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With 1 more vote, N Carolina budget heads to Gov. Cooper

The state budget drawn up by Republicans at the North Carolina legislature will soon be in the hands of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who's already made plain his dislike for … Click to Continue »

New leader for Air Force's 1st Fighter Wing and F-22 Raptors

The 1st Fighter Wing at Langley Air Force Base is getting a new commander. The Air Force says in a press release that Col. Jason T. Hinds will assume command … Click to Continue »

Egypt census workers detect another baby boom

Census workers going door to door in Egypt's teeming neighborhoods and crowded towns are discovering a new country — of more than 20 million people born in the last decade … Click to Continue »

Montanaro apologizes for tuition waiver, promises to repay

A top aide to a Rhode Island lawmaker has apologized for accepting nearly $50,000 in free tuition, saying he will repay the money. Former Democratic state Rep. Frank Montanaro, who … Click to Continue »

Tulane gets $2.5M 5-year grants for Upward Bound

Tulane University is getting federal grants that will double its Upward Bound program to help high-school students who hope to become the first person in their family to go to … Click to Continue »

Anonymous Facebook activists tag street signs with cat ears

New Jersey officials are frustrated by an online activist leading a campaign to tag street signs with cat ear stickers in the name of women's solidarity. Black cat ear stickers … Click to Continue »

Judge denies motion to dismiss Invenergy lawsuit

A Rhode Island judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from an environmental advocacy organization over a town planning on reselling water for a proposed natural gas-fired power … Click to Continue »

Assembly passes ban on pre-existing condition exclusion

The Republican-controlled state Assembly has passed a bill designed to prohibit people with pre-existing health conditions from being excluded from health insurance coverage. Republicans brought the issue up after midnight … Click to Continue »

McNally joins executive panel of lieutenant governors' group

Tennessee Senate Speaker Randy McNally has been named to the executive committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. McNally is an Oak Ridge Republican who was elected by Senate colleagues … Click to Continue »

Lawsuit tests limits of New York state's 'shield law'

A civil case pending in a New York state appeals court is testing the limits of state legislation that protects journalists from revealing anonymous sources. Murray Energy Corporation, a coal … Click to Continue »

West Virginia man faces prison for gun possession

A 32-year-old West Virginia man could face up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal gun possession in federal court. Authorities say Matthew E. Boone, of Clarksburg, … Click to Continue »

Attitudes, legal standards help make police convictions rare

In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries … Click to Continue »

Swift acquittal for former Milwaukee cop charged in shooting

A Milwaukee jury needed less than two days of deliberations to acquit a former police officer in the on-duty shooting of a black man last year that sparked two nights … Click to Continue »

US airport stabbing investigated as terror; Canadian charged

A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that's … Click to Continue »

Wisconsin Assembly passes chiropractor sports exams bill

Chiropractors would be allowed to perform sports physicals under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Legislature. The Assembly approved the bill on a voice vote late Wednesday night. It previously … Click to Continue »

US Air Force drone crashes in remote area near Mt. Whitney

A U.S. Air Force drone the size of a small airliner crashed in a remote section of California near Mt. Whitney. Edwards Air Force Base said in a statement that … Click to Continue »

Crash claims up 2.7 percent in first states to legalize pot

An insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, released the results Thursday saying the study found … Click to Continue »

Hearing set on fate of board member who insulted Obamas

A one-time candidate for governor of New York who publicly insulted former President Barack Obama and his wife may be booted off the Buffalo School Board. A hearing is scheduled … Click to Continue »

Jury in Day 4 of deliberations in police shooting retrial

Jurors are returning Thursday for a fourth day of deliberations in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer who shot an unarmed black motorist. They have … Click to Continue »

Bush golf charity event raises $100K for Maine nonprofit

The annual George H.W. Bush Golf Classic has raised about $100,000 for a Maine nonprofit that provides a place for families to stay when loved ones are hospitalized. Now in … Click to Continue »

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