- Council submits 3 nominees for 1st Judicial District vacancy Updated: May-05-15 4:04 am
JOHNSON CITY, Tennessee - Officials say the Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments has conducted interviews of candidates for the impending circuit court vacancy in the 1st Judicial District.
- Lawyer says Joni Mitchell may be released from hospital soon Updated: May-04-15 5:58 pm
LOS ANGELES - Folk singer Joni Mitchell may be released from the hospital soon but still cannot confer with doctors about her medical care or long-term treatment, an attorney told a judge on Monday.
- Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case Updated: May-04-15 4:45 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Two former political allies of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, and the attorney for one vowed to subpoena her former colleagues to prove her innocence.
- Fla. governor reappoints top posts after abrupt session end Updated: May-04-15 4:41 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott was forced on Monday to reappoint more than a dozen top state officials to their jobs after they were passed over for confirmation by the Florida Senate.
- Latest on traffic jam scandal: Baroni says he's innocent Updated: May-04-15 12:02 pm
- Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination Updated: May-04-15 7:16 am
WASHINGTON - Former technology executive Carly Fiorina says she's seeking GOP presidential nomination.
- ND lottery scam trial allows prosecutors to focus on victims Updated: May-03-15 10:35 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Sanjay Williams often creates a scene during his North Dakota trial on accusations he participated in a wide-ranging Jamaican lottery scam: constantly whispering and passing notes to his lawyer and shaking his head in disgust when his suggestions are ignored.
- Senators: We will interview both men, women for federal role Updated: May-01-15 1:20 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Following reports that Idaho's U.S. senators had narrowed a search for a federal judicial appointment down to four men, the senators insist that they are interviewing both men and women.
- GOP hopefuls for state's high court tout records at forum Updated: Apr-30-15 7:20 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Five Republican candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court all say they have the experience, integrity and character to serve as justices and vowed politics would not influence their decisions.
- Former journalist, Obama adviser nominated to run aid agency Updated: Apr-30-15 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama tapped White House adviser Gayle Smith on Thursday to run the U.S. Agency for International Development, putting a former journalist and longtime Africa expert in charge of his global development agenda for the final years of his presidency.
- Shumlin to appoint independent counsel in Sorrell probe Updated: Apr-28-15 9:20 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin will work with county prosecutors to appoint an independent counsel to investigate alleged campaign finance law violations by Attorney General William Sorrell, Shumlin's spokesman said late Tuesday.
- Obama nominates No. 2 at Coast Guard to run TSA Updated: Apr-28-15 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama nominated the U.S. Coast Guard's second-in-command on Tuesday to run the Transportation Security Administration, tasking Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger with keeping passengers safe amid increasingly complex threats from the Middle East and beyond.
- 8 applicants seek vacancy on Indiana Court of Appeals Updated: Apr-28-15 3:55 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission has received eight applications for a future vacancy on the Indiana Court of Appeals.
- Salt Lake City bishop named new Santa Fe archbishop Updated: Apr-27-15 7:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - In another move reflecting the social justice agenda of Pope Francis, the church announced Monday that pope has appointed Salt Lake City bishop and immigration-reform advocate John C. Wester as the new archbishop for New Mexico's largest diocese.
- Arkansas governor names members to criminal justice panel Updated: Apr-27-15 5:56 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has named 16 members to a legislative task force that will study the reforms enacted this year to ease a backlog of state prisoners in local jails.
- Nevada Republicans mull dumping caucus system Updated: Apr-24-15 10:44 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers are considering dumping their caucus system and replacing it with a primary to choose presidential nominees, a proposal that could upend the 2016 Republican presidential contest.
- Lynch to be sworn in as attorney general on Monday Updated: Apr-24-15 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON - As attorney general Loretta Lynch assumes a portfolio that includes fighting terrorism, preventing cyberattacks and dealing with police and race - issues strikingly similar to what she's dealt with as top federal prosecutor for much of New York City and its eastern suburbs.
- Proposed electric increases fuel Kentucky governor's race Updated: Apr-24-15 11:52 am
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Tammy Stewart makes about $1,600 a month and it goes quickly: a mortgage and a car, insurance, utilities and student loans.
- Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general Updated: Apr-23-15 6:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Loretta Lynch won confirmation as the nation's first black female attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.
- GOP presidential hopeful Cruz criticizes Lynch, skips vote Updated: Apr-23-15 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor against confirming Loretta Lynch, calling her unsuitable to be attorney general.
- Utah election changes sparks GOP infighting Updated: Apr-23-15 3:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A fight among Utah Republicans over changes to the state system for nominating political candidates has mushroomed into an increasingly public dispute, with GOP officials quarreling on the radio and some Republicans questioning party leadership.
- Report on judicial independence: No major changes needed Updated: Apr-23-15 1:56 pm
A task force that spent a year and a half studying how to prevent threats to judicial independence in New Jersey released its final report on Thursday, calling for no major changes to the way judges are nominated.
- State Senate confirms Oahu district court judge Updated: Apr-23-15 9:05 am
HONOLULU - The Hawaii Senate has confirmed a district court judge nomination.
- House, Senate can't agree on mechanism to reject judges Updated: Apr-23-15 7:08 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The state House and Senate have failed to agree on a method for rejecting the governor's nominations for judicial vacancies.
- A look at winning and losing bills in Tenn. Legislature Updated: Apr-23-15 5:10 am
A look at some of the winning and losing legislation during the 2015 session of the Tennessee General Assembly.