- Official urging military members to buy renter's insurance Updated: Feb-11-16 1:20 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The state's insurance commissioner says members of the military stationed in Arkansas should consider buying renter's insurance because the Basic Allowance for Housing no longer covers it.
- The Latest: Cliven Bundy charged with assault, conspiracy Updated: Feb-11-16 1:19 pm
BURNS, Oregon - The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):
- Protests inside, outside during South African nation speech Updated: Feb-11-16 1:13 pm
JOHANNESBURG - Opposition members disrupted the South African president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, with some lawmakers walking out of the joint session.
- Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Updated: Feb-11-16 12:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
- Fantasy sports companies defend embattled industry Updated: Feb-11-16 12:32 pm
BOSTON - Daily fantasy sports companies say their industry remains viable despite a rocky start to 2016.
- Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids Updated: Feb-11-16 12:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.
- Utilities board meets for 4th day on Bakken pipeline permit Updated: Feb-11-16 12:14 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa utilities regulators are meeting for the fourth day to consider whether to allow a Texas company to bury 346 miles of crude oil pipe under Iowa farmland and whether to give the company authority to force unwilling landowners to sign easements using eminent domain laws.
- W.Va. gov: GOP lawmakers not addressing budget "frustrating" Updated: Feb-11-16 12:11 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - About halfway through the 60-day legislative session, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin says it's frustrating that lawmakers haven't considered options to plug a massive budget hole.
- Viewers' Guide: Post-NH, a tense Clinton-Sanders rematch Updated: Feb-11-16 11:57 am
WASHINGTON - Grudge match.
- Nashua aldermen approve solar energy system legislation Updated: Feb-11-16 11:57 am
NASHUA, New Hampshire - New legislation approved by aldermen in Nashua allows for home and business owners to install solar energy systems without raising their property taxes.
- Illinois coal mine owner seeks expansion as fire lingers Updated: Feb-11-16 11:45 am
HILLSBORO, Illinois - The owner of a central Illinois coal mine where an underground fire has smoldered for nearly a year is asking state regulators to approve an expansion that some local residents fear could jeopardize public health and cause environmental damage.
- Panel advances bill to require ultrasounds before abortions Updated: Feb-11-16 11:29 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky lawmakers have advanced a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds prior to abortions and to describe what is seen to the pregnant woman.
- NRC: Nuclear plant employee skipped assigned fire watches Updated: Feb-11-16 10:36 am
PLYMOUTH, Massachusetts - The owner of the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth faces possible punishment from federal regulators because a former security officer admitted to skipping his hourly fire watches then falsifying records to make it appear as if they been completed.
- Uber, Norfolk International Airport ink transportation deal Updated: Feb-11-16 9:48 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - Ride-hailing company Uber has inked a deal with the Norfolk International Airport to allow Uber drivers to transport people to and from the airport.
- Massachusetts strengthens oversight of nursing homes Updated: Feb-11-16 7:40 am
BOSTON - Massachusetts health regulators are strengthening oversight of nursing homes by creating a unit to conduct unannounced inspections and promising to fine problem-plagued facilities.
- City of Jackson passes Uber regulations Updated: Feb-11-16 6:16 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson City Council has passed an ordinance aimed at regulating transportation-network companies like Uber.
- Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method Updated: Feb-11-16 4:33 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.
- New Hampshire city bans use of e-cigarettes Updated: Feb-11-16 4:19 am
DOVER, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire city has voted to ban the use of electronic cigarettes where regular cigarettes are already prohibited.
- As industry shifts, Las Vegas cabs do some soul-searching Updated: Feb-11-16 2:26 am
LAS VEGAS - The arrival of Uber and Lyft in Nevada last fall and a state audit accusing regulators of allowing cabs to charge $47 million in excessive fees each year have the powerful Las Vegas taxi industry and its overseers in the hot seat, facing down a recommendation that the agency be disbanded and its duties passed to another entity.
- Bill would make it $100 fine to smoke in car with kids Updated: Feb-11-16 2:15 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - People who smoke cigarettes in cars with children could be hit with a $100 fine if legislation proposed by a Virginia House Republican becomes law.
- Hearing to focus on proposed ban on some animal products Updated: Feb-11-16 2:01 am
BOSTON - A proposed ban on the sale of food products from farms that keep animals in small, restrictive cages is the subject of a public hearing before Beacon Hill lawmakers at the Statehouse.
- Senate passes bill to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions Updated: Feb-10-16 9:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
- MADD: Car-locking systems stopped 1.77 million drunk drivers Updated: Feb-10-16 9:08 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in a first-of-its-kind report on the devices nationwide.
- New Nebraska Medicaid bill reopens old divide in hearing Updated: Feb-10-16 8:58 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The newest attempt to expand health care coverage with Medicaid dollars reopened an old divide Wednesday before a Nebraska legislative committee.
- The Latest: Bush says he won't blame Obama for problems Updated: Feb-10-16 8:39 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local: