- Governor orders flags at half-staff to honor Schweiker Updated: Aug-04-15 12:04 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Governor Tom Wolf has ordered flags at Pennsylvania's Capitol in Harrisburg and at all commonwealth facilities to fly at half-staff in honor of former U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker.
- New state law aims to inform Indiana students of loan debt Updated: Aug-04-15 12:01 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A new law in Indiana mandates public universities to inform students in an email or letter every year about how much they owe in students loans.
- Taliban official resigns in sign of growing internal divide Updated: Aug-04-15 12:01 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - A senior Taliban figure has resigned from the Afghan insurgent group, accusing it of concealing the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointing a successor outside the country.
- Prosecutors: Grand jury clears officers in fatal shooting Updated: Aug-04-15 11:58 am
WINSLOW, New Jersey - A grand jury has cleared six police officers of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a southern New Jersey man last summer.
- Guadagno signs bill expanding driver's license exam Updated: Aug-04-15 11:56 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Applicants for a New Jersey driver's license must answer whether they're aware of the dangers of failing to follow traffic laws under a law signed by Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno.
- Appeals court reinstates trucker lawsuit over NY road tolls Updated: Aug-04-15 11:55 am
NEW YORK - A federal appeals court in New York has reinstated a lawsuit by truckers claiming the New York State Thruway Authority charges excessive tolls.
- Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers Updated: Aug-04-15 11:55 am
HOUSTON - The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday against the officer and other officials, saying it was a last resort after being unable to get enough information about the case.
- 2nd northern Indiana city drops gay protection proposals Updated: Aug-04-15 11:55 am
GOSHEN, Indiana - Officials in the northern Indiana city of Goshen have decided to put off voting on a proposal expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Appeals court revives antitrust lawsuit over ATM fees Updated: Aug-04-15 11:53 am
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing MasterCard, Visa and three major banks of illegally fixing ATM prices at the expense of consumers.
- Powhatan County deputy fatally shoots man Updated: Aug-04-15 11:50 am
POWHATAN, Virginia - Virginia State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man by a Powhatan County sheriff's deputy.
- The Latest on jail death: Family seeking more information Updated: Aug-04-15 11:49 am
HOUSTON - The latest on the death of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last month (all times local):
- Poland awards daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Updated: Aug-04-15 11:49 am
WARSAW, Poland - The daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has received Poland's democracy award in recognition of her father's and her own activity.
- Cameroon expels thousands of Nigerians in Boko Haram fight Updated: Aug-04-15 11:49 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon - Cameroon has expelled more than 3,000 Nigerians as part of the fight against Nigeria's Islamic extremists who have launched attacks across borders, officials said Tuesday.
- Arkansas starts fiscal year with revenue ahead of forecast Updated: Aug-04-15 11:47 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas started its fiscal year with tax revenue coming in higher than expected, finance officials said Tuesday, as the governor said a hiring freeze saved the state $2.5 million over the past several months.
- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: Aug-04-15 11:47 am
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- Harpham denied appeal for planting bomb Updated: Aug-04-15 11:46 am
SPOKANE, Washington - A federal judge has denied an appeal by a man serving a 32-year prison sentence for planting a bomb along the route of the Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane in 2011.
- Greece: Prospect of new election grows, market hit Updated: Aug-04-15 11:43 am
ATHENS, Greece - Greece's government conceded Tuesday that dissent within the ruling party was likely to force an early election, while bank shares plummeted again on the stock market, which reopened this week after a long closure.
- Freshman GOP Rep. Curbelo diagnosed with whooping cough Updated: Aug-04-15 11:43 am
WASHINGTON - Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a rare and contagious disease that's officially known as pertussis.
- Temporary win for Vermonters receiving welfare-to-work aid Updated: Aug-04-15 11:41 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Following a class-action lawsuit from Vermont Legal Aid, needy families with disabled adults will keep their current level of financial assistance for at least two months.
- State officials change policy on ropes courses inspections Updated: Aug-04-15 11:40 am
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - State officials say companies that design or build ropes courses will no longer be allowed to conduct inspections to verify their safety.
- Police: Man killed in Muncie standoff aimed gun at officers Updated: Aug-04-15 11:38 am
MUNCIE, Indiana - A man killed during a standoff with Muncie police had set fire to the garage where he barricaded himself, then jumped from its second-story window before officers shot him, authorities said.
- O'Halleran announces candidacy in 1st Congressional District Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 am
SEDONA, Arizona - Former state legislator Tom O'Halleran has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination in the state's 1st Congressional District.
- Total reboot: How to fix Greece's economy Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 am
ATHENS, Greece - After so much pain, Greece must now figure out how to get its economy back on its feet.
- 911 recording: Man says he swerved before trooper fired Updated: Aug-04-15 11:32 am
SPARTA, New Jersey - The teenage driver of a car shot at by an off-duty state trooper last month said in a 911 recording that he swerved to avoid the officer standing in the street before he opened fire.
- Mayors of Braintree, Leominster join MassDOT board Updated: Aug-04-15 11:31 am
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed a pair of mayors to the reconstituted board of directors for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.