The state attorney general says a judge has ruled that the Hawaii Department of Education didn't violate the state constitution by not making a Hawaiian language immersion program available for students on Lanai.
Ashley Lisenby, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 7:30pm
A state lawmaker and former prosecutor wants to eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex crimes in Illinois, a response to the hush-money case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
Gene Johnson, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 7:21pm
A massive habitat restoration effort by the U.S. government doesn't do nearly enough to improve Northwest salmon runs, a federal judge ruled Thursday, handing a major victory to conservationists, anglers and others who hope to someday see four dams on the Snake River breached to make way for the fish.
Despite Wednesday's adjournment deadline, Connecticut legislators planned to return, possibly early next week, to vote on a new budget for fiscal year 2017, budget-related bills and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's criminal justice bill.
Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 6:50pm
A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.
Todd Richmond, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 6:40pm
Wisconsin prosecutors filed charges Wednesday against a 20-year-old man accused of killing a woman in a random drive-by shooting along an interstate while she was driving home to Illinois with her husband and two children.
Tom Krisher and Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 6:30pm
Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.