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Congressman to call his wife a bigamist

Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) will argue in court Monday that his 24-year marriage should be annulled because his estranged wife committed bigamy, the opening salvo in an acrimonious divorce case.

Grayson, an outspoken liberal and successful lawyer, says his wife, Lolita, was still married to Robert Carson when she and the multimillionaire congressman married in 1990 in Virginia. Grayson said the marriage to Carson wasn't dissolved until 1994.

But Lolita Grayson said she divorced Carson in Guam in 1981. She said she isn't the "Lolita B. Carson" cited in a dissolution of marriage final judgment that Alan Grayson, 56, says is proof she was married to Carson when they wed. Neither side has found Carson.

If the marriage is annulled, Alan Grayson would avoid having the court divide personal property or decide if he owes alimony. Lolita Grayson puts his worth at $31 million. - AP

Peace Corps pulls out

The Peace Corps says it's temporarily suspending its program in Jordan because of the "regional environment" in the Mideast. The agency says 37 volunteers were working with local communities on youth development, and that all the volunteers have left Jordan. It said it hopes they can return later. Jordan is taking part in airstrikes that target the Islamic State group, which controls large areas of Iraq and Syria - neighbors of Jordan. - AP

Cookie drive

Taking a page from successful fast-food restaurants, a New Hampshire Girl Scout troop is seeking to boost its cookie sales by offering a drive-thru option. Troop 12115 in Salem was selling cookies at a vacant warehouse property on heavily trafficked Main Street on Sunday. The troop has sold 1,200 boxes so far, but hopes the drive-thru will help scouts reach their goal of 5,000 boxes sold. - AP