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  • Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state

    Inspectors find scores of defects on CSX rails across the state
    In the days after a train carrying highly flammable oil to Yorktown plunged off its tracks in downtown Lynchburg, dumping 15 cars into the James River and sparking a fire so intense that emergency crews had to simply let it burn itself out, federal...
  • Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement

    Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid more than $77,000 to a student who accused campus officials of minimizing her sexual assault and harassment complaints even after photographs and a video of the incident were passed around a fraternity...
  • Enabling bad behavior

    Virginia's Freedom of Information Act lets state and local governments hide critical information from you when officials do their jobs badly. It lets them keep secret when top public servants — such as city managers and others who wield...
  • Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders

     Struggles continue for many CHA voucher holders
    When Gralen Titus Bennett was issued a Chicago Housing Authority voucher that would pay most of his rent, he looked for apartments in Uptown, Lakeview and other neighborhoods near the lakefront. Bennett is rooted on the West Side, and though he said he...
  • Radicalization of NC jihadist came gradually, FBI files show

    WASHINGTON The former Charlotte, N.C., blogger-turned-al-Qaida propagandist, Samir Khan, called Charlotte Muslims "wussies" for not fighting jihad overseas. And he once tried, unsuccessfully, to get a job as a baggage handler for a U.S. airline. Those...
  • Indicted cop leader drew 36 complaints in 8 years

    Indicted cop leader drew 36 complaints in 8 years
    As he ate with his infant son and a friend at a South Side diner, Chas Byars says he was disturbed to see a lone plainclothes Chicago police officer suddenly grab another customer by the back of his shirt collar and drag him out of his booth. Byars...
  • Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan

     Hinsdale D86 parents want to see strike contingency plan
    Calls for details of a contingency plan in case of a teachers' strike in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 yielded no results for community members Monday. But school board President Richard Skoda said the specifics would be sent in a letter...
  • Howell to feds: What's the difference between Puckett, McAuliffe appointments?

    Speaker of the House William Howell said Monday that the House will delay action on three gubernatorial appointments until he gets a green light from the U.S. Department of Justice. Howell, R-Fredericksburg, sent a letter to that effect late last week...
  • State Settles With Ex-Official Who Got Disability Pension While Serving As Volunteer Fireman

    The 2-year legal battle over ex-deputy environmental commissioner David Leff's neck ailment – a case that exposed claims of both unfairness and excessive generosity in the state's system of awarding premium pensions to retirees with disabilities&#...
  • Sheriff indicates some facts on Jones children's deaths may be made public

    LEXINGTON COUNTY, S.C. Lexington County Sheriff Lewis McCarty indicated Tuesday he could well make public limited facts about how five children were killed at the right time, and only after consulting with prosecutors and Coroner Earl Wells. With rampant...
  • Ex-Gov. Tom Ridge promotes rights of disabled in the workforce

    HARRISBURG — John Angelo says he has an "amazing gift to share." It's his life story. For nearly his entire adult life, Angelo, 42, has gone to work at Gatti Pharmacy near his childhood home in the small town of Indiana, Indiana County, 177...
  • Like other '50s-era relics, it's time to retire cruel experiments on monkeys

    Most people are probably familiar with the infamous experiments conducted by Harry Harlow starting in the 1950s. Harlow whom author Laurel Braitman calls "a dark lord of monkey torture" in her new book, "Animal Madness" tore newborn monkeys away from...