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A number of businesses reacted to Donald Trump's comments by cutting ties with the mogul. NBC TV said it no longer would broadcast the Trump-produced Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. Univision pulled its plans to run the Miss USA pageants, and Macy's dropped his clothing line. (Associated Press)

Donald Trump hits the Sunday morning talk shows

- The Washington Times

The Sunday morning talk shows could be a little more spirited than usual. Donald Trump will be the featured guest on both NBC’s “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” and ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” to have his say on the upcoming GOP candidate debates, and much more.

In this July 21, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a roundtable discussion at the Advanced Manufacturing Center at Community College of Denver. Biden's associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son's illness and following his death earlier this year. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Joe Biden’s associates resume discussion about presidential run

- Associated Press

Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s associates have resumed discussions about a 2016 presidential run after largely shelving such deliberations during his son’s illness and following his death earlier this year. But Biden has yet to tell his staff whether he will run or personally ask them to do any planning for a potential campaign, according to several people close to the vice president.

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GOP looks to sexual harassment settlement for advantage

- Associated Press

A $400,000 payment to settle the sexual harassment claims of three current or former state workers played an outsized role in Kentucky's premier political event on Saturday, evidence Republicans believe they can use it to their advantage as they seek to capture the governor's mansion and the state House of Representatives.

Judge to decide if ex-California lawmaker's trial proceeds

- Associated Press

California Sen. Ron Calderon strolled into the Bellagio hotel in Las Vegas two years ago primed for another weekend of fun. In a 10th floor room, overlooking the hotel's iconic dancing fountains, his plans folded.

ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, AUG. 3, 2015 AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2014, file photo, a police tactical team moves in to disperse a group of protesters following the shooting of a young black man by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public including measures addressing limits on the flow of surplus military equipment. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

- Associated Press

When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact with the public.

Lobbying effort adds 22 nonstop flights to Indianapolis

Associated Press

Indianapolis International Airport has gained 22 nonstop flights in the past year, nearly doubling its previous offerings, thanks to a coalition lobbying airlines to add more of those flights to important business destinations around the country. The airport now offers 41 nonstop flights, more than it has had since Indianapolis-based ATA Airlines folded and other airlines started a wave of consolidation six years ago, Indianapolis Business Journal (http://bit.ly/1geAS5t ) reported.

Boise's Jaialdi demonstrates that 'Basque values are plural'

- Associated Press

Idaho has 7,900 residents who claim Basque heritage, 2,000 of them in Boise. Those numbers are self-reported on government surveys, so the actual Basque population could be much higher. Contrary to myth, though, Idaho is not the most populous Basque state in the U.S.

Why are so many mentally ill people imprisoned in Pa.?

- Associated Press

There's a grim joke among correctional officers across Pennsylvania: Prisons are no longer lock-ups for America's worst offenders; they're asylums for the mentally ill.

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 file photo, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks during a hearing in Austin, Texas. On Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015, Kent Schaffer, a special prosecutor, told the New York Times that Paxton has been indicted on felony charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before taking over as the state's top law enforcement officer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

- Associated Press

A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday.

In this photo taken K=June 15, 2015, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stands on the stage before  announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, at Miami Dade College in Miami. In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded a wide range of questions, from the upcoming GOP debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his taste in music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Telemundo interviews Bush on wide range of topics

- Associated Press

In his first Spanish-language television network interview since launching his 2016 presidential campaign, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush fielded questions ranging from the upcoming presidential debate to Donald Trump, from Latin American foreign policy to his favorite music, and whether he had ever experienced discrimination.