Democratic mega-donor Mostyn dies amid 'mental health issue'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic mega-donor Steve Mostyn, a powerful Texas trial lawyer who was among the nation's largest backers of liberal causes and candidates, died after what his wife says was "a...

In Kentucky town, gay-marriage opponent Davis still divides

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Residents in a Kentucky county fear the 2018 election will stir up the gay marriage license controversy again after the clerk who went to jail over the issue announced her re-elec...

AP Exclusive: 17 escapes from Hawaii hospital since 2010

HONOLULU (AP) — More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to Californ...

Suit seeks to stop new union limits around farm operations

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's only farmworker union and some members sued Wednesday to block a law limiting organized labor's activities in and around the state's vegetable and tobacco fields ...

Republican governors gather amid party setbacks, turmoil

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation's governorships are gathering this week in America's largest red state, in part to strategize about how to maintain their politica...

Gay rights pioneer Chi keeps rainbow flag aloft after accepting award

"I am willing to exchange my Presidential Cultural Award for the right of gay people to get married," long-time gay rights activist Chi Chia-wei (祁家威) said last month after it was announced ...

Raiders mark new chapter with Vegas stadium groundbreaking

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In a ceremony that balanced the glitz that Las Vegas embodies and the tragedy from which it is still recovering, the Oakland Raiders broke ground on a 65,000-seat domed stadium across...

California Senate changes process for sex harassment claims

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Senate announced Sunday it will hire an outside legal team to investigate all complaints of sexual misconduct and recommend discipline following new allegation...

Trump opposition inspires Dem focus on statehouse wins

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would "drain the swamp" in Washington. Progressives are hoping to make good on that vow, leveraging anti-Trump feeling to limit corporate influence ...

Wisconsin Gov. Walker, Foxconn leader sign plant contract

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Foxconn Technology Group Chairman Terry Gou have signed off on a $3 billion contract for the Taiwanese company to build a massive display-screen fac...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images, made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean, published in the past week. Bolivians carried hu...

Michigan may weaken policy on ship ballast water treatment

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Legislature may weaken a policy requiring oceangoing cargo ships to treat ballast water against invasive species before dumping it. A 2005 law ...

Wisconsin board approves $3 billion Foxconn contract terms

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's economic development board approved the key terms of a contract Wednesday implementing a $3 billion incentive package for a Foxconn Technology Group plant in the state...

Virginia woman makes history as openly transgender delegate

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman who is set to become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature in the U.S. brushed off her historic win over one of the state's most con...

AmCham lauds Taiwan's new foreign talent act as breakthrough towards global society

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- According to a November 8 press release by the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei, AmCham Taipei has given its complete support towards the new foreign talent act and&...