Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 10:00pm
The House voted Wednesday to bar the U.S. government from future purchases of heavy water from Iran, undercutting the controversial nuclear pact with that nation and earning a certain veto threat on a key government funding bill.
Kate Brumback, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 9:52pm
A 2012 Georgia law banning abortions after 20 weeks quietly took effect nearly six months ago with no fanfare or resistance — until lawyers for three obstetricians who had challenged the measure realized what had happened.
A campsite that offers a serene getaway by a California lake was wrecked after about a thousand fraternity and sorority members left a half-mile-wide swath of trash, empty bottles, tents and coolers after an annual trip.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 8:30pm
State Controller Ron Knecht said Wednesday that he's abandoning an effort to repeal Nevada's new commerce tax because a recent court setback made it too difficult to gather the signatures needed to get the measure on the ballot.
Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 7:51pm
Amid howls of protest from Republicans, the Democratic-led Illinois House passed a spending plan for next year Wednesday without considering any of the pro-business legislation GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner wants as part of a deal to end an historic budget stalemate.
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 7:10pm
A Turkish celebrity who lived the high life as he enabled Iran to overcome U.S. sanctions and deceive the United States and the international banking system for years is a flight risk and shouldn't get bail, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Michael Biesecker and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 7:00pm
Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted May 25th - 6:00pm
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard's former chief of staff testified Wednesday that he became uncomfortable at times when Hubbard's personal business dealings appeared to intersect with the official functions of his office.