By Associated Press | 08/18/14 09:11 AM
Michigan police agencies have received $43 million worth of surplus military equipment, including 17 mine-resistant armored fighting vehicles and 1,795 M16 automatic rifles, since 2006, a review of public records shows.
By Andrew DeMillo | 08/18/14 09:09 AM
Three governors who expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul said Saturday there are economic and moral arguments for embracing a key part of the law, despite strong political opposition in their southern states.
By Alan Suderman | 08/18/14 09:05 AM
The candidates in a special election that will determine which political party controls the state Senate are spending big money and throwing sharp elbows ahead of Tuesday's contest.
By Gary D. Robertson | 08/18/14 09:03 AM
The 2013-14 General Assembly will be marked in North Carolina's history books as the first in more than 140 years in which the legislative and executive branches were simultaneously under Republican control. It ushered in a rightward shift in state government philosophy on taxes, education and...
By Erika Niedowski | 08/18/14 09:01 AM
At first, Gina Raimondo thought solving Rhode Island's pension problem was just a matter of math: Billions of dollars of unfunded benefits were owed to the state's teachers, police officers, firefighters and others.
By Associated Press | 08/18/14 08:56 AM
New York's Metropolitan Opera reached tentative labor deals with two of its largest unions early Monday while negotiations continued with 10 more unions in hopes of averting a lockout.
08/18/14 09:19 AM
A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday on suspicion of posting online threats to shoot students at Southern California schools apparently did so as a prank, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
08/18/14 09:13 AM
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
08/18/14 09:04 AM
A Maine woman who says she suffered a third-degree burn from a heated seat in Chevrolet Suburban has sued General Motors.
By Will Weissert | 08/15/14 06:08 PM
A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday on charges of abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption.
By David A. Lieb | 08/15/14 09:27 AM
Police on Friday identified the officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager and released documents alleging the young man had been suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store in a "strong-arm" robbery shortly before he was killed.
By Associated Press | 08/14/14 08:54 AM
Police used tear gas and smoke bombs to repel crowds who threw Molotov cocktails during another violent night on the streets of a St. Louis suburb in the wake of the shooting of the unarmed 18-year old Michael Brown.
By Associated Press | 08/13/14 04:32 PM
BEIRUT (AP) — Simone Camilli was a consummate storyteller — a passionate, talented newsman with an eye for detail and the ability to convey events with powerful video images that touched people around the world. As an Associated Press video journalist, he covered popes in the serene splendor of...
By Associated Press | 08/12/14 12:47 PM
Vermont lawmakers are planning a public hearing regarding a round of budget cuts proposed by the administration of Gov. Peter Shumlin.
By Associated Press | 08/12/14 12:45 PM
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says he'll work to create 100,000 new private-sector jobs over four years if he's re-elected.
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