- Former Adelson casino exec takes dismissal case to US court Updated: Feb-09-16 3:41 pm
LAS VEGAS - A former executive in billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson's empire is asking a federal court in Nevada to rule on a continuing legal fight over his 2010 dismissal as head of operations in the Chinese gambling enclave of Macau.
- LePage withdraws his nomination for Maine education chief Updated: Feb-09-16 3:41 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul Page is temporarily withdrawing his nomination of Bill Beardsley as education commissioner because he says Democrats plan to reject Beardsley for reasons unrelated to his qualifications for the job.
- 2 deaths reported at young adult transitional living program Updated: Feb-09-16 3:40 pm
PARSONS, West Virginia - Two young men have killed themselves at a young adult transitional living program in Tucker County.
- Assembly approves CPR training bill Updated: Feb-09-16 3:38 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The state Assembly has approved a bill that would require Wisconsin schools to provide CPR training in seventh- and eighth-grade health classes.
- Justice Eakin's ethics trial scheduled for March in Philly Updated: Feb-09-16 3:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice will go on trial before the state's judicial ethics court in Philadelphia late next month.
- DC Mayor: Paid leave proposal may be too broad Updated: Feb-09-16 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says a plan by the D.C. Council to offer up to 12 weeks of paid leave may be too broad for her to support.
- Kennebunk philanthropist Waterhouse dies at 95 Updated: Feb-09-16 3:32 pm
KENNEBUNK, Maine - Longtime Kennebunk philanthropist Geraldine Waterhouse has died at age 95.
- Wyoming corrections chief: $85 million to fix Rawlins prison Updated: Feb-09-16 3:30 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Fixing structural problems at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins will cost $85 million, the state's corrections chief told state lawmakers Tuesday.
- Lawmakers get review of Vermont's shrinking prison system Updated: Feb-09-16 3:29 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The state of Vermont is starting to reap the benefits of policy changes that aimed to send fewer people to prison.
- Stocks struggle higher, shaking off a midday slump Updated: Feb-09-16 3:27 pm
The major U.S. stock indexes moved modestly higher in late-afternoon trading Monday after spending much of the day veering between gains and losses. Materials and health care stocks were among the biggest gainers, while energy stocks fell the most following another steep slump in crude oil prices.
- Missouri's longest-serving sheriff pleads guilty to stealing Updated: Feb-09-16 3:23 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The career of Missouri's longest-serving sheriff has come to an abrupt end after he pleaded guilty to stealing reimbursement checks for his own use.
- Nevada suit accuses SolarCity of deceptive marketing Updated: Feb-09-16 3:21 pm
LAS VEGAS - A northern Nevada couple is accusing rooftop solar panel company SolarCity of hiding the fact that energy rates could go up in an effort to maximize its profits.
- Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year Updated: Feb-09-16 3:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack.
- Lawsuits filed in Los Angeles police shooting of unarmed man Updated: Feb-09-16 3:21 pm
LOS ANGELES - The mother of an unarmed man fatally shot by a Los Angeles police officer last year sued the city and the police chief Tuesday.
- Gambling legislation starts rolling in Florida House Updated: Feb-09-16 3:20 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Craps and roulette could be coming to casinos run by the Seminole Tribe of Florida under a bill that is finally moving in the Florida House.
- Brazil governor wants environmental fund to pay pensions Updated: Feb-09-16 3:18 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund being used to clean up waterways before the upcoming Olympics to cover shortfalls in civil servants' pensions, a major Brazilian daily said Tuesday.
- Ferguson City Council expected to vote on DOJ agreement Updated: Feb-09-16 3:16 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The Ferguson City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on a police and court reform proposal with the U.S. Department of Justice, an agreement that would cost the St. Louis suburb millions of dollars.
- Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock Updated: Feb-09-16 3:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf warned lawmakers on Tuesday that Pennsylvania's finances are a ticking time bomb amid a record-long budget gridlock, as he sent them a spending proposal for the coming fiscal year with no full plan in place for the year that began back in July.
- Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS Updated: Feb-09-16 3:15 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraqi government forces have regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city's outskirts, according to Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition. The announcement, more than a month after Ramadi was first declared liberated in December, underscores the slow nature of Iraqi ground operations despite heavy backing from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.
- Kansas Members Discuss Student Restraint and Seclusion Updated: Feb-09-16 3:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - School employees would receive more training on how to help disruptive students and avoid physically restraining them under a House bill being considered this week.
- Duff unveils bill allowing Tesla to sell cars to consumers Updated: Feb-09-16 3:12 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The majority leader of the Connecticut Senate announced Tuesday he's resurrecting legislation that would allow Tesla Motors and other electric vehicle manufacturers to sell cars directly to consumers.
- Missouri House considers expanding overdose medicine access Updated: Feb-09-16 3:11 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A drug that treats heroin overdoses could become easier to acquire in Missouri under legislation in the House.
- The Latest: Intel chief: US faces global terror threat Updated: Feb-09-16 3:10 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local):
- Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online Updated: Feb-09-16 3:08 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circling the two and recording the fight on their phones.
- University of Kansas touts projects, defends bonding deal Updated: Feb-09-16 3:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The University of Kansas turned to a Wisconsin agency to secure financing for new student housing and new science labs because it needed to move quickly, university officials said Tuesday, as the school sought to answer Republican lawmakers' allegations that it went rogue.