- Farley Nuclear Plant conducting exercise Updated: Apr-19-14 5:34 am
- Nebraska lawmakers to study tax issues over break Updated: Apr-19-14 5:04 am
- Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice Updated: Apr-19-14 4:52 am
- Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout Updated: Apr-19-14 4:26 am
- Road kill bill would make claiming animals simpler Updated: Apr-19-14 4:13 am
- Brown County takes 2nd run at courthouse upgrades Updated: Apr-19-14 4:05 am
- 6 charged with conspiracy to defraud government Updated: Apr-19-14 3:04 am
- Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review Updated: Apr-19-14 1:19 am
- Western officials discuss taking land from feds Updated: Apr-18-14 10:53 pm
- NY judge upholds charges against financier's kin Updated: Apr-18-14 9:19 pm
- Court case to test Minnesota's 'Buy the Farm' law Updated: Apr-18-14 8:34 pm
- Ex-Vermont employee faces embezzlement charges Updated: Apr-18-14 7:16 pm
- Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts Updated: Apr-18-14 7:08 pm
- Citing fraud, Maine to put photos on EBT cards Updated: Apr-18-14 6:41 pm
- Food stamp backlog still costs NC governments Updated: Apr-18-14 6:31 pm
- Officials announce plan for Microsoft data center Updated: Apr-18-14 6:08 pm
- State OKs tax credits for Tama meatpacking plant Updated: Apr-18-14 4:52 pm
- Conservative think tank CEO headed to Virginia Updated: Apr-18-14 4:38 pm
- Medicaid, welfare to play big in Maine campaigns Updated: Apr-18-14 4:18 pm
- Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker Updated: Apr-18-14 4:05 pm
- Colorado angles to expand hemp industry Updated: Apr-18-14 3:52 pm
- Judge strikes down part of Minnesota energy law Updated: Apr-18-14 3:44 pm
- Illinois' mining-oversight official fired Updated: Apr-18-14 3:41 pm
- Chafee signs digital proof of insurance bill Updated: Apr-18-14 3:34 pm
- Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges Updated: Apr-18-14 3:13 pm
DOTHAN, Alabama - Officials at the Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan are telling people not to get excited if they see a lot of law enforcement and emergency vehicles around the plant next week.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - After providing more than $400 million in tax relief for Nebraskans this session, lawmakers are still looking at changes to the state's tax structure.
AMSTERDAM - Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.
WASHINGTON - Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common.
LANSING, Michigan - Getting a drive-through meal could take on new meaning in Michigan if legislation is approved making it easier to take home road kill.
NASHVILLE, Indiana - Brown County officials are taking another run at residents in hopes they'll support a tax increase for an expansion of the outdated 130-year-old courthouse.
JACKSONVILLE, Florida - Six people have been charged in a conspiracy to defraud the government in Jacksonville federal court.
WASHINGTON - People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw.
SALT LAKE CITY - Officials from nine Western states say it's time they take control of federal lands within their borders.
NEW YORK - A judge has declined to toss out federal fraud charges against the brother of a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder, though she noted that two charges have flaws that the government must fix.
MINNEAPOLIS - A case set for trial next week is expected to test Minnesota's "Buy the Farm" law, which is meant to require utilities building high-voltage power lines to buy out farms in the way if affected landowners demand it.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A former state employee was charged Friday with embezzling more than $50,000 by using what Gov. Peter Shumlin called a "fairly sophisticated" scheme that involved setting up false claims against the state and then using the money that was to pay those claims for her own purposes.
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Most of Illinois' 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state's temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, according to a document being circulated as part of Illinois Democrats' campaign to preserve the tax hike and push to update the state's school funding formula.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine will begin putting photo identification on welfare benefit cards this month, first in Bangor and then across the state in an effort to target fraud and abuse, Gov. Paul LePage's administration said on Friday.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina's backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.
TAMA, Iowa - State officials on Friday approved tax credits for developers to reopen a long-closed meatpacking plant in Tama that would eventually employ about 600 workers.
PORTLAND, Maine - The CEO of the Maine Heritage Policy Center is resigning at the end of April to lead Virginia-based State Budget Solutions, a think tank that aims to help states develop fiscally sound budgets.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year, and Republicans didn't get their wish to overhaul welfare programs, either. But that won't stop them from trying to transform those failures into successes on the campaign trail as they now return to their districts to drum up votes for the November election.
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.
DENVER - Colorado is just starting its experiment with industrial hemp production, but interest in the new crop is so strong that the state is moving to expand the number and size of farms growing marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin.
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal judge has found that part of a Minnesota law designed to promote the use of renewable energy is unconstitutional and she barred state officials from enforcing it.
ST. LOUIS - A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the latest official to depart in the last two months.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Lincoln Chafee has signed into law legislation allowing motorists in Rhode Island to use their smartphones to offer police proof they have auto insurance.
CHICAGO - For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.