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Evanston Township Ceases to Exist

Until May 1, taxpayers in Evanston supported two governments -- the city of Evanston and Evanston Township.<p>Evanston became a case study in government consolidation when voters decided in March that one Evanston government was enough and dissolved the township as a legal entity.<p>The Better Government …

U.S. Supreme Court

Millions in aid coming to Napa earthquake victims

The Napa Valley Community Foundation distributed $1.2 million Friday to 20 nonprofits who are helping those most in need after the Aug. 24 earthquake that struck the region — and plans to give away millions more in the coming weeks.<p>The foundation has amassed a $10.2 million fund for earthquake …

Man who killed daughter and grandchildren had violent past

Don Spirit, a Florida grandfather who fatally shot his daughter Sarah Lorraine Spirit and six grandchildren before killing himself, had a long history of domestic violence — at one point pushing his pregnant daughter against a refrigerator and assaulting and threatening his former wife, according …

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York.<p>Except for their embrace of Islam, there's no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled to Syria to join Islamic fighters or are accused of …

Terrorism

Mom: Marine jailed in Mexico 'despondent'

A U.S. Marine reservist who has been held in a Mexican prison for more than six months on a weapons charge is "highly despondent" and his mental health has dramatically deteriorated in recent days, his mother said.<p>Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is currently in the El Hongo Penitentiary in Tecate, Mexico, …

As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us?

New projections of escalating growth increase the tension between humanity’s expanding needs and what the planet can provide.<p><b>There are more than 7 billion people on Earth now, and roughly one in eight of us doesn't have enough to eat. The question of how many people the Earth can support is a</b> …

Week-old King fire still growing; 5,100 fight the California wildfire

The enormous King fire burning in a forest region east of Sacramento has continued to grow, fire officials said.<p>The week-old blaze in Eldorado National Forest grew to 81,944 acres and was 10% contained as of Saturday evening, said Cal Fire spokesman Scott McLean. Nearly 5,100 firefighters were …

Standoff at Home on Idaho Reservation Hits 18-Hour Mark

<i>Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski</i><p>A man believed to have weapons has barricaded himself in a home on the Fort Hall Reservation in southeast Idaho, Shoshone-Bannock Tribal officials said Saturday.<p>Officers received a report of shots fired in the home around 3 a.m., but it has not …

Florida prison system fires 32 guards after inmate deaths: Miami Herald | Reuters

(Reuters) - The secretary of Florida’s prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of the recent scrutiny given to inmate deaths across the state during recent years, the Miami Herald newspaper reported.<p>Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Michael Crews dismissed 32 guards …

Ed Miliband defends Barnett formula

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1110000/1110021_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524684359_936fb3b1798a0a83ad275a3f1d0dabd9<p><b>Labour leader Ed Miliband has defended the spending formula used to decide changes in the Welsh government's budget despite claims it leaves</b> …

Jon Cruddas: It's the end for Westminster control

Jon Cruddas, the man tasked with rebuilding Labour, tells Mary Riddell how Britain is poised for the biggest devolution of power for 100 years<p>Exactly two years ago, Jon Cruddas was missing the golfing holiday of a lifetime. “I’d told my mates that the one week I could guarantee to be free was the …

United Kingdom

Polygamist women dressed 'like ninjas' attack home of witness in Utah sex assault case

Police say two women in West Jordan, aged 18 and 22, ‘violently attacked one of the adult males’ in the house and are now in custody<p>Portland police’s problem with race: ‘This city is not as liberal as it thinks it is’<p>Two armed “polygamist women” dressed like “ninjas” were subdued by a …

Controversial anti-Islam adverts to run on New York buses

Buses and subway stations to carry anti-Islamic adverts bearing picture of James Foley shortly before he was murdered by Isil extremists<p>Anti-Islamic adverts are to appear on New York buses next week, funded by a pro-Israel group with a history of provocative campaigns.<p>One features an image of James …

Islam