{FD} GOP retirements could signal trouble for midterm elections

The beginning of September inevitably brings a wave of Congressional retirements, especially in non-election years, as members return from their August recess to a thankless helping of gridlock, unrelenting criticism, and public approval ratings of 15.8 percent, according to the latest Real Clear Politics average of polls.

{FD} Maryland rape case: No bond for teen who claims sex with victim, 14, was consensual

A Maryland judge denied bond for a 17-year-old illegal immigrant accused of raping a 14-year-old in a high school bathroom, ruling that salacious text messages and an explicit video did not prove his innocence.