Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 12:30pm
President Barack Obama returned Wednesday to the Illinois capital where he launched his national political career and appealed for help ridding politics of "polarization and meanness" that discourage participation in civic life.
Richard Lardner, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 12:20pm
Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.
Larry Neumeister, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 1:30pm
Professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges accusing him of living the high life on the backs of millions of desperate people who used his payday lending operation to get quick cash over the Internet.
Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 12:50pm
The leaders of Connecticut's public colleges and universities asked lawmakers Wednesday to spare their schools major budget cuts, warning that more reductions could mean the elimination of academic and athletic programs and even shuttering some campuses.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 12:50pm
Louisiana's budget gap grew worse Wednesday, reaching a projection of about $850 million and placing government services at risk of deep cuts, with only four months remaining to rebalance the state's spending plan.
Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. Tom Wolf advocating this week for another big boost in aid to public schools in his second budget proposal, but say they are skeptical he will secure a significant victory from the state Legislature since he's yet to get what he wanted in his first attempt.