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  • News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    A Republican congressman from Kentucky said his lobbyist wife did not improperly spur him to introduce a bill concerning the possible abuse of Tennessee walking horses and there's no basis for an ethics complaint against him. Published July 29, 2014

  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    By ALANNA DURKIN - Associated Press

    In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races. Published July 29, 2014

  • Lawmakers scrutinize costs of beefed up border

    By WILL WEISSERT - Associated Press

    A legislative committee is scrutinizing the more-than-$5 million a week Texas spends on beefed-up security along the Mexican border amid a surge of unaccompanied immigrant children. Published July 29, 2014

  • Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

    By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR - Associated Press

    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency. Published July 29, 2014

  • Legislators meet with Cuban activist's wife

    By Associated Press

    South Florida's Cuban-American congressional delegation will meet with the wife of a Cuban democracy activist. Published July 29, 2014

  • Jackley to brief lawmakers on economic probe

    By Associated Press

    Attorney General Jackley plans to brief lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Published July 29, 2014

  • California governor sets more talks on migrants

    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ - Associated Press

    California Gov. Jerry Brown will take another break in his trade visit to Mexico to talk about immigration reform with religious leaders from Latin America on Tuesday. Published July 29, 2014

  • News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

    By Associated Press

    A Republican congressman from Kentucky said his lobbyist wife did not improperly spur him to introduce a bill concerning the possible abuse of Tennessee walking horses and there's no basis for an ethics complaint against him. Published July 29, 2014

  • 3 New Jersey mayors announce joint anti-crime plan

    By DAVID PORTER - Associated Press

    Seeking answers to the seemingly intractable problem of violence in their cities, the mayors of New Jersey's three largest urban areas said Monday they are looking at inter-city collaboration as a way to stem the flow of bloodshed on their streets. Published July 28, 2014

  • Hearing postponed for indicted Ohio legislator

    By Associated Press

    A pretrial hearing has been postponed for a southwest Ohio lawmaker accused of misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain. Published July 28, 2014

  • O'Malley meets with faith leaders

    By BRIAN WITTE - Associated Press

    Clergy members met with Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday for the second time in a week to discuss plans to find shelter with Maryland families for unaccompanied children who have been crossing the border from Central America, as well as pro bono legal help. Published July 28, 2014

  • Jury chosen in former Va. gov's corruption trial

    By LARRY O'DELL - Associated Press

    A jury of eight men and four women was selected Monday in the trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife, who are charged with trading the influence of his office in exchange for thousands of dollars in gifts and loans from a businessman. Published July 28, 2014

  • Guatemala to Sioux Falls: A long immigration road

    By PETER HARRIMAN - Associated Press

    Jacky Van Loh's journey began when she left Guatemala and illegally crossed the border into Arizona. Published July 28, 2014

  • Other officials counter Ohio mayor on immigrants

    By Associated Press

    A congressman and other southwest Ohio officials are countering the welcome Dayton's mayor offered for immigrant children. Published July 28, 2014

  • FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    By BRADY McCOMBS and TIM TALLEY - Associated Press

    The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were involved in the 1995 attack. Published July 28, 2014

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