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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla.; former Gov. Bill Richardson, R-N.M. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Peter King,...

  • California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Lawmakers are sending Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would make California the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags. SB270 cleared the Senate on a 22-15 vote Friday. It was approved by the Assembly a day earlier. Senators who had...

  • Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring. Some tax professionals are worried that federal and state insurance marketplaces won't be...

  • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has filed an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for the state's teachers. Attorney General Kamala Harris filed the appeal late Friday on behalf of the governor and the state. The move came a day...

  • More women at the top of South Dakota's ballot

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — There is no such thing as a man's work and a woman's work on South Dakota's expansive farms, and that egalitarian mentality is pushing more women than ever to seek top statewide offices. This November, they want to make sure South Dakota politics is no longer...

  • Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its...

  • Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months. Public education groups are gearing up for a big battle with prominent political donor Rex Sinquefield over a proposed constitutional amendment changing...

  • 5 things to know about Missouri's elections

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's midterm elections will feature a full slate of contests for the U.S. House and the Missouri Legislature but little in the way of competitive statewide races. The ballot also will include several proposed constitutional amendments. Here are a few...

  • Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional. The state has vowed to appeal. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled Friday that Texas has...

  • Abercrombie blames primary loss on gay marriage

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage. Republicans are allowed to vote for Democrats in Hawaii's open primary, and Abercrombie said they chose...

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