- Brewer signs bill banning female circumcision Updated: Apr-24-14 9:16 pm
- Woman gets prison time in Ohio forced-labor case Updated: Apr-24-14 7:29 pm
- Senators kill proposal to raise minimum wage Updated: Apr-24-14 7:16 pm
- Rally pushes to speed up medical marijuana access Updated: Apr-24-14 6:49 pm
- Court: State can vaccinate children in its care Updated: Apr-24-14 6:01 pm
- Arizona Legislature adjourns after 101 days Updated: Apr-24-14 5:01 pm
- Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths Updated: Apr-24-14 5:01 pm
- Missouri House passes cannabis extract legislation Updated: Apr-24-14 4:23 pm
- NM board adds Alzheimer's as qualifying condition Updated: Apr-24-14 4:07 pm
- Inmate injured in assault at Goose Creek prison Updated: Apr-24-14 3:55 pm
- UN chief: Syria war threatens Lebanon's stability Updated: Apr-24-14 3:53 pm
- Iowa Senate passes marijuana oil legalization bill Updated: Apr-24-14 3:40 pm
- Massachusetts governor signs anti-bullying bill Updated: Apr-24-14 2:41 pm
- Iowa teen faces charges in death of infant son Updated: Apr-24-14 1:42 pm
- Former nurse pleads guilty to witness tampering Updated: Apr-24-14 9:59 am
- Health official to discuss infant mortality at ASU Updated: Apr-24-14 5:05 am
- In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle Updated: Apr-24-14 4:32 am
- Event in Martin Co. to commemorate War on Poverty Updated: Apr-24-14 4:08 am
- 6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports Updated: Apr-24-14 3:14 am
- Okla. lawmaker promotes Foster Care Day at Capitol Updated: Apr-24-14 3:13 am
- NY lawmakers to hold forum on heroin, opioid abuse Updated: Apr-24-14 3:07 am
- Hawaii may extend time to sue for child sex abuse Updated: Apr-23-14 11:17 pm
- Initiative seeks to legalize pot in Nevada Updated: Apr-23-14 10:47 pm
- US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years Updated: Apr-23-14 9:53 pm
- 2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns Updated: Apr-23-14 8:58 pm
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed into law a bill outlawing female genital mutilation that's known as female circumcision.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Senators rejected a proposal Thursday that could have increased the minimum wage in Louisiana, a vote that's expected to shelve the debate for the legislative session.
BOSTON - Massachusetts residents suffering from multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease and other debilitating illnesses rallied at the Statehouse Thursday to call on Gov. Deval Patrick to speed up the process for opening medical marijuana dispensaries so they can safely purchase the drug.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Children in the custody of the state can be immunized over the objections of their biological parents, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a case that involves the eight children of a couple with religious objections to vaccinations.
PHOENIX - It took 101 days, one week of national outrage and countless battles.
DETROIT - A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missourians whose epilepsy isn't relieved by other treatments could start taking a cannabis extract under legislation approved Thursday by the state House.
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The list of qualifying conditions for participating in New Mexico's medical marijuana program could soon grow.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An inmate was hospitalized after he was assaulted at the Goose Creek Correctional Center, the third man attacked by another inmate this month and the second that day.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. secretary-general is warning that the 3-year-old conflict in Syria poses a serious threat to the stability of neighboring Lebanon, as thousands of refugees stream into the small country and weapons and fighters are transferred out.
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate has passed a bill legalizing the use of a form of marijuana to treat chronic epilepsy.
BOSTON - Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill designed to build on the state's 2010 anti-bullying law by strengthening protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and students with disabilities.
DES MOINES, Iowa - A 17-year-old Iowa boy faces charges in connection to the death of his 4-month-old son, weeks after the baby was adopted and then returned to his birth mother.
BUTTE, Montana - A former correctional facility nurse convicted of having sex with an inmate has pleaded guilty to trying to threaten a witness.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A federal health official is scheduled to speak about the state's rising infant mortality rate at Alabama State University.
KISSIMMEE, Florida - When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple and their two children have instead been hopping among cheap motel rooms along U.S. 192.
INEZ, Kentucky - An eastern Kentucky county is commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's visit where he declared a War on Poverty.
PHOENIX - Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A state lawmaker is encouraging Oklahomans to participate in Foster Care Day at the Capitol.
CARMEL, New York - A panel of state lawmakers looking for ways to combat the rise in heroin and opioid abuse is holding the first of two forums in the Hudson River Valley.
HONOLULU - Victims of child sexual abuse in Hawaii would have more time to file lawsuits against abusers if lawmakers and the governor approve one of two bills pending in the Legislature.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - A pro-marijuana group hoping to ride a wave of mounting acceptance for cannabis filed an initiative petition Wednesday seeking to legalize recreational pot use in Nevada.
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.
LOS ANGELES - Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday.