- Waterloo councilman cracks down on payday lenders Updated: Mar-08-14 7:32 pm
- GOP gay marriage division on display at conference Updated: Mar-08-14 7:31 pm
- Oil slicks offer sign that Malaysian jet crashed Updated: Mar-08-14 7:30 pm
- NV wildlife agency's sage grouse plans criticized Updated: Mar-08-14 7:27 pm
- Pre-K plan in jeopardy, de Blasio pushes forward Updated: Mar-08-14 7:27 pm
- W.Va. senator against health chief appointment Updated: Mar-08-14 7:17 pm
- Protest stymied after Venezuelan diplomatic win Updated: Mar-08-14 7:14 pm
- Flood-control project almost done in Sioux Falls Updated: Mar-08-14 7:10 pm
- Hundreds attend Jackson mayor's funeral Updated: Mar-08-14 7:10 pm
- Salt Lake City deputy chief accused of harassment Updated: Mar-08-14 7:05 pm
- Republicans decline to endorse Rep. Loon Updated: Mar-08-14 6:52 pm
- Judge: Officer didn't kill Ute tribal member in UT Updated: Mar-08-14 6:49 pm
- California's Brown hears fracking gripes Updated: Mar-08-14 6:46 pm
- Democrat kicking off campaign for SC schools chief Updated: Mar-08-14 6:28 pm
- Kansas Democrats upbeat about governor's race Updated: Mar-08-14 6:26 pm
- Kerry, Cruz and Crist headline Gridiron Dinner Updated: Mar-08-14 6:14 pm
- Critics: Sheriff needs at least $10M more a year Updated: Mar-08-14 6:08 pm
- Emergency workers now subject to background checks Updated: Mar-08-14 5:52 pm
- Senate panel snuffs out e-cigarettes bill Updated: Mar-08-14 5:40 pm
- W.Va. Senate approves regulations for deer farming Updated: Mar-08-14 5:31 pm
- Senate passes bill to regulate medical marijuana Updated: Mar-08-14 5:13 pm
- Former SD senator charged in illegal hunting case Updated: Mar-08-14 5:02 pm
- Solar industry opposes tax on leased panels Updated: Mar-08-14 5:01 pm
- Idaho company denies bilking Medicaid Updated: Mar-08-14 4:52 pm
- Immigrants could be affected by trespassing law Updated: Mar-08-14 4:46 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa - Pat Morrissey campaigned for a Waterloo City Council seat last fall on a platform of cracking down on payday lenders.
SEASIDE, Oregon - Young Republican activists are imploring their party to support gay marriage, saying the Oregon GOP is destined to continue losing elections if it doesn't get behind an issue that's gaining traction around the country.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Two large oil slicks spotted Saturday by the Vietnamese air force offered the first sign that a jetliner carrying 239 people had crashed into the ocean after vanishing from radar without sending a single distress call.
RENO, Nevada - The Nevada Cattlemen's Association is urging its members to deny Nevada Department of Wildlife employees access to private land to protest the agency's proposals to protect sage grouse.
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature proposal, a tax increase on the wealthy to pay for universal prekindergarten, appears to be on life support, blocked by a governor and state lawmakers who stubbornly oppose such a tax in an election year.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The Senate approved more than 200 executive nominations to vacancies in state agencies, boards, commissions, and departments.
CARACAS, Venezuela - In a major show of force, hundreds of National Guardsmen in riot gear and armored vehicles prevented an "empty pots march" from reaching Venezuela's Food Ministry on Saturday to protest now-chronic food shortages.
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Sioux Falls officials can almost see the finish line in a flood-control upgrade project that has lasted nearly 15 years. But the work construction crews are completing in the city's west side was not part of the original project.
JACKSON, Mississippi - The funeral for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah) brought hundreds of mourners to the Jackson Convention Complex.
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank has confirmed that a deputy chief has been on paid administrative leave since November for allegedly violating the city's harassment policy.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Republican delegates in Eden Prairie have declined to endorse state Rep. Jenifer Loon, one of four House Republicans who voted in favor of same-sex marriage.
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has ruled that a Ute tribal member was not murdered by a Vernal police officer after a 2007 chase as his family claimed in a lawsuit.
LOS ANGELES - In a year when California Democrats are worried about motivating their voters, Gov. Jerry Brown heard another unwelcome message Saturday: Some Democratic activists are bristling over his administration's policies on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Democrat Montrio Belton is officially launching his campaign to be South Carolina's next schools superintendent.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Democrats said Saturday that a day-old school funding ruling from the state's highest court will help their chances of unseating Republican Gov. Sam Brownback this year as Democratic challenger Paul Davis makes education spending the cornerstone issue of his campaign.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist are the headliners at Saturday night's Gridiron dinner, a 129-year-old event that features political leaders and journalists poking fun at each other.
NEW ORLEANS - Inmates and the U.S. Justice Department say Orleans Parish Prison is still dangerously understaffed and the sheriff's office needs at least $10 million more to meet court requirements.
SANTA FE, New Mexico - Paramedics and other emergency medical service providers in New Mexico will now be required to go through criminal background checks.
SALT LAKE CITY - A Senate committee has snuffed out a bill to regulate the sale of electronic cigarettes in Utah.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The West Virginia Senate has approved measures to promote and regulate deer farming.
OLYMPIA, Washington - A measure to overhaul the state's medical marijuana system cleared the Senate Saturday as the state moves to merge that largely unregulated market with the still-developing legal recreational market.
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A former state senator is facing a misdemeanor charge after illegally killing a mountain lion that was caught in a bobcat trap in western South Dakota.
PHOENIX - Solar industry officials who spoke with lawmakers this week said they hope to stave off a property tax for leased panels in Arizona.
KIMBERLY, Idaho - A south-central Idaho home-meal delivery service accused by state and federal officials in a lawsuit of overbilling Medicaid by nearly $900,000 is denying the allegations.
PHOENIX - A proposal to expand Arizona's trespassing law drew accusations this week that it targets people living in the state illegally.