Summer Ballentine, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 4:40pm
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure Wednesday that would cap the targets state government uses to fund public K-12 schools, chiding legislators for approving a "broken promise" to students he said will pave the way for them to enact more tax breaks.
Bob Moen, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 4:40pm
A coalition of school districts and other groups have told Wyoming lawmakers that cuts to K-12 schools enacted during this year's legislative session are not fair and are resulting in school closures and teacher layoffs.
Alan Fram, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 4:01pm
The reaction of congressional Republicans to Donald Trump's ascension ranged from subdued to silent on Wednesday, a day after the billionaire TV personality was all but anointed as the party's presidential nominee.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 4:00pm
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 3:51pm
Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. racked up a big loss in the first quarter because of production problems with its new SUV, but investors cheered the news that it's on target to meet its delivery goals this year and bring its new, low-cost car to market by 2017.
Matthew Perrone, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 3:51pm
Doctors who prescribe painkillers should be required to undergo training aimed at reducing misuse and abuse of the medications, federal health experts say, though they acknowledge the challenge of putting such a mandate in place.
Brian Melley, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 3:32pm
The estimated cost of a massive gas well blowout that spewed methane uncontrollably for nearly four months and uprooted 8,000 Los Angeles families has more than doubled to $665 million, Sempra Energy announced Wednesday.
Tom Krisher and Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 3:31pm
Prodded by the U.S. government, Takata agreed Wednesday to add up to 40 million air bag inflators to an already massive recall, raising questions about the auto industry's ability to produce and distribute the necessary replacement parts.
Martha Waggoner, Associated Press | Posted May 4th - 3:20pm
A report about the practices of farmers who sell tobacco to R.J. Reynolds shows that a few growers had children under the age of 13 working in their fields, violating a pledge by the company to ban the hiring of people so young.