- Vermont governor signs driver restoration law Updated: Jun-01-16 12:24 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A leading advocate for low-income Vermonters is hailing Gov. Peter Shumlin's signing of a law designed to make it easier for many suspended drivers to get their licenses back.
- State lawmakers to question Maine Warden Service officials Updated: Jun-01-16 12:23 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A legislative committee is launching an investigation into the conduct of Maine game wardens during undercover poaching investigations.
- Senate amends roads bill after criticism from House speaker Updated: May-31-16 11:27 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Senators passed legislation late Tuesday that's intended to start fixing South Carolina's crumbling roads, hours after House Speaker Jay Lucas blasted their inaction.
- The Latest: Senate amends roads bill hours after criticism Updated: May-31-16 10:49 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Latest on legislation aimed at fixing South Carolina's roads (all times local):
- Alabama's Saban rips satellite camps, Harbaugh fires back Updated: May-31-16 10:19 pm
DESTIN, Florida - Alabama coach Nick Saban said Tuesday he wasn't going to talk about satellite camps - and then he ranted about them.
- Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out Updated: May-31-16 9:05 pm
While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: McConnell dishes on Obama, conservatives Updated: May-31-16 8:45 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is condescending. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid veers from friendly in private to nasty before TV cameras. And one of Washington's leading conservatives backstabs fellow Republicans.
- Missouri senator pushes to help vets exposed to mustard gas Updated: May-31-16 7:50 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill on Tuesday rolled out legislation aimed at helping World War II veterans she said were exposed to mustard gas by the military, a practice a daughter of one Missouri veteran said led to chronic health issues for her father.
- House narrowly votes to scrap morel mushroom inspector rule Updated: May-31-16 7:36 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan House narrowly approved a bill that would erase a state requirement ensuring every morel mushroom found in the wild is inspected by a mushroom expert.
- GOP lawmakers seek special session on campaign financing Updated: May-31-16 7:31 pm
HELENA, Montana - A group of Republican lawmakers wants the Legislature to hold a special session in August to consider raising campaign contribution limits to be more in line with those in nearby states - or abolishing them altogether.
- Senate probe finds 'systemic failure' in VA facility review Updated: May-31-16 7:30 pm
TOMAH, Wisconsin - There were "systemic failures" by the federal agency charged with independently investigating complaints at a western Wisconsin Veterans Affairs medical facility known as "Candy Land" because of the free flow of prescription drugs, a U.S. Senate committee probe released Tuesday determined.
- Under veto threat, lawmakers give final OK to coal ash bill Updated: May-31-16 7:16 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Seemingly unworried about a looming veto, the North Carolina legislature approved by comfortable margins Tuesday its final bill reviving a state commission tasked two years ago with managing the cleanup of more than 30 coal ash pits.
- Lapsed insurance payment plan bill headed to governor's desk Updated: May-31-16 6:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A Baton Rouge lawmaker's bid to create payment plans for people struggling to pay unpaid fines from lapsed car insurance coverage is headed to the governor's desk.
- Canada's assisted suicide bill approved by House of Commons Updated: May-31-16 6:36 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario - Canada's House of Commons has passed the government's proposed assisted suicide law.
- Forest agency weighs temporary alcohol ban on Illinois River Updated: May-31-16 6:36 pm
SELMA, Oregon - The U.S. Forest Service is considering temporarily banning alcohol use on the Illinois River corridor in southwest Oregon.
- Utility agency ordered to release records that led to fine Updated: May-31-16 6:31 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The state's high court has ordered the release of investigative records concerning electric utility PPL's response to a 2011 power outage that resulted in a $60,000 fine from utility regulators.
- Baker signs bill aimed at avoiding health care ballot fight Updated: May-31-16 6:20 pm
BOSTON - Republican Gov. Charlie Baker has signed into law a bill aimed at avoiding a battle over a health care pricing ballot question.
- 911 fee on prepaid cell phones would double, under proposal Updated: May-31-16 6:07 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Prepaid cell phones would come with higher fees to pay for local 911 emergency districts, under a proposal nearing final legislative passage.
- Congressman tells daughter to remove congressional car tag Updated: May-31-16 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON - No, Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings isn't moonlighting as a ride-sharing driver.
- The Latest: Legislature gives final OK to coal ash bill Updated: May-31-16 5:33 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on the North Carolina General Assembly's final votes on legislation reviving the Coal Ash Management Commission (all times local):
- Forget the fires: Hoverboards just want a second chance Updated: May-31-16 4:59 pm
LOS ANGELES - Don't look now, but hoverboards are angling for a comeback.
- Get Started: SBA loans can be used to refinance property Updated: May-31-16 4:46 pm
SBA REFINANCING LOANS RETURN
- Louisiana lawmakers unanimously request open burning study Updated: May-31-16 4:18 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Department of Environmental Quality will study the open burning of hazardous waste in Louisiana, under a resolution from state lawmakers.
- Congressman marries doctor running for his seat Updated: May-31-16 4:01 pm
MELBOURNE BEACH, Florida - U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson has married a biotechnology entrepreneur who is running for his congressional seat at the same time he is running for the U.S. Senate.
- Orrin Hatch to tour parks, speak about monument proposal Updated: May-31-16 3:50 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch on Tuesday kicked off a weeklong tour of the five national parks in Utah that includes a stop at a site involved in a controversial proposal to name a new national monument.