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Dodgers file for bankruptcy protection

LOS ANGELES — Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy protection Monday in an effort to restructure its debt, court documents showed. The petition was filed in Delaware by the Los Angeles Dodgers Holding Company under Chapter 11 of the US bankruptcy code. It lists debts to current…

Wisconsin man charged with attempt to kill Planned Parenthood doctor

The Dane County Circuit Court charged a man with attempted first-degree intentional homicide on Friday after he allegedly told police officers he planned to kill abortion providers in Wisconsin. Sixty-three year old Ralph W. Lang allegedly planned to shoot an abortion provider at a Planned Parenthood in Madison and then…

Florida bill an assault on voters’ rights, says ACLU

A bill in the Florida House of Representatives to “clean up” voting is the latest sad chapter in the state’s handbook of voter suppression, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep. Dennis Baxley, would cut Florida’s early-voting period from two weeks to…

Former president of MADD chapter busted for DUI

Officers in Gainesville, Florida recently arrested a former president of a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) group, and charged her with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police said Debra Oberlin, 48, failed a field sobriety test, registering .234 and .239 blood-alcohol level. The legal limit for driving in Florida…

‘Systemic’ problems that led to Gulf spill could recur: panel

WASHINGTON — The deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill was the result of “systemic” management problems and could recur if reforms are not embraced, a US presidential panel probing the disaster said Wednesday. The assessment by the National Oil Spill Commission was in a chapter from its report on the…

Coalition of 45 groups seeks investigation of FBI over peace activist raids

On September 24th, the FBI raided the homes of 14 peace activists in Minneapolis and Chicago, ostensibly searching for possible “material support” to terrorist organizations. Nearly two months later, a coalition of 45 civil rights, human rights, peace and environmental groups have mounted a campaign to press Congress for an…

National Enquirer publisher to file for Chapter 11

American Media, publisher of National Enquirer, to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection American Media Inc., the publisher of The National Enquirer, said Monday that it plans to file for bankruptcy protection in about two weeks. American Media said it will file a prepackaged plan, which the company said should…

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