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  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    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...

  • California water bond funding for conservancies

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Descriptions of the state land conservancies that will split $297.5 million if voters approve the Proposition 1 water measure on the November ballot: — Baldwin Hills Conservancy, $10 million: Manages urban parkland west of downtown Los Angeles and the Ballona...

  • Bush chief of staff touts Perry in New Hampshire

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    STRATHAM, N.H. (AP) — Texas GOP Gov. Rick Perry's swing through a key early presidential voting state continued Saturday with a boost from a Republican with direct ties to the Oval Office. John H. Sununu, a former New Hampshire governor who was President George H.W. Bush's chief of...

  • Navajo presidential race features crowded field

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country's largest American Indian reservation. The top two vote-getters in Tuesday's primary will advance to November's general election. More...

  • CAMPAIGN WATCH: The week in Oregon politics

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's lawsuit against Oracle is putting Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber on offense, for once, over Cover Oregon. Kitzhaber and his Republican rival, state Rep. Dennis Richardson, are getting in on the ice bucket challenge. And U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio got a nod for...

  • Longshot primary foe aims for rebuke of Gov. Cuomo

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — As Zephyr Teachout says, there wasn't supposed to be a Democratic primary in Andrew Cuomo's New York, where the powerful governor with national ambitions was expected to sweep to a second term. Instead, Cuomo is facing a politically awkward challenge from a woman...

  • Secretary of State Johnson re-nominated by GOP

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson has been formally nominated for re-election by Republicans at their state convention. The first-term secretary of state will face Detroit attorney Godfrey Dillard in November. Dillard is expected to be nominated by Democrats...

  • As evangelist opens US crusade, zeal and questions

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — By the time the Rev. Reinhard Bonnke edges toward the stage, anticipation in the thundering arena is swelling. The crowd of thousands has been told of his decades of preaching in Africa, the tens of millions of souls he has saved, the countless healings for which he has...

  • Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future have taken to New York City streets to protest the chokehold death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. The noontime rally and march Saturday in Staten Island is being led by the...

  • Allergan reviews meeting requests in takeover bid

    Updated: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Botox maker Allergan says it's reviewing shareholder requests for a special meeting to consider replacing most of its board. That's a change fellow drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals is seeking as part of its hostile takeover attempt. Allergan has repeatedly...

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