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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The November election put Republicans in full control of a record number of state legislatures around the country, a level of power that gives the party an unprecedented opportunity: change the U.S. Constitution. Republicans already control Congress,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says extreme downpours — like those that flooded Louisiana, Houston and West Virginia this year — will happen nearly three times as often in the United States by the end of the century, and six times more frequently for parts of the Mississippi...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the Will Smith shooting-death trial (all times local): 9:45 a.m. About 130 potential jury candidates have begun filing into a New Orleans courtroom for the Will Smith shooting-death trial. The candidates arrived about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Jury...
If it's the thought that counts, then gift cards don't count much at all. They're popular, granted. Six out of 10 people responding to National Retail Federation surveys this year said they wanted to receive gift cards for the holidays, and more than half said they planned to...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local): 10:45 a.m. A majority of the jurors in the Michael Slager murder trial in South Carolina are undecided...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focuses Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party is seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a federal judge has ordered a...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department has arrested a man accused of harassing an off-duty Muslim police officer previously commended for heroism. The NYPD said Monday that 36-year-old Christopher Nelson has been arrested on charges of menacing as a hate crime and...
A judge has ordered a hand recount of Michigan's presidential results to begin by noon Monday, and the Green Party is trying to force a federal court order for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania. Green Party candidate Jill Stein is trying to force recounts in three states. The...
BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Finneran was once the most powerful politician in Massachusetts, ruling the state House of Representatives with an authoritarian style that earned him the nickname "King Tom" from some critics. Finneran's fall from grace began in 2003 when he lied about his...
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico...
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Hundreds of people in remote parts of the Solomon Islands have had their homes...
NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Billboard Women In Music event featured emotional and heartfelt speeches about the...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's outgoing Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is giving clemency to 15 people convicted...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Islamic State leader linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie...
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Islamic State leader linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie...