- Blagojevich attorney says he'll ask full court for rehearing Updated: Jul-31-15 11:31 am
CHICAGO - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel of three judges recently tossed five of his 18 corruption convictions, his defense attorney said.
- Branstad appoints new chief of staff Updated: Jul-30-15 1:40 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed a new chief of staff.
- The Latest: Kerry's nuke deal testimony translated in Iran Updated: Jul-28-15 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT):
- Ads in Kentucky governor's race focus on Obama Updated: Jul-28-15 10:34 am
LEXINGTON, Kentucky - New TV ads in Kentucky's race for governor focus not on the candidates but on Democratic President Barack Obama.
- Madison to be honorary Capital for a Day on Aug. 19 Updated: Jul-27-15 11:34 am
MADISON, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has chosen Madison to be the state's honorary Capital for a Day on Aug. 19.
- Missouri governor's race no mirror of White House contest Updated: Jul-26-15 12:14 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri's next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.
- Kansas governor names attorney as administration secretary Updated: Jul-24-15 12:09 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Gov. Sam Brownback has promoted the Kansas Department of Administration's highest-ranking attorney to the agency's top administrative job.
- Blagojevich ruling draws line on what is, isn't corruption Updated: Jul-22-15 8:34 pm
CHICAGO - Federal judges who tossed several of Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions endeavored to answer a question legal observers said Wednesday had gone largely unanswered: Just when does an elected official cross the line between legal and illegal political horse-trading?
- NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules Updated: Jul-22-15 1:55 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.
- Q&A on Blagojevich: What happens after appeals court ruling Updated: Jul-22-15 11:45 am
CHICAGO - A ruling by a federal court in the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions left open the possibility that the Democrat could serve less time than the 14-year sentence a judge imposed in 2011.
- Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams Updated: Jul-22-15 8:56 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States - widening a rift that risks further alienating American Jews at a time of growing U.S.-Israel estrangement.
- The Latest: Blagojevich's wife wanted more counts dismissed Updated: Jul-21-15 7:01 pm
CHICAGO - The latest on a federal appeals court ruling that overturned some of the corruption convictions of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (all times CDT):
- Israel's Netanyahu struggles to govern with narrow majority Updated: Jul-21-15 3:40 am
JERUSALEM - When Benjamin Netanyahu called early elections last year, he said his unwieldy coalition was untenable and that Israel needed a more stable government to carry out vital reforms.
- Ball State president, cabinet not getting raises in 2015-16 Updated: Jul-19-15 6:15 pm
MUNCIE, Indiana - Ball State University President Paul Ferguson and members of his cabinet are not getting pay raises during the 2015-16 budget year.
- Vermont Environmental chief returning to law school Updated: Jul-16-15 1:30 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The commissioner of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation is leaving state government to return to Vermont Law School.
- Helen Holt, 1st woman to hold W.Va. statewide office, dies Updated: Jul-14-15 9:20 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Helen Holt, the first woman to hold a statewide office in West Virginia, never considered herself as a pioneer.
- At apex of military, spotlight feels bright, power seems dim Updated: Jul-10-15 11:26 am
WASHINGTON - The man often called America's top military officer, the most powerful person in uniform, actually commands nothing. No tanks, no planes, no ships, no troops.
- Senate considers No Child revision to limit federal role Updated: Jul-09-15 5:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Trying to strike a bipartisan chord, the Senate worked Thursday on a major revision of the 2002 No Child Left Behind law, a day after a Republican-led rewrite just barely passed the House.
- First lady addresses inaugural Native American youth summit Updated: Jul-09-15 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama on Thursday told hundreds of Native American youths that they are all precious and sacred and that "each of you was put on this earth for a reason."
- TV ads begin in Kentucky's race for governor Updated: Jul-08-15 5:46 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Republican Governor's Association swooped in to Kentucky governor's race Wednesday with a statewide TV ad intended to boost nominee Matt Bevin as he struggles to keep up with Democrat Jack Conway's fundraising.
- Ultra-Orthodox Israeli minister slams Reform Judaism members Updated: Jul-07-15 12:02 pm
JERUSALEM - Israel's minister for religious affairs criticized Reform Judaism on Tuesday, saying he doesn't consider members of the denomination to be Jews.
- Malaysian leader faces risk of criminal charges over fund Updated: Jul-05-15 9:25 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia's prime minister is facing the risk of criminal charges over allegations that hundreds of millions of dollars were funneled from an indebted state fund to his personal bank accounts, the first time a Malaysian leader has faced criminal allegations.