- LA County compromises on vineyard moratorium Updated: Jul-28-15 10:55 pm
LOS ANGELES - The glass is half-full for grape growers who want to lift a moratorium on new vineyards in the Santa Monica Mountains.
- Federal court says state can enforce 'docs vs. glocks' law Updated: Jul-28-15 8:22 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida can start enforcing a contentious law that restricts what doctors can say to patients about guns.
- Quiet on Keystone, Clinton faces sharper attacks from rivals Updated: Jul-28-15 7:29 pm
NASHUA, New Hampshire - Hillary Rodham Clinton dodged questions Tuesday about her positions on trade and the Keystone XL pipeline, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the future of the project opposed by environmentalists remains "undecided when I become president, I will answer your question."
- Washington governor seeks plan to limit carbon emissions Updated: Jul-28-15 7:10 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to develop a plan to cap carbon emissions in the state and to increase enforcement of existing pollution laws, saying that the state can't wait for legislative action to address climate change.
- Vermont panel begins study of growth of solar projects Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A panel created by the Vermont Legislature to study the growth of solar power in Vermont and plan for its use sat down for its first meeting Tuesday and heard from both supporters and critics.
- Skin doctors urge under-18 ban on tanning beds Updated: Jul-28-15 5:20 pm
BOSTON - Dermatologists who treat skin cancer patients urged state lawmakers on Tuesday to approve a bill that would bar anyone under age 18 from using tanning beds, but salon owners accused critics of overstating the risks.
- Panel scales back new oil rules for North Dakota reservation Updated: Jul-28-15 5:16 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Tribal leaders from a prolific portion of North Dakota's oil-rich Fort Berthold Reservation are scaling back proposed drilling regulations that industry officials warned could slow crude production.
- 5 things to know about the fight over the Export-Import Bank Updated: Jul-28-15 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The federal Export-Import Bank expired June 30 when Congress failed to renew its charter. The bank is a small federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their products overseas, by underwriting loans to foreign customers. Conservatives oppose it as corporate welfare and are pushing to keep it dead. But late Monday the Senate voted 64-29 to add legislation reviving the bank to a sweeping highway bill being considered on the floor.
- Health care spending to accelerate, US report says Updated: Jul-28-15 4:56 pm
WASHINGTON - The nation's respite from accelerating health care costs appears to be over.
- Short-term highway deal punts another fight until fall Updated: Jul-28-15 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON - House and Senate Republicans acknowledged Tuesday a long-term highway deal is out of reach for now, and embraced a three-month extension that will punt yet another messy fight into the fall.
- US expects to pay farmers $191 million for birds lost to flu Updated: Jul-28-15 4:10 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.
- Planned US ivory rules not fazing California Chinatown shops Updated: Jul-28-15 2:41 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors next to windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets, unfazed by proposed federal rules that the White House says go as far as possible to ban the U.S. trade of ivory from the world's endangered elephants.
- Ohio ex-lawmaker considering options after theft conviction Updated: Jul-28-15 1:52 pm
PORT CLINTON, Ohio - A former northern Ohio lawmaker who was convicted of theft and consequently removed from office immediately says he's disappointed in the verdict and will consider his legal options.
- The Latest: Kerry's nuke deal testimony translated in Iran Updated: Jul-28-15 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON - The latest developments on Obama administration officials' testimony Tuesday before Congress on the Iran nuclear deal (all times local EDT):
- Timeline of Chinese government measures to halt stock slide Updated: Jul-28-15 6:07 am
BEIJING - A timeline of government measures aiming at curbing a slide in share prices after China's main market index peaked June 12 and fell sharply in the following weeks:
- ND gas flaring goals jeopardized by low oil prices Updated: Jul-28-15 5:58 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota's top energy regulator says the low oil prices might jeopardize targets that require reducing the amount of natural gas that is burned off as a byproduct of the state's oil production.
- NY lawmaker: Speed up $15 fast-food wage in Westchester Updated: Jul-28-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - A New York state lawmaker says fast-food workers in Westchester County should get a $15 minimum wage when those in New York City do, and shouldn't have to wait six years like the rest of the state.
- Opposing sides face off at Keystone XL pipeline hearing Updated: Jul-27-15 7:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Opposing sides in the debate over the Keystone XL oil pipeline faced off on Monday in front of the state regulatory panel that is considering for the second time in just over five years whether to approve the construction of the South Dakota portion of the long-delayed project.
- Hospitals sue New Jersey over Camden paramedic change Updated: Jul-27-15 6:17 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Two New Jersey hospital chains are suing the state over a New Jersey law that could result in a major change in paramedic service in Camden.
- Judge tosses lawsuit seeking fatal drugs for terminally ill Updated: Jul-27-15 6:04 pm
SAN DIEGO - A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the state on behalf of three terminally ill Californians seeking doctor-prescribed fatal medication.
- Study sees positive gains from 2012 prescription drug law Updated: Jul-27-15 4:02 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Prescriptions for painkillers and doctor-shopping by pill seekers have decreased since Kentucky passed legislation targeting prescription drug abuse, according to a University of Kentucky study.
- Federal laws have banks turning away marijuana businesses Updated: Jul-27-15 2:52 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Federal laws tying marijuana money with money laundering has banks turning away marijuana businesses.
- Nashua, Milford to hold meetings on proposed gas pipeline Updated: Jul-27-15 2:20 pm
NASHUA, New Hampshire - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is holding meetings in Nashua and Milford to obtain feedback from residents about a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through the state.
- Former ambassadors to Israel back Iran nuclear deal Updated: Jul-27-15 12:49 pm
WASHINGTON - Seven former U.S. diplomats and State Department officials sent a letter Monday to leaders in Congress urging them to support the nuclear deal with Iran.
- Governor to sign bill modernizing securities regulations Updated: Jul-27-15 8:04 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan is signing a bill that modernizes securities regulations in New Hampshire, with the goal of making it easier for businesses to start up and grow.