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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and were lining up again Wednesday. Just...
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker's proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation. The demise of the legislation Wednesday comes as...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Donald Trump takes office, the CIA on Wednesday published for the first time its guidelines for how it collects, stores, searches and shares information about Americans. New rules put limits on those who can search it and require they give a...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Newly bolstered Republican majorities are moving quickly in several states to diminish the power of organized labor with new laws prohibiting mandatory union fees in workplaces. So-called right-to-work laws could get votes Thursday in the Missouri...
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A decade ago, Washington state created a paid family leave program that required many employers to offer five weeks of paid time off for new parents. But the law that once offered hope to working parents quickly turned into an empty promise because state...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee man says a tough-talking, cowboy-hat wearing Wisconsin sheriff detained him after a flight because the man shook his head at the lawman, who's gained a national prominence for his outspoken support of Donald Trump. Dan Black said in a complaint...
Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease. The 92-year-old Bush also broke a vertebra in 2015 and has used a motorized...
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the hospitalization of former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Former President George W. Bush still plans to attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration this week even though his father and mother are hospitalized in...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people. The February 2015 crash highlighted a problem that has...