- Euro hits highest level against dollar since 2011 Updated: Mar-07-14 9:10 am
- Nixon reaches trade agreement in Ontario Updated: Mar-07-14 5:04 am
- Heavier sanctions on Russia could backfire Updated: Mar-07-14 3:47 am
- Kansas City group asks ICE to return deported man Updated: Mar-06-14 10:49 pm
- Inslee to keep pushing teacher-evaluation bill Updated: Mar-06-14 8:28 pm
- Gay hiring fears hurt Baptist agency fundraising Updated: Mar-06-14 5:21 pm
- Kansas court to issue school finance ruling Updated: Mar-06-14 5:08 pm
- Legislative leaders: Budget shows government works Updated: Mar-06-14 4:59 pm
- Nominee to head CFTC promises tough enforcement Updated: Mar-06-14 4:52 pm
- EU slaps initial sanctions on Russia Updated: Mar-06-14 3:34 pm
- NH Senate OKs Medicaid money for private coverage Updated: Mar-06-14 3:17 pm
- Fla. high court: Immigrant can't get law license Updated: Mar-06-14 1:56 pm
- Obama says Crimea separation vote would break law Updated: Mar-06-14 1:45 pm
- Bar group: Hawaii high court pick 'unqualified' Updated: Mar-06-14 12:48 pm
- Supreme Court says immigrant can't get law license Updated: Mar-06-14 12:03 pm
- European Central Bank holds rates amid recovery Updated: Mar-06-14 10:57 am
- Congress set to take 1st steps on Ukraine, Russia Updated: Mar-06-14 10:38 am
- House panel bars funds for immigrant advocate Updated: Mar-05-14 8:53 pm
- Senate takes up bill opposing federal health law Updated: Mar-05-14 8:43 pm
- Judge blocks rule canceling voter's registration Updated: Mar-05-14 7:43 pm
- Lawsuit seeks to reinstate canceled health plans Updated: Mar-05-14 6:47 pm
- After primary victory, Texas' Davis faces big odds Updated: Mar-05-14 6:46 pm
- Arkansas officials eye changes to Medicaid plan Updated: Mar-05-14 6:28 pm
- EU ready to provide Ukraine aid worth $15 billion Updated: Mar-05-14 5:54 pm
- House backs bill to delay health care penalty Updated: Mar-05-14 5:19 pm
LONDON - The euro has struck its highest level against the dollar for nearly two and a half years in the wake of the European Central Bank's decision not to cut interest rates further.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says an agreement for future trade and economic development has been reached with the Canadian province of Ontario.
WASHINGTON - Underlying talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could backfire on the U.S. and Europe.
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The 12-year-old daughter of a man recently deported from Kansas City tried to meet with immigration officials Thursday to plead for her father's return from Mexico, but she and an advocacy group helping the family said they were turned away after being told no one was available after showing up unannounced.
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he hopes lawmakers can come to an agreement on the state's teacher-evaluation system before the Legislature adjourns next week.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Uncertainty over a short-lived proposal to open employment to gays at Kentucky's largest private child care agency prompted many of its supportive churches to withhold giving last year, causing a multi-million dollar shortfall.
TOPEKA, Kansas - Months of speculation and anxiety over the fate of the funding of Kansas public schools will become clearer Friday when the state Supreme Court issues a ruling in case that has dragged on for nearly four years.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Before the current session started, Iowa's legislative leaders decided they'd work toward broad budget figures on which Republicans and Democrats could agree to prove divided government can work, they said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's choice to head an agency overseeing potentially risky financial market activities is promising to act aggressively against misconduct to ensure investors' confidence.
BRUSSELS - BRUSSELS - The European Union suspended talks with Russia on a wide-ranging economic pact and a visa agreement Thursday in response to its military incursion into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, threatening tougher sanctions unless Moscow swiftly defuses the crisis.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday approved using federal Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for thousands of poor adults, with supporters emphasizing the benefits to the state's economy and the health of its residents and opponents arguing taxpayers would be stuck with the bill when federal money drops off.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that immigrants in the country illegally can't be given a license to practice law.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.
HONOLULU - The Hawaii State Bar Association is calling the governor's state Supreme Court nominee "unqualified."
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Supreme Court says the Florida Bar can't admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.
FRANKFURT, Germany - The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate on hold Thursday and raised its economic growth forecasts as it acknowledged that the recovery is strengthening in the 18 countries that use the euro.
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives was poised Thursday to pass the first aid bill for Ukraine's new, pro-Western government, while both chambers of Congress looked to advance legislation imposing hard-hitting sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin's government.
WASHINGTON - The first immigration bill in the House this year would prohibit any money for the public advocate for immigrants in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Senators took up legislation Wednesday that aims to slow implementation of the federal health care overhaul in South Carolina, but even its Republican backers acknowledge it makes no attempt to nullify the law as many people believe.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz did not have the authority to create a new rule aimed at ridding voter registration rolls of voters who didn't appear to be U.S. citizens, a judge said Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO, California - A state lawmaker who is running for state insurance commissioner said Wednesday that he is suing California's health benefits exchange for wrongly cutting off more than 1 million insurance policies and for what he called wasting taxpayer money on useless marketing campaigns.
AUSTIN, Texas - After her easy victory in the Texas Democratic primary, Wendy Davis, one of the brightest stars of the 2014 campaign, is now embarking on her mission to win the governor's office and revive her party's fortunes in the heart of conservative America. Already, Texas politics has never seen anyone like her: a dynamo with a trailer park-to-Harvard Law story who makes nationwide donors swoon.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - With Arkansas' model plan to use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for the poor spared for another year, backers of the nationally watched program are now focusing on changes that will be needed to keep it alive in the future.
BRUSSELS - The European Union is ready to give Ukraine 11 billion euros ($15 billion) in loans and grants over the coming years to help stabilize its economy, the head of the bloc's executive arm said Wednesday.
WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday backed a one-year delay in the penalty that individuals would have to pay for failing to sign up for health insurance, the 50th time Republicans have forced a vote to repeal, gut or change the law championed by President Barack Obama.