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  • U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm won't resign after guilty plea to federal tax charge

    U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm won't resign after guilty plea to federal tax charge
    U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York pleaded guilty to a federal felony tax charge on Tuesday, seven weeks after coasting to reelection despite his indictment. Grimm, a Republican, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn federal court to aiding the...
  • Governors may not have edge in 2016 presidential race

    In 1947, U.S. historian Wilfred E. Binkley took stock of the 13 men who had been president since the end of the Civil War and reached a stark conclusion: Governorship was “a training school for successful presidents.” The seven ex-governors on...
  • Blood pressure apps may be dangerously wrong

    By Ronnie Cohen NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Millions of people could be trying to measure their blood pressure with untested, inaccurate and potentially dangerous smartphone applications, or apps, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the top 107 apps...
  • Pittsburgh judge grants US more time to prepare appeal of immigration ruling

    PITTSBURGH A federal judge on Tuesday granted the Justice Department extra time to prepare its appeal of his ruling last week that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution in issuing an executive order delaying deportation for millions of...
  • Everybody loves cheap gas ... except environmentalists, the oil industry and Tesla

    Everybody loves cheap gas ... except environmentalists, the oil industry and Tesla
    It seems as if low gas prices should be good news. When the cost of a gallon of gas dips well below $3 in most of the country, everybody smiles, right? Not necessarily. Wall Street is frowning. Frackers are fuming. Electric car manufacturers are...
  • U.S. Representative Grimm says will not resign after pleading guilty to tax fraud

    U.S. Representative Michael Grimm of New York said he would not resign from Congress following his guilty plea on Tuesday to a federal felony tax charge. "As long as I'm able to serve, I'm going to," said Grimm, who noted he easily won a third term in...
  • Congress must show gratitude to military

    Congratulations to Congress for having enough foresight (and cooperative spirit, for once) to pass legislation that will create a separate fund, outside the regular defense budget, to build the next generation of ballistic missile submarines. The...
  • Edward Snowden is more narcissist than patriot

    Edward Snowden is more narcissist than patriot
    Watching Edward Snowden is interesting for me. In the 1990s, freshly graduated from a top liberal arts college, I found myself in a job with a Top Secret security clearance. I would have loved to brag to my former classmates — and the rest of...
  • Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'

    Hogan names health secretary, 'Bay Cabinet'
    Gov.-elect Larry Hogan named a former Democratic lawmaker from Southern Maryland as the state's health secretary Tuesday as he continued to fill key posts in his administration. In addition to appointing former Del. Van T. Mitchell to head the Department...
  • Brazil's Rousseff picks allies for second-term cabinet

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appointed 13 new ministers on Tuesday, choosing allied politicians in a cabinet reshuffle while trying to avoid any names that could be linked to a widening corruption scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras....
  • Analysis: Probably too soon to call Cuba policy change 'historic'

    MIAMI The news from Havana and Washington about normalizing relations may not be as significant in the long term as some in the administration hope. While President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday that he will normalize relations with Cuba is the...