By Judy Lin | 08/20/14 08:27 AM
A state pension fund committee on Tuesday approved retirement calculations for new government hires despite concerns about so-called "pension spiking" raised by Gov. Jerry Brown and local governments.
By Melinda Deslatte | 08/20/14 08:24 AM
Gov. Bobby Jindal believes the last-minute passage of a pension hike for his state police superintendent, Col. Mike Edmonson, was improperly handled and should be repealed, the governor's office said Tuesday.
By Associated Press | 08/20/14 08:20 AM
Maine's Democratic House speaker is outlining a series of policy proposals aimed at helping the state's rapidly aging population.
By Paul Bedard | 08/20/14 08:47 AM
Republican voters are ready for a Mitt Romney "I told you so" campaign for president in 2016, as a new poll puts him far ahead of his GOP rivals by a nearly two-to-one margin over his closest competitor.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/20/14 08:12 AM
Dan Sullivan won Tuesday's Alaska Republican Senate primary pretty much as expected, taking 40 percent of the vote, followed by Tea Party insurgent Joe Miller with 32 percent and Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell at 25 percent.
By Steve Doty | 08/20/14 07:53 AM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry turned himself in to Travis County authorities Tuesday following the indictment he received on Friday.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/20/14 07:46 AM
Sullivan, the state's former attorney general, won the Alaska Republican primary with 40.1 percent of the vote with 98 percent of precincts reporting.
By Zack Colman | 08/19/14 09:17 PM
The Obama administration has signaled that it might be more willing than Oregon and Washington to allow coal exports from the states.Â
08/20/14 01:00 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as...
By Lawrence Kudlow | 08/19/14 10:40 PM
In a number of TV appearances, Gov. Rick Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA, but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/19/14 10:10 PM
The Texas governor might be Democrats' Public Enemy No. 1, but the state's Tea Partiers still aren't all ready to make nice.
08/19/14 10:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Video appears to show execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic group.
By Thomas Sowell | 08/19/14 09:20 PM
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08/19/14 07:45 PM
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president declares curfew, quarantine of large slum amid mounting Ebola death toll.
By Betsy Woodruff | 08/19/14 07:11 PM
Rick Perry, a likely 2016 presidential contender, turned himself in to be booked at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center near the state capitol early Tuesday evening.
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