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  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said...

  • Governor Perry still looks strong

    In a number of TV appearances, Gov. Rick Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA, but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

  • No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

    NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable." "I just have a vague discomfort...

  • Singer Ray J denies crimes at Beverly Hills hotel

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Singer Ray J has pleaded not guilty to groping a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel bar and resisting arrest afterward. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Ray J — whose legal name is William Ray Norwood — entered the plea Tuesday to misdemeanor charges of sexual...

  • Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year. The contract first went out for...

  • Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella risk

    NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names...

  • Hawaii veterans talk doctor shortages in panel

    HONOLULU (AP) — Veterans told U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono they face a shortage of doctors on Maui, Molokai and the Big Island, which has contributed to the long wait times they endured seeking medical treatment across the isolated island chain. Vietnam veteran Victor Craft called the Veterans...

  • Eatery that served toxic tea had labeling citation

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah restaurant where a woman unknowingly drank iced tea mixed with chemicals, and nearly died, was cited seven months earlier for improper food labeling. County officials issued seven violations to Dickey's Barbecue in South Jordan following a January inspection, Salt...

  • Plans for gambling aired around New Jersey

    Developments about the future of gambling in New Jersey came out of Atlantic City, Trenton and the Meadowlands on Tuesday. — MEADOWLANDS CASINO ... AND MONORAIL Business leaders laid out plans to transform the Meadowlands into a multi-venue entertainment district, with casinos, hotels, a...

  • Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. Ballmer says he plans to devote more time to his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, civic contributions, study and teaching business at...

  • PetSmart to consider selling itself

    Bowing to pressure from investors, PetSmart Inc. said Tuesday that it is considering putting itself up for sale. The pet supply chain said that it will weigh "strategic alternatives" after a board review that included conversations with shareholders. Investment firm Longview Asset Management...

  • Lahaina Harbor improvements focus on pedestrians

    LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — A plan to revitalize the area around Maui's Lahaina Harbor will focus on pedestrians, with improvements to sidewalks, lighting, benches and native plants, organizers said. Maui County gave $750,000 earlier this year to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation for the projects,...

  • New Mexico chile gets certified-product safeguards

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion. Now New Mexico has its own trademark and certification program to protect the reputation and integrity of its signature crop: chile....

  • GM considers expanding youth summer job program

    DETROIT (AP) — A General Motors program that pays high school students to spruce up parks and schools may spread from Detroit and Flint to Pontiac. GM product development chief Mark Reuss (ROYS) says he'd like to add Pontiac to next summer's program. No decision has been made. GM paid 106...

  • AP Exclusive: US changing no-fly list rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel. The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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