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  • 70 mph speed limit map leaves Chicago a slow zone

    70 mph speed limit map leaves Chicago a slow zone
    Nearly 90 percent of interstate highway miles in Illinois will have 70-mph speed limits starting Wednesday, state transportation officials announced Friday, but the sponsor of the law raising the limits is upset almost all existing posted speeds in the...
  • 'Duck Dynasty': A&E reverses Phil Robertson's suspension

    'Duck Dynasty': A&E reverses Phil Robertson's suspension
    Cable network A&E said on Friday it was bringing back family patriarch Phil Robertson to the hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" after fans protested his suspension over anti-gay remarks and big-name corporate sponsors stuck by the series. Robertson's...
  • A&E lifts suspension, back in business with Phil Robertson, 'Duck Dynasty'

    A&E lifts suspension, back in business with Phil Robertson, 'Duck Dynasty'
    One of the shortest and most meaningless suspensions in TV history ended Friday with A&E announcing that it was back in business with "Duck Dynasty" and its 67-year-old, bearded patriarch Phil Robertson. The announcement was a total cave-in by a cable...
  • Federal judge says NSA phone data collection is constitutional

    WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency's mass collection of telephone data does not violate the constitution, a federal judge in New York has ruled, creating a conflict within the federal courts and increasing the likelihood that the Supreme...
  • Gatto launches crowd-sourced 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is giving the ordinary Joe — and Jane — an opportunity to help craft legislation without having to run for office. Gatto, whose district includes Glendale, Burbank, La CaƱada Flintridge and Montrose, has...
  • Skirmishes flare over WWI centennial plans

    FOLKESTONE, England — The war that was supposed to end all wars didn't. But who knew it would still be causing skirmishes nearly a century later? As Europe prepares to mark the 100th anniversary next year of the outbreak of World War I, clashes...
  • Israel publishes new list of Palestinian prisoners to be released

    Israel publishes new list of Palestinian prisoners to be released
    JERUSALEM -- Amid political and public debate, Israel approved the latest list of Palestinian prisoners it plans to release from jail this week, the government said Saturday night. It would be the third such group released in recent months. As part of...
  • Navajo Nation struggles with same-sex marriage

    New Mexico has seen celebrations across the state since its highest court 10 days ago unanimously ruled it was unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to same-sex couples. Not so for the sovereign Navajo Nation, whose borders spill over into the...
  • Lebanese forces fire on Syrian warplanes

    BEIRUT -- The Lebanese army fired Monday on Syrian government aircraft that officials in Beirut said had launched missiles at the town of Arsal near the border between the two nations, according to a report by the Lebanese National News Agency. The news...
  • Mike O'Connor dies at 67; advocate for journalists in Mexico

    Mike O'Connor, an experienced war correspondent who in recent years worked in defense of journalists in Mexico at a time when it had become one of the most treacherous countries for reporters in the world, died Sunday morning in Mexico City. He was 67....
  • Howard County finds a customer for its wastewater: The NSA

    Howard County finds a customer for its wastewater: The NSA
    Howard County has agreed to supply treated wastewater to cool a massive computer center being built at Fort Meade by the National Security Agency — a money-saving, environment-conserving deal that officials say could serve as a model for others....