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  • Lawyer: Alan Gross wants out of Cuba, dead or alive

    MIAMI U.S. government subcontractor Alan P. Gross is "not doing well" after 4 1/2 years in a Cuban prison and has vowed that he will "return to the United States before his 66th birthday, dead or alive," his lawyer said Wednesday. "He told me yesterday...
  • Vermont lawmakers send GMO food-labeling law to governor

    (Reuters) - A law that would make Vermont the first U.S. state to enact mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, received final approval from state lawmakers on Wednesday and now heads to the governor's desk. The...
  • Mitchell Berger: attorney, longtime Democratic activist, including senior advisor to the Al Gore 2000 Campaign

    Mitchell Berger: attorney, longtime Democratic activist, including senior advisor to the Al  Gore 2000 Campaign
      Q: You are well known for being involved in Democratic politics. What are you doing now? I stay involved. I'm politically active, giving time and money to various causes. I'm helping Gov. Charlie Crist run for governor. I did the first fundraiser...
  • Pratt decries lack of action on replacing wasteful city phones

    Pratt decries lack of action on replacing wasteful city phones
    The drama over Baltimore's dysfunctional phone system began its next act Wednesday, with the city authorizing a private attorney to defend Comptroller Joan M. Pratt amid an ethics investigation — and Pratt leveling more accusations that the...
  • Florida executes man convicted in 1990 murder of two relatives

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - A man convicted of killing his cousin and the man's wife to prevent his cousin from testifying against him in a burglary case was executed in Florida on Wednesday, a state prison official said. Robert Eugene Hendrix, 47,...
  • Gov. McAuliffe's religion bill vetoes stand

    Gov. McAuliffe's religion bill vetoes stand
    RICHMOND - The General Assembly churned through its annual veto session Wednesday, thumbing its nose at Gov. Terry McAuliffe on a few issues but taking his suggestions for the most part and tweaking a long list of legislation. The still divisive issue...
  • Dan Haar: Malloy Implores Cities To 'Get Their Act Together'

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, standing in front of a bank of Rentschler Field upper-level windows overlooking Hartford and East Hartford, recounted his achievements to a roomful of local and regional economic development officials Wednesday — but added a...
  • Broward Democratic Party deals blow to Nan Rich debate push

    Broward Democratic Party deals blow to Nan Rich debate push
    Original post | 10:27 a.m. Updated | 2:28 p.m. In a rebuke to Broward’s favorite daughter candidate for governor, Nan Rich of Weston, the leadership of the Broward Democratic Party overwhelmingly defeated a move to push for a pre-primary...
  • High-ranking Egyptian police official killed by car bomb

    CAIRO -- In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb planted under his car, state media reported. The attack in a western suburb of Cairo again...
  • U.S. steps up trade pressure on Japan ahead of Obama visit

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States put last-minute pressure on Japan to compromise in tough trade talks on Wednesday, shortly before President Barack Obama was to arrive for a state visit. The two-way talks - focusing on Japan's agricultural market...
  • CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents

    CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents
    The CTA is hoping that a new deterrent will hit home with graffiti taggers who are thinking about leaving their mark on transit property. The agency is taking vandalism and graffiti defendants — or in the case of minors, their parents or legal...