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  • Will Obama's White House end when Obama leaves?

    The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama's contempt for the Constitution.

  • Refugee plan aimed at Central American minors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is initiating a program to give refugee status to some young people from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. Under the program, immigrants from those countries who...

  • Lawmaker: Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses

    ROME (AP) — An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier. Claudio Fava, vice president of Parliament's anti-Mafia commission, told reporters Tuesday...

  • Famed violinist plays do-over at DC train station

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach back to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed. Hundreds of music fans packed Union Station near the Capitol shoulder to shoulder to hear the 46-year-old Bell perform works by Bach and...

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. Industry spent nearly $3.5 billion...

  • Oil, rail industries want 7 years to fix tank cars

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday. The cars have ruptured and spilled oil during collisions,...

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a...

  • Illinois-owned planes to be sold in online auction

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Central Management Services plans to relist six state-owned airplanes for sale on an online auction site after a previous attempt to lure buyers brought bids for only two planes, state officials said. The auction for the unsold planes will...

  • Four people who could've stopped the White House jumper, guaranteeing we wouldn't even be talking about this right now

    Although the incident involving the White House fence-jumper is a terribly serious topic, it has prompted at least a few people to reminiscence about popular Hollywood movies and fictional heroes tasked with keeping the president safe.

  • Obama's narcissism a threat to national security

    This undeniable character trait was on full display in his interview with Steve Kroft of "60 Minutes," in the sense that he simply cannot entertain the possibility, much less -- infinitely less -- admit the possibility that he has made a mistake or exercised poor judgment.

  • Climate plan faces test in Montana coal country

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Steve Bullock's assertion that Montana can meet the Obama administration's climate goals without shutting down power plants is getting its first public test in the heart of coal country. State officials planned a Tuesday public meeting in Colstrip on the U.S....

  • Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is "deeply flawed." The Brain Injury Association of America says it believes the proposed awards favor retired players with memory and neuromuscular problems. The group says it...

  • Police officer accused of assault while on duty

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Police say an officer who was on duty and in uniform kicked and punched his wife and pointed his service weapon at her and her boyfriend at the boyfriend's home. Sgt. Sarah Connolly, a department spokeswoman, said in an email Tuesday that 35-year-old Gualberto Diaz...

  • Chicago man charged with double homicide

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police say a 35-year-old Chicago man has been charged in the stabbing deaths of his girlfriend and his 7-year-old daughter. Police say Maciej Kotlinski (mah-SEE'-ay koht-LIN'-skee) faces two counts of first-degree murder in connection with Sunday morning's slayings. Police say...

  • Mistrial in assault case over stray cat feeding

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Los Angeles firefighter accused of beating a woman in a neighborhood dispute over the feeding of stray cats. City News Service reports the jury told the judge Tuesday it was deadlocked on the felony battery and assault charges...



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    Voters in Connecticut’s gubernatorial election this November will face a familiar choice as Republican Tom Foley squares off against Democrat Dan Malloy. Four years ago, in a nail biter for what...

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