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  • Platini plans to keep luxury gift, make charity donation

    (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini has said he intends to ignore FIFA requests and not return a luxury watch valued at 25,000 Swiss francs ($26,600), given to him by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF). Instead, he said on Friday in British...
  • Being a wealthy Democrat seems to be OK

    It seems like a hundred times a day, every TV station broadcasts Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign ad disparaging Republican candidate Bruce Rauner because Rauner is rich — as if being rich is bad. My guess is 98 percent of Americans wish...
  • As federal war on citrus greening heats up, growers see some signs of hope

    WASHINGTON The federal government is ramping up its spending to combat citrus greening, a growing scourge in farm regions in Florida and elsewhere, even as growers see some signs for optimism. Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • 'Madam Secretary' channels Frank Capra, not Frank Underwood

    The new fall network TV season begins this week, and one of the most highly touted dramas of the year is one of the biggest disappointments. So big is the failure of “Madam Secretary,” a new CBS drama starring Tea Leoni as Secretary of...
  • Trust in federal workers bounced back after shutdown

    Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they have trust in federal employees, a spike in public confidence that some are attributing to last year's partial government shutdown. In a recent Battleground Poll by George Washington University, 22 percent of...
  • NFL, Roger Goodell Become Easy Targets For Late Night Hosts

    NFL, Roger Goodell Become Easy Targets For Late Night Hosts
    Domestic violence is hardly a laughing matter, and the Ray Rice video that came out Sept. 8 and the news of Adrian Peterson hitting his son last week have caused what could be irreparable damage to the NFL. People are disgusted, many lobbying for the...
  • State Attorney Dave Aronberg has 'contempt' for Supreme Court ruling that opened campaigns to flood of cash

    State Attorney Dave Aronberg has 'contempt' for Supreme Court ruling that opened campaigns to flood of cash
    Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg says the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that corporations could legally now spend freely to support or oppose candidates opened the spigot for millions of dollars flowing into political campaigns, damaging...
  • Settling in: Adult communities create work-free havens for empty nesters

    All that grass to mow. All that snow to shovel. All those noisy kids hanging out on the corner. All those are reasons for moving to an active adult community. In active adult communities, typically at least one buyer must be 55 years old. Children can...
  • U.S. nutrition program for mothers, infants sees falling demand

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A government nutrition program for pregnant mothers and small children has not kept pace with technology and U.S. poverty experts say its paper voucher system is driving low-income women away from the program when they need it most....
  • 2 Illinois lawmakers seek to dump new FAA controller hiring rules

     2 Illinois lawmakers seek to dump new FAA controller hiring rules
    A new federal policy aimed at making it easier for members of the general public with no aviation background to embark on careers in air traffic control would be reversed under legislation proposed in Congress on Friday. The Safe Towers Act,...
  • 'Expendables 3' Producer: We Want to Go After 10 Million Who Illegally Downloaded Movie

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Avi Lerner, producer of "The Expendables 3" and chairman of Millennium Films, said he was "devastated" by the leak of the movie in July and that the subsequent rampant Internet piracy of the movie is responsible for $250...