- Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats Updated: May-27-16 8:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.
- California rushes to allow HIV-infected organ transplants Updated: May-27-16 6:15 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers approved emergency legislation Friday to allow a man with HIV to receive part of his HIV-positive husband's liver before the surgery becomes too dangerous, possibly within weeks.
- Activists criticize poll on offensiveness of Redskins' name Updated: May-27-16 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON - Native American leaders and activists criticized a recent national poll that found nine of 10 Native Americans aren't offended by the Washington Redskins' name.
- Liz Cheney and faces crowded field for open US House seat Updated: May-27-16 5:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Liz Cheney, the oldest daughter for former Vice President Dick Cheney, faces a crowded field as she runs for the Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat - a post once held by her father.
- Lawsuit seeks to kick Keyser off GOP Senate ballot Updated: May-27-16 5:54 pm
DENVER - Former state Sen. Jon Keyser's name should be removed from Colorado's Republican U.S. Senate primary ballot because the secretary of state wrongfully certified that Keyser petitioned his way there, according to a lawsuit filed Friday.
- The Latest: California governor signs HIV-transplant bill Updated: May-27-16 5:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The Latest on California legislation allowing transplants of HIV-infected organs (all times local):
- Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best Updated: May-27-16 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.
- University of Maine offshore wind project gets grant boost Updated: May-27-16 4:27 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - An offshore wind power pilot project led by the University of Maine is back in the running for a major federal grant, officials said Friday.
- No fireworks in hearing on Common Core standards rewrite Updated: May-27-16 4:11 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards has provoked passionate arguments and lengthy hearings in recent years. But revisions to those English and math standards sparked nothing similar Friday.
- McCrory writes congressional leaders to act on LGBT conflict Updated: May-27-16 3:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants Congress to clarify U.S. Civil Rights Act protections after President Barack Obama's administration challenged bathroom provisions in the state's new law known as House Bill 2.
- Rubio says he will support Trump, but not campaign with him Updated: May-27-16 3:33 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Florida - Sen. Marco Rubio says he will be campaigning with Republican candidates to keep GOP control of the House and Senate.
- The Latest: GOP urges Democrats to continue budget talks Updated: May-27-16 3:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' attempts to agree on a state budget as the spring legislative session approaches its Tuesday deadline (all times local):
- Bills on drones, gay conversion therapy die in negotiations Updated: May-27-16 2:45 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - An effort to ban the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors is one of the major casualties of a busy week of legislative negotiating.
- US Senate approves measure to rename Perryville Post Office Updated: May-27-16 11:17 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. Senate has approved a bill to name the post office in Perryville after an Arkansas native who was killed while he was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.
- Duterte wins Philippine presidency in official count Updated: May-27-16 10:59 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine lawmakers completed the official vote count from May 9 elections on Friday and announced that Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won the presidency by an overwhelming margin, while Rep. Leni Robredo triumphed as vice president.
- Edwards names 3 to LSU Board of Supervisors Updated: May-27-16 9:31 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. John Bel Edwards has named two new faces to the LSU Board of Supervisors who will replace members appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal and reappointed another.
- Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation Updated: May-27-16 8:30 am
DENVER - John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket.
- Tester to introduce CSKT water compact in US Senate Updated: May-27-16 3:19 am
KALISPELL, Montana - U.S. Sen. Jon Tester says he's introducing legislation to ratify the $2.3 billion water rights compact for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
- Senators announce $1.5M for cleanups in upstate New York Updated: May-27-16 12:32 am
ALBANY, New York - Federal officials are allocating $1.5 million to help fund six brownfield cleanup projects in upstate New York.
- Former US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa begins run for Congress Updated: May-26-16 11:08 pm
HONOLULU - Former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has begun the process in Hawaii to run for the congressional seat that will be left vacant by U.S. Rep. Mark Takai.
- Oklahoma lawmakers OK bill expanding strong beer, wine sales Updated: May-26-16 7:13 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahomans will decide whether to expand access to alcohol in the state and permit cold strong beer and wine to be sold in grocery and convenience stores under legislation state lawmakers approved Thursday.
- Fate of automatic tobacco tax hike in Dayton's hands Updated: May-26-16 6:29 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Cigarette smokers in Minnesota would catch a break if Gov. Mark Dayton signs into law a tax package that includes a provision rolling back automatic hikes in the state's tobacco tax.
- Republican hopes to unseat Senate's longest-serving member Updated: May-26-16 6:13 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Republican Scott Milne made it official Thursday: He's looking to unseat the U.S. Senate's longest-serving member, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy.
- More than 40 Secret Service staff disciplined in data flap Updated: May-26-16 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON - Forty-one Secret Service employees found to have reviewed private agency records involving a U.S. congressman have been disciplined, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday.
- US senator testifies at congressman's corruption trial Updated: May-26-16 4:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey testified for the prosecution Thursday in the trial of a congressman accused of trying to land an ambassadorship for a friend in exchange for a bribe.