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Is Ferguson on a comeback trail?

Is Ferguson on a comeback trail?

The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they’ve got a long way to go. Some merchants say business hasn’t come close to recovering from the aftermath of the […]

Judge stops new Texas abortion restrictions

Judge stops new Texas abortion restrictions

Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen clinics from imminent closure. The state vowed to quickly appeal Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel in Austin, who cited […]

Decorated combat veteran dies in Virginia crash

Decorated combat veteran dies in Virginia crash

The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. The pilot, Lt. Col. Morris “Moose” Fontenot Jr., joined the Massachusetts Air National Guard in February and had been […]

Obamacare tax forms could cause delays

Obamacare tax forms could cause delays

If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama’s law this year, you’ll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces won’t be able to get those forms out in time, creating the risk of […]

Democrats rally around Charlie Crist

Democrats rally around Charlie Crist

Florida Democrats launched a “unity tour” on Thursday to close ranks around Charlie Crist, a former Republican governor of the state who is running as the Democratic candidate in this year’s election. Crist shared hugs and a kiss with the opponent that he resoundingly defeated in Tuesday’s primaries, former state legislator Nan Rich, who introduced […]

Few laws govern children at gun ranges

Few laws govern children at gun ranges

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges. SHOULD YOUNG CHILDREN HANDLE FIREARMS LIKE UZIS? Gun […]

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Judge critical of states defending gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. As the legal skirmish in the United States over same-sex marriage shifted to the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court […]

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal: The latest to sue Obama

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards. The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform […]