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- Former Vegas mayor blames spat with Bourdain on booze LAS VEGAS -- In true Vegas fashion, former mayor Oscar Goodman is blaming it on the booze. Sin City's ubiquitous cheerleader made headlines when he threatened to go home Sunday night after waiting 20 minutes for an interview with Anthony Bourdain, ho
Stop-and-frisk led to few convictions, state study finds
The New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices, ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge who was subsequently removed from the case, have led to convictions just 3 percent of the time, the state attorney general's office found.
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- Lack of younger enrollees threatens exchanges LOS ANGELES -- Among the concerns surrounding the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was that too few young, healthy people would sign up -- a problem that could undermine the financial viability of the federal law. The insuranc
- Feds arrest Iowa gun store owner after sting IOWA CITY (AP) -- Federal investigators arrested an eastern Iowa gun store owner this week after he was caught illegally selling a fully automatic machine gun during a sting operation, court records show. Larry Lee Brauer, owner of Lone Wolf Outdoor
- Yellen stands by Fed's policies WASHINGTON (AP) -- Janet Yellen said Thursday that the U.S. economy has regained ground lost to Great Recession but still needs the Federal Reserve's support because unemployment remains too high at 7.3 percent. Yellen made those comments in testimon
- IDNR: 'Fracking' at least a year off in Illinois SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- It will be at least a year until the start of hydraulic fracturing in the state, according to Illinois' top environmental official. Marc Miller, director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, told The (Springfield
- Quinn talks about his mom at caregiving conference CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn is highlighting the role that those who care for the elderly and sick play by giving a personal example: His mom. Quinn's 96-year-old mother, Eileen Quinn, has accompanied him to political events in the past. The govern
- Boston crime boss Bulger sentenced to life BOSTON -- Former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was led off to prison Thursday for the rest of his life, accepting his punishment in stone-faced silence as a judge castigated the 84-year-old gangster for his "almost unfathomable" depravity.
- Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal CHICAGO -- Prosecutors have responded to Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption conviction, challenging the notion that the behavior that landed the disgraced former Illinois governor behind bars was run-of-the-mill political horse-trading. Gover
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