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Fumo lawyers attack release of prison emails

Fumo lawyers attack release of prison emails

Lawyers for a former Pennsylvania senator convicted of defrauding the state Senate and two nonprofits of more than $2 million say his prison emails show only the normal emotions that inmates experience — and not the revenge plots suggested by prosecutors.

Giffords' spokesman takes job at community college

Giffords' spokesman takes job at community college

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' chief spokesman has accepted a job as an administrator at a community college in southern Arizona.

WikiLeaks suspect considers himself US citizen

WikiLeaks suspect considers himself US citizen

The lawyer for an Army private suspected of giving classified material to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks says his client considers himself a U.S. citizen and not a British one.

Calif. governor asks voters for tax increases

Calif. governor asks voters for tax increases

Gov. Jerry Brown filed a ballot initiative on Monday asking California voters to increase taxes on themselves to generate more money for schools and public safety.

Gates invests more money in innovative medicine

Gates invests more money in innovative medicine

Using microwaves to kill malaria parasites and developing a way to give fetuses immunity to HIV are among the dozen ideas the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation thinks are worth more research d...

McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options

McConnell Tries to Nudge Trump Toward Two Supreme Court Options

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has produced a large volume of documents that, were he nominated to the Supreme Court, could delay a confirmation vote. That possibility has led Senator Mitch McConnell to support two other candidates, according to Republican officials.

Trump Administration Considers Unprecedented Curbs on Asylum for Migrants

Trump Administration Considers Unprecedented Curbs on Asylum for Migrants

A Honduran asylum seeker waited to cross from Matamoros, Mexico, to Brownsville, Tex., in June.

Federal jobless tax for employers expiring quietly

Federal jobless tax for employers expiring quietly

Virtually every private employer in the U.S. will get a tax cut on Friday.

Intern says he's talked with Giffords by phone

Intern says he's talked with Giffords by phone

The man who won praise for going to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords aid immediately after she was shot says he has spoken to the injured congresswoman several times on the phone and is amazed by her recovery.

Educators Turn to Programs for Top Students to Narrow the ‘Excellence Gap’

Educators Turn to Programs for Top Students to Narrow the ‘Excellence Gap’

One way to widen access to advanced programs is to rely less on standardized tests, since students from disadvantaged backgrounds tend to score lower than their peers. The University of Chicago recently stopped requiring SAT or ACT scores for admission.

Police Hunt New Hampshire Woman Accused of Stealing 14 Lobsters

Police Hunt New Hampshire Woman Accused of Stealing 14 Lobsters

Police in Rochester, N.H., would like to get their claws on a woman accused of shoplifting 14 live lobsters.

Ark. man in plane spots his home being burglarized

Ark. man in plane spots his home being burglarized

An Arkansas man who wanted to capture aerial photos of his home during his first plane ride instead helped catch two men burglarizing it.

In turnabout, Dems say GOP has dropped job focus

In turnabout, Dems say GOP has dropped job focus

Republicans won dozens of elections last fall after claiming Democrats had focused too little on creating jobs. Now GOP lawmakers stand accused of the same charge, using their new House majority...

There Are Two Georgias. One Just Made History.

There Are Two Georgias. One Just Made History.

Stacey Abrams posed with the staff at Schroeder’s New Deli in Rome, Ga., during a short tour of North Georgia earlier this month. Ms. Abrams hopes to win her race for governor as an unapologetic liberal.

Two Clinic Workers Plead Guilty to Murder in Philadelphia Abortion Case

Two Clinic Workers Plead Guilty to Murder in Philadelphia Abortion Case

Two abortion clinic workers pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree murder in deaths at a Philadelphia clinic where seven babies were allegedly killed with scissors and a patient died from an overdose of painkillers.

Thieves Steal Markers From Graves of Veterans

Thieves Steal Markers From Graves of Veterans

Metal thieves have sunk to a new low by stealing the metal shafts that hold the medallions marking the graves of veterans in an Abington cemetery.


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