The Latest: White House talks to campaign transition teams

Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, holds a Cabinet meeting at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Friday, July 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT):



Padres starters Cashner, Rea to Marlins in 7-player deal

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Andrew Cashner reacts on the mound during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)MIAMI (AP) — Buyers at the trade deadline for a change, the Miami Marlins believe they now have enough starting pitching to make a playoff push.



Governor signs bill reducing marijuana penalties in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Marijuana possession in small amounts in Illinois will be punishable by fines but not jail time after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday that makes the state the third largest to decriminalize minor pot offenses.
Drew Peterson gets 40-year sentence in murder-for-hire case

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows former Bolingbrook, Ill., police officer Drew Peterson. Peterson is set to appear in a southwestern Illinois courtroom Friday, July 29, 2016 for sentencing, after he was convicted in a May murder-for-hire trial. Jurors agreed that Peterson attempted to hire an inmate's uncle to kill Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP, File)CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson was given an additional 40 years in prison Friday for trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who put him behind bars for killing his third wife.



Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time.


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