New Mexico governor enacts expanded gun background checks

SANTA FE, N.M.(AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill Friday to drastically expand mandatory background…

Underground fire at Arkansas dump raises health concerns

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than seven months after residents first noticed a fire at…

Governor: No reason to think Amazon might reconsider plan

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says his efforts to get Amazon back on board…

DC attorney general subpoenas Trump’s inaugural committee

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump‘s inaugural committee has received a subpoena from the attorney…

Missouri House passes wide-ranging abortion restrictions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — The Missouri House on Wednesday took steps to outlaw most abortions in…

Governors eyeing White House may struggle to raise money

WASHINGTON / FEBRUARY 26, 2019 (STL.News) Democrats hoping to use the governor’s mansion to launch a…

LOS ANGELES | Poop-to-power part of Aliso Canyon settlement raises stink

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A stink is being raised over a $120 million court settlement from…

RICHMOND, Va | Virginia’s Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching…

LONDON | US officials honor UK man who tends memorial of US Airmen

LONDON (AP) — U.S. officials have honored a British man who has for decades tended a…

RALEIGH, N.C. | Was that ballot fraud in North Carolina US House race?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The country’s last vacant congressional seat will stay that way for months…

LOS ANGELES | Judge grants citizenship to twin son of gay couple

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge in California has ruled that a twin son of…

SALEM, Ore | Oregon housing squeeze sets stage for statewide rent control

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is poised to…

State lawmakers place their bets on sports gambling

Kentucky’s public employee pension system, $39 billion in the red, is among the worst-funded retirement plans…

BERLIN | Germany: Weapons firm ex-workers convicted over Mexico sales

BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday convicted two former employees of gun maker Heckler…

MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin governor vetoes tax plan; early showdown with GOP

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a GOP income tax cut bill Wednesday…

WASHINGTON | DC, Md. officials ready with subpoenas in Trump hotel case

WASHINGTON — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said Monday that they…

PARADISE, Calif. | The Latest: Death toll in N California wildfire jumps to 42

PARADISE, Calif.— The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Authorities have reported…

PARADISE, Calif. | Grim search for more fire victims; 31 dead across California

PARADISE, Calif. — As wildfires raged at both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic:…

Democratic wins could mean state action on health care, guns

Democratic gains in the 2018 elections could lead to a push for expanded health coverage, gun…