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  • Judge reverses black fire chief's termination

    Judge reverses black fire chief's termination
    A "racially inhospitable environment" at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport's fire department led to the unlawful termination of a black deputy fire chief earlier this year, a state judge has ruled — and his firing must now be reversed. Gregory...
  • UC seeking 5% tuition increases in each of next five years

    UC seeking 5% tuition increases in each of next five years
    For the first time in four years, UC leaders are proposing tuition increases — as much as 5% in each of the next five years — to help cover rising costs and to expand the enrollment of California students. For undergraduates who are...
  • UC goes on offensive to sell tuition increase as opposition builds

    UC goes on offensive to sell tuition increase as opposition builds
    University of California administrators went on an offensive Thursday to sell their proposal to raise tuition by as much as 5% in each of the next five years but faced opposition from Gov. Jerry Brown, legislative leaders and student activists. UC...
  • UConn Must Look Ahead, Not Back, After Win Over BC

    UConn Must Look Ahead, Not Back, After Win Over BC
    Late Wednesday and early Thursday, UConn hockey coach Mike Cavanaugh spent time going through the fun and funny text messages, voice mails and emails that tend to arrive in the wake of something like Wednesday's 1-0 victory over No. 3 Boston College at...
  • Gov. Rick Perry's abuse-of-power case gets underway in surreal fashion

    There was no grand entrance of the accused for the media horde to document. No stirring speech on the courthouse steps. In fact, the defendant never spoke during the sometimes plodding and technical proceedings. Still, there was plenty of political...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry goes to court to fight abuse-of-power charges

    Two days after he addressed a Republican victory party here before cheering crowds, outgoing Gov. Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, made another appearance Thursday — in court. Perry was indicted in August by a Travis...
  • Could Ben Carson video foreshadow presidential bid?

    Could Ben Carson video foreshadow presidential bid?
    Ben Carson, the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon and conservative activist, may be getting a jump on the rest of the Republican presidential field for 2016 by introducing himself to voters in a video, ABC News and the Washington Times report. Carson,...
  • Alaska races for governor, senator to hinge on absentee ballots

    Alaska races for governor, senator to hinge on absentee ballots
    Alaska independent Bill Walker maintained a slim lead in the governor's race over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell on Wednesday, while Democratic Sen. Mark Begich trailed Republican challenger Dan Sullivan after a fierce campaign in which Begich sought...
  • Malloy Sees Win As Affirmation Of Strategy, Message

    Malloy Sees Win As Affirmation Of Strategy, Message
    The drawn-out and disagreeable governor’s race came to an official end just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon with a brief phone call from Republican Tom Foley to Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Foley’s concession call closed what he says is...
  • Experts Say Several Factors Resulted In Defeat Of Voting Amendment

    Experts Say Several Factors Resulted In Defeat Of Voting Amendment
    HARTFORD — Connecticut is sometimes called The Land of Steady Habits, and voters made it clear Tuesday they didn't want to change long-established voting procedures by approving a proposed constitutional amendment. The amendment, which would...
  • Teachers unions defend their ground by getting Torlakson reelected

    Teachers unions defended their ground in California this week — and bucked national trends — by helping to reelect a state schools chief in a race with broad implications for education policy and politics. With union backing, Tom Torlakson...