State of Missouri lands at center of racial conflict _ again

Missouri is again at the center of a racially charged conflict after a judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the death of a black drug suspect. ...

Texas asks court to allow its ban on 'sanctuary cities'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Attorneys for Texas are asking a federal appeals court in New Orleans to let the state's law banning "sanctuary cities" take effect. U.S. District Judge Orlando Ga...

Panel weighs governor request to move Confederate monuments

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The location of three Confederate memorials standing on North Carolina's old Capitol grounds for over a century could depend on a panel of professors and historic preservation boo...

The Latest: Montana preparing to take over asbestos cleanup

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to clean up a Montana community where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure. (all times local): 3:30 State and loca...

Montana set to take over deadly asbestos cleanup site

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure entered a new phase Thursday as officials begin ...

Attorneys: Portions of Foxconn law could be unconstitutional

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nonpartisan attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislature are warning that portions of a newly signed law speeding up legal appeals related to a planned flat-screen display factory coul...

Kentucky judge dismisses challenge of medical marijuana ban

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's ban on marijuana for medical purposes. Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate recognized...

Pennsylvania takes credit ratings hit amid budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's credit rating is taking a hit, another black eye in the nearly three-month budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legisla...

Las Vegas officials waiting for Denver to act on pot lounges

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip have decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation's first marijuana club before they discuss licensing and regulating...

Taiwan headline news

Taipei, Sept. 19 -- The lead stories in major Taiwan Chinese language dailies on Tuesday are as follows: @United Daily News: Cabinet to submit five-day workweek rules plan to Legislature by en...

Civil Air Patrol officer reinstated after hanging post

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A lieutenant colonel in the Kansas' Civil Air Patrol who resigned his command after posting on Facebook that a state lawmaker should "swing from a tree" has chosen not to resume pa...

Latest: Walker says Foxconn to announce plant location soon

STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Wisconsin legislators' efforts to bring a Foxconn Technology Group plant to southeastern Wisconsin (all times local): 9:40 a.m. ...

Walker to sign $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

STURTEVANT, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is about to sign the $3 billion Foxconn Technology Group bill into law, just days after it passed the state Legislature. Walker pl...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

MALAYSIA-MAHATHIR-AP INTERVIEW — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says in an AP interview the opposition alliance campaigning to topple the country's corruption-tainted leader can win ...

Young democracy activist among Macau election winners

HONG KONG (AP) — Macau voters have elected a young pro-democracy activist to the Chinese casino capital's legislature, as opposition lawmakers expanded their presence at the expense of candidates link...