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  • Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain

    Prosecutors: Rowland Used Radio Show For Political Gain
    Federal prosecutors said Wednesday they intend to tell a jury that when former Gov. John G. Rowland sold his political consulting services, he was secretly selling the muscle behind his long-running political talk show on WTIC-AM radio. The...
  • Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia

    Uber, Lyft apply for broker's licenses in Virginia
    After receiving fines and cease-and-desist orders from the state earlier this year, self-described ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft are making attempts to follow Virginia law. Both Uber and Lyft have applied for passenger transportation broker's...
  • Obama defends immigration policy, meets with Texas governor

    President Obama faced sharp criticism for his immigration policies here Wednesday even as the White House stepped up efforts to cope with the tens of thousands of children and teens from Central America who have poured into Texas’ Rio Grande Valley....
  • McAuliffe, concerned about IT contracts, calls for review

    Longstanding rumblings that Gov. Terry McAuliffe is displeased with state contracting practices came out into the open today when he called for a sweeping review of state contracts for information technology and service contracts.  "Virginia taxpayers...
  • Scott taps outside counsel to litigate in Crist's failed Digital Domain deal

    Scott taps outside counsel to litigate in Crist's failed Digital Domain deal
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott's office announced Wednesday he was hiring outside counsel to sue the failed Digital Domain special-effects company and "other parties" involved in a $20 million tax-incentive deal that tanked. The move comes more than a...
  • Pruski resigns from school board to continue County Council run

    Pruski resigns from school board to continue County Council run
    Anne Arundel County at-large school board member Andrew Pruski announced his resignation from the board on Wednesday, citing a prohibition on appearing on the general election ballot simultaneously as a County Council candidate and a candidate for...
  • Iraqi security forces find 53 blindfolded bodies south of Baghdad

    Iraqi security forces find 53 blindfolded bodies south of Baghdad
    Iraqi security forces found 53 corpses, blindfolded and handcuffed, in a town south of Baghdad early Wednesday, local officials said. They said the bodies had been left in the mainly Shi'ite Muslim village of Khamissiya, about 15 miles southeast of...
  • Obama request for border money gets wary reception

    Obama request for border money gets wary reception
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Wednesday cast a skeptical eye on a White House request for $3.7 billion to address an influx of child migrants at the U.S. border while President Barack Obama met with top critic Texas Governor Rick...
  • Quinn is kidding himself if he believes Illinois trumps Texas

    In response to the Gov. Pat Quinn versus Gov. Rick Perry dueling opinions, the only "nonsense" I see comes from our local favorite, "Quinnochio". Compare Illinois to Texas in any respect and Texas comes out on top. What does Illinois have to tout?...
  • Illinois should follow the model of Republican-led states

    I read with great interest the Texas vs. Illinois debate penned by Governors Rick Perry and Pat Quinn. Gov. Perry put forth in a fact-filled manner why Texas is a magnet for business and how it has implemented tax cuts, budget choices and reforms to...
  • SunRail-car crashes, storks, and Armstrong: Letters

    SunRail-car crashes Another car is caught in a railroad crossing while traffic engineers continue to "educate" the public or try to change long-existing traffic patterns ("SunRail train runs into SUV — no one injured," June 28). What we are...