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Iran's president condemns 'siege' of Qatar by Arab nations

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that the "siege of Qatar is not acceptable for us," according to the office of the presidency's website. The Sunday report … Click to Continue »

Inmate charged in brutal jail beating of Peter Tosh's son

A man accused of attacking and seriously injuring the son of late reggae icon Peter Tosh at a New Jersey jail is facing an aggravated assault charge, authorities said. The … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Rainbows, and politics too, at pride parade

The Latest on pride marches (all times local): 1:25 p.m. New York City revelers waved rainbow flags and carried colorful balloons at the annual pride. But some of them also … Click to Continue »

Anti-police protesters disrupt Twin Cities Pride Parade

Anti-police protesters are disrupting the Twin Cities Pride Parade over the police shooting of Philando Castile. Sunday's parade was disrupted just minutes after getting underway in downtown Minneapolis. WCCO-AM reports … Click to Continue »

Put down the phone: Senate bill targets distracted driving

Massachusetts lawmakers are taking another look at distracted driving. A bill scheduled to be considered by the state Senate on Thursday would prohibit motorists from using cellphones or other electronic … Click to Continue »

Rhode Island lawmakers enter busy final week

Proposals to guarantee paid sick leave, disarm domestic abusers and ban the use of hand-held phones while driving are among dozens of bills being considered by the Rhode Island General … Click to Continue »

A look at what passed in the 2017 NY legislative session

A look at the biggest accomplishments— and notable failures — of the 2017 legislative session in New York state. ___ Bills that passed: COLLEGE TUITION: Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan … Click to Continue »

Kasich: US Senate needs to fix version of health care bill

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the U.S. Senate needs to fix its version of a bill to overhaul the American Care Act with bipartisan cooperation. Kasich (KAY'-sihk) appeared Sunday morning … Click to Continue »

For NY lawmakers, a year of stalemate and missed chances

The legislative session in Albany is over, and lawmakers are touting accomplishments regarding college affordability and juvenile justice. But it was also a session of missed opportunities. Bills to address … Click to Continue »

AP analysis: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost

An Associated Press analysis finds that congressional districts drawn by Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature helped the GOP win nearly three more of the state's U.S. House seats in last year's election. … Click to Continue »

Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance _ and face some

Gay pride parades Sunday in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights, while contending with the prospect … Click to Continue »

High police and fire pension rates send lawmakers scrambling

A group of Arizona House lawmakers is launching an effort aimed at cutting the soaring costs to communities of police and fire pensions, with its leader warning that cities could … Click to Continue »

After budget cuts, Missouri Libraries seeks book donations

The University of Missouri Libraries is asking book lovers for some help. Library officials have a wish list of more than 400 books that they hoped to buy but are … Click to Continue »

Police say Tulsa officers fatally shoot gun-wielding man

Police in Tulsa say three officers opened fire and fatally shot a man who pulled a gun as he tried to break into a home following a traffic stop. Officer … Click to Continue »

Columbia considers regulations on payday loan companies

Columbia is looking into imposing heavier regulations on payday lenders. The Columbia Missourian ( ) reports that an ordinance is being drafted. Payday loan companies offer small loans, usually less … Click to Continue »

Arkansas to accept medical marijuana card applications

Arkansas' medical marijuana industry will ramp up in the next week, with the state poised to accept applications from potential patients, growers and distributors. Beginning Friday, the state Medical Marijuana … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Tear gas, checkpoints greet LGBT pride in Turkey

The Latest on the banned LGBT march in Istanbul (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Turkish police have prevented people from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul as … Click to Continue »

A risky fix to repair a city's gutted streetlight grid

For years, residents in this cash-strapped city watched helplessly as thieves gutted 33 miles (53 kilometers) of streetlight wiring, plunging long stretches of roadway into darkness. The thousands of dollars … Click to Continue »

Italy makes 5.2B euros in resources to keep 2 banks afloat

The Italian government is making 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank last week had deemed "failing or about … Click to Continue »

US Rep. Moolenaar asks Gov. Snyder to seek FEMA flood aid

U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar and several other officials are asking Gov. Rick Snyder to seek federal emergency aid for central Michigan counties hard-hit by flooding. Moolenaar, Michigan Attorney General Bill … Click to Continue »

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