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  • Iraqi drive on Tikrit falters amid fierce resistance from Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraqi forces pushed north Tuesday in an attempt to recapture the central Iraq town of Tikrit from the Islamic militants who have been occupying it since mid-June, only to see the assault stymied by snipers, roadside bombs and fierce resistance...
  • Former Congressman Howard Berman backs Bobby Shriver for supervisor

    Former Congressman Howard Berman backs Bobby Shriver for supervisor
    Former U.S. Rep. Howard Berman on Tuesday endorsed Bobby Shriver in the runoff election to fill Zev Yaroslavsky's seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Berman praised Shriver for being "focused, bipartisan and committed" in his campaign...
  • Lawmakers threaten Ex-Im Bank subpoena in oversight rebuff

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top members of the House of Representatives Financial Services panel are threatening to subpoena the U.S. Export-Bank over the bank's refusal to make three employees available for questioning as Congress considers whether to renew...
  • Wildfires are increasing, but funds to battle them are shrinking

    OLYMPIA, Wash. It's an unsettling trend: Wildfires are becoming larger and more frequent, and money to prevent and fight them continues to be scarce. As wildfires blaze across Washington, state and federal officials are running out of firefighting...
  • Social Security report doesn't reveal surplus has been spent

    The release of the annual Social Security Trustees Report brought out the same stale arguments from both the optimists and the pessimists who have been around for decades. The pessimists insist that Social Security is going broke, and the optimists...
  • When it comes to bodies, lets keep it real [Commentary]

    When it comes to bodies, lets keep it real [Commentary]
    The awfulness of Gaza goes on. So does the madness in Iraq and Syria. Wildfires burn through the West, while in Washington, D.C., our do-absolutely-nothing Congress prepares to adjourn, freeing up time for representatives and senators to go home and...
  • Ann McFeatters: Commercial drones coming to skies near you!

    WASHINGTON Oh no! The United States is falling behind in yet another big area � commercial use of drones. (Those things that buzz around and gather information and drop bombs overseas but don't yet deliver Amazon packages.) Although drones seem to...
  • Manage better, don't demand downsizing: Front Burner

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Are Florida's residents, businesses and its economy better off? The answer is at the heart of the...
  • New rules might recognize more tribes, create new casinos

    WASHINGTON As a proud Chinook Indian, Gary Johnson rejects the claim that his tribe in southwestern Washington state is extinct, even though that's what the Bureau of Indian Affairs declared more than 12 years ago. "They couldn't be more wrong," said...
  • No: Make management accountable

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Is Florida better off? The answer is at the heart of the debate on whether big banks are too risky and...
  • Greenberg Was Sued Many Times; Says Litigation By Tenants, Others Was Routine

    Greenberg Was Sued Many Times; Says Litigation By Tenants, Others Was Routine
    Mark Greenberg, the real estate multimillionaire who's challenging first-term incumbent U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in the 5th Congressional District, has been sued dozens of times in claims ranging from injuries due to falls in his buildings, his alleged...