WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats thwarted a Republican effort to ban late-term abortions on Tuesday as GOP leaders strained to avoid a government shutdown in eight days over the dispute — all against a tangled backdrop of presidential politics.
Attorney General Chris Koster on Tuesday filed papers in a Kansas City, Missouri state court seeking civil fines of up to $5,000 per tag against the Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc unit, and additional penalties if the tags are not removed. Koster said inspectors from his consumer protection unit found 1,306 expired tags at 49 of the 50 Walgreens stores they visited in Missouri from July 26 to Sept. 1, including two tags that expired in 2013.
Atlantic City, New Jersey's struggling gambling hub, won state approval on Tuesday to adopt a 2015 budget balanced without tax increases. The state's Local Finance Board unanimously approved the budget, which relies on at least $33 million of redirected casino revenues included in state legislation that Governor Chris Christie could still veto. Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian told the board that the city's property tax rate had risen 50 percent over two years.
MIAMI (AP) — A 26-pound gold bar stolen in a still-unsolved North Carolina truck heist wound its way into the hands of a Miami pawn shop owner, and the man who tried to sell it there was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison.