- Doctors Without Borders: 19 dead in Afghan clinic airstrike Updated: Oct-03-15 3:56 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - Confusion reigned in the wake of the deadly bombing Saturday of a hospital compound in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz run by the international medical charity Doctors Without Borders, which killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens more. It remains unclear exactly who bombed the hospital and the charity has demanded an investigation into the incident.
- The Latest: Moon condemns deadly Kunduz hospital bombing Updated: Oct-03-15 3:48 pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The latest developments from Afghanistan, where the international charity Doctors Without Borders says that at least 19 people were killed when its clinic came under "sustained bombing" as government and international forces continue to battle Taliban fighters in the northern city of Kunduz (all times local):
- University of Illinois opens center for wounded veterans Updated: Oct-03-15 1:09 pm
URBANA, Illinois - The University of Illinois has opened a center to help wounded war veterans earn college diplomas.
- Analysis: Arkansas panel moves closer to Medicaid proposals Updated: Oct-03-15 1:05 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A much-anticipated report to lawmakers on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion won't resolve the muddied future of a program providing coverage to more than 200,000 people. But it could at least provide some clarity on the options the Legislature faces, and how difficult finding consensus on the program will be.
- Pennsylvania's budget train wreck unfolded over past year Updated: Oct-03-15 11:18 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The utter breakdown in state budget negotiations in Pennsylvania didn't happen overnight, but was produced by diametrically opposed policy positions and fueled by tough rhetoric among people elected specifically to work together.
- Public defender says court appointed defense pays little Updated: Oct-03-15 11:10 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio public defender says qualified lawyers are increasingly cutting back on court-appointed work representing poor defendants, leaving that work to less-experienced attorneys.
- US attorney appears to focus on political favors in New York Updated: Oct-03-15 11:09 am
ALBANY, New York - With a widening probe of New York state government, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara appears to be taking aim at the nebulous relationship between money and politics itself - a long and murky association in Albany and in capitals across the nation.
- Money for school-funding issue traced to 3 big donors Updated: Oct-03-15 11:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Two charities have poured $2.6 million into efforts to pass a ballot initiative that aims to guarantee public school funding in the state constitution. But where did that money come from?
- Debate swirls as proposed gas pipeline inches forward Updated: Oct-03-15 11:02 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - It could be a year before federal regulators decide whether to greenlight a proposed 100-mile natural gas pipeline from northeast Pennsylvania to central New Jersey but already the company pushing the project and opponents are geared up for a fight.
- Massachusetts leaders hopeful but cautious on economy Updated: Oct-03-15 10:57 am
BOSTON - There are plenty of reasons for House Speaker Robert DeLeo and other Massachusetts leaders to feel upbeat about the state's current fiscal and economic health.
- UAS tries to draw students as programs fall to budget cuts Updated: Oct-03-15 10:51 am
JUNEAU, Alaska - While programs and construction projects are dwindling due to budget cuts, the University of Alaska Southeast is looking at enrollment as a way to continue contributing to the Juneau economy in the long run.
- Connecticut agency to play key role in Anthem/Cigna merger Updated: Oct-03-15 10:44 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's Department of Insurance is playing a major role in a deal that could create the nation's largest health insurer, leading a 26-state review of Anthem Inc.'s proposed merger with Bloomfield-based Cigna.
- Conservationists rally in South Africa, other countries Updated: Oct-03-15 9:24 am
JOHANNESBURG - A vehicle carrying a rhino sculpture led anti-poaching marchers in Johannesburg on Saturday. Kenya's environment minister joined conservationists at a similar rally in Nairobi, the capital. In London, activists in elephant costumes demanded an end to the ivory trade.
- Billings treatment center receives grant for inmate program Updated: Oct-03-15 5:08 am
BILLINGS, Montana - A Billings addiction treatment center has received a multi-year federal grant to help fund treatment and transitional living for recently released inmates.
- Prevailing wage law: Backers ask for public vote on repeal Updated: Oct-03-15 4:01 am
LANSING, Michigan - The best chance advocates have to save a Michigan law that promises better wages on public works projects is if Republican legislators ignore a petition initiative and instead let voters decide the fate of prevailing wage.
- Portugal: A look at the election of a new government Updated: Oct-03-15 2:18 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portugal holds a general election Sunday when the country's 9.7 million eligible voters choose a government for the next four years. Here are some of the issues:
- News Guide: Vote to ban monopolies could nix pot issue Updated: Oct-03-15 2:15 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio voters will decide this fall whether to prevent monopolies from being inserted into the state constitution. It's a question that could immediately scuttle marijuana legalization in the state.
- US regulators close small Georgia bank Updated: Oct-02-15 8:28 pm
Regulators are closing a small Georgia bank, marking the seventh failure of a federally insured bank this year.
- Stock market shakes off an early stumble, ends higher Updated: Oct-02-15 7:16 pm
NEW YORK - News of slower hiring last month jolted markets early Friday, driving government bonds up and the dollar down. The stock market, after slumping in early trading, finished the day with a solid gain.
- Obama: No more temporary spending bills, budget deal needed Updated: Oct-02-15 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Friday he won't sign another temporary government funding bill after the current one expires Dec. 11, insisting that congressional Republicans and Democrats work out a long-term budget deal with the White House.
- Miners near Lincoln file countersuit against Forest Service Updated: Oct-02-15 5:44 pm
HELENA, Montana - Two Montana miners filed a countersuit seeking a jury trial to determine their rights to claims near Lincoln after the U.S. government sued them for failing to comply with federal regulations.
- University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee inaugurates chancellor Updated: Oct-02-15 5:29 pm
MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has inaugurated Chancellor Mark Mone, a former business professor tasked with leading the school through a $30 million two-year budget cut.
- FairPoint unemployment benefit decision is reversed Updated: Oct-02-15 5:28 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - The chairwoman of Maine's Unemployment Insurance Commission has reversed a decision to award unemployment benefits to workers who went on strike against FairPoint Communications, drawing an angry response from two unions on Friday.
- Illinois tax break deals yield uncertain results for state Updated: Oct-02-15 5:19 pm
CHICAGO - A newspaper analysis shows that companies who receive tax breaks through Illinois' primary job-creation program often don't add jobs and sometimes even lay off workers.
- Connecticut tobacco farmers look to new markets in Cuba Updated: Oct-02-15 4:58 pm
SOUTH WINDSOR, Connecticut - As public health initiatives cut into sales of cigars and cigarettes, Connecticut tobacco farmers are looking for new markets in Cuba.