Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 3rd - 10:11am
A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a former high school agriculture teacher in this rural part of southeastern Illinois, takes the scent of weed home with her.
Jay Reeves, Associated Press | Posted Oct 3rd - 9:20am
As Alabama's all-white Legislature tried to preserve racial segregation and worried about the possibility of mixed-race marriages in 1961, lawmakers rewrote state law to make it optional for counties to issue marriage licenses.
David Klepper, Associated Press | Posted Oct 3rd - 9:11am
Questions about whether campaign donors to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo benefited from his Buffalo Billion economic development initiative are highlighting the long and murky relationship between money and public policy in Albany.
Susan Haigh, Associated Press | Posted Oct 3rd - 9:01am
Connecticut's Department of Insurance is playing a major role in a deal that could create the nation's largest health insurer, leading a 26-state review of Anthem Inc.'s proposed merger with Bloomfield-based Cigna.
Mark Sherman, Associated Press | Posted Oct 3rd - 7:21am
Abortion, birth control and race are among the most divisive issues the Supreme Court will confront over the next nine months, amid a presidential election campaign in which some candidates are talking pointedly about the justices and the prospect of replacing some of them in the next few years.
Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press | Posted Oct 3rd - 9:31am
The grape vines that grower Frank Leeds tends in Napa Valley stand among the unheralded heroes of California's drought, producing decade after decade of respected Cabernets and other wines without a drop of added water.
While programs and construction projects are dwindling due to budget cuts, the University of Alaska Southeast is looking at enrollment as a way to continue contributing to the Juneau economy in the long run.
Harold Heckle, Associated Press | Posted Oct 3rd - 8:40am
Spanish police have cracked down on a string of garages that allegedly provided customers with mechanical and software services that enabled their cars to cheat emission checks in a scam similar to that which has engulfed Volkswagen, a statement said Saturday.