- Federal government may be forced to pay money it owes Updated: Aug-01-15 1:35 pm
VAIL, Colorado - A proposal in Congress could end federal delays in paying counties the money they are owed for public land.
- Gas tax increases by 7 cents in Washington state Updated: Aug-01-15 1:34 pm
OLYMPIA, Wash - The price of gas may be going down nationally, but Washington drivers - already paying above the national average - may see even higher prices at the pump following Saturday's 7-cent-per-gallon increase in the state's gas tax.
- Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits Updated: Aug-01-15 1:28 pm
HOUSTON - Problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on hold, the Justice Department said in newly filed court documents.
- Mississippi Silicon lawsuit dismissed by federal judge Updated: Aug-01-15 1:17 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal judge has ended the legal fight over a silicon metal plant being built in northeast Mississippi.
- Federal judge dismisses former chief justice's lawsuit Updated: Aug-01-15 11:22 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - A federal judge has dismissed former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson's lawsuit alleging her colleagues improperly stripped her of her title, ruling the justices were within their authority under a newly adopted constitutional amendment.
- Clinton releases tax, medical records as emails made public Updated: Aug-01-15 3:21 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband paid close to $44 million in federal taxes since 2007 and she is in "excellent physical condition," two facts that emerged in a flood of disclosures from the campaign of the Democratic presidential candidate.
- Hillary, Bill Clinton earn more than $139M between 2007-14 Updated: Jul-31-15 8:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, earned more than $139 million between 2007 and 2014, according to eight years of federal income tax returns released by her campaign on Friday.
- Closing arguments completed in challenge to NC voter law Updated: Jul-31-15 8:01 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - Closing arguments wrapped up Friday in the legal challenge to North Carolina's election law, leaving the fate of the controversial legislation in the hands of the federal judge who heard the case.
- Judge orders Goodell, Brady appear in court Aug. 12, 19 Updated: Jul-31-15 6:59 pm
NEW YORK - The federal judge handling Tom Brady's attempt to overturn his four-game suspension ordered the New England quarterback and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to appear in court twice in mid-August.
- Retired Chancery Judge Edward Prisock dies Updated: Jul-31-15 6:50 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Retired Mississippi Chancery Judge Edward Prisock of Louisville has died of pancreatic and liver cancer.
- Parents trying to keep dead daughter's farewell notes sealed Updated: Jul-31-15 6:34 pm
LAS VEGAS - The unpublished farewells of a seventh-grader who killed herself are the focus of a federal court battle between her parents who helped change Nevada school bullying law and Las Vegas school officials who say the writings shed new light on allegations that campus officials failed to tell the parents the girl was being victimized.
- Federal judge dismisses Des Moines speed camera lawsuit Updated: Jul-31-15 6:34 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by seven Iowa residents who claimed the city of Des Moines violated their constitutional rights by operating an automated speed detection camera on Interstate 235.
- Business owner denies NM agency gave it special treatment Updated: Jul-31-15 5:40 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The owner of a Bernalillo-based business at the center of a state investigation denies it received preferential treatment from the New Mexico Department of Taxation and Revenue.
- Governor candidates back allowing local tax hikes for roads Updated: Jul-31-15 5:22 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Louisiana's four major candidates for governor told a packed audience of local elected officials Friday that they support giving municipalities more authority to raise their own taxes for roadwork.
- Monster of a fall awaits Congress after summer break Updated: Jul-31-15 3:20 pm
WASHINGTON - As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.
- Lawsuit from prisoner who sought an abortion dismissed Updated: Jul-31-15 3:19 pm
FLORENCE, Alabama - A federal judge said he would dismiss a lawsuit filed by a pregnant prisoner who sought an abortion after the woman told him during a hearing Friday she had changed her mind and now wants to deliver the child, a reversal called "highly suspicious" by one of her lawyers.
- Judge: Virginia can ban future Confederate license plates Updated: Jul-31-15 3:01 pm
DANVILLE, Virginia - Virginia can ban the Confederate flag from specialty license plates the state issues in the future, a federal judge said Friday, but no decision has been announced on whether existing tags can be revoked.
- Judge sets date for first trial from Paulsboro derailment Updated: Jul-31-15 2:18 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - A trial date has been set for lawsuits stemming from a 2012 train derailment in southern New Jersey.
- Data shows few Latino voters in Yakima so far Updated: Jul-31-15 1:28 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - A new elections system designed to increase the number of Latinos voting in Yakima so far isn't generating much interest at the ballot box.
- Spain to give civil servants first pay rise in 5 years Updated: Jul-31-15 9:32 am
MADRID - Spain's prime minister Friday promised a 1 percent pay rise for Spain's 2.5 million civil servants in the 2016 budget, their first hike in five years after public spending was reined in because of the country's economic crisis.
- Court affirms sentence in manslaughter case on Navajo Nation Updated: Jul-31-15 9:25 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A federal appeals court has upheld a 19-year sentence for a man convicted of killing his neighbor after an argument over goats.
- Georgia offers tax-free shopping for school supplies Updated: Jul-31-15 8:37 am
ATLANTA - Georgia is waiving state sales taxes this weekend so students, parents and teachers can shop for school supplies.
- Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases Updated: Jul-31-15 2:21 am
MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before - a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group.
- Appeals court allows prison lawsuit to continue Updated: Jul-31-15 2:19 am
DOVER, Delaware - A federal appeals court says a Delaware prison inmate can continue to pursue a lawsuit challenging conditions of his confinement.
- Alabama judge orders hearing on prisoner's abortion request Updated: Jul-30-15 6:53 pm
FLORENCE, Alabama - A federal judge is ordering a hearing after an Alabama prisoner dropped her request to obtain an abortion.