- Manslaughter conviction upheld in double-fatal crash Updated: Sep-03-15 3:14 pm
PARIS, Maine - The Maine supreme court has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a driver in a crash that killed two of her passengers.
- California lawmakers push to ban drones over schools, jails Updated: Sep-03-15 3:07 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California lawmakers have advanced a pair of bills to keep drones away from schools and jails.
- Supreme Court to decide if judge must release data Updated: Sep-03-15 2:59 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The New Mexico Supreme Court will decide whether judges are subject to public record requests in a case associated with a proposed horse slaughterhouse.
- New Orleans state senator not running for re-election Updated: Sep-03-15 2:46 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A New Orleans state senator is the latest lawmaker to announce he won't seek re-election this fall.
- Kansas courts start project to centralize electronic filing Updated: Sep-03-15 2:46 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Supreme Court launched a multimillion-dollar project Thursday aimed at making state court documents widely available online while also allowing clerks in counties with relatively light caseloads to help out busier counterparts.
- Dominion to no longer bill for some charitable donations Updated: Sep-03-15 2:40 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Dominion Resources Inc. will no longer add the cost of some charitable donations to customers' electric bills.
- Missouri Republican gets $700K in 2 donations Updated: Sep-03-15 1:51 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Republican Eric Greitens (GRY'-tens) has received a total of $700,000 from two big donors for a potential gubernatorial campaign.
- Death penalty opponents urge governor to delay execution Updated: Sep-03-15 1:40 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Family and supporters of a condemned Oklahoma death row inmate have delivered more than 250,000 online petitions to Oklahoma's governor, urging her to grant a 60-day stay of execution.
- AFT national president unveils New Mexico preschool plan Updated: Sep-03-15 1:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - American Federation of Teachers national president Randi Weingarten and supporters have unveiled a plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding.
- Supreme Court overturns sale of seized guns Updated: Sep-03-15 1:31 pm
HELENA, Montana - A state judge illegally ordered the sale of guns seized from a criminal defendant, the Montana Supreme Court has ruled.
- California freeway wildlife corridor is feasible, study says Updated: Sep-03-15 1:02 pm
LOS ANGELES - Mountain lions and other animals would be able to cross a busy Southern California freeway and find new homes if the state adopts a proposal to build a long-planned wildlife bridge, according to a new study.
- Attorney general: Woman who died in jail was being monitored Updated: Sep-03-15 12:52 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A 24-year-old South Dakota woman who suffered a fatal methamphetamine overdose while in custody was asked repeatedly by jail staff whether she had taken any illegal drugs and was moved to a holding cell for special monitoring after her cellmate requested medical attention for her, state authorities said Thursday.
- Florida Supreme Court denies Waffle House murderer's appeal Updated: Sep-03-15 12:46 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A regular customer who killed two Waffle House employees and left another for dead during a robbery will remain on Florida's death row.
- Emails to McCrory: Don't scrap Confederate license plates Updated: Sep-03-15 12:38 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory heard strong opinions after proposing in June that the state should remove the Confederate battle flag from a North Carolina license plate, with emails from opponents vastly outnumbering supporters.
- Legislative staffer chosen for new corrections watchdog job Updated: Sep-03-15 12:31 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A legislative staffer who helped investigate Nebraska's corrections department will now serve as an official state watchdog for the agency.
- Judge could make ruling this week on school funding lawsuit Updated: Sep-03-15 12:26 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - A Davidson County judge says she plans to rule this week on whether to grant class-action certification on a lawsuit filed by several school boards alleging Tennessee's education funding shortchanges them and students.
- Cuomo tells new troopers to expect more emergency responses Updated: Sep-03-15 12:26 pm
ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the job of state troopers over the next 20 years will include more emergency responses to major storms, cybersecurity threats, evolving terrorism, emerging diseases and other public safety threats.
- Former chief justice appeals decision in lawsuit over title Updated: Sep-03-15 12:20 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson has appealed a ruling that her fellow justices properly stripped her of her title.
- Ritz names panel that will study decline in teacher licenses Updated: Sep-03-15 11:29 am
INDIANAPOLIS - State schools chief Glenda Ritz has announced the members of a panel she's formed to investigate why a declining number of people are becoming teachers in Indiana.
- Reid endorses Kihuen in 4-way Democratic House primary Updated: Sep-03-15 11:09 am
LAS VEGAS - Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid says he's endorsing Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen (KEE'-win) in his bid for Congress.
- State's sales tax holiday for guns, hunting gear to begin Updated: Sep-03-15 9:04 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Businesses are preparing for Mississippi's Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday this weekend, during which time guns, ammunition, archery and other hunting and shooting equipment will be exempt from the state's 7 percent sales tax.
- Kansas legislature creates education study committee Updated: Sep-03-15 7:58 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas lawmakers have created a committee to review school standards and funding.
- If board can match, Daugaard will give $1M for conservation Updated: Sep-03-15 6:04 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state will issue $1 million in state funding for habitat conservation if a group can privately raise the same amount.
- Nevada lawmakers frustrated by Tesla's Mexican lithium deal Updated: Sep-03-15 5:47 am
LAS VEGAS - Electric carmaker Tesla has announced that it will obtain lithium for its batteries from two companies in northern Mexico, leaving Nevada lawmakers who approved major tax incentives for the company frustrated.
- Gov. Haslam meets with top leaders on Israel trade mission Updated: Sep-03-15 4:06 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam says conversations he's having with some of Israel's top leaders are helpful in understanding international economic development opportunities and challenges.