Highlights of the final North Carolina budget agreement as proposed in legislation and the related "money report" crafted by House and Senate leaders. The $22.3 billion plan adjusts the second year of the already-approved two-year budget.
Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 4:41pm
About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late Thursday.
Joan Lowy and Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 4:32pm
The first U.S. fatality using self-driving technology took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car operating the vehicle's "Autopilot" automated driving system died after a collision with a truck in Florida, federal officials said Thursday.
Mead Gruver, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 4:11pm
Northwest College instructor and Republican U.S. House candidate Mike Konsmo promised Thursday to forgo all congressional health and pension benefits, not to buy or hold stock while in office and not to serve more than four terms, saying he wanted to remain unencumbered by influences to his vote.
Joe Reedy, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:51pm
Florida legislators passed 279 bills during this year's session three months ago, and 162 of them take effect on Friday with the start of the state's fiscal year, affecting school choice, abortion, tax cuts and many more aspects of life in the Sunshine State.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:51pm
Louisiana is becoming the first state in the Republican-dominated Deep South to expand its Medicaid program, with more than 233,000 people already enrolled in the government-financed insurance coverage that begins Friday.
David Crary, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:41pm
Planned Parenthood says it will work with its abortion-rights allies in eight states to repeal laws that may be vulnerable following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down tough abortion restrictions in Texas.
Mike Stobbe, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:41pm
Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Jun 30th - 3:31pm
Saying it's the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces.
A number of new laws will take effect in Connecticut on Friday, the first day of the new fiscal year, including many provisions in the newly revised $19.7 billion state budget. Following are highlights of some of the new laws.