- Bangladesh blogger seeks US help as threats escalate Updated: May-03-16 12:10 am
WASHINGTON - When Bangladeshi blogger and social activist Ashif Entaz Rabi hosted a TV talk show about a slaying of a publisher by Islamic extremists, he faced a torrent of threatening phone calls. He says young men with earpieces started loitering outside his workplace, and a militant website urged followers to "send this Ashif to Allah."
- Fighting opioid addiction with marijuana moving forward Updated: May-03-16 12:09 am
AUGUSTA, Maine - A proposal to use marijuana to battle opioid addiction is being processed by the Department of Health and Human Services.
- White House: Obama not offended by comedian's language Updated: May-02-16 11:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House said Monday that President Barack Obama wasn't offended by comedian Larry Wilmore's use of a racial slur at Saturday night's White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
- DOJ: South Dakota long-term care system violates federal law Updated: May-02-16 11:18 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota's unnecessary reliance on nursing facilities to serve people with disabilities isolates those residents from their communities and violates federal law, according to the findings of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation released Monday.
- Dallas suburb rejects restrictions on public bathrooms Updated: May-02-16 10:49 pm
ROCKWALL, Texas - A Dallas suburb has rejected its mayor's proposal targeting transgender people from using the public bathrooms of their choice.
- 7 Philadelphia child welfare workers fired for false reports Updated: May-02-16 10:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Pennsylvania officials say several Philadelphia child welfare workers have been fired in connection with false reports about home visits.
- Refugee sets herself alight at immigration camp on Nauru Updated: May-02-16 9:52 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - A Somali refugee was critically injured when she set herself on fire at an Australian immigration camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru three days after an Iranian refugee died of injuries sustained in a similar apparent protest, officials said.
- 3 arrested in San Diego County hate-crime death of black man Updated: May-02-16 9:46 pm
FALLBROOK, California - San Diego County authorities say the stabbing death of a black man was a hate crime and they've arrested three reputed gang members on suspicion of murder.
- The Latest: House delays action on marijuana bill Updated: May-02-16 9:01 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The Latest on Vermont marijuana legalization bill (all times local):
- Sister: No charges against police in Virginia stun gun case Updated: May-02-16 8:33 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man's sister and her attorney said Monday.
- Restraining order bill receives final legislative approval Updated: May-02-16 8:14 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Legislation that would bar people with temporary restraining orders against them from possessing firearms was sent Monday to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's desk.
- Judge: Ailing media mogul to testify in mental capacity case Updated: May-02-16 8:11 pm
LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled Monday that an ailing media mogul should give brief sworn testimony in a case involving his mental competency and who has the authority to make medical decisions for him.
- Opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts continue to climb Updated: May-02-16 8:00 pm
BOSTON - The number of opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts continues to climb, fueled by the use of fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opiate that's often mixed with heroin, according to statistics released Monday by the state Department of Public Health.
- 'Raise the Age' bill passes Senate with strong support Updated: May-02-16 7:58 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - A bid to raise the adult prosecution age in Louisiana one year to 18 years old has won strong support in the state Senate.
- Mocksville police officer suing town testifies in lawsuit Updated: May-02-16 7:45 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A former Mocksville police detective who says he and two other officers were fired for raising concerns about how the department was being run testified Monday that he felt it was "going downhill at a fast pace."
- Judge tosses closed primary lawsuit, but fight is not over Updated: May-02-16 7:37 pm
HELENA, Montana - A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that sought to allow only Republican-registered voters to participate in its primary elections. But the legal fight to throw out Montana's century-old open primary system isn't over yet.
- Tucson man arrested in shooting at University of Arizona Updated: May-02-16 7:16 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Authorities say a Tucson man has been arrested in last week's shooting on the University of Arizona campus.
- Tennessee campus carry becomes law without Haslam signature Updated: May-02-16 7:03 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A bill allowing staff and faculty at Tennessee's public colleges and universities to be armed on campus became law Monday without the Republican governor's signature.
- Court gives green light to enforcement of Arizona ID laws Updated: May-02-16 7:02 pm
PHOENIX - Identity theft laws that Arizona used against workers in the country illegally were set to go back into effect after a federal appeals court said Monday they were used against U.S. citizens as well as immigrants who use false identities to get jobs.
- Doctor files complaint, says support for abortion silenced Updated: May-02-16 6:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A physician who performs abortions at a Washington hospital filed a federal civil rights complaint Monday alleging that she's been unfairly barred from speaking publicly about her view that abortion is an essential procedure for women's health.
- The Latest: Mocksville police officer suing town testifies Updated: May-02-16 6:24 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - The Latest on a federal trial in which three police officers in Mocksville, North Carolina, say they were fired for telling state officials about corruption inside their department. (all times local):
- Christie vetoes New Jersey gender-equality legislation Updated: May-02-16 6:07 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rejected legislation tightening requirements that New Jersey employers pay workers doing the same job equally, regardless of gender.
- Cate Blanchett named goodwill ambassador for UN refugees Updated: May-02-16 6:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett said Monday she's proud to have been named a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. refugee agency.
- Toddler OK after spending night in towed car in Fort Totten Updated: May-02-16 6:00 pm
FORT TOTTEN, North Dakota - A toddler is fine after spending the night alone in a car that was towed after a traffic stop in the community of Fort Totten on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation.
- Transgender pride flag raised at Boston City Hall Updated: May-02-16 5:50 pm
BOSTON - Mayor Marty Walsh says a transgender pride flag raised Monday over Boston City Hall plaza will continue to fly until everyone is equal under the law in Massachusetts.