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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: 29 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and William Lacy Clay Jr., D-Mo. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Mo.; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Rev. Al Sharpton; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and his medical...

  • Democrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan

    Updated: 44 min ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats are preparing to approve the 2016 presidential nominating calendar, setting the stage for a successor to President Barack Obama. The Democratic National Committee, or DNC, was expected to adopt a schedule on Saturday that would begin with the Iowa caucuses on...

  • Bond funds conservancies with unclear water role

    Updated: 44 min ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The water measure on the November ballot includes nearly $300 million for land conservancies that have little if any connection to California's water supply and delivery systems. Lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown say a historic drought drove them to place the...

  • Former Virginia governor's letter to wife

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The text of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's email to his wife, Maureen, introduced into evidence in their public corruption trial: From: Bob McDonnell Sent: Mon 9/05/2011 12:54 PM (GMT -4) To: Maureen Mcdonnell Subject: (No Subject) I love you. Yesterday was one on the lowest...

  • Trial gets juicier with ex-Va governor's testimony

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — After former Gov. Bob McDonnell took the witness stand in his public corruption trial, a narrative worthy of a nighttime soap opera got even juicier. Jurors and everyone following the story that has dominated front pages across Virginia for four weeks had already...

  • Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. A small stream of protesters...

  • Texas marijuana farm a rare find near border

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    RAYMONDVILLE, Texas (AP) — On land once used to grow watermelons and grain, 8-foot tall marijuana plants swayed under a canopy of mesquite. White pipes and a pump diverted water from a canal, delivered to the 60-foot long rows by carefully excavated trenches. Two acres of...

  • Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy." Since that news two weeks ago, she has been afraid to leave her apartment at...

  • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A...

  • Noise from the sky is buzzkill in ritzy Hamptons

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — It's summertime in the Hamptons and the biggest buzz is coming from the sky. Complaints about noise coming from aircraft ferrying visitors and locals to and from one of America's best-known playgrounds for the rich and famous have more than tripled over last...

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