Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press | PostedDec 14th - 6:05am
Just days into his term as Kentucky's governor, Democrat Andy Beshear already has checked off some big priorities from his to-do list: a new state school board installed; the education commissioner gone; more than 140,000 nonviolent felons' voting rights restored.
Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 10:43pm
Kim Motl doesn’t work in the health insurance industry. But her friends and neighbors do. So when she saw Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Motl pressed the Democratic presidential candidate about her “Medicare for All” plan, which would replace private insurance with a government-run system.
Michael Liedtke, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 8:36pm
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation's largest utility into bankruptcy.
Gov. Tony Evers' top aide warned Foxconn Technology Group last month that a scaled-down factory in Wisconsin won't qualify for tax credits unless the Taiwanese electronics giant renegotiates with the state, letters Evers' administration released Friday show.
Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 4:42pm
California regulators mounted dozens of raids against illegal marijuana retailers in Los Angeles this week, the largest crackdown to date against the city's thriving black market, officials announced Friday.
Keith Ridler, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 4:16pm
Documents show the U.S. Forest Service allowing a Canadian company to write a key environmental report on its proposed open-pit gold mines in central Idaho after the Trump administration became involved.
Mark Sherman, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 2:34pm
The Supreme Court said Friday it will hear President Donald Trump's pleas to keep his tax, bank and financial records private, a major confrontation between the president and Congress that also could affect the 2020 presidential campaign.
Brian Slodysko, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 2:28pm
The Hall Rutherford wine caves in the hills of California's Napa Valley boast a chandelier with 1,500 Swarovski crystals, an onyx banquet table to reflect its luminescence and bottles of cabernet sauvignon that sell for as much as $900.
Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 1:06pm
When Disney bought Lucasfilm for more than $4 billion in 2012, there were lofty expectations of reviving “Star Wars” in spectacular hyper-speed fashion with a new trilogy that continued the story of Luke Skywalker and other beloved characters.
Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press | PostedDec 13th - 12:59pm
One of the world's largest banks will reap a windfall from the University of Iowa's multi-billion-dollar plan to outsource its utility operations before students or faculty see any benefit from the deal.