- Washington Senate votes to oust transportation secretary Updated: Feb-06-16 1:20 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - The state Senate on Friday rejected the gubernatorial appointment of Transportation Secretary Lynn Peterson, ousting her from the job she has held since shortly after Gov. Jay Inslee took office in 2013.
- The Latest: Death toll rises to 7 in Taiwan quake Updated: Feb-06-16 1:07 am
TAINAN, Taiwan - The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):
- Alaska troopers: No plans to intervene in village dispute Updated: Feb-06-16 12:58 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska State Troopers said they don't know who the rightful tribal leaders are in a western Alaska village involved in a power struggle, and they've taken no action weeks after a federal judge said the agency could use force to evict former leaders.
- Police: Woman killed after school bus jumps curb in Brooklyn Updated: Feb-06-16 12:47 am
NEW YORK - Police say a school bus jumped a curb in New York City, hitting and killing a woman.
- Woman killed by Phoenix-area police had popular online video Updated: Feb-06-16 12:16 am
MESA, Arizona - Police in a Phoenix suburb shot and killed a knife-wielding woman whose struggles with Asperger's syndrome went viral last year when she posted an online video showing her service dog comforting her.
- Johnny Manziel's father worried quarterback self-destructing Updated: Feb-06-16 12:12 am
CLEVELAND - With Johnny Manziel's professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback's safety.
- Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback Updated: Feb-06-16 12:10 am
WASHINGTON - Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat.
- Missouri lawmaker ends restraining order after alleged fight Updated: Feb-06-16 12:03 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A Missouri lawmaker has dropped a restraining order he had obtained against a colleague with whom he says he got into a fistfight.
- In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss Updated: Feb-05-16 11:26 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.
- Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted Updated: Feb-05-16 11:05 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago police said late Friday they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a "targeted incident," though they're still trying to determine a possible motive.
- Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch Updated: Feb-05-16 10:43 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.
- Hawaii lawmakers take step to legalize industrial hemp Updated: Feb-05-16 10:31 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii residents say legalizing industrial hemp could spur business ventures ranging from home construction to selling hemp seed candy bars at Hawaii airports.
- Latest: Chicago police believe 6 found dead were targeted Updated: Feb-05-16 10:21 pm
CHICAGO - The Latest on six people found dead in a house on Chicago's South Side (all times local):
- The Latest: Clinton makes pitch to young NH voters Updated: Feb-05-16 10:20 pm
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail with days to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):
- Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism Updated: Feb-05-16 10:19 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.
- Association honors work by Iowa newspapers Updated: Feb-05-16 10:01 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines Register was named Friday as the Iowa Newspaper Association 2016 "Newspaper of the Year."
- Snyder defends office's handling of Legionnaires' outbreak Updated: Feb-05-16 9:58 pm
FLINT, Michigan - Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday defended how his office responded to an email flagging a potential link between a surge in Legionnaires' disease and Flint's water, saying an aide asked for further investigation but a state agency did not bring forward the issue again.
- Judges strike down 2 North Carolina congressional districts Updated: Feb-05-16 9:51 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Federal judges struck down late Friday two majority black congressional districts in North Carolina, saying race was the predominant factor in drawing those lines but state legislators lacked justification in using that practice.
- Missouri defends law capping cities' traffic ticket revenue Updated: Feb-05-16 9:50 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A new Missouri law overhauling the state's municipal courts and police departments violates the separation of powers, defies the state constitution's limits on unfunded mandates and unfairly singles out the St. Louis area, an attorney representing 12 St. Louis County municipalities told a courtroom Friday.
- Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse Updated: Feb-05-16 9:39 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday released nearly 200 photographs of detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan, taken mostly between 2004 and 2006, involving 56 cases of alleged abuse by U.S. forces.
- Federal judge issues temporary freeze on new election law Updated: Feb-05-16 9:35 pm
LANSING, Michigan - A federal court judge put a temporary freeze Friday on a new Michigan election law that critics say amounts to a "gag order," and urged lawmakers to clarify the issue quickly.
- State moving inmates from regional jails to save money Updated: Feb-05-16 9:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Budget problems are forcing the Mississippi Department of Corrections to cut the state inmate population at county regional jails.
- Hawaii lawmakers want task force on body, dashboard cameras Updated: Feb-05-16 9:13 pm
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers want to set up a task force to see what it would take for police to use body cameras and dashboard cameras statewide.
- Minimum wage hike gains momentum in Legislature Updated: Feb-05-16 9:11 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The minimum wage debate gained momentum at the Legislature on Friday when a handful of senators narrowly favored a newly proposed bill to raise wages in a three-tiered approached aimed at pleasing Oregon's wide spectrum of urban and rural areas.
- New Mexico police may get hate-crime protections Updated: Feb-05-16 8:57 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A proposal in to add law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians as protected classes to New Mexico's hate crimes law has been approved by the state House of Representatives.