April 8, 2014

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Westford selectmen say state should ease up on contamination concerns

Selectman Valerie Wormell, who has not pulled papers to run for her seat again in May's town election, said she believed involving U.S. Sens. Ed...

Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney leaves behind film legacy

👤by Web Editor. Entertainer Mickey Rooney is shown in this May 1987 file photo. ... Rooney also starred opposite Elizabeth Taylor in 1944's horse-racing hit...

Standing up to bullies, in a sea of pink during Wednesday's Day of Pink

Among the 700 guests expected to attend are Max Keeping, the leader of the Green Party Elizabeth May and Ottawa's mayor Jim Watson. It's one...

Agents of SHIELD Bosses on Big Betrayal, Hydra Influences and What's Next

Comicbook.com May [Ming-Na Wen]. He seduced her and slept with her. Who was the unknown on the plane? Skye [Chloe Bennet]. He became her S.O. How...

Federal leaders, parties dodged a bullet in Quebec election: Hébert

National Post For NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Monday's result is a rare political gift in that it comes with few strings attached. The PQ defeat further...

Federal leaders, parties dodged a bullet in Quebec election: Hébert

For NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, Monday's result is a rare political gift in that it comes with few strings attached. The PQ defeat further reduces...

Brian Mulroney appeals for fearless leadership on resource agenda

He pointed to the presence in the room of Green party Leader Elizabeth May, who had once worked for him, and also to former NDP...

Former PM Brian Mulroney appeals for fearless leadership on resource agenda

He pointed to the presence in the room of Green party Leader Elizabeth May, who had once worked for him, and also to former NDP...

John Ivison: Brian Mulroney didn't come to bury Stephen Harper. But he didn't ...

Brian Mulroney didn't come to Ottawa to bury Stephen Harper. But he didn't come to praise him either. The former prime minister was in the...

Poilievre's attack on chief electoral officer 'vicious,' 'totally inappropriate'

Vancouver Sun "Will the prime minister stand in this House and apologize to parliamentarians, and apologize to Marc Mayrand, for that cowardly, baseless attack on Canada's...

LBJ's presidency gets another look as civil rights law marks its 50th anniversary

The party also is putting a new emphasis on income inequality, an issue that carries echoes of LBJ's war on poverty. This leftward tilt is...

Key witness may not testify in case against mother accused of shooting ...

A key witness in the case against a woman accused of shooting and paralyzing her son after a fight over his then-girlfriend may not testify,...

Countries should live together as friends, says queen Elizabeth

Irish Mirror “However long it may have taken, Your Majesty, I can assure you that this first state visit of a president of Ireland to the...

Board may pursue NDP for millions in back pay for satellite-office staff

OTTAWA – Members of the panel that oversees MP spending are considering pursuing the NDP for an estimated $3 million in costs of running “satellite”...

Concord officer's drug charges may imperil previous convictions

Just how much that addiction may have affected Switzer's role in other cases is something the Public Defender's Office will examine, assistant public defender Elizabeth...

The QP Clip: Stephen Harper avoids the question - Maclean's

Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn't bother answering NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's first two questions about the governments proposed electoral reform.

QP Tuesday: The fight over fair elections

(subscription) (subscription)The prime minister certainly wasn't interested in playing the NDP leader's game in question period Tuesday. Perhaps he knew what — or at...

Board may pursue NDP for millions in back pay for satellite-office ...

OTTAWA - Members of the panel that oversees MP spending are considering pursuing the NDP for an estimated $3 million in costs of running "satellite"...

Jer tells us why we should wear pink tomorrow

See why Day of Pink Ambassadors such as Rick Mercer, Thomas Mulcair, Justin Trudeau, Elizabeth May, Liz Sandals, and Andrea Horwath, think the Day of...

Carter, Dole spouses join military families effort

FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Jill Biden speaks at a Joining Forces event in honor...

Will Pistorius' Testimony Help or Hurt? Trial Questions Answered

Oscar Pistorius shocked the world this week with an emotional two-day testimony that recounted — in his own words for the first time — the...

Elizabeth Furse, Washington County commissioner candidate, talks about ...

The election will be May 20. The issue: With all the growth that Washington County is experiencing, transportation has become a major challenge. The county...

George W. Bush unveils his portrait of Stephen Harper

(blog) (blog)Being an ex-president is tough. You go from running the free world to being a regular joe in the blink of an eye.

