- Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case Updated: Aug-31-15 7:49 pm
MOREHEAD, Kentucky - The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.
- Former agent pleads guilty in Silk Road drug site probe Updated: Aug-31-15 7:47 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A former Secret Service agent has pleaded guilty to charges related to the theft of electronic currency during a high-profile investigation into the online drug bazaar Silk Road.
- Coast Guard: Barge sinks in Mississippi River; no injuries Updated: Aug-31-15 7:46 pm
CONVENT, Louisiana - The Coast Guard says a barge broke free from its mooring Monday morning and sank near this town on the Mississippi River.
- Correction: BLM-Wild Horse Gather story Updated: Aug-31-15 7:34 pm
OWYHEE COUNTY, Idaho - In a story Aug. 29 about the U.S. Bureau of Land Management gathering wild horses, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of horses killed by the Soda Fire and the way the surviving horses were transported to corrals. The fire killed 36 horses, including seven that were euthanized because of their injuries. The surviving horses were transported to a Boise corrals by trailer, not helicopter.
- Miley Cyrus' bare-breast flash nothing like Janet Jackson's Updated: Aug-31-15 7:13 pm
NEW YORK - Janet Jackson exposed a breast on national television a decade ago, and it sparked national outrage. Miley Cyrus' flash barely caused a shrug.
- 244 arrested in Southern California immigration sting Updated: Aug-31-15 7:07 pm
LOS ANGELES - Immigration agents arrested more than 240 people with criminal records during a four-day sting in Southern California, authorities said Monday in a show of force that comes as fewer people are being deported.
- Q&A about decision to change Mount McKinley to Mount Denali Updated: Aug-31-15 6:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - North America's tallest mountain will soon return to its previous name, Denali, more than a century after the Alaska peak was named to honor President William McKinley, who never set foot in the state.
- Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront Updated: Aug-31-15 6:35 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display.
- North Carolina justices ponder 2011 redistricting again Updated: Aug-31-15 6:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - As North Carolina's highest court considers for a second time whether the state's legislative and congressional boundaries were lawfully drawn on the basis of race, the justices also must consider seemingly competing rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court.
- State, FBI join forces to find long-term prison escapees Updated: Aug-31-15 6:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The N.C. Department of Public Safety and the FBI have joined forced to resolve 43 cases involving long-term escapees from the state's prisons, the state agency announced Monday.
- Judge sides with anti-abortion group in birth control case Updated: Aug-31-15 6:12 pm
WASHINGTON - A federal judge on Monday sided with an anti-abortion group in its challenge of a key birth control provision of the Obama administration's health care overhaul.
- US Senator Marco Rubio to meet with Oklahoma energy leaders Updated: Aug-31-15 6:12 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is planning a visit to the Sooner State as he campaigns for the Republican nomination for president.
- US Supreme Court: Ex-Virginia gov to remain free for now Updated: Aug-31-15 5:35 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will not have to go to prison while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to review his public corruption convictions, the justices ruled Monday.
- Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far Updated: Aug-31-15 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far.
- Federal lawmakers announce $8.5M in FAA grants for airports Updated: Aug-31-15 5:24 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have announced $8.5 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants to improve airports throughout the state.
- Late OU linebacker's mother targets prescription drugs Updated: Aug-31-15 5:16 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The mother of a University of Oklahoma football player who died of a prescription drug overdose shared the story of her son's death to help launch a public campaign Monday aimed at bringing awareness to the problem of prescription drug abuse.
- Renovations begin on university president's office Updated: Aug-31-15 4:59 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Renovation and maintenance work are in the beginning stages of the University of Iowa's president's office and home while the school looks to find its next president.
- US stocks close out their worst month in 3 years Updated: Aug-31-15 4:54 pm
NEW YORK - August was a brutal month for investors.
- President to take wilderness trip with Bear Grylls Updated: Aug-31-15 4:34 pm
NEW YORK - Survival expert Bear Grylls has bagged his biggest celebrity yet for a walk in the wilderness - President Barack Obama.
- Connecticut's 2016 Senate race a quieter contest than past Updated: Aug-31-15 4:20 pm
STAMFORD, Connecticut - A one-time Olympian and political newcomer is the only Republican candidate so far to officially jump into Connecticut's 2016 Senate race, foreshadowing what could be a much different election from a recent string of highly contentious contests that attracted big money and national attention.
- Proposed grizzly bear protection settlement heads to judge Updated: Aug-31-15 4:19 pm
HELENA, Montana - The state Land Board on Monday approved a proposed lawsuit settlement between Montana and three conservation groups that would protect grizzly bears while still allowing logging in two state forests west of Glacier National Park.
- New England governors urge FDA to set tougher opioid labels Updated: Aug-31-15 4:02 pm
BOSTON - The governors of all six New England states have sent a letter urging the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to tighten warnings on opioids.
- Corps says it followed federal law in choosing channel plan Updated: Aug-31-15 3:58 pm
FARGO, North Dakota - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says opponents of a Red River diversion should not prevail on allegations that the agency failed to follow federal environmental law when it analyzed the upstream effects of the project, an issue that could delay the $2 billion channel.
- US Department of Education to visit Kansas City school Updated: Aug-31-15 3:53 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Officials from the U.S. Department of Education have announced an upcoming visit to a Kansas City school.
- US Sen. Tom Cotton meets with Netanyahu in Israel Updated: Aug-31-15 3:47 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton says he talked about the Iran nuclear agreement with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a weeklong trip to Israel.