- Volkswagen to appeal ruling allowing 'micro' union at plant Updated: Dec-01-15 11:53 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Volkswagen on Tuesday informed workers at its lone U.S. plant in Chattanooga that it is appealing a decision to allow the United Auto Workers union to seek collective bargaining rights for a small group of skilled workers.
- GOP's Portman files for re-election in Ohio US Senate race Updated: Dec-01-15 11:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - U.S. Sen. Rob Portman filed for re-election on Tuesday in what is already shaping up as one of the toughest fights of 2016.
- Latest: High-profile leaders tapped for Chicago police panel Updated: Dec-01-15 11:28 am
CHICAGO - The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and an online threat that prompted the University of Chicago to cancel classes for a day (all times local):
- Int'l NY Times' Thai printer refuses to run front-page story Updated: Dec-01-15 9:56 am
BANGKOK - The printer of the International New York Times in Thailand refused to print an article portraying a gloomy outlook for the country, leaving in its place a large blank space at the center of Tuesday's front page.
- Few same-sex marriage licenses issued in North Dakota Updated: Dec-01-15 8:15 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - There hasn't been a big rush to wedlock by same-sex couples in North Dakota since the state's ban on gay marriage became moot last summer, and officials say fear of discrimination is a reason.
- Anchorage LGBT non-discrimination ordinance faces opposition Updated: Dec-01-15 7:27 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A new effort is underway to repeal the recently enacted Anchorage law protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination.
- Yale faculty group writes letter in support of colleagues Updated: Dec-01-15 6:52 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Almost 50 faculty members at Yale University contributed to an open letter showing support for the embattled master and associate master of a residential college on campus.
- European court slams Turkey over YouTube case Updated: Dec-01-15 6:05 am
STRASBOURG, France - The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Turkey violated the European Convention on Human Rights by blocking access to YouTube.
- Trial gets under way for officer who kicked suspect in head Updated: Dec-01-15 3:15 am
DOVER, Delaware - Jurors in Delaware are set to hear opening statements and testimony in the trial of a white Dover police officer accused of assaulting a black suspect by kicking him in the head.
- ACLU, Petersburg settle free speech complaint Updated: Dec-01-15 3:10 am
PETERSBURG, Virginia - The city of Petersburg has settled a lawsuit involving a man who sued after he was barred from speaking at a City Council meeting.
- Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack makes 1st appearance Updated: Nov-30-15 10:00 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.
- UN chief recommends stepped-up UN presence in Burundi Updated: Nov-30-15 9:14 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended Monday that the U.N. Security Council authorize a stepped-up U.N. presence in violence-wracked Burundi to promote a political dialogue but stopped short of calling for a full-fledged U.N. peacekeeping force.
- Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic's abortion license Updated: Nov-30-15 6:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia as its physician loses hospital privileges required under state law.
- GOP lawmakers propose bill shrinking natural resource areas Updated: Nov-30-15 6:31 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican lawmakers began circulating a bill Monday that would ease the regulatory path for development on bodies of water, saying the changes would streamline state regulations and boost the economy.
- Judge gives Wyoming Lottery Corp. 15 days to amend lawsuit Updated: Nov-30-15 6:28 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A state judge is giving the Wyoming Lottery Corporation 15 days to amend its lawsuit that seeks to block a local man from criticizing the corporation.
- The Latest: Protesters vow to stay outside police station Updated: Nov-30-15 4:29 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest in the reaction to the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than two weeks of demonstrations (all times local):
- Ron Scott, known for fight against police brutality, dies Updated: Nov-30-15 4:08 pm
DETROIT - Detroit civil rights activist Ron Scott, who was known for longtime efforts to deal with police brutality, has died. He was 68.
- Snyder OKs concealed carry exemptions, paramedic immunity Updated: Nov-30-15 3:55 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Prison guards and retired probation and parole officers with a concealed-carry permit can have their gun in schools and other generally off limits areas under laws signed by Gov. Rick Snyder.
- High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases Updated: Nov-30-15 1:05 pm
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year.
- Cellist says symphony fired her over her Sabbath beliefs Updated: Nov-30-15 12:04 pm
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - A professional cellist says she was terminated from her job with the Asheville Symphony because of her religious beliefs.
- High Court rules against Northern Ireland's abortion law Updated: Nov-30-15 9:53 am
LONDON - A Belfast High Court ruling is expected to ease Northern Ireland's strict anti-abortion laws to make it easier for women to terminate pregnancies in some cases.
- Justices rebuff Texas veterinarian who gave advice online Updated: Nov-30-15 9:49 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a retired Texas veterinarian who was barred from evaluating animals and giving advice over the Internet.
- High court rejects fee dispute in Texas redistricting case Updated: Nov-30-15 9:45 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from lawyers for former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and others seeking $360,000 in legal fees after challenging state redistricting plans.
- 60 years after boycott, using Montgomery bus can be trying Updated: Nov-30-15 4:45 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Two blocks from the spot where Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, 17-year-old Tanesha Wilson listens to earbuds as she waits for the No. 8.
- Colleges grapple with best ways to address race incidents Updated: Nov-30-15 3:58 am
WASHINGTON - Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.