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Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches....

Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known:...

Carter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. military leaders are searching for ways to bolster the Iraqi forces following the Islamic State group's takeover of Ramadi earlier this month, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday, highlighting the importance of training and equipping the Sunni tribal militias. It's an effort that has repeatedly failed to take hold amid sectarian tensions in Iraq....

Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama administration attorneys urged a skeptical federal judge on Thursday to throw out a lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law....

Former NY GOP governor Pataki in the race for president
EXETER, N.H. (AP) -- George Pataki, the 9/11-era New York governor who achieved electoral success as a Republican in a heavily Democratic state, announced his candidacy for the presidential nomination Thursday, offering himself as a unifying figure in a divided nation....

Army chief: Human error likely not cause of anthrax mistake
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Human error probably was not a factor in the Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to numerous U.S. government and commercial laboratories in the U.S. and in South Korea, the Army's top general said Thursday....

GOP hopeful Graham to retire from Air Force Reserve
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he's retiring from the Air Force Reserve....

EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing....

Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas....

Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. research institute says satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site....

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