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  • Laws, loopholes can test private, public ties

    WASHINGTON Lawmakers have families, too, and when issues come before them that affect those families, they're often conflicted. Just ask Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., who opposes corporate tax inversions even as Mylan, the pharmaceutical company where his...
  • Batavia stays firm on video gambling ban

    Batavia stays firm on video gambling ban
    A Batavia committee recommended that the city uphold its ban on video gambling Tuesday after a handful of community members voiced opposition to a proposed ordinance that would allow some businesses and fraternal groups to set up terminals on their...
  • Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying

    Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying
    It was the eeriness of the situation that struck Baltimore writer Dan Fesperman. Drone pilots for the Air Force would spend weeks watching what amounted to a real-life silent movie of a small town thousands of miles away — all the while plotting the...
  • Obama's breezy words for post 9/11 torture [Commentary]

    Obama's breezy words for post 9/11 torture [Commentary]
    "...but we tortured some folks." -- President Barack Obama, Aug.1, 2014 OK, in the first place: "tortured some folks?" Really? Was there not something annoyingly breezy in the president's phrasing last week as he acknowledged the abuse of suspected...
  • At blood center, big salaries are back

    At blood center, big salaries are back
    Four years ago, Florida's Blood Centers was in the midst of turmoil and controversy that ultimately cost the CEO her job. There were conflicts of interest among board members. Donations were dropping. The agency was laying off employees. But the...
  • Should politicians be moral role models?

    David Mech is a former porn star/producer running for the school board in Palm Beach County. Should that history alone disqualify Mech? Not only does Mech maintain that it's not a deal-breaker, he argues that even if he were to resume his old profession,...
  • Africans, three Ebola experts call for access to trial drug

    The president of Liberia called Wednesday for three days of prayer and fasting as “the ultimate solution” to the Ebola virus ravaging West Africa. But many people in Africa and elsewhere called for another potential solution: wider...
  • Try vegan, and you won't be left high and dry

    When news hit that Detroit was cutting off water to thousands of residents who were behind in paying their bills, the critics, not surprisingly, came out in full force. What might surprise you is that some of those throwing stones were aiming not at...
  • Joe Kim delivers goods for Bears defense's moves

    Joe Kim delivers goods for Bears defense's moves
    BOURBONNAIS — For a minute, Bears defensive lineman Lamarr Houston has a Mr. Miyagi thing going, calmly working through a series of martial arts moves with brief but specific explanations of each. Here's the side scissors with Houston slashing...
  • Piper named head of new ethics council named

    Chris Piper, a State Board of Elections staffer who for years made sure political candidates reported campaign donations honestly and helped expand electronic filing of their reports so that the public could keep an eye on that money, will be the first...
  • Why do 2 Americans get the Ebola serum while hundreds of Africans die?

    What should happen if a massive viral outbreak appears out of nowhere and the only possible treatment is an untested drug? Who should receive it? The two American missionaries who contracted the almost-always-fatal Ebola virus in West Africa were given...