| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city.
Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 6:15 PM
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — At the epicenter of the pro-Russia rebellion in eastern Ukraine, masked men on Friday raced around in commandeered police cars, blowing through stop lights and flying over speed bumps. Although it was a warm spring day, the...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:54 PM
The police station may be falling apart and City Hall is showing its age, but when it comes to major spending projects, commissioners say the focus has to be on water.
The only realistic way to come up with the needed money is for residents to agree...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 11:31 AM
MOSCOW -- A threatened sweep by Ukrainian armed forces to oust pro-Russia gunmen occupying government buildings in eastern Ukraine failed to materialize after local police in the besieged venues apparently refused to take part in the proclaimed "anti-...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:31 AM
MOSCOW -- Russia may invade southeast Ukraine to protect the local population, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
Speaking live at his annual call-in show in a Moscow television studio, Putin implied he reserves the right to move Russian troops...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Advocates in Maryland who backed the successful passage of the first statewide legal protections for transgender citizens in housing, employment and public accommodations this legislative session don't consider their work complete.
The Maryland Coaltion...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Crimea's Russian-controlled parliament voted Tuesday to bar what it considers "nationalist political organizations" involved in the recent leadership turmoil in Kiev from taking part in Sunday's vote on whether to separate from Ukraine and become an...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:47 PM
One of the hottest political campaigns of 2014 will kick into high gear this weekend as proponents of legalizing medical marijuana mobilize for a day of political organizing.
From locations in Fort Lauderdale, West Delray and 11 other communities, they'...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:45 AM
Chicago voters weighed in on three city referendums Tuesday, with a majority coming out in favor of keeping firearms out of restaurants that serve alcohol and limiting the size of gun magazines, and most taking a dim view of raising taxi fares,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:10 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian troops stormed and captured the Ukrainian military’s last remaining land base in Crimea on Monday, a Ukrainian official said.
The Russian commandos, backed by two helicopters and three armored personnel vehicles, attacked a...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:06 PM
The day after the state legislature extended civil rights protections to transgender people, the group that successfully petitioned same-sex marriage to the ballot in 2012 threatened to petition the transgender protections, too.