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  • Generation gap in Republican primary to challenge Frankel

    Three political newcomers far apart in age and priorities are competing in the Republican primary for the nomination to challenge freshman Democratic Congresswoman Lois Frankel. The Republican contenders are 67-year-old Paul Spain, who touts his business...
  • City moves toward domestic partner benefits

    Will Boynton Beach offer its employees with domestic partners the same benefits offered to employees whose marriages are recognized by the state? That is the issue that came before the City Commission Aug. 5. At the request of the Palm Beach County...
  • Iraq's turmoil continues to plague Obama

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama proudly embraces a foreign policy that, after a decade of war, includes a resistance to military action in hotspots around the globe. That reluctance was no more apparent than in Iraq, where thousands of American died in...
  • Early voting in Palm Beach County starting for Aug. 26 elections

    Early voting in Palm Beach County starting for Aug. 26 elections
    Early voting for the Democratic and Republican primaries and non-partisan elections open to all voters starts Monday in Palm Beach County, and voters will see some big changes from previous elections. For starters, there are now 14 days of early...
  • Obama vows to act on issues if Congress won't

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would act alone even on the hot-button issue of illegal immigration if a divided and uncooperative Congress continued to fail to act. Obama will announce a set of executive actions at the end of...
  • Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time

    Libertarian candidate tackles long-shot bid one voter at a time
    When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory....
  • City bargaining with cops, firefighters

    With three-year contracts up on Sept. 30, the city is conducting collective bargaining sessions with police and firefighters' unions. And even with cutting public safety costs a stated priority of the new Boca Raton City Council, both unions are...
  • Obama administration knew Islamic State was growing but did little to counter it

    WASHINGTON Like the rest of the world, the U.S. government appeared to have been taken aback last month when Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, fell to an offensive by jihadis of the Islamic State that triggered the collapse of five Iraqi army divisions...
  • Key Decision Nears In Probe Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising

     Key Decision Nears In Probe Of NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising
    Arguably the biggest "pay-to-play" controversy of the current gubernatorial campaign detonated last Dec. 4 with The Courant's revelation that Northeast Utilities Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. May, had asked about 50 company managers to contribute...
  • Florida may allow hunters to use silencers

    Florida may allow hunters to use silencers
    Hunters of deer, turkey and other animals in Florida may soon be able to operate with lethal stealth under a state proposal to allow them to use silencers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider a proposal at its Sept. 10...
  • Brothers involved in food stamp scam sentenced to prison

    Brothers involved in food stamp scam sentenced to prison
    Two brothers who scammed millions from the government by giving cash for food stamps were sentenced to 5 years and 10 months in federal prison on Thursday, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. Ali Jaber, 52, and...