- Senate votes to scrap catfish inspection program Updated: May-25-16 11:34 am
WASHINGTON - The Senate has voted to scrap a new catfish inspection program that critics have argued is wasteful and unnecessary.
- Lawmakers pass plan limiting mentally ill from owning guns Updated: May-25-16 11:32 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure designed to prevent people with mental disabilities from owning guns.
- Virginia governor: Feds have found no wrongdoing Updated: May-25-16 11:30 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Wednesday that federal investigators looking at donations to his 2013 campaign have told his attorney there's no indication he did anything wrong.
- Connecticut lawmakers urged to consider tougher e-cig laws Updated: May-25-16 11:29 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut lawmakers are being urged to impose tougher restrictions on electronic cigarettes and vapor products following a recent decision by federal authorities to subject them to the same federal restrictions as cigarettes.
- Ohio lawmakers target prison watchdog panel before break Updated: May-25-16 11:27 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Prison-rights advocates are fighting a move to abolish the current structure of Ohio's bipartisan legislative prison watchdog agency.
- The Latest: Expert: Orleans jail staff has 'no clue' Updated: May-25-16 11:23 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on a move to have a federal court appoint a third party to run the New Orleans jail (all times local):
- The Latest: State Dept audit faults Clinton in emails Updated: May-25-16 11:21 am
WASHINGTON - The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity (all times local):
- Philippine officials: Duterte violated law on women's rights Updated: May-25-16 11:21 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Commission on Human Rights said Wednesday the country's presumptive president-elect violated a law protecting women's rights by making a rape joke during the election campaign.
- Obama looks to Hiroshima visit; Abe won't go to Pearl Harbor Updated: May-25-16 11:19 am
SHIMA, Japan - President Barack Obama said Wednesday he plans to use his historic visit to Hiroshima with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to reflect on the suffering of war and the need to take steps to prevent it. Abe said he had no plans to reciprocate Obama's gesture by paying his own visit to Pearl Harbor.
- Lawyers fight $259K judgment in Lincoln libel, slander case Updated: May-25-16 11:17 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - An attorney has asked the Nebraska Supreme Court to reverse a district judge's quarter-million-dollar judgment against the city of Lincoln for wrongly accusing a woman of theft on TV and online.
- 37 cities join Rockefeller Foundation resilience effort Updated: May-25-16 11:17 am
NEW YORK - Thirty-seven cities from Addis Ababa (AH'-dihs AH'-buh-bah), Ethiopia, to Yiwu (ee-oo), China, are rounding out a Rockefeller Foundation initiative that recognizes cities worldwide for working on physical, social and economic resilience.
- Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrats aim at Trump's tax returns Updated: May-25-16 11:16 am
WASHINGTON - Hmmm, wonder who he has in mind?
- The Latest: Hearing underway in lawmakers' criminal case Updated: May-25-16 11:12 am
LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on the prosecution of two former Michigan lawmakers who were forced from office (all times local):
- France tapping fuel stocks as strikes cause gas shortages Updated: May-25-16 11:10 am
LE HAVRE, France - French drivers are fuming, oil industry workers are divided, and the government is reaching into its fuel reserves to end gasoline shortages that have heightened the stakes of nationwide protests to defend labor protections.
- Hagerstown picks former DC police captain as police chief Updated: May-25-16 11:07 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The city of Hagerstown says a former captain of the District of Columbia's police department will be the next police chief in the western Maryland city.
- Slovak foreign minister Lajcak a candidate for UN's top post Updated: May-25-16 11:06 am
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak has become an official candidate for the post of U.N. secretary-general to replace Ban Ki-moon.
- The Latest: Pence says he's set to debate Democratic ticket Updated: May-25-16 11:05 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Latest on Democratic Indiana gubernatorial candidate John Gregg's running mate announcement (all times local):
- The Latest: No plans for Japan PM to visit Pearl Harbor Updated: May-25-16 11:03 am
SHIMA, Japan - The Latest on President Barack Obama's trip to Vietnam and Japan (all times local):
- The Latest: Alabama speaker's partner describes his debts Updated: May-25-16 11:02 am
OPELIKA, Alabama - The Latest on the ethics trial of Alabama Speaker Mike Hubbard (all times local):
- Man police killed in Boulder had drug history Updated: May-25-16 11:00 am
BOULDER, Colorado - The 28-year-old man shot and killed by Boulder police after officers say he pointed a gun at them had a history of drug problems.
- Ohio governor attending 1st public event after GOP race end Updated: May-25-16 10:59 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is making his first public appearance after dropping out of the race for the Republican nomination for president.
- Swedish leader reshuffles government after gaffes, scandal Updated: May-25-16 10:59 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has reshuffled his minority coalition after two ministers from coalition partner the Green Party stepped down amid gaffes and scandals.
- Dutch king: European bouquet incomplete without English rose Updated: May-25-16 10:57 am
BRUSSELS - Dutch King Willem-Alexander has used a speech to the European Parliament to make a plea for unity less than a month before Britain's referendum on whether to remain in the 28-nation bloc.
- Harvard Club of Boston elects its 1st female president Updated: May-25-16 10:57 am
BOSTON - The 108-year-old Harvard Club of Boston has elected its first female president, and she says her election is the beginning of many changes for the alumni group.
- Carter to step down from 'front-line' work with The Elders Updated: May-25-16 10:56 am
ATLANTA - Jimmy Carter is stepping away from his "front-line role" as a member of The Elders, the global human rights group announced Wednesday.