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  • Winter Garden man worries he'll be dead before Army executes daughter's killer

    Winter Garden man worries he'll be dead before Army executes daughter's killer
    Edward Bowman fears he won't live to see his daughter's killer executed. The Winter Garden man, 71, has waited 26 years for the U.S. military to carry out a 1988 death sentence handed to Ronald Gray, the soldier who raped and murdered Kimberly Ann...
  • U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones

    U.S. moves toward opening skies for commercial drones
    The U.S. air safety regulator is drafting rules to permit small drones to be used for commercial purposes, a step toward allowing remote-control planes and helicopters to be deployed for everything from TV news coverage to monitoring crops. Media...
  • Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'

    Former Sen. Alan Dixon dead at 86. 'He took really great care of people'
    During much his two terms as a U.S. senator, in the 1980s and early 1990s, Alan Dixon was the locally minded counterpart to then-Sen. Paul Simon, always angling for the best deals for Illinois. He was known as “Al the Pal” for his...
  • When your aging parents need a daily money manager

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Martha Nurenberg knew her 86-year-old father, Paul, had a problem when he was almost taken in by a letter promising untold riches if he provided a bank account number and payment of legal fees for a money transfer. Though Paul...
  • Jerry Zezima: Mr. Zezima goes back to Washington

    Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice once on purpose. The other time, I took a wrong turn off the highway, found myself in Washington and...
  • Employers skirt wage requirements [Commentary]

    Employers skirt wage requirements [Commentary]
    Government leaders at all levels — including President Barack Obama — are pushing to raise the floor on pay, and pundits are lining up on both sides: Will higher minimum wages put more money in workers' pockets? Or will they spark layoffs,...
  • Richard M. Scaife, Mellon heir and newspaper publisher, dies at 82

    PITTSBURGH Richard M. Scaife, an heir to the Mellon fortune who became one of America's leading funders of conservative causes and the publisher of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, died Friday. He was 82. Scaife, whose fortune was estimated at $1.4...
  • Obama's Iraq dilemma: Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's decision to send another 200 U.S. troops to Baghdad to secure the American Embassy and the airport there could be called a victory of reality over wishful thinking -- the notion that the Iraq crisis could be resolved...
  • 2014 National High School Lacrosse Showcase set to start Friday in Columbia

    2014 National High School Lacrosse Showcase set to start Friday in Columbia
    The second annual National High School Lacrosse Showcase, which features many of the top high school teams in the country, will take place from Friday through Sunday at Blandair Regional Park in Columbia. The tournament includes 38 teams from 12...
  • Windows into the world of Andrew Wyeth

    WASHINGTON Celebrated American artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) liked to look out on the world through his art, figuratively and literally. And he most often did this by depicting windows in his work. Wyeth held a special fascination with windows. In...
  • Without federal action, states move on long-term care

    WASHINGTON Three years after the demise of the long-term care piece of the Affordable Care Act, some states are retooling their Medicaid programs to maximize the number of people who can get care at home and minimize the number who have to become poor...