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  • New Law To Restrict Excessive Judges' Pensions Has Holes In It - Intentionally

     New Law To Restrict Excessive Judges' Pensions Has Holes In It - Intentionally
    State legislators vowed to pass legislation to cut back an overly generous judicial retirement provision that will give $100,000-a-year lifetime pensions to two newly appointed judges after they serve less than four years on the bench. But the...
  • Supreme Court to hear ex-air marshal's whistle-blower case

    Supreme Court to hear ex-air marshal's whistle-blower case
    The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will hear the whistle-blower case of a former federal air marshal who was fired in 2006 for revealing what he thought were crucial security lapses, including government plans to remove undercover officers...
  • The truth about public pensions in California

     The truth about public pensions in California
    When it comes to meeting California's state pension obligations, everyone agrees that paying the bills is a challenge. But exactly how big is the "unfunded liability"? Pessimists and optimists throw out wildly different totals for the state's 80...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup

    Deep in Brazil's jungle, host city poses wild challenge for World Cup
    MANAUS, Brazil — In the 1960s, Brazil's military rulers decided they had to populate the Amazon or risk losing control over the vast, isolated region. So they granted special tax breaks to Manaus, reviving a faded rubber-baron town in the middle...
  • Housing protesters occupy land near Brazil World Cup soccer stadium

    Housing protesters occupy land near Brazil World Cup soccer stadium
    Thousands of families have begun occupying an empty lot near the site of next month's opening match of the FIFA World Cup, demanding affordable new housing and protesting government expenditures on the international soccer tournament. In less than a...
  • The principled lobbyist: George Steffes explains why real people think the government's for rent

    The principled lobbyist: George Steffes explains why real people think the government's for rent
    George Steffes was a boy standing on Wilshire Boulevard when Dwight D. Eisenhower rolled by in a motorcade, and he was mightily impressed. But that's not what got him into politics. He went to 5 o'clock Mass one day in 1966 and ran into an acquaintance...
  • NSA denies reports it exploited 'Heartbleed' to spy on consumers

    NSA denies reports it exploited 'Heartbleed' to spy on consumers
    The National Security Agency denied a report that it has exploited the "Heartbleed" bug to spy on consumers for the past two years. "NSA was not aware of the recently identified vulnerability in OpenSSL, the so-called Heartbleed vulnerability, until...
  • Tribal people desperately cling to tradition in Omo Valley, Ethiopia

    Tribal people desperately cling to tradition in Omo Valley, Ethiopia
    With every generation, the chance to see some of the world's last tribal people living authentically dwindles. When I visited the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia almost two decades ago, there were few dirt roads, and tribes lived in mud huts and were...
  • GM Fined $35 Million for Ignition Recall Delay

     
    GM will pay a record $35 million civil penalty for failing to report its ignition switch defect to the federal government in a timely manner; the defect led to a recall that affects more than 2.2 million vehicles in the......
  • Algeria votes -- but for what?

    Though the votes have not yet been counted in Thursday's presidential election in Algeria, the result is all but decided: President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will win a fourth term. Bouteflika's long reign is unprecedented (and unconstitutional), and so is...