| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:56 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- With Florida’s gubernatorial candidates jostling over the state of the economy, a new report suggests the Great Recession rebound isn’t so stunning or complete.
The non-partisan Pew Charitable Trusts’ new analysis...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
JERUSALEM — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the iron-willed army general who fought in nearly all of his nation's major wars and spearheaded Jewish settlement of Palestinian territories, then years later presided over Israel's withdrawal...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Palm Beach County this week won a key round in its legal fight aimed at reinstating local gun control laws across the state.
A judge on Monday sided with the county by finding it unconstitutional for the governor to remove a county official from...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Israel on Wednesday was pursuing a two-fold mission in the West Bank: Find three Israeli teenagers presumed to have been kidnapped last week and crack down on the Palestinian militant organization Hamas.
The three yeshiva students -- Gilad Shaar and...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Nan Rich has been running a political marathon: 250 campaign stops, 135,000 miles, 26 months.
But even as she prepares to officially qualify for the ballot Tuesday as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, it looks more than ever as...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 9:15 AM
LONDON -- Ireland’s first law authorizing abortion under certain conditions was signed into law Tuesday after a bruising debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country over whether it risked opening the doors to abortion on demand.
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Florida's much-maligned elections are likely to run much better in 2014, but critics see problems for 2016 that could bring a repeat of the frustrating failures that marked the last two presidential elections.
"We might not see the same type of problems...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 1:11 PM
Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season.
With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:13 PM
It is no secret that interest in greyhound racing has been rapidly deteriorating. The sport of queens, once Florida's highest revenue-generating form of gambling, is on life support, and more than ever a danger to the health and safety of its subjects,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Until recently, the markets largely ignored the political jockeying over whether to raise the federal debt ceiling, figuring there's no way Congress would purposely default on the nation's obligations and potentially throw the U.S. economy into another...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:46 PM
Officials at Yosemite National Park announced that it reopened Wednesday night after Congress approved a deal to end the federal government shutdown.
Visitors can use public areas and roads immediately while other park facilities and services begin to...