- New Mexico early child education proposal gets new push Updated: Dec-01-15 8:22 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Democrats and a coalition of 40 groups said Tuesday they will push - again - for legislation that would tap into New Mexico's permanent land fund to expand early childhood education.
- Congress reaches deal on 5-year transportation bill Updated: Dec-01-15 7:06 pm
WASHINGTON - The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems - a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Barack Obama have struggled throughout his administration to achieve.
- New North Dakota oil tax framework saving state $1M daily Updated: Dec-01-15 6:05 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Action by the North Dakota Legislature earlier this year means a price-triggered exemption for the state's oil industry will not go into effect Tuesday.
- Corporation commissioner asks APS to show political spending Updated: Dec-01-15 5:53 pm
PHOENIX - A member of the Arizona Corporation Commission wants the state's largest electric utility to disclose its spending in the 2014 elections, a move that ramps up pressure on the utility long suspected of spending millions to elect favored regulators.
- Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion laws Updated: Dec-01-15 5:47 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Planned Parenthood has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to overturn recently passed Idaho laws that ban women from receiving abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine.
- Illinois' pot-friendly doctor has been in trouble before Updated: Dec-01-15 5:36 pm
CHICAGO - A physician accused of violating Illinois' medical marijuana law could lose his license in a case that critics say highlights the state's strict enforcement of the pilot program and that his patients worry could hurt their ability to buy cannabis.
- IRS: Won't use phone-tracking technology without warrant Updated: Dec-01-15 5:34 pm
WASHINGTON - Internal Revenue Service criminal investigators will not continue to use cellphone-tracking technology without first seeking a warrant, the IRS commissioner told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday.
- The Latest: Jury recesses without verdict ex-coal CEO trial Updated: Dec-01-15 5:16 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The latest in the federal trial of Don Blankenship, former CEO of Massey Energy. All times local:
- Indicted Texas attorney general asks judge to toss charges Updated: Dec-01-15 4:40 pm
McKINNEY, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton returned to court Tuesday on securities fraud charges that have troubled his first year in office and will likely drag well into 2016 unless a judge now sides with his long list of reasons to throw out the case.
- NY regulators propose new steps against terrorism financing Updated: Dec-01-15 3:01 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York regulators on Tuesday proposed requiring banks to annually certify having sufficient programs to deter terrorism financing and money laundering.
- Senate won't vote on energy this year; Detroit bills coming Updated: Dec-01-15 1:06 pm
LANSING, Michigan - The Michigan Senate will not vote on energy policy this year, and it is unlikely the chamber will consider a bailout and overhaul of Detroit Public Schools either.
- Recent Missouri Editorials Updated: Dec-01-15 12:43 pm
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- Utah closes 17 abandoned mines near Moab Updated: Dec-01-15 11:12 am
SALT LAKE CITY - State regulators have closed 17 abandoned mines north of Moab.
- Groups seek a say with US regulators on 2-state pipeline Updated: Dec-01-15 3:05 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Seventeen groups in Virginia and West Virginia are seeking a say on a 301-mile natural gas pipeline that would carve a path through both states.
- California's top oil regulator quits after controversies Updated: Nov-30-15 8:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - California's chief oil regulator announced his resignation on Monday after 17 months as head of the embattled agency, including a criticized episode in which he directed state workers to investigate the oil and gas potential of Gov. Jerry Brown's family ranch.
- The Latest: Environmentalists blast California oil oversight Updated: Nov-30-15 7:48 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The latest on the resignation of California's oil and gas supervisor, Steve Bohlen (all times local):
- Bakk says Iron Range food shelves need help Updated: Nov-30-15 7:25 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A tide of mine closures and layoffs sweeping across Minnesota's Iron Range gave extra weight Monday to Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk's annual drive to help stock northeastern Minnesota food shelves.
- Connecticut hospitals move near possible lawsuit over tax Updated: Nov-30-15 7:00 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hospitals took the first steps toward a possible legal battle with the state over a tax the medical centers claim is unconstitutional and is harming hospitals financially.
- 4.7 magnitude earthquake among 7 recorded in Oklahoma Updated: Nov-30-15 6:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - At least seven earthquakes rattled north-central Oklahoma on Monday, including one felt 300 miles away in Iowa, prompting concern from local residents and policymakers that the state isn't doing enough to curb the quakes that scientists have linked to oil and gas activity.
- Judge blocks Missouri from pulling clinic's abortion license Updated: Nov-30-15 6:39 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia as its physician loses hospital privileges required under state law.
- Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms Updated: Nov-30-15 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.
- EPA boosts amount of ethanol in gasoline supply Updated: Nov-30-15 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates.
- Idaho lawmakers review solar energy incentive proposal Updated: Nov-30-15 5:56 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Officials with Idaho's solar energy industry say they want to pay taxes on the energy they produce, not property taxes - a system that already applies to other renewable energy developers.
- NYC's novel salt warning rule set to take effect at chains Updated: Nov-30-15 5:47 pm
NEW YORK - New York City begins a new era in nutritional warnings this week, when chain restaurants will have to start putting a special symbol on highly salty dishes.
- Kansas City petition challenges e-cigarette use restriction Updated: Nov-30-15 4:26 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A petition drive in Kansas City is seeking to overturn restrictions on electronic cigarette use in enclosed public areas.