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Witness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair - seattlepi.com

SFGateWitness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affairseattlepi.comRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions — but an affair with the first lady was not one of them. ...[read more]

One cop in Seattle issues 80% of city's marijuana tickets - Boing Boing

One cop in Seattle issues 80% of city's marijuana ticketsBoing BoingHe is a racist, too: "The police department said 36 per cent of the tickets were issued to African-Americans, who make up just eight per cent of the city's population." The unnamed officer has been "reassigned" to another positio...[read more]

Tropical Storm Bertha Approaching the Caribbean - ABC News

KTUU.comTropical Storm Bertha Approaching the CaribbeanABC NewsTropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph...[read more]

Florida preserve brings wolves, people together - seattlepi.com

Fox NewsFlorida preserve brings wolves, people togetherseattlepi.comCHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) — At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans — and for a $25...[read more]

Inquiry by CIA Affirms It Spied on Senate Panel - New York Times

New York Daily NewsInquiry by CIA Affirms It Spied on Senate PanelNew York TimesWASHINGTON — An internal investigation by the C.I.A. has found that its officers penetrated a computer network used by the Senate Intelligence Committee in preparing its damning report on the C.I.A.'s detention and in...[read more]

House GOP divisions on border bill delay getaway - The Seattle Times

NBCNews.comHouse GOP divisions on border bill delay getawayThe Seattle TimesHouse Republican leaders struggled to round up votes from recalcitrant conservatives for a bill dealing with the immigrant surge at the U.S.-Mexico border and head home for a five-week summer break boasting of acting to a...[read more]

US Congressman Cantor to resign seat early: Richmond Times-Dispatch - Reuters

ReutersUS Congressman Cantor to resign seat early: Richmond Times-DispatchReuters(Reuters) - U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor said he will resign his seat effective Aug. 18, months earlier than expected following a shock primary election defeat, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported on Friday. Cantor,...[read more]

Town changed, even with girls' killer behind bars - Daily Mail

Daily MailTown changed, even with girls' killer behind barsDaily MailWELEETKA, Okla. (AP) — Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn't bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried...[read more]

Appellate court OKs high-speed rail bond sale - Central Valley Business Times

KQEDAppellate court OKs high-speed rail bond saleCentral Valley Business TimesThe California High-Speed Rail Authority can move forward with selling state bonds to help pay for construction of the proposed bullet train project, the California 3rd District Court of Appeal says. “Substantial legal ...[read more]

Sheriff: Boy, 12, charged with killing homeless man - Hamilton Journal News (subscription)

Sheriff: Boy, 12, charged with killing homeless manHamilton Journal News (subscription)The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested Sharron Sherman Townsend in the killing of 54-year-old Thomas Trent last month. Trent was homeless. Early in the investigation, police posted surveillance video to You...[read more]