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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker is introducing a bill to establish civil unions for gay couples as an alternative to legalizing same-sex marriage. Republican Rep. Tim Kelly of Red Wing plans to unveil his proposal at a Wednesday press conference at the Capitol. He says the bill has support from lawmakers in both parties.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. service companies expanded in March at a slower pace, dragged down by less growth in new orders and weaker hiring. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. service companies expanded in March at a slower pace, dragged down by less growth in new orders and weaker hiring.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers fired basketball coach Mike Rice on Wednesday after a videotape aired showing him shoving, grabbing and throwing balls at players in practice and using gay slurs during practice. The videotape, broadcast Tuesday on ESPN, prompted scores of outraged social media comments as well as sharp criticism from Gov. Chris Christie. The head of the New Jersey Assembly called for Rice to be fired.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Monsanto reported Wednesday that its income increased 22 percent in the agriculture products company's second quarter on strong sales of biotech seeds, particularly in Brazil and other emerging markets. By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A survey shows U.S. companies added fewer jobs in March compared with the previous month, as construction firms held off on hiring after three months of solid gains. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- The race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat has turned into the big-name contest that political junkies were hoping for. By BRUCE SMITH Associated Press MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- The race for a vacant South Carolina congressional seat has turned into the big-name contest that political junkies were hoping for.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Rutgers officials had already seen the video showing coach Mike Rice shoving, grabbing and throwing basketballs at players during practice and yelling gay slurs at them before it was aired by ESPN on Tuesday. By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In danger of losing congressional momentum, President Barack Obama is drawing attention to Colorado's newly passed gun control laws as he applies public pressure on Congress to pass similar federal measures. By JIM KUHNHENN Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Millions of people who take advantage of government subsidies to help buy health insurance next year could get stung by surprise tax bills if they don’t accurately project their income. President Obama’s new health care law will offer subsidies to help people buy private health insurance on state-based exchanges, if they don’t already get coverage through their employers. The subsidies are based on income. The lower your income, the bigger the subsidy. But the government doesn’t know how much money you’re going to make next year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota defenseman Nate Schmidt has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Washington Capitals. The deal was done on Tuesday. Schmidt played three seasons for the Gophers, tallying 74 points including 12 goals in 96 career games. The junior from St. Cloud Cathedral High School was one of Minnesota’s most valuable players in 2012-13. He was a key contributor on special teams as well as the leader on the blue line, named first team All-WCHA after leading the league in scoring by a defenseman.