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Editorial: Paying the price for Detroit’s fiscal irresponsibility

DETROIT’S BANKRUPTCY is so catastrophic, and its causes so local, that it is tempting to say that the Motor City’s downfall has few lessons for state and other local governments. It’s hard to imagine a combination of deindustrialization and population loss more...

Editorial: Virginia’s ethics bill won’t rein in Richmond’s common excesses

IN 2012, Quality Archery Designs, a Virginia-based e-commerce firm that sells hunting gizmos, presented then-Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II (R) with a gift he described on disclosure forms as “tools,” valued at $309. The same year, the Virginia Wine Wholesalers...

Review: ‘William Wells Brown’ captures a former slave’s literary achievements

Frederick Douglass, the slave who secured his freedom and became a prolific writer, a vociferous abolitionist and a staunch supporter of women’s rights, is the most recognized African American man of the 19th century. Yet William Wells Brown, whose life, career and activism...

Venezuela opposition struggles to expand appeal

In this Feb. 25, 2014 photo, Opposition leader and Mirada’s State governor Henrique Capriles gestures during an interview at his office in Caracas, Venezuela. Capriles says the opposition has put its differences over strategy behind them, adding that the government may have...

Egypt army ‘AIDS detector’ instead finds ridicule

This image made from undated video broadcast on Egyptian State Television on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 shows a device that the Egyptian army claims will detect and cure AIDS and Hepatitis. Egypt’s military leaders are widely ridiculed after unveiling what they claim is a...

AP Sources: Woods To Get New Sponsor For PGA Event

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is close to getting a new title sponsor for his PGA Tour event at Congressional this summer. The Associated Press has learned that Detroit-based Quicken Loans is in the final stages of a deal to become the tournament’s new...

Giants And Bills To Play In Hall Of Fame Game

NEW YORK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will kick off the 2014 NFL preseason in the Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio. The league announced Thursday the matchup for the Aug. 3 game. The contest will be played a day after the Hall of Fame inducts seven new members,...

First Egyptian film at Oscars not shown at home

WLD ENTThis photo released by Netflix/Noujaim Films shows Ahmed Hassan in the documentary film, “The Square.” The film by director Jehane Noujaim and producer Karim Amer is nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature. The 86th Academy Awards will be presented...

YouTube video purports to show high court action

WASHINGTON (AP) — A protest group has posted what appears to be the first video of the Supreme Court taken inside the courtroom with the court in session. The Supreme Court forbids cameras and all other electronic devices, but members of the protest group 99Rise appear to...

FitzGerald To Challenge Ohio’s Early Voting Rules

CLEVELAND (AP) — The leader of Ohio’s largest county says he plans to challenge a new state law that bars county elections boards from mailing unsolicited, absentee-ballot applications. Absentee ballots allow Ohio voters to cast an early ballot by mail or in person....