Julian Castro

(Kevin Dietsch/UPI /Landov)

July 09, 2014 - News National/International

Senate Confirms Julian Castro As Housing Secretary

The Senate voted 71-26 on Wednesday to confirm San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


(Brennan Linsley/AP)

July 09, 2014 - News Local/State

State Hires Employees For Hydraulic Fracturing Compromise

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has hired just four of 53 new employees it says it needs to oversee a much praised compromise on regulating hydraulic fracturing.

July 09, 2014 - News Local/State

Illinois Hospital Fees To Pay For Error Reports

A new annual licensing fee for hospitals that's taking effect in Illinois will finally fund a system for reporting medical errors that was established by state law back in 2005.

July 09, 2014 - News National/International

As Deadline Nears, Snowden Seeks To Extend His Stay In Russia

Edward Snowden remains a fugitive from U.S. authorities over leaking secret documents about its surveillance programs. Now he's asking Russia to extend the one-year term of asylum the country granted the former NSA contract worker last summer.

July 09, 2014 - News National/International

10-Year Sentence For Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.

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