- High stakes for Bush, Rubio in Florida presidential primary Updated: Jun-02-15 3:57 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Some of the leading Republican presidential prospects faced off at an event Tuesday in battleground Florida, a state that could prove pivotal to the Florida heavyweights seeking the nomination, not to mention any rival who manages to win here instead.
- More of Wolf's Cabinet nominees get confirmed by Senate Updated: Jun-02-15 3:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - More of Gov. Tom Wolf's Cabinet members are removing the word "acting" from their title.
- Judge's retirement creates vacancy on Court of Appeals Updated: Jun-02-15 1:20 pm
PHOENIX - State court officials are accepting applications for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals division that serves southern Arizona.
- New federal judge for Texas settles in at Galveston Updated: Jun-02-15 12:53 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - Judge George Hanks Jr. stood in his new workplace - Galveston's historic federal courtroom fashioned with grand wood panels and lights shaped as the scales of justice.
- GOP Sen. Newton running for N. Carolina attorney general Updated: Jun-01-15 10:19 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Republican state Sen. Buck Newton announced his 2016 bid for attorney general on Monday, portraying himself as one who would confront what many conservatives consider federal overreach while focusing on basics as the state's top lawyer and law enforcement officer.
- Obama nominates senior State Dept. official as Mexico envoy Updated: Jun-01-15 9:44 pm
WASHINGTON - Roberta Jacobson, the top U.S. diplomat for Latin America and point person in detente talks with Cuba, was nominated Monday by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
- Actions of resigning Ala. judge might be impeachable Updated: Jun-01-15 8:46 pm
ATLANTA - A federal judicial conference is reviewing the actions of an Alabama judge who announced his resignation last week, months after he was arrested on a spousal abuse charge.
- Chancery court candidates to be interviewed in Memphis Updated: Jun-01-15 5:04 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments will meet this month in Memphis to consider applicants for a chancery court vacancy in the 30th Judicial District.
- Texas Legislature OKs overhauling 'Pick-a-pal' grand juries Updated: May-31-15 6:43 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Legislature has approved eliminating the state's controversial "pick-a-pal" grand jury system, overhauling a method that the U.S. Supreme Court has criticized.
- Utah GOP leaders vote to comply with new election law Updated: May-31-15 6:35 pm
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah - Utah Republican Party leaders have voted to comply with a new state law changing the candidate nomination process, heeding Gov. Gary Herbert's call to end infighting over the issue.
- Beau Biden dies at 46; son of VP had life of adversity Updated: May-31-15 4:05 pm
DOVER, Delaware - He was the privileged son of a longtime U.S. senator and two-term vice president, yet Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III was no stranger to personal adversity.
- Ada County deputy prosecutor appointed district court judge Updated: May-30-15 11:04 am
BOISE, Idaho - A deputy Ada County prosecutor has been appointed to serve as the new 4th District Court judge.
- Ala. federal judge arrested last year to resign from bench Updated: May-29-15 9:37 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama federal judge who was arrested on a spousal abuse charge last year has resigned from the bench.
- EU-skeptic Finnish party joins Cabinet for 1st time Updated: May-29-15 10:53 am
HELSINKI - The populist, EU-skeptic Finns Party, known for its opposition to bailing out Greece and its political gaffes at home, on Friday joined the Finnish government for the first time.
- Maine lawmakers delay vote on LePage utility panel nominee Updated: May-28-15 7:27 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Democrats on a Maine legislative panel said Thursday they need more time before voting on Gov. Paul LePage's nominee to a board that regulates utilities in the state, drawing sharp criticism from Republicans who accused them of playing politics with the governor's pick.
- Appeals court: Apple must submit to imposition of monitor Updated: May-28-15 12:25 pm
NEW YORK - Apple must cooperate with a court-appointed monitor after a judge found the technology giant colluded with book publishers in 2010 to raise electronic book prices, a federal appeals court said Thursday.
- John McLaurin named to chancery judge post Updated: May-28-15 8:32 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed John McLaurin Jr. as Rankin County chancery judge.
- Panel eyes LePage plan to shake up constitutional officers Updated: May-27-15 5:32 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage's administration urged lawmakers on Wednesday to hand over the power to choose Maine's attorney general and state treasurer to the executive branch.
- Danielson not seeking re-election on Arkansas Supreme Court Updated: May-26-15 8:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who accused other justices of unnecessarily delaying a decision on whether to legalize gay marriage said Tuesday he won't seek re-election, while a former Republican legislator announced he was running for the seat.
- LePage announces 3 nominees to the Maine Superior Court Updated: May-26-15 5:11 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Gov. Paul LePage has nominated three judges to the Maine Superior Court.
- Highlights from around the state Capitol Updated: May-24-15 10:25 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Texas lawmakers on Sunday opted to water down a major attempt to reduce the rising costs of a program offering free college tuition to veterans' children, relenting amid criticism that cutting the benefits too deeply wouldn't be fair to those who sacrifice so much.
- Arkansas lawmakers meet for session on defense project Updated: May-24-15 3:46 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A little over a month after wrapping up their regular session, Arkansas lawmakers are returning to the Capitol this week to take up an incentive package aimed at luring a major defense project to the state.
- Kentucky's general election filled with political 'firsts' Updated: May-24-15 10:32 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Ryan Quarles has some streaks of gray in his hair, which can seem odd when he tells people why they should vote for him.
- Wyoming says it can still pursue death penalty for Eaton Updated: May-22-15 8:20 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Lawyers for the state of Wyoming and a man convicted of murder disagree over whether the state may again seek the death penalty against him.
- Ducey appoints 2 to serve as Maricopa County judges Updated: May-22-15 7:35 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed a lawyer for the state Attorney General's Office and a county prosecutor to serve as judges in Maricopa County.