Stephen Harper's C-23 Election Act a serious concern

... sweeping and self-serving changes to Canada's election rules. Harper is racing against strong criticism of Bill C-23 from a wide range of Canadian and...

Sports Briefs: April 9

Knightdale Dragons Pop Warner football and cheer registration will be open May 3, 17 and 31 and June 14 and 28 at the Knightdale Walmart,...

St. Elizabeth donation boosts Food Finders mobile pantry operations in ...

Food insecurity is defined as applying to anyone who may not know where their next meal is coming from or does not have regular access...

Does Monday's election result mean the sovereignty movement is dead in ...

(blog)And finally, there was this history lesson by NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair who spoke to reporters last weekend, prior to vote. "There have been...

Irish president welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II on historic visit

BBC News On Tuesday, Higgins was given a warm ceremonial welcome — unimaginable only a generation ago — at Windsor Castle by Queen Elizabeth II, whose...

Elizabeth Public Library upcoming events

... with Elizabeth Public Library and Historic Midtown Elizabeth SID to celebrate Earth Day. Thursday, May 1, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet in front...

Elizabeth man admits robbing Union bank, faces possible 15-year sentence

In exchange for the guilty plea, the prosecutor's office will recommend McDaniel receive a 15-year prison term when he is sentenced May 9, Park said.

An ode to love at People's Light

Many may not know she initially wanted to be a poet, and was a great admirer of Elizabeth Bishop and her writing. When Ruhl was...

What Ford Supporters Get Wrong About Olivia Chow

NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and Olivia Chow widow of former NDP leader Jack Layton talk at the newly opened Jack Layton park in the town...

Elizabeth Aguillera: Arts, culture events abound in Portage County

The campaign, which runs through May, celebrates the wide array of arts-related events and attractions across the Stevens Point area. The Celebrate the Arts promotion...

The 9 Worst Mistakes Sellers Make at Open Houses

Recently, Elizabeth Cianciatto of Re/MAX DFW in Dallas took a buyer to see a home. “Just as we arrived, so did ... “While a seller...

Rosalynn Carter, Elizabeth Dole to White House

FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, first lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Jill Biden speaks at a Joining Forces event in honor...

Federal leaders hail unity message in Quebec election

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and New Democratic Party Leader Thomas Mulcair also issued statements of praise for the messages of national and cultural unity they...

Rosalynn Carter, Elizabeth Dole to White House

Elizabeth Dole for an announcement about support for the caregivers of wounded service members and veterans. A recent report commissioned by Dole's ... All rights...

High-tech items giving those who are both deaf and blind access to online ...

SFGate Ryan Odland, an official with the Helen Keller National Center, demonstrates the use of a specially designed keyboard that helps blind clients access the Internet,...

Queen welcomes Irish president -

CNN International - and the thaw continuesCNN InternationalThe commemoration by the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, will take place during the first state visit by...

Quebec election 2014: Justin Trudeau reacts to Couillard win

"As a Quebecer, I am thrilled that my province will be represented by as dedicated a leader as Philippe Couillard," Liberal Party of Canada Leader...

Elizabeth Warren schools Paul Ryan on poverty in 80 seconds

And to a standing ovation, Warren declared: “That may be Paul Ryan's vision of how America works, but that is not our vision of this...

Elizabeth Sillman - CCNO booking photo - April 7, 2014

(subscription) (subscription)The following is a booking photo from April 7, 2014, for charges involving an area person from the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio...

Thomas Mulcair has been found lacking. « Babel-on-the-Bay

In a recent commentary about women and politics, we left out Catherine Pinhas, New Democratic Leader Thomas Mulcair's wife for the past 47 years. The...

Wonkbook: Women's workplace issues get their day in the spotlight

(blog) (blog)But the job market is hardly on a tear, and it may take months for the latest green shoots to translate into wider...

Couch fires, arrests after Kentucky NCAA loss

Kentucky fans gather at the intersection of Elizabeth and State Streets near campus in Lexington, Ky., and burn shirts after losing the NCAA College basketball...

Spring break starts off rainy but not gloomy for Kalamazoo-area students

Monday may have brought a rainy start to spring break for many public schools in the Kalamazoo area, but that didn't stop students and their...

EU mergers and takeovers (April 8)

Brookfield Infrastructure Fund to buy joint control of U.S. container terminal operator APM Terminals North America Inc which is now solely owned by New York...

NDP ordered to stop using House funds for satellite party offices

The NDP has been operating two satellite party offices, staffed by people on the Commons payroll, in Quebec and has just opened a third in...