Governor Jay Nixon spoke at the St. Louis City Police Department, defending his veto of a Missouri House Bill.
The legislation, House Bill 301 would have removed hundreds of criminals who committed sex crimes when they were under the age of 18 from online sex offender registries. The proposal would allow sex offenders to petition the court for removal from the registry. Nixon said the bill is flawed because it does not consider the seriousness of the criminal's offenses.
The legislation would remove around 870 people from the registry.
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other areas to fill the gap.
The nation's top wildfire-fighting agency was down to $50 million after spending $967 million so far this year, Forest Service spokesman Larry Chambers said Wednesday in an email.
Wildfire spending by other federal agencies takes the total to $1.2 billion.
Chambers says the $50 million the Forest Service has left is typically enough to pay for just a few days of fighting fires when the nation is at its top wildfire preparedness level, which went into effect Tuesday.
There are 51 large uncontained fires burning across the nation, making it tough to meet demands for fire crews and equipment.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A San Diego businesswoman is the latest woman to publicly accuse Mayor Bob Filner of making unwanted sexual advances.
Dianne York said in a news conference in National City on Wednesday that Filner placed his hand on her buttocks while she posed for a photo with him after a meeting at his office about three months ago.
York first told her story to CNN.
She says she has reported the incident to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
At least 17 women have publicly accused Filner of behaving inappropriately toward them.