Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 5:00pm
Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane she was traveling in crashed into the ocean was wearing an infant life vest and the pilot didn't give a safety briefing before takeoff, according to details in a National Transportation Safety Board report.
Dave Gram, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 4:50pm
Gearing up for a planned Saturday adjournment, Vermont lawmakers approved updates to the state's forestry laws, declared saliva testing for drugged driving a dead issue and considered whether to call for a nonbinding referendum on legalizing marijuana.
A man wanted in a neighboring jurisdiction pulled a gun while deputies had him surrounded but it's not clear if he killed himself or if he was shot by a deputy, a northeast Louisiana sheriff said Thursday.
Jurors have gone home without reaching a verdict in the trial of a Kansas anti-abortion activist accused of sending a letter suggesting someone might place an explosive under the car of a doctor training to perform abortions.
Summer Ballentine, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 4:20pm
The day after Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a measure that would allow Missouri to spend less money but still meet the target for fully funding K-12 public schools, the state House quickly took the final vote needed to override him Thursday, making the bill a law.
A bill that would ensure residents could carry concealed weapons on or near school grounds as long as it's on a public street, sidewalk or alley maintained by a municipality has been approved by the Arizona Senate.
Kevin McGill, Associated Press | Posted May 5th - 4:10pm
More than a decade after a catastrophic hurricane led to the state's takeover of most New Orleans public schools, Louisiana's Legislature is poised to return oversight to a local school board that was once widely maligned.