no-new-taxes budget for new year
    It’s been a while, City Manager Randy Knight noted, since Winter Park raised its property taxes. “The millage rate of 4.0923 is the same millage rate we’ve had now for six years,” Knight told city commissioners on Monday....
  • Despite court ruling, no wedding bells for same-sex couples in South Carolina

    CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Five gay couples were denied marriage licenses on Wednesday at a South Carolina courthouse as they offered a symbolic challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban. As a crowd of supporters waited outside a Greenville...
  • Venezuelans find solace in comedy amid economic travails

    * Jokes proliferate about shortages and food queues * Comedian says socialist government becoming thin-skinned * Surreal reality often hard to distinguish from satire By Peter Murphy CARACAS, July 30 (Reuters) - The site comically sidestepped the...
  • Japan flirts with recession after output, exports drop

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan could be flirting with recession after the weakest factory output since 2011, which, following a surprising fall in exports last week, could pressure the central bank to ease policy and complicate a decision on whether to raise...
  • Russia wants Apple, SAP to cooperate against foreign spying

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has proposed that Apple Inc and SAP hand the government access to their source code to make sure their widely used products are not tools for spying on state institutions. The suggestion that two of the world's flagship...