- How Atlanta became the Hollywood of the South Updated: Aug-29-15 5:05 pm
ATLANTA - The city is on fire.
- Court says companies undervalued pipeline from 2007 to 2009 Updated: Aug-29-15 3:35 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The trans-Alaska oil pipeline system was worth far more between 2007 and 2009 than oil companies claimed, according to the Alaska Supreme Court.
- GOP Senate candidates slam Obama, "Washington Republicans" Updated: Aug-29-15 2:01 pm
TAMPA, Florida - They railed against the Obama administration's foreign policy. They scolded "Washington Republicans." And they decried the $18 trillion national debt and the dysfunction of a Congress that cannot get anything done.
- Wyoming Ethanol to suspend operations Updated: Aug-29-15 1:17 pm
TORRINGTON, Wyoming - The only ethanol plant in Wyoming will shut down because it can't compete with lower gasoline prices, an official says.
- Tiny Kansas town without leadership faces uncertain future Updated: Aug-29-15 11:40 am
FREDERICK, Kansas - The future of a tiny central Kansas town is uncertain after no one ran in an election to pick its leaders or apparently even voted.
- Green Line project points to dilemmas facing T board Updated: Aug-29-15 10:10 am
BOSTON - Now comes the hard part for the new board overseeing the T.
- Gas boom brings successes, struggles to W. Va. communities Updated: Aug-29-15 9:40 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - When Linda Colliere opened up her six-unit motel in the small, remote Harrison County community of Shinnston 15 years ago, she never could have anticipated the influx of demand she would eventually receive.
- After 60 years of research, McLaughlin faces new challenge Updated: Aug-29-15 5:05 am
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Since its 1954 inception as a small research laboratory in out-of-the-way Great Falls, Montana, the McLaughlin Research Institute has grown to a highly respected biomedical research center whose scientists' research has been cited as contributing to the work of two Nobel Prize winners for physiology or medicine.
- Greek election could result in new, big coalition govt Updated: Aug-29-15 2:26 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's outgoing prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, is banking on his popularity to win a national election next month and strengthen his grip on power after purging his radical left Syriza party of dissenters.
- Kansas court says lawsuit over 2009 budget move will proceed Updated: Aug-28-15 8:22 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court is allowing businesses and trade groups to go forward with a lawsuit challenging a financial maneuver used by the state in 2009 to help balance its budget.
- Cash-strapped Illinois: Can't do the 'impossible' on paying Updated: Aug-28-15 7:29 pm
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should "not mean doing the impossible" amid one of the nation's worst budgetary crises.
- Calm on Wall Street: A turbulent week ends on a placid note Updated: Aug-28-15 7:04 pm
Well, that was exciting.
- Ohio State University trustees approve $4.4 billion budget Updated: Aug-28-15 6:28 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State University trustees have approved a $5.5 billion annual budget and authorized new construction projects that include a new student-athlete development center and multi-sport arena.
- An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024 Updated: Aug-28-15 6:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns.
- Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out Updated: Aug-28-15 6:13 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out.
- Budget on Georgia nuclear plant level, uncertainty remains Updated: Aug-28-15 3:12 pm
ATLANTA - Georgia Power reported Friday the cost to build a nuclear plant was holding steady, but there's significant uncertainty whether those numbers will stick.
- School district: We can't make payroll amid budget stalemate Updated: Aug-28-15 12:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - One of Pennsylvania's poorest school districts says it cannot afford to pay its staff amid an entrenched state budget stalemate, and district and state officials had no immediate answers Friday about where they will find the money to keep the schools operating.
- State waivers allow Amish to ignore Wisconsin building code Updated: Aug-28-15 11:27 am
EAU CLAIRE, Wisconsin - Religious waiver forms that will be distributed this week to all 72 counties in Wisconsin are expected to resolve a dispute over building codes between Eau Claire County and its Amish community.
- Budget scare prompts plan to close Alabama licensing offices Updated: Aug-28-15 10:14 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Secretary of Law Enforcement Spencer Collier has outlined plans to close driver's license offices if the Legislature decreases the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's funding.
- Ralston mayor says property tax rate won't jump 34 percent Updated: Aug-28-15 9:44 am
RALSTON, Nebraska - Ralston's mayor says the Omaha suburb's residents won't face a 34 percent property tax increase to help solve the Ralston Arena's financial problems.
- Ukraine asks Russia for lower gas prices for winter season Updated: Aug-28-15 9:01 am
MOSCOW - Ukraine asked Russia on Friday for lower gas prices for the winter and said Moscow should accept to write off a part of its loans to Kiev, as other international bondholders did this week.
- GOP candidate Trump to offer plan to overhaul US tax code Updated: Aug-28-15 7:42 am
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code."
- Rauner signs bill allowing township government to dissolve Updated: Aug-28-15 5:13 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill that will allow a southern Illinois township board to vote to dissolve the unit of government to save taxpayer funds.
- Nebraska senators begin review of school aid, property taxes Updated: Aug-27-15 8:13 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers kicked off a review Thursday of school funding and its impact on local property taxes, an issue that has divided the Legislature in years past.
- AP EXCLUSIVE: Chairman promises review of unspent charity Updated: Aug-27-15 7:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Nearly $10 million in charitable donations by California taxpayers sat unspent in government accounts at the end of last year, The Associated Press has found, and the Senate Governance and Finance Committee chairman said Thursday that he wants a review of state accounts and will hold a hearing to find out why the money hasn't been spent.