Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 1:31pm
Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and fostered his legacy for decades after he was slain, has died of an apparent heart attack, authorities said Tuesday. She was 69.
The House health care committee passed a Senate-approved bill Tuesday that would expand Louisiana's medical marijuana law. The 8-6 vote for Sen. Fred Mills' proposal sends it to the full House for consideration. Here's how committee members voted:
Brady McCombs, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 12:50pm
The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty, but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage.
The Arizona Legislature on Tuesday finally began debating a spending package for the state budget year that begins July 1 after a week of wrangling over additional funding for K-12 schools that wasn't included in the initial budget agreement.
Lisa Lerer, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 12:12pm
When President Bill Clinton rolled into the small Appalachian town of Ashland, Kentucky, in 1996, cheering crowds lined the streets. Local boy-turned-country music star Billy Ray Cyrus performed a special version of his hit, "Achy Breaky Heart" before nearly 20,000 supporters at a riverfront re-election rally.
Brian Rohan, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 12:11pm
Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry that were leaked to the media on Tuesday outline strategies for deflecting public outrage over recent arrests and suggest the prosecutor general impose a gag order on the case of an Italian student abducted and killed in Cairo.
Tom Krisher and Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press | Posted May 3rd - 12:10pm
America's love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales. Ford posted record SUV sales, while Toyota broke a record for SUV and truck sales.