- 14K driver's licenses revoked in Clarksville area Updated: May-04-16 1:49 pm
CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee - Montgomery County has revoked the driver's licenses of thousands of people in the Clarksville area who are accused of not paying court fines and fees dating back to 2012.
- Oklahoma House panel OKs open carry without permit, training Updated: May-04-16 1:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - A committee of state lawmakers has given preliminary approval to legislation that would allow Oklahomans to openly carry guns without a license, training or background checks.
- Obama makes first stop in Flint since water crisis began Updated: May-04-16 1:30 pm
FLINT, Michigan - President Barack Obama wants residents of Flint to know that their needs in recovering from long-term exposure to lead in their drinking water won't be ignored by the federal government after the public spotlight begins to fade, the White House said.
- Backers: 600K sign California initiative to legalize pot Updated: May-04-16 1:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Backers of a marijuana legalization initiative said Wednesday they have collected enough signatures for the measure to qualify for the November ballot in California.
- EU moves on visa offer to win Turkey's help with migrants Updated: May-04-16 1:11 pm
BRUSSELS - The European Union pressed ahead Wednesday with efforts to persuade Turkey to stop asylum seekers from reaching Europe and take back thousands more by offering Turkish citizens the prospect of visa-free travel within the bloc.
- Medical pot ad limits await governor's pen in Colorado Updated: May-04-16 1:09 pm
DENVER - An expanded limit on marijuana advertising awaits the governor's signature in Colorado.
- Ohio moves to seize tigers, other exotic animals from farm Updated: May-04-16 12:51 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state moved Wednesday to seize tigers and other animals from a northeast Ohio farm, saying it hasn't met the requirements of a law cracking down on exotic animal ownership.
- Deadline looms for California governor to act on tobacco age Updated: May-04-16 12:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown faces a midnight deadline to act on six bills to restrict tobacco use in California, including a bill to raise the minimum age to buy cigarettes to 21.
- Michigan Senate OKs $144 million more for Flint water crisis Updated: May-04-16 12:25 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Senate has approved spending another $144 million to address the water crisis in Flint, where residents have to use faucet filters or bottled water because of lead contamination.
- Rattlesnake Mountain tours could resume in 2017 Updated: May-04-16 12:22 pm
RICHLAND, Washington - The only sound at the top of Rattlesnake Mountain on Tuesday morning was the whistle of the wind that seems to always blow across the ridge line and the chirping of bugs not used to having their habitat invaded.
- A waiting game for companies hoping to do business in Cuba Updated: May-04-16 11:53 am
NEW YORK - The thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations has many small and medium-sized companies thinking about doing business with the nation that has largely been off-limits for more than half a century. Most companies, however, will have to wait.
- Georgia governor defies party politics with pair of vetoes Updated: May-04-16 11:46 am
ATLANTA - Georgia's Republican governor - breaking ranks with the state's GOP-dominated Legislature - has recently wielded his veto in unexpected ways in this deeply red state.
- European court OKs crackdown on e-cigarettes, packaging Updated: May-04-16 11:36 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market.
- Senate revisits energy bill; House looks at contraceptives Updated: May-04-16 11:01 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Vermont Senate is set to debate House changes to a bill aimed at giving towns more say in siting of renewable energy projects.
- Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina Updated: May-04-16 10:47 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protections.
- The Latest: Detroit schools opening after teacher sick-out Updated: May-04-16 7:57 am
DETROIT - The Latest on Detroit's financially struggling schools, which saw teacher sick-outs this week (all times local):
- Germany to allow medical cannabis consumption in some cases Updated: May-04-16 6:53 am
BERLIN - Germany's Cabinet has approved a bill that will allow patients to get cannabis as a prescription-only medication.
- Advocacy group says Illinois fantasy sports bill needs work Updated: May-04-16 6:34 am
CHICAGO - A law enforcement advocacy group in Chicago says safeguards in proposed Illinois legislation on fantasy sports betting aren't good enough and could open the door to organized crime.
- The Latest: Arizona House passes $9.6 billion budget Updated: May-04-16 6:04 am
PHOENIX - The Latest on Arizona's budget (all times local):
- Elevator company contesting federal citation in worker death Updated: May-04-16 6:01 am
ONONDAGA, New York - Federal regulators have cited an elevator company after a worker died last year when he became pinned by an elevator at a central New York nursing home.
- Arizona Legislature passes $9.6 billion budget Updated: May-04-16 5:52 am
PHOENIX - The Arizona Legislature has passed a $9.6 billion budget after debating a package that left out a health insurance program for children of the working poor that supportive Republicans failed to include in the proposal.
- Bentley prison plan to be decided on session's final day Updated: May-04-16 4:58 am
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's $800 million prison construction proposal will be decided on the final day of the 2016 legislative session.
- Electronic driver's license bill moves to Senate for hearing Updated: May-04-16 4:54 am
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - State senators will consider whether Louisiana drivers should be permitted to carry electronic licenses, after the proposal met little resistance from the full House.
- Alaska town's first liquor store in more than 40 years opens Updated: May-04-16 4:08 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An Alaska town's first liquor store in more than 40 years has opened, and the police chief there worries he won't have enough officers to handle an expected spike in alcohol-related calls.
- Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve Updated: May-04-16 1:58 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them.