- Yakima council rejects ban on e-cigarettes Updated: Mar-12-14 8:58 am
- Regulators question utilities on security status Updated: Mar-12-14 8:37 am
- Senate bill proposes tough sanctions on Russia Updated: Mar-12-14 8:25 am
- Pot taxes under review in Colorado Updated: Mar-12-14 7:14 am
- Arizona bill could penalize cities for gun laws Updated: Mar-12-14 6:14 am
- Conn. agency asks utilities to slow tree trimming Updated: Mar-12-14 5:49 am
- Abortion insurance law taking effect in Michigan Updated: Mar-12-14 5:28 am
- St. Louis forum to weigh pros, cons of legal pot Updated: Mar-12-14 5:04 am
- Libya's ousted PM leaves country despite ban Updated: Mar-12-14 4:13 am
- California pushes to finish driverless car rules Updated: Mar-12-14 3:46 am
- Lawmakers consider limiting cellphones in cars Updated: Mar-12-14 3:26 am
- Conn. animal advocates seek to ban farm practice Updated: Mar-12-14 3:05 am
- Mass. bill would soften flood insurance rules Updated: Mar-12-14 2:20 am
- Proposed texting ban fails in South Dakota Updated: Mar-11-14 10:26 pm
- Wisconsin Senate debates driver liability bill Updated: Mar-11-14 10:11 pm
- NJ OKs new car dealer rule Tesla calls 'affront' Updated: Mar-11-14 9:46 pm
- In reversal, Maine GOP embraces part of health law Updated: Mar-11-14 9:43 pm
- Missouri bill would triple abortion waiting period Updated: Mar-11-14 9:43 pm
- Cold snap knocks Texas electric generators offline Updated: Mar-11-14 9:25 pm
- Kansas weighs regulating health care 'navigators' Updated: Mar-11-14 9:10 pm
- AP NewsBreak: Marijuana 'loophole' bill unlikely Updated: Mar-11-14 8:22 pm
- Lawmaker: South Dakota needs more gambling info Updated: Mar-11-14 8:14 pm
- Nursing home plan would limit new construction Updated: Mar-11-14 8:10 pm
- Questions and answers about GM recall Updated: Mar-11-14 7:58 pm
- Bill for marijuana derivative expands into study Updated: Mar-11-14 7:35 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - The Yakima City Council voted down a proposal Tuesday night to ban e-cigarettes in public places.
PHOENIX - Arizona regulators are asking electric utilities in the state to say whether they're prepared for security threats ranging from cyberattacks to penetrations of equipment and facilities.
WASHINGTON - Congress will weigh some of the most significant U.S. sanctions on Russia since the end of the Cold War in a bid to pressure President Vladimir Putin to pull Russian troops out of Crimea, according to a copy of a new Senate bill obtained by The Associated Press.
DENVER - Colorado doesn't know how much money it's going to get from marijuana taxes, but that doesn't mean it's too soon to argue about spending it.
PHOENIX - The Arizona House of Representatives will debate a bill that would impose fines on cities and towns that enforce gun ordinances stricter than the state's own laws.
NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut - Connecticut regulators are asking the two largest utilities in the state to scale back their tree-trimming programs amid criticism by property owners, government officials, environmental advocates and other groups.
LANSING, Michigan - A new Michigan law requires residents or businesses wanting health insurance coverage for abortions to buy extra coverage.
ST. LOUIS - The debate over legalization of marijuana will be the subject of an open forum in St. Louis later this month.
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libya's ousted prime minister has left the country despite a ban on travel, hours after parliament removed him from office in a no-confidence vote.
LOS ANGELES - California is trying to do something unusual in this age of rapidly evolving technology - get ahead of a big new development before it goes public.
DENVER - Colorado drivers would have to use a hands-free device to use their cell phones under a bill being considered by state lawmakers.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Animal advocates are meeting with Connecticut legislators, hoping to persuade them to support legislation banning a particular farming practice.
BOSTON - State lawmakers are considering a proposal aimed at softening the impact of new federal flood insurance rules on many coastal homeowners.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota won't join 41 other states in banning texting while driving, a special legislative committee decided Tuesday after failing to negotiate a compromise between bans passed by the House and Senate.
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Senate has moved close to passing a bill that would limit parents' liability for young drivers.
TRENTON, New Jersey - State motor vehicle officials have approved a regulation that would require all new car dealers to obtain franchise agreements to receive state licenses, a move critics say will hurt the electric-car industry's attempts to expand.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Republicans who are fiercely fighting an effort to expand government-subsidized health care coverage to roughly 70,000 residents have come up with an alternative: government-subsidized health care.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri would become the third state to make women wait three days to have an abortion after seeing a doctor under legislation passed by the state House on Tuesday.
AUSTIN, Texas - January's polar vortex knocked several important coal-fired electricity plants in Texas offline, and the Sierra Club on Tuesday said the loss of power shows the state needs more wind turbines and energy conservation programs to avoid possible rolling blackouts.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Republican legislators in Kansas moved Tuesday to regulate counselors who help consumers navigate an online insurance marketplace created by the federal health care overhaul that most of the state's GOP officials strongly oppose.
DENVER - A legal loophole in Colorado's marijuana law that allows people to grow hundreds of pot plants without going through background checks or paying taxes is likely staying - for now, legislators were told Tuesday.
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota lottery officials are proposing the state's first comprehensive study on gambling addiction in more than 15 years, but a legislator expressed suspicion that the review would be coming from an agency that stands to benefit by downplaying the harmful effects.
INDIANAPOLIS - Fewer Indiana nursing homes could be built in the next two years if a proposal to ensure Medicaid patients receive proper care gets final approval in the final days of the legislative session.
DETROIT - General Motors' executives and government regulators will soon have to explain to Congress why it took years to recall 1.6 million compact cars with a known defect linked to 13 deaths. And the Justice Department is investigating whether GM broke any laws with its slow response, according to a person briefed on the matter.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Three police officers are among advocates who appear to be moving closer to achieving what initially was a political longshot: legalizing the use of a marijuana derivative in an election year when Alabama legislators are concerned about the implications of every vote.