- AP source: Fed's gun used in San Francisco pier slaying Updated: Jul-08-15 12:34 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday.
- Lawmakers seek probe of ex-head of chemical safety board Updated: Jul-08-15 12:08 am
WASHINGTON - Two House members are seeking a Justice Department investigation of the former head of the federal board that investigates chemical accidents, saying they believe he made multiple false statements while testifying before an oversight committee.
- NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe Updated: Jul-07-15 11:24 pm
MONCKS CORNER, South Carolina - An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields.
- Fox to develop film on Supreme Court gay marriage ruling Updated: Jul-07-15 10:56 pm
NEW YORK - 20th Century Fox is developing a film about the U.S. Supreme Court case that made same-sex marriage a nationwide right.
- Land Management official sentenced in workplace fraud case Updated: Jul-07-15 10:47 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal judge sentenced a senior official in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to six months in prison on Tuesday after he was convicted of covering up for a subordinate who kept drawing government pay after leaving the agency for a job in Montana.
- Milwaukee archdiocese asks Supreme Court to weigh in on fund Updated: Jul-07-15 10:29 pm
MILWAUKEE - The Archdiocese of Milwaukee asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to weigh in on whether an estimated $70 million held in trust for the care of its cemeteries is off-limits in the archdiocese's bankruptcy case.
- LaHood credits his record, campaign team in GOP nomination Updated: Jul-07-15 9:55 pm
PEORIA, Illinois - The Republican nominee to replace ex-Congressman Aaron Schock says he spent most of his campaign talking about his record as a state senator and former prosecutor, not his famous former U.S. transportation secretary father Ray LaHood.
- Tech consultant plans to challenge Duffy in Wisconsin 7th Updated: Jul-07-15 9:47 pm
WOODRUFF, Wisconsin - A consultant to technology companies plans to run against Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy in northern and central Wisconsin's 7th District next year.
- Texas AG figures in federal securities probe Updated: Jul-07-15 9:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose admitted violations of state securities laws will go before a grand jury this month, has also figured in a federal investigation of a Dallas-area technology company suspected of defrauding investors.
- USDA prepares for possible return of bird flu this fall Updated: Jul-07-15 9:25 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said Tuesday it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that devastated chicken and turkey flocks.
- 70 years later, WWII bombardier receives presidential honor Updated: Jul-07-15 9:21 pm
WASHINGTON - At 22, 2nd Lt. John Pedevillano was the youngest bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps' 306th Bomb Group when he was shot down by Nazi fighter pilots in Germany in 1944.
- Oregon session empowered Democratic Party's liberal wing Updated: Jul-07-15 9:13 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon will be the first state to automatically register drivers to vote and to give women access to 12 months of birth control at a time. Workers will get up to a week of paid sick leave. A controversial new global-warming initiative aims to reduce carbon pollution.
- Highlights of Wisconsin budget debated by Senate Updated: Jul-07-15 8:52 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Republican-controlled state Senate began debate Tuesday of the two-year state budget.
- DA won't file charges after airport TSA fondling allegations Updated: Jul-07-15 8:49 pm
DENVER - Prosecutors will not file charges against security screeners accused of inappropriately fondling and groping passengers at Denver International Airport.
- Feds: Plane in deadly Alaska crash had safety technology Updated: Jul-07-15 8:13 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A sightseeing floatplane that crashed in a mountainous area in southeast Alaska, killing all nine people on board, was equipped with technology to provide detailed information about the terrain, according to a federal accident report released Tuesday.
- Education Dept. dismisses Asian groups' complaint Updated: Jul-07-15 7:54 pm
WASHINGTON - The Education Department on Tuesday dismissed a complaint against Harvard University by some Asian-American groups who say the university uses racial quotas to keep out high-scoring Asians.
- FBI investigating kidnapping of bank executive, family Updated: Jul-07-15 7:44 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - The FBI says a bank executive and his family have been released after being kidnapped at gunpoint and the man forced to withdraw an undisclosed amount of money from a Knoxville bank.
- Democrat Steele aims to unseat McSally in 2nd District Updated: Jul-07-15 7:42 pm
PHOENIX - State Rep. Victoria Steele announced Tuesday she will seek the Democratic nomination in the 2nd Congressional District next year and hopes to take on Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the general election.
- Beshear: No special session for marriage licenses Updated: Jul-07-15 7:40 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear will not call a special session of Kentucky's legislature to deal with local officials who have stopped issuing marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.
- Kansas governor's order shields clergy on same-sex marriage Updated: Jul-07-15 7:23 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas' governor told state government agencies Tuesday that they can't punish ministers or religious groups for opposing same-sex marriage, and critics said he is sanctioning discrimination even as the state extends new benefits to gay and lesbian couples.
- Congress backs bill expanding access for VA-issued ID cards Updated: Jul-07-15 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON - A bill allowing all veterans to receive official identification cards through the Department of Veterans Affairs is on its way to President Barack Obama's desk.
- Report: Troops face hassles with student loans, despite law Updated: Jul-07-15 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON - A government regulator says military personnel are still being hassled over their student loans despite the federal laws and programs put in place to protect them, and officials worry it could signal a broader problem in the $1.2 trillion student debt market.
- Inhofe endorses Carson for Department of Defense post Updated: Jul-07-15 7:04 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Republican U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe is endorsing a former Democratic congressman from Oklahoma who has been nominated for a position with the Department of Defense.
- Va. commission makes recommendations to bolster military Updated: Jul-07-15 6:59 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - A state commission released a report Tuesday detailing how Virginia officials can help grow the military's presence in the state.
- Nixon orders agencies to implement same-sex marriage ruling Updated: Jul-07-15 6:51 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Gov. Jay Nixon directed all Missouri state agencies on Tuesday to review their procedures in order to immediately implement the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision legalizing same-sex marriage.