- Obama locking up votes in Senate for Iran nuclear deal Updated: Sep-02-15 3:19 am
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is just one Senate vote shy of being able to declare success on the Iran nuclear deal and cement a foreign policy legacy.
- Ohio elections chief to discuss statewide issues on ballot Updated: Sep-02-15 3:08 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio's elections chief is expected to discuss statewide ballot issues on redistricting, marijuana legalization and monopolies that voters will decide on Nov. 3.
- Attorney General to rule on proposed state ballot questions Updated: Sep-02-15 2:37 am
BOSTON - Supporters of proposals ranging from the legalization of recreational marijuana use to improving conditions for farm animals are awaiting word from Attorney General Maura Healey on whether they can push ahead with efforts to place the measures before Massachusetts voters.
- Jackley joins other AGs in opposing weapons ban in Illinois Updated: Sep-02-15 2:37 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Marty Jackley has joined 23 other attorneys general in petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to rule against a weapons ban in Illinois.
- Business groups: Smog rule would hurt Pennsylvania economy Updated: Sep-02-15 2:26 am
The federal government's proposal to reduce smog will harm Pennsylvania manufacturers and the state's broader economy, pro-business groups are warning in a new public-relations offensive against the upcoming regulations.
- US court dates set in dispute over Va. uranium mining ban Updated: Sep-02-15 2:22 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - A November court date has been set in a mining company's bid to tap a huge deposit of uranium in Southside Virginia.
- US regulatory agency seeks to expand mining safety feature Updated: Sep-02-15 2:22 am
ARLINGTON, West Virginia - Federal mine regulators are moving to expand a safety feature in coal operations aimed at preventing crushing of miners.
- Kemper power plant overruns climb another $25 million Updated: Sep-01-15 8:22 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi Power Co. said Tuesday it will spend at least another $25 million to finish the power plant it's building in Kemper County, pushing total costs to nearly $6.3 billion.
- Man who got life for marijuana charge goes free in Missouri Updated: Sep-01-15 7:40 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades - a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened.
- Duke wins delay in suit over North Carolina coal ash spill Updated: Sep-01-15 6:00 pm
DOVER, Delaware - A Delaware judge has temporarily halted a Duke Energy shareholder lawsuit prompted by a massive coal ash spill in North Carolina to give the company time to address related lawsuits and regulatory actions.
- Lawmakers press Dayton to hit pause on UCare decision Updated: Sep-01-15 5:56 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State senators are pressing Gov. Mark Dayton to halt a contracting process in which a major health insurance company lost out.
- Report says ending ban wouldn't hurt consumers at pump Updated: Sep-01-15 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON - Ending the four-decades old restrictions on crude oil exports wouldn't hurt consumers at the gasoline pump, and may even help them, a new government report said Tuesday.
- Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes Updated: Sep-01-15 5:09 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The regulatory agency overseeing Texas' oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn't caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary.
- More Tenn. lawmakers come out against gas tax hike in 2016 Updated: Sep-01-15 5:00 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Add the chairman of the state Senate transportation committee to the list of opponents of raising Tennessee's gas tax in 2016.
- California Assembly OKs banning concealed weapons at schools Updated: Sep-01-15 3:28 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The California Assembly has approved a bill that would ban concealed weapons from schools and universities throughout the state.
- A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal Updated: Sep-01-15 2:31 pm
Congress will vote this month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The deal aims to dismantle Iran's nuclear capabilities in exchange for billions in international sanctions relief.
- Congressman Elijah Cummings supports nuclear deal with Iran Updated: Sep-01-15 2:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Maryland Congressman Elijah E. Cummings says he will support a proposed nuclear deal with Iran.
- West Point prof who called legal scholars treasonous resigns Updated: Sep-01-15 1:31 pm
WEST POINT, New York - A West Point professor criticized for writing an article calling some legal scholars treasonous and "lawful targets" for the U.S. military in its war on terrorism has resigned a month after he was hired to teach a law course.
- Cedar Rapids to improve access under ADA settlement with US Updated: Sep-01-15 12:27 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa's second largest city will be required to install thousands of new curb ramps and make changes to parks, buildings and parking lots under an Americans with Disabilities Act settlement announced Tuesday.
- Court revives dispute over energy leasing's climate impacts Updated: Sep-01-15 12:22 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A federal appeals court ruling has revived a bid by environmentalists to block drilling for oil and gas on public lands in Montana until the government looks more closely at climate change impacts.
- Utilities, state seek to keep solar amendment off ballot Updated: Sep-01-15 10:52 am
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Lawyers representing power companies and the attorney general want the Florida Supreme Court to keep a proposed constitutional amendment on solar energy off next year's ballot.
- Dems introduce bill to allow gun ban at sports, music venues Updated: Sep-01-15 4:05 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Two Democrats are introducing legislation to allow all firearms to be banned at major sports and music venues.
- New laws on marijuana, truancy, drones take effect in Texas Updated: Sep-01-15 1:08 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas is taking its first step toward easing limits on medical marijuana - even as it imposes bans on synthetic forms of the drug.
- NYC, union settle lawsuit over pedestrian safety law Updated: Aug-31-15 9:16 pm
NEW YORK - New York City has reached a settlement with the Transport Workers Union regarding a lawsuit over the mayor's recently implemented "Vision Zero" program that aims to eliminate all pedestrian deaths.
- Business interests donate $2.1 million for Pence travel Updated: Aug-31-15 8:34 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence's travel at home and abroad to promote Indiana as a haven for business has been paid for by a collection of powerful interests that also stand to benefit from having close ties with the Republican governor.