By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:25 PM
In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration's policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:20 PM
A recent decline in Missouri's casino revenues has created funding shortfalls for public schools and state-run veterans' nursing homes, raising questions among lawmakers about the extent to which the state can continue to rely on gambling to fund some key programs.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:16 PM
The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a budget that would patch a projected shortfall with the state's Rainy Day Fund.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:13 PM
Mark Fisher makes no apologies for being a Tea Party member or for his belief in a minimalist government even while running for office in a state where many Republicans prefer to stay closer to the political center.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:09 PM
In the decades since, the justices have extended the decision, making it tough for celebrities, politicians and other public figures to win libel suits.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:20 PM
The White House says President Obama is continuing his telephone outreach on Ukraine during his Florida vacation. The president spoke individually Saturday with British Prime Minister David Cameron, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:14 PM
Hillary Rodham Clinton "has a lot to explain" should she run for president, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told the nation's largest gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, the final day of its annual meeting.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:12 PM
President Obama says he's hearing from business owners across the country who are voluntarily paying their workers more than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 12:08 PM
It appears unlikely that the White House's attempt to warm relations with Congress will help Obama advance his legislative agenda. Republicans have little incentive to improve ties with Obama at this point in his second term, particularly given his sagging approval ratings.
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 10:41 AM
Republican Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, fresh off their speeches at CPAC, will be guests on ABC's "This Week."
03/07/14 04:00 PM
FORT PAYNE, Ala. — A prosecutor said Friday he will show that former Alabama Senate leader Lowell Barron gave $58,000 in campaign funds to campaign aide Rhonda Jill Johnson to help her pay a debt to him and a credit card company. Barron's defense attorney said Barron paid Johnson for the...
03/07/14 03:57 PM
WASHINGTON — The government is falling short in assessing the risks of a program that allows tens of thousands of foreign students to stay in the United States and work for close to 2 1/2 years, according to a newly released report from the Government Accountability Office. The GAO,...
03/07/14 03:52 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A former investment banker has been convicted in Connecticut of defrauding investment funds established as part of the government's response to the financial crisis. The U.S. attorney's office says a jury in New Haven convicted Jesse Litvak on Friday of securities fraud,...
By associated press | 03/07/14 03:49 PM
SHOSHONE, Idaho — A former Lincoln County commissioner and secretary for the Shoshone City and Rural Fire Protection District is accused of stealing money meant for the fire department. The Times-News reports in a story on Friday that Jay Loesche, 50, is charged with two counts of...
03/06/14 11:31 AM
CONROE, Texas — A Texas man accused of dousing a boy with gasoline and setting him on fire when he was a teenager can be tried as an adult for murder after the victim died from his burns nearly 13 years later, a judge ruled Thursday. Authorities allege that Don Willburn Collins was 13 when...
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