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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a $687 million emergency drought-relief package last year, but about half of the money has yet to be awarded or spent. Highlights of where the money was supposed to go and how much has been spent as of June 1: ___...
FIREBAUGH, Calif. (AP) — More than $340 million that was supposed to be rushed to drought-stricken California communities sits unspent in government bank accounts more than a year after lawmakers voted to use the money to provide water, protect wells from contamination and...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Trying again to execute the country's only survivor of a botched lethal injection amounts to cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy, according to lawyers fighting a second execution try. Romell Broom, 59, was sentenced to die for the 1984 rape and...
NEW YORK (AP) — An undercover New York Police Department detective was acquitted Tuesday of the most serious charges but convicted of lesser crimes for participating in a motorcycle rally that devolved into highway pandemonium as an SUV driver was pulled from his window and...
BOSTON (AP) — As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the future of same-sex marriage, the nine justices could consider the experience in Massachusetts, the state with the longest-running real-world test of what happens when gay couples are allowed to tie the knot. The legalization of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has thrown out a pair of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration's plan to address climate change. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the lawsuits are premature because the proposed...
BOSTON (AP) — As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the future of same-sex marriage, the nine justices could consider the experience in Massachusetts — the state with the longest-running real-world test of what happens when gay couples are allowed to tie the knot. The legalization...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has no alternate plan if the Supreme Court invalidates a key benefit of his health care law and he places the burden on the Republican-controlled Congress to fix the law if the high court wipes out insurance for millions of...
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — As investigators seek accomplices who may have helped two convicted murderers escape a maximum-security prison, many other questions remain about the brash, elaborate breakout. How could nobody hear prisoners slicing through a steel wall, breaking through...