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3 hrs ago |

Lofty goals for new Florida Polytechnic University

The curiously oval-shaped structure at the new Florida Polytechnic University, designed by noted Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is a symbol of the state's latest higher-education experiment.


Related Topix: Florida, University, FL, University of South Florida, Rick Scott

8 hrs ago |

Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins

Bob and Maureen McDonnell are charged in a 14-count indictment with accepting more than $165,000 in gifts and loans from the CEO of a dietary supplements company in exchange for helping promote his products.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Reporter

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her supporters, with "no need to please the powers-that-be," Palin says in a video mission statement on her channel's home page.


Related Topix: Sarah Palin, Portsmouth, NH

Times Herald

Democrats, GOP seek edge in legislative primaries

Democratic and Republican leaders are counting on voters in the Aug. 5 primary election to nominate strong slates of candidates for the Michigan Legislature, especially in races for the state House, where the two parties are competitive enough that a shift in the balance of power is a realistic possibility.


Related Topix: US News, Michigan, Rick Snyder, US Politics, Barack Obama

Myrtle Beach Online

California governor kicks off Mexico trade mission

The trip, organized by the California Chamber of Commerce, includes a delegation of more than 100 state government, business, economic development, investment and policy leaders.


Related Topix: California, Jerry Brown, Business News

Campaign Watch: The week in Oregon politics

Republicans owned the Independent Party primary. And we now know the full slate of ballot measures for November.


Related Topix: Oregon, US News, John Kitzhaber, Chris Dudley

WPTZ-TV Plattsburgh

Paul: 'Fight for justice' on unfair sentences

Sen. Rand Paul is proposing legislation aimed at eliminating criminal sentencing rules that adversely impact minorities, saying that "we need some fresh ideas to combat old and festering problems."


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, National Urban League, Charitable Organizations, Chris Christie, Drugs

Post and Courier

Gov. Nikki Haley to meet with Atlantic Beach officials about Bikefest

Gov, Nikki Haley is planning to meet with leaders of Atlantic Beach, two months after she said the beach town's biker rally had to end following a Memorial Day shooting rampage in which three people were killed.


Related Topix: Nikki Haley, Myrtle Beach, SC

Daily Kos

PA-Gov: Tom Wolf (D), "Wealthy should pay more to cut school taxes"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he'd look to increase income taxes on Pennsylvania's higher earners to expand the state's share of public education funding.


Related Topix: Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Tax, Ed Rendell, US News, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics

Sat Jul 26, 2014

WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Nibali set to win Tour, with 2 Frenchmen on podium

Authorities say a psychiatric patient who killed his caseworker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex - and grazed his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back - has a lengthy... Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in ... (more)


Related Topix: Drugs, Bob McDonnell

Cybercast News Service

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter showers while campers at some popular parks can't take them at all.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Jerry Brown


Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JULY 27, 2014 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Thursday, July 10, 2014 file photo, former Virginia Gov. RICHMOND, Va.


Related Topix: Richmond, VA, Bob McDonnell, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Federal Prisons, Prison


Despite Clinton: O'Malley in Iowa amid 2016 talk

Hillary Rodham Clinton has dominated talk about the next presidential campaign, but Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is becoming an active voice in early voting states like Iowa and New Hampshire.


Related Topix: Iowa Government, Iowa, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Martin O'Malley, Terry Branstad

ABC News

Deterrence a Goal and Challenge at Texas Border

Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore.


Related Topix: Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US National Guard, US Military


EU hits Russian intelligence chiefs with sanctions

Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas.


Related Topix: Wichita, KS, Lottery, Bob McDonnell

Fri Jul 25, 2014

News Observer

California to have 4 (acting) governors in 4 days

Gov. Jerry Brown's office informed other state leaders Friday that he will leave the state Sunday and return Wednesday as he leads a trade mission to Mexico.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom

WFMJ-TV Youngstown

Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

A person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press that former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, Miami Dade County, FL


Action on border crisis uncertain

The White House and Congress are scrambling to address the crisis brought on by a surge of migrant youth from Central America with lawmakers set to recess for August in less than a week.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, US Politics, Henry Cuellar, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Rick Perry, Republican, John Cornyn, Texas Government, Texas

Click Orlando

Poll: Majority say no to impeachment, lawsuit

There's not a lot of public appetite for a Republican push to sue President Barack Obama, or for calls by some conservatives to impeach him, according to a new national survey.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, George Bush, Healthcare Law, Law

WTOP-FM Washington

Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent -- and unusual -- request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to be working.


Related Topix: Arizona, Arizona Government, Death Penalty, Jan Brewer