John O'Connor and Ivan Moreno, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 12:01pm
Illinois lawmakers began voting Thursday on a stopgap spending deal that would ensure schools open in August and fund state services for the next six months, but it wouldn't end the ideological divide that led to the yearlong budget standoff.
Dave Collins, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 11:32am
Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in Connecticut in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial groups, according to an analysis released Thursday of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States.
James Nord, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 11:21am
A slew of new laws that were passed during the 2016 legislative session go into effect Friday, including tighter restrictions on abortions and allowing beer and wine sales at universities. Here's a look at some of the new laws going into effect:
CVS Pharmacy has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle allegations that dozens of its Massachusetts pharmacies violated federal law by filling forged prescriptions for addictive painkillers and other controlled substances.
Travis Loller, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 11:21am
The future seemed grim five years ago for a Nashville soda shop that has been serving up ice cream since the Great Depression. Faced with a rent increase, the Elliston Place Soda Shop hung a sign on the door: It would be closing for good.
Shares of Hershey are soaring after a report that it could be taken over by Oreo maker Mondelez International, a combination that would bring together some of the world's best-known chocolate and cookie brands under one company.
Cinar Kiper, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 11:11am
An adoring father of his four "princesses." A weeping bride-to-be, bent over her fiancee's coffin. Two women looking forward to a few days' vacation with their husbands and their infant children. Victims of Tuesday night's attack at Istanbul's main airport have left behind mourning friends and relatives who are now struggling to deal with their loss. Here are some of their stories:
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 11:01am
New York City is taking a novel approach to addressing enduring pockets of the home foreclosure crisis by buying long-unpaid mortgages, with plans to help owners stay in their homes if possible or use the properties as affordable housing if not, officials say.