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2 hrs ago | The Lebanon Daily News

Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday. "We would be in a state of denial if we did not say with what's going on internationally that the risk of a threat to us has increased," Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters following the hourlong meeting in midtown Manhattan with Gov. Chris Christie, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, Chris Christie, East Rutherford, NJ, Rutherford, NJ

3 hrs ago | KWWL-TV Waterloo

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

14, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. . Miss New York Kira Kazantsev performs during the talent portion of the Miss America 2015 pageant, Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Atlantic City, NJ, US Politics, US News, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican, Brian Sandoval

7 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney

A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus. A federal judge ruled Monday that a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.

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Related Topix: Tampa, FL, Sex Scandal, Brian Sandoval

8 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Judge: Sanfords to Mediate over Divorce Issues

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife Jenny have agreed to mediate parenting issues and other concerns in their contentious divorce, a South Carolina family court judge said Monday. Attorneys for Jenny Sanford have asked the family court to limit the Republican lawmaker's visitation with his youngest child and to have the lawmaker undergo psychological tests and take anger management and parenting courses.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, Parenting, Family, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

10 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn this fall. The ideas, introduced last week as part of Rauner's 26-page education blueprint, did not offer many details.

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Related Topix: Pat Quinn, Education Etc., Winnetka, IL

15 hrs ago | Athens Banner-Herald

Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon near Bass Lake in Central California, prompted authorities to evacuate about 1,000 residents out of about 400 homes, Madera County Sheriff's spokeswoman Erica Stuart said.

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Related Topix: California, Madera County, CA, Fire, Oakhurst, CA, Bass Lake, CA, Jerry Brown

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Republic

'Transparent' Indiana government often elusive

The promise of transparency in government is a popular one among politicians because it evokes the vision of a democratic government that answers to the people and supports the concept of public trust. That was evidenced last week when Gov. Mike Pence unveiled his new $9-million government management system.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Mike Pence

WTEN-TV Albany

Westwood show highlights Scotland, not fashion

14, 2014. . Designer Vivienne Westwood, alongside her granddaughter Cora Corre, during her Spring/Summer 2015 collection during London Fashion Week, at Victoria House in central London, Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Media, Radio, Westwood One, Fashion, Fashion Week, Palisades Park, NJ, Brian Sandoval

WTEN-TV Albany

Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.

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Related Topix: Associated Press, Palisades Park, NJ, Brian Sandoval

News Max

NYC Subway Tunnel Damaged by Sandy Restored to Service

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and officials from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority took a ride on a train Sunday through the Montague Tunnel connecting Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. The tunnel had been flooded with millions of gallons of water by Sandy in 2012.

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Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, Transportation, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Railroads

KMPH-TV Fresno

Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

10, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. . Kristin Rodriguez, left, and her husband, Frank, visiting from San Francisco, sun bathe on the beach Wednesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Santa Monica, CA, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Brian Sandoval

Philly.com

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.

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Related Topix: Ed Rendell, Pennsylvania, Education Etc., Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wilkes-Barre, PA

WPMT-TV York

trooper killed presser

Two Pennsylvania State Police troopers shot late Friday, one fatally, were ambushed just outside the police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County Commissioner Frank Noonan told reporters. Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex T. Douglass was in stable but critical condition, Noonan said Saturday.

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Related Topix: Pike County, PA, Trooper, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Tom Corbett

Vallejo Times-Herald

California governor's race: Only 1 in 4 know GOP candidate's name

Democratic incumbent Gov. Jerry Brown has a strong lead over his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, in a new statewide poll released Friday, but 1 in 4 likely voters could not even identify Kashkari, demonstrating the challenge he faces in selling himself to voters this November. The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll found that Brown leads Kashkari 57 percent to 36 percent among likely voters.

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Related Topix: Jerry Brown, Fresno, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Casino not a done deal but jobseekers still sought

Gov. Scott Walker still hasn't decided whether to approve a proposed Kenosha casino, but that hasn't stopped the team leading the project from launching a jobs website. The Menominee Nation and Hard Rock announced the website Friday.

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Related Topix: Scott Walker, Nation, Hard-Rock

KATV Little Rock

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's... For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically... Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery... Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory... State police say one trooper was fatally shot and ... (more)

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KTVN Reno

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

9, 2014, a Least Sandpiper forages for food in a rice field near Knights Landing, Calif. . In this photo taken Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Knights Landing, CA, Yuba City, CA, Brian Sandoval

NewsOne

A Look At Voter Photo ID Requirements

Nineteen states have laws that require voters to show photo identification at the polls, though legal fights are pending over the issue in four states, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Civil rights groups argue such laws unfairly target poor and elderly residents who are less likely to have IDs, while supporters say they protect against voter fraud.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin Government, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Eric Holder, Mike Beebe, ACLU

The Washington Post

California study: Truancy data shows racial divide

Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high rates compared to other students last year, according to a study Friday that follows similar research from the U.S. Education Department. Taken together the findings show that racial disparities in American education - from access to high-level classes and experienced teachers to discipline - begin at the earliest grades.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Jerry Brown, US Politics, US News

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Journal

US Rep Sanford calls off engagement to 'soul mate'

Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford said Friday that he is calling off his engagement to Maria Belen Chapur because of the ongoing contention with his ex-wife, Jenny, four years after their divorce. Sanford, then governor of South Carolina, famously disappeared from the state for five days in 2009, telling aides he was out hiking the Appalachian Trail.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, South Carolina, South Carolina Government

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