- Settlement of coastal oil suits? Industry groups say no Updated: May-01-16 11:28 am
NEW ORLEANS - A business lobbying group and oil industry organizations are publicly denying speculation that energy companies are negotiating with public officials to settle lawsuits over damage to Louisiana's coast.
- Missouri Legislature weighs business tax breaks Updated: May-01-16 11:26 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Lawmakers in Missouri's Republican-led Legislature have proposed pro-industry measures ranging from incentives for small businesses to a tax break for farmers who raise captive deer to sell the animals' urine. Here's a breakdown of the estimated costs and where some of the legislation stands as the May 13 end of session approaches.
- Nebraska offices usher small businesses into global markets Updated: May-01-16 11:23 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's small business owners say state employees nestled in offices more than 6,000 miles away have saved them from making irrevocable mistakes in the global market.
- Next up in NY Legislature: Uber, ethics and NYC schools Updated: May-01-16 11:17 am
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers will return to Albany on Tuesday to begin the final weeks of their work for 2016, confronting a to-do list that includes a possible upstate expansion for Uber, a decision on control of public schools in New York City and the challenge of addressing Albany's perennial corruption problem.
- Iowa lawmakers put aside philosophical differences on budget Updated: May-01-16 11:14 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - To adjourn the legislative session, Iowa lawmakers had to settle disagreements over Planned Parenthood and state employee salaries that didn't amount to much money but represented deep philosophical differences between the two parties.
- Pay to play: Unopposed candidates raise, spend big bucks Updated: May-01-16 11:13 am
BOISE, Idaho - For Idaho House Speaker Scott Bedke, fighting for his seat has been an uneventful battle.
- Synthetic narcotics spark new look at drugged- driving laws Updated: May-01-16 11:12 am
MINEOLA, New York - Eighteen-year-old Kristian Roggio was riding in a friend's car when another driver careened across a Brooklyn street, colliding head-on and killing her. That driver had inhaled aerosol dust cleaner moments before to get high, and prosecutors say he was impaired enough to be charged with vehicular manslaughter.
- Sanders set to attend Louisville rally on Tuesday Updated: May-01-16 11:06 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making a campaign stop this week in Kentucky.
- Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 policemen, 22 wounded Updated: May-01-16 11:03 am
ANKARA, Turkey - A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.
- 3 leading candidates vie to replace retiring Rep. McDermott Updated: May-01-16 11:03 am
SEATTLE - The three leading candidates to replace U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott are pushing to distinguish themselves in Washington's deeply liberal 7th Congressional District.
- Schumer: Probe billboards using phone data to track shoppers Updated: May-01-16 11:03 am
NEW YORK - A U.S. senator is calling for a federal investigation into an outdoor advertising company's latest effort to target billboard ads to specific consumers.
- Lawmakers ask colleagues to wear bow ties to fight bullying Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Two state lawmakers are encouraging their colleagues to wear bow ties and scarves to raise money to fight bullying.
- The Latest: Company says ads respect consumers' privacy Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am
NEW YORK - The Latest on a U.S. senator's call for an investigation into the practices of an outdoor advertising company in New York (all times local):
- The Latest: Former congressman Hayes back as party chairman Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on North Carolina Republican Party activists meeting Saturday to consider a petition to remove the state party's chairman (all times local):
- TV attack ads start fast in Pennsylvania Senate race Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey before TV attack ads began flying in a general election contest that could tilt political control of the U.S. Senate.
- Wisconsin unemployment payments drop by more than half Updated: May-01-16 10:59 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Business-friendly changes to Wisconsin's unemployment pay system have helped erase a $1.3 billion deficit in the state fund that supports it, but critics say they have also wrongfully deprived out-of-work people of money they needed while looking for new jobs.
- Commerce tax repeal effort faces Nevada Supreme Court test Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
LAS VEGAS - A high-stakes battle over a new business tax passed last year by the Nevada Legislature is heading to the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday.
- Offer to restore power at shuttered state park rejected Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - An Illinois utility has rejected a local park district's offer to cover the unpaid electric bills at a state park that was recently closed under the ongoing budget impasse.
- Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Employees at the Saudi Binladin Group, a construction giant, have set fire to more than seven company buses in the latest protest by disgruntled staff over not being paid salaries for months and a large round of reported layoffs.
- Legendary civil rights activist shares stories, experiences Updated: May-01-16 10:56 am
HOPKINSVILLE, Kentucky - Joan Trumpauer Mulholland experienced it all as an activist in the early 1960s. She was shot at and cursed, hunted by the Ku Klux Klan and disowned by her family.
- Rutland 'rose to the top' in discussions on Syrian refugees Updated: May-01-16 10:50 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Rutland was one of a number of Vermont communities that offered to host Syrian refugees in the weeks and months to come, said the official who oversees refugee resettlement in the state.
- South Korean president visits Iran to boost ties Updated: May-01-16 10:49 am
TEHRAN, Iran - South Korea's president arrived in Tehran on Sunday for the first summit between the two countries since they established diplomatic ties in 1962.
- For some, Chicago State a flawed but final shot at a degree Updated: May-01-16 10:47 am
CHICAGO - Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school, face often uncertain paths toward better futures.
- Bombings kill 31 as Iraq grapples with political crisis Updated: May-01-16 10:45 am
BAGHDAD - Two car bombs in the southern Iraqi city of Samawah on Sunday killed 31 people and wounded dozens, the latest in a series of large attacks claimed by the Islamic State group as the country grapples with a worsening political crisis.
- Ohio Supreme Court to hear arguments on police video case Updated: May-01-16 10:41 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has agreed to hear oral arguments on June 14 over access to police body camera videos.