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Transparency Advocates Denounce Secret Lawmaking

Transparency advocates gathered Monday to denounce secret lawmaking and restricted access to everything from municipal bicycle rules to documents supporting the targeted killing of Americans. The Advisory Committee on Transparency, which works with the Congressional Transparency Caucus – headed by Reps. Continue reading

Officials catch cougar roaming Utah neighborhoods

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A young mountain lion was let go back into the wild Monday a day after roaming into a Salt Lake City neighborhood and forcing dozens of families to stay inside their homes for nearly five hours. No people or pets were injured, but the hunt for the 2-year-old cougar caused quite a commotion in the east side neighborhood just a few miles from the base of the Wasatch Mountains, Division of Wildlife Resources spokesman Scott Root said. “For some people, it’s pretty traumatic. Continue reading

Dole campaigns for Roberts in Kansas Senate race

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) — Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole was set to campaign for fellow Republican Pat Roberts Monday in Senate race that suddenly has become competitive for the three-term incumbent. Dole, 91, planned to attend an event with Roberts Monday evening in Dodge City, where Roberts lists his residence but admits having visited only seven times this year Continue reading

US cracks down on companies moving overseas

By JOSH LEDERMAN and JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is cracking down on American companies that seek to reincorporate overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. In a so-called “tax inversion,” a U.S Continue reading

Florida investigated man who killed 6 grandkids

By KELLI KENNEDY and JASON DEAREN, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Two weeks before a Florida man fatally shot his daughter and six grandchildren, someone called the state child abuse hotline, worried that adults were doing drugs in front of the kids, according to documents released Monday. Continue reading

Hulu sets ’11/22/63′ series based on King novel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen King’s time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination is being adapted as a small-screen miniseries. Streaming service Hulu said Monday that the nine-hour series, titled “11/22/63″ after King’s book, includes the author and J.J. Abrams as executive producers Continue reading

Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed

By PAT EATON-ROBB, Associated Press MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its fraternities with houses on campus to become coeducational within the next three years Continue reading

St. Louis County cops apologize for flier wording

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police apologized Monday for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media. Continue reading

Senator: Drop nomination of controversial judge

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s controversial selection of Michael Boggs to become a federal judge in Georgia lacks enough votes to survive and the nomination should be withdrawn, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Monday. The fate of Boggs’s nomination had been in doubt for months, after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and other Senate Democrats expressed opposition to him because of positions he has taken on abortion, same-sex marriage and the Confederate flag. Monday’s remarks by Sen Continue reading

Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

By JONATHAN FAHEY, AP Energy Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. Continue reading