- New Mexico early child education proposal gets new push Updated: Dec-01-15 8:22 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Democrats and a coalition of 40 groups said Tuesday they will push - again - for legislation that would tap into New Mexico's permanent land fund to expand early childhood education.
- Flight attendant accused of attacks appears in court Updated: Dec-01-15 8:22 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - An American Airlines flight attendant accused of attacking fellow crew members and two U.S. air marshals during a trans-Atlantic flight made her first court appearance Tuesday, where attorneys argued over whether she should be held in custody or released to her family.
- Russia wants UN to tighten crackdown on terrorist financing Updated: Dec-01-15 8:05 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia hopes to circulate a draft resolution to the Security Council very soon that will tighten the U.N. crackdown on the financing of terrorist groups including the Islamic State extremist group, the country's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.
- Coroner: Remains from Kansas are from a juvenile Updated: Dec-01-15 7:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - Human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old boy could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday.
- The Latest: Kansas man says daughter told him boy was killed Updated: Dec-01-15 7:21 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kansas - The latest on a case where police discovered human remains at a Kansas barn while investigating a domestic distrubance (all times local):
- Death of dairy worker may lead to more regulations Updated: Dec-01-15 7:11 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - The investigation into the death of a Mabton dairy worker who drowned in a manure pit shows the man had drugs in his system.
- Congress reaches deal on 5-year transportation bill Updated: Dec-01-15 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems - a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Barack Obama have struggled throughout his administration to achieve.
- Digital rights group alleges Google invades student privacy Updated: Dec-01-15 7:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Google is being accused of invading the privacy of students using laptop computers powered by the Internet company's Chrome operating system.
- Groups protest utility's proposed new solar tariffs Updated: Dec-01-15 7:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Several environmental and pro-solar energy groups on Tuesday protested a proposal by the state's largest electric utility to impose new charges on customers who generate their own electricity by using solar power.
- AP Interview: UAW exploring new strategies at Volkswagen Updated: Dec-01-15 6:53 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Frustrated in past attempts to organize its first foreign automaker in the South, the United Auto Workers union is taking a new approach at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee.
- Kemper power plant overruns climb another $62 million Updated: Dec-01-15 6:36 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Power Co. said Tuesday it will spend at least another $62 million to finish the power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.5 billion.
- In slap at Obama, GOP-led House moves to block climate rule Updated: Dec-01-15 6:36 pm
WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants.
- Obama says parts of climate deal must be legally binding Updated: Dec-01-15 6:28 pm
LE BOURGET, France - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home.
- Byung Ho Park agrees to $12M, 4-year deal with Twins Updated: Dec-01-15 6:19 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - Byung Ho Park is making the move from South Korea to Minnesota to play for the Twins, and he's bringing his big bat with him.
- Demand for farm loans surges amid low crop, cattle prices Updated: Dec-01-15 6:17 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet.
- US sending new special ops force to fight Islamic State Updated: Dec-01-15 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. military will deploy a new special operations force to Iraq to step up the fight against Islamic State militants who are unleashing violence and are determined to hold territory they have seized in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Congress on Tuesday.
- New North Dakota oil tax framework saving state $1M daily Updated: Dec-01-15 6:05 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Action by the North Dakota Legislature earlier this year means a price-triggered exemption for the state's oil industry will not go into effect Tuesday.
- Jury still has no verdict in ex-coal CEO Blankenship trial Updated: Dec-01-15 5:53 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A federal judge told a jury Tuesday to keep trying to reach a verdict in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, even after jurors said they were deadlocked, and she told them they can return a partial verdict if they agree on a portion of the charges.
- Corporation commissioner asks APS to show political spending Updated: Dec-01-15 5:53 pm
PHOENIX - A member of the Arizona Corporation Commission wants the state's largest electric utility to disclose its spending in the 2014 elections, a move that ramps up pressure on the utility long suspected of spending millions to elect favored regulators.
- FirstEnergy proposes deal setting rates for next 8 years Updated: Dec-01-15 5:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - FirstEnergy is asking utility regulators to approve short-term rate increases for about 2 million customers in Ohio in order to sustain operations at some of its older coal and nuclear plants.
- Politicians join push to protect Utah's famous salt flats Updated: Dec-01-15 5:35 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's elected officials have joined the chorus of speed aficionados urging federal land managers to do more to protect the state's famous salt flats after patchy, rough salt led to a string of canceled motorsports in recent years.
- The Latest: Jury recesses without verdict ex-coal CEO trial Updated: Dec-01-15 5:16 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The latest in the federal trial of Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy. All times local:
- Volvo Trucks to lay off 734 workers at its Virginia plant Updated: Dec-01-15 5:06 pm
DUBLIN, Virginia - Volvo Trucks will lay off 734 production workers at its plant in southwest Virginia due to a slowdown in demand, the company disclosed Tuesday.
- US auto sales hit 14-year high in November Updated: Dec-01-15 4:53 pm
DETROIT - November used to be a slow month for U.S. car sales. Not anymore.
- DHEC pursuing higher inspection fees for abortion clinics Updated: Dec-01-15 4:53 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Abortion clinics in South Carolina could pay hundreds more annually for inspections, as the state's public health agency seeks to make fees cover its costs.