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  • Martinsburg gun law changes get preliminary OK

    By Associated Press

    Martinsburg City Council has given preliminary approval to four proposed firearms ordinances designed to bring the city into compliance with a new state law. Published April 16, 2014

  • Biden to lead $600 million work force training effort

    By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

    President Obama on Wednesday tasked Vice President Joseph R. Biden with leading a new $600 million White House job training program. The duo will officially announce the initiative during a speech in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon. Published April 16, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:59 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena. Published April 16, 2014

  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    By JENNIFER PELTZ - Associated Press

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he announced Wednesday, adding a new dimension to his long-running fight for tighter firearms regulation. Published April 16, 2014

  • Metra files reveal years of political patronage

    By Associated Press

    Files documenting a lengthy history of political patronage hiring at the Chicago area's Metra commuter rail agency reveal that some of Illinois' most well-known politicians routinely recommended job candidates. Published April 16, 2014

  • End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

    By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS - Associated Press

    Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they said there were concerns about whether other problematic practices remained in place. Published April 16, 2014

  • Supreme Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    By Sam Hananel and Hope Yen - Associated Press

    As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election can be punished as a crime. Published April 16, 2014

  • Judge asked to allow use of lawmaker's statements

    By Associated Press

    Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors about potentially damaging comments state Rep. Derrick Smith made to authorities as they questioned him about allegedly taking a bribe, though a federal judge said Tuesday she would rule on the matter later. Published April 16, 2014

  • Kan. employers face sentencing over illegal worker

    By Associated Press

    A Wichita man will soon learn his punishment for harboring a Chinese teenage girl who was working illegally at his restaurant. Published April 16, 2014

  • Traffic scandal firm donated to Christie-led group

    By Associated Press

    The law firm that concluded New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had no involvement in shutting down traffic lanes for political retribution has given $10,000 to a national political group where he is chairman. Published April 16, 2014

  • Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

    By OMAR AKOUR and ALBERT AJI - Associated Press

    Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the desert kingdom and Damascus. Published April 16, 2014

  • New debate: Should Congress use technology to spend less time in D.C.?

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell of California said Wednesday that Congress should be more forward-thinking and allow lawmakers to do more of their work remotely, rather than crisscrossing the nation every week to get to Capitol Hill. Published April 16, 2014

  • Americans prefer Democrats' approach to health care: poll

    By Tom Howell Jr. - The Washington Times

    Americans increasingly think Democrats have a better handle on health care than Republicans, according to a Retuers/Ipsos poll released Wednesday. Published April 16, 2014

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