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  • South Korea parties back, families oppose, ferry disaster probe

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean ruling and opposition party leaders agreed on Tuesday on legislation to investigate April's Sewol ferry disaster more deeply, but a spokesman for families of the victims said they would oppose the bill. The Sewol,...
  • Ferguson Repeats Mistakes Of Detroit's Riot Response

    How do you quell a riot? Missouri officials and commentators across America have asked that question many times in the wake of the violence plaguing Ferguson, Mo., which began after police killed an unarmed black teenager. The answer is in an...
  • Pakistan crisis puts army back in the driving seat

    ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Besieged Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been assured by the country's military there will be no coup, but in return he must "share space with the army", according to a government source who was privy to recent talks between...
  • Agency Postpones Decision On Whether NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising Violated Law

     Agency Postpones Decision On Whether NU Chief's Pro-Malloy Fundraising Violated Law
    The State Elections Enforcement Commission failed to reach a decision Tuesday on whether Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May violated state law last year when he asked about 50 company managers to contribute money to help Democratic Gov. Dannel P....
  • Quinn kills bill to cap assessments tied to foreclosed condo sales

    Quinn kills bill to cap assessments tied to foreclosed condo sales
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday killed a bill that would have limited the amount of money due to a condominium association when a foreclosed unit is sold. The governor, who had to act on the bill by Wednesday, used an amendatory veto to change the bill,...
  • California lawmakers approve ethics bills in response to scandals

    California lawmakers approve ethics bills in response to scandals
    The state Assembly on Monday approved a measure that would lower the gift limit to elected officials from $440 to $200 and prohibit them from accepting free entry to professional sports and entertainment events, golf tournaments, spa treatments and...
  • Charlie Crist establishes beachhead in southwest Palm Beach County

    Charlie Crist establishes beachhead in southwest Palm Beach County
    Never mind that he’s not yet their nominee. A large contingent of Palm Beach County political leaders turned out Tuesday to help Democratic governor candidate Charlie Crist launch his campaign effort against Republican Gov. Rick Scott. The...
  • Gov. Brown says drought concerns helped build support for water bond

     An annual environmental summit at Lake Tahoe on Tuesday gave Gov. Jerry Brown an opportunity for a victory lap on the new plan for a California water bond, which was approved by the Legislature last week. "It's pretty extraordinary," he said while...
  • Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns

    Emanuel says Rauner should release tax returns
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said GOP governor hopeful Bruce Rauner should release his tax returns, echoing calls from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign. Rauner, a private equity specialist who has put his own net worth at more than $500 million,...
  • Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages

    Presidents of Russia, Ukraine to meet in Belarus as fighting rages
    The presidents of Russia and Ukraine will meet next week in Minsk, the capital of neighboring Belarus, to discuss the combat consuming eastern Ukraine and Kiev's diplomatic turn toward the European Union that sparked the conflict. Russian President...
  • Allow ride-sharing companies to operate in Illinois

    Innovative companies like Uber are leading the sharing economy and changing the way Chicagoans live, work and move. Unfortunately, established industries that are being disrupted by this innovation are working overtime to stop that growth in its tracks,...