Alison Noon, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 3:10pm
Political donors have spent a record $450 million on 17 statewide November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for the most spent on propositions appearing on state ballots in a single year, campaign reports filed Thursday show.
Keith Ridler, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 3:01pm
The outgoing director of the National Park Service says the agency must attract younger and more racially diverse visitors to the areas it manages and will probably uncover more cases of sexual harassment in its workforce.
Michael Catalini, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 3:01pm
New Jersey's commuter railroad is facing growing calls for more scrutiny at federal and state levels amid questions about its safety after one of its trains crashed into a station last month, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100.
Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 2:13pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security of health insurance" because of the Affordable Care Act.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 2:11pm
Louisiana's Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor's order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.
Ken Sweet, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 1:31pm
More Americans have access to a checking or savings account, according to a survey released Thursday by federal regulators, a sign that the improving economy is helping lift the nation's poorest households.
Andrew Demillo, Associated Press | Posted Oct 20th - 1:22pm
A labor union that has demonstrated against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a judge's decision barring it from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.