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  • Online Poll Shows Foley Leading Malloy In Race For Governor

     Online Poll Shows Foley Leading Malloy In Race For Governor
    Republican candidate Tom Foley is leading Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a new online poll that its sponsor acknowledges has shortcomings in its methodology and accuracy. The online poll found 42 percent of voters surveyed supported Foley, with...
  • Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants

    Faith leaders renew call for foster families for immigrants
    Maryland religious leaders issued a call for families to offer foster care to immigrant children from Central America as part of an effort to see that unaccompanied minors find shelter in homes rather than in barracks. Faith leaders who met with Gov....
  • Rauner tossing financial lifeline to Illinois Republicans

    Rauner tossing financial lifeline to Illinois Republicans
    When Bruce Rauner's campaign fund injected $750,000 to the Illinois Republican Party this month, it was another illustration of how the GOP governor candidate has become more than just a big name on the fall ballot. The wealthy equity investor from...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Brown signs climate-change agreement with Mexico

    Gov. Jerry Brown pledged new cooperation with Mexico on tackling climate change, signing an agreement with Mexican officials on Monday at the foreign ministry here. The memorandum of understanding between California and Mexico, similar to one the...
  • California and Mexico sign pact to fight climate change

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits. The six-page...
  • Preserving online accounts after death

    Preserving online accounts after death
    When Donna Johnson's father died suddenly of a massive heart attack, her mother tried to get access to his email account and digital photo repository. She wanted to pay bills and make sure that treasured family photos remained intact. Even though she was...
  • U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians. The...
  • Jury set in McDonnell trial

    Jury set in McDonnell trial
    RICHMOND — The jury is set in the federal corruption trial of Bob and Maureen McDonnell, and opening arguments are expected Tuesday. The couple left the courthouse separately after a full day spent winnowing a field of 150 potential jurors to a...
  • 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's marriage in spotlight at corruption trial
    RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife were barely on speaking terms when they accepted $165,000 in gifts and loans from a vitamin company executive, defense attorneys said on Tuesday at the start of the pair's...