- Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate Updated: Aug-28-15 9:58 am
WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has become the 30th senator to back the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows.
- Fairbanks politicians warned for violating 'billboard law' Updated: Aug-28-15 8:42 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Politicians in Fairbanks and the rest of the state are receiving letters warning them to keep campaign signs compliant with the billboard law.
- Japan requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs Updated: Aug-28-15 8:21 am
TOKYO - Japanese lawmakers approved a law Friday requiring large employers to set and publicize targets for hiring or promoting women as managers.
- Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states Updated: Aug-28-15 3:21 am
WASHINGTON - New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states.
- W.Va. relaxes restrictions for small-scale rabbit growers Updated: Aug-28-15 3:13 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - A new law allows small-scale rabbit growers in West Virginia to sell the animals' meat at farmers' markets and through consignment shops after registering with the state Department of Agriculture.
- Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana Updated: Aug-28-15 1:57 am
CHICAGO - Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' participation in the state's medical cannabis pilot program.
- Candidates looking to replace Schock meet for another debate Updated: Aug-27-15 11:08 pm
WASHINGTON, Illinois - The two candidates seeking Illinois' 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Aaron Schock for the most part reiterated their positions on the economy Thursday during a second debate in as many days.
- Californians cut water without state imposing fines Updated: Aug-27-15 7:49 pm
FRESNO, California - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.
- Judge rules Obama administration water rule should be halted Updated: Aug-27-15 7:16 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways just hours before it was set to go into effect.
- California Senate advances vaping, smoking regulation bills Updated: Aug-27-15 7:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco companies.
- EPA seeking up to $177K in fines against Tenn. lawmaker Updated: Aug-27-15 6:23 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A state lawmaker is facing up to $177,500 in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for discharging waste from his northwestern Tennessee hog farm without a permit.
- Backers of pot issue challenge ballot wording in Ohio court Updated: Aug-27-15 5:50 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Supporters of a plan to legalize marijuana in Ohio are challenging the proposal's ballot phrasing and title, arguing in a Thursday filing to the Ohio Supreme Court that certain words are inaccurate and intentionally misleading to voters.
- Ride-sharing service regulations gets final legislative OK Updated: Aug-27-15 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina legislature gave its final OK to state regulations Thursday for ride-sharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, a move supporters say will protect consumers and drivers of the mobile phone-based services and encourage competition.
- New Missouri court fines, sex ed laws set to take effect Updated: Aug-27-15 5:15 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Numerous new Missouri laws are set to take effect Friday, ranging from legislation addressing concerns about court fines raised after the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson to child-proof packaging for liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes.
- US regulators, Millstone nuke plant settle dispute Updated: Aug-27-15 3:59 pm
WATERFORD, Connecticut - The parent company of Connecticut's nuclear plant and federal regulators have reached a settlement over the plant operator's decision, without regulatory approval, to halt the use of a safety-related pump in the event of a severe accident.
- Google rejects EU anti-trust allegations as flawed Updated: Aug-27-15 3:40 pm
BRUSSELS - Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.
- Documents: Workers had no way to issue warning after spill Updated: Aug-27-15 3:38 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Members of a federal cleanup crew were initially trapped and unable to warn downstream communities that they had accidentally unleashed toxic waste water from a Colorado gold mine, according to government documents released Thursday.
- Audit: Oregon Lottery can't detect illegal casinos Updated: Aug-27-15 3:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon - A state audit says the Oregon Lottery is unable to detect businesses that may be using video poker machines to operate as illegal casinos.
- Job search mandate, unemployment tax change goes to governor Updated: Aug-27-15 1:13 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Changes to unemployment insurance laws that require more job search activities by benefit recipients are now headed to North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory.
- W.Va. regulators cite 2 companies in fatal mine accidents Updated: Aug-27-15 12:13 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Two companies have been cited by West Virginia regulators for alleged violations found during investigations of separate fatal mine accidents.
- Internet sales of Minnesota lottery tickets coming to halt Updated: Aug-27-15 12:02 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Minnesota's lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.
- Nearly 200 patients qualify for medical marijuana registry Updated: Aug-27-15 10:21 am
ATLANTA - Public health officials reported nearly 200 patients have now qualified for Georgia's new medical marijuana registry, with an uptick in the number of doctors now approved to recommend cannabis oil as a treatment.
- Flandreau tribe says marijuana not behind city police split Updated: Aug-27-15 8:13 am
FLANDREAU, South Dakota - The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe's decision to end a longstanding policing agreement with the city of Flandreau predated the tribe's decision to legalize marijuana, a tribal attorney says.
- Spain officials dismiss 'gag-law' fine for woman over photo Updated: Aug-27-15 7:48 am
MADRID - Authorities say a woman who posted a photograph on social media of a police car parked in a disabled parking space did not break the much-criticized new Public Security Law - known as the "gag law" - and will not be fined.
- Virginia AG asks court to dismiss uranium moratorium lawsuit Updated: Aug-27-15 2:07 am
DANVILLE, Virginia - Attorney General Mark Herring's office has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to end a decades-old state moratorium on uranium mining.