U.S. State Politics
Mar 20, 2013 16:52 EDT
Colorado's governor signed landmark gun laws Wednesday following the Aurora theater massacre, hours after the US state's prison chief was shot and killed on his own doorstep.
Mar 20, 2013 07:28 EDT
Football was a vehicle for national pride in the former Yugoslavia, enjoying support from the political elite and state policies designed to create competitive teams and world-class players.
Mar 19, 2013 18:49 EDT
Could New York hold the record for most pot possession arrests? A new report out Tuesday said police there spent about a million hours taking offenders into custody between 2002 and 2012.
Mar 19, 2013 01:46 EDT
Voter rights were back on the agenda at the Supreme Court as the nation's top court took up a controversial law that requires stringent proof of citizenship for voter registration.
Mar 17, 2013 05:49 EDT
US conservative activists have picked Tea Party favorite Senator Rand Paul as their choice to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee as they wrapped up a major strategy gathering outside Washington.
Mar 16, 2013 22:17 EDT
US conservative activists picked Tea Party favorite Senator Rand Paul as their choice to become the 2016 Republican presidential nominee.
Mar 15, 2013 23:24 EDT
Maryland is poised to become the 18th US state to abolish executions after lawmakers voted Friday to end use of the death penalty.
Mar 14, 2013 18:05 EDT
Still nursing election wounds, soul-searching Republicans gathered Thursday at the first conservative casting call for the US presidential election in 2016, with the party divided over how to broaden its appeal.
Mar 14, 2013 15:17 EDT
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder tapped a restructuring expert who helped successfully steer Chrysler through a government-backed bankruptcy to lead a state takeover of Detroit.
Mar 14, 2013 10:54 EDT
Police on Thursday shot and killed a 64-year-old man suspected of killing four people and wounding two others in back-to-back shootings in upstate New York.
Mar 12, 2013 16:31 EDT
Lawmakers in Colorado on Tuesday approved a bill to allow same-sex civil unions, the latest US state to back legalized gay marriages or partnerships.
Mar 12, 2013 14:06 EDT
Google struck a deal with US authorities Tuesday to pay a $7 million fine for collecting people's personal data without authorization as it combed neighborhoods for its Street View service.
Mar 08, 2013 14:47 EST
Armed 'sentinels' could soon be walking the halls of South Dakota elementary and high schools after the largely rural state's governor signed a controversial bill into law Friday.
Mar 07, 2013 15:29 EST
The US Supreme Court has been asked to weigh in on whether anti-abortion activists can display crude photographs of aborted fetuses during protests.
Mar 07, 2013 06:56 EST
The 2016 US election might be a full three and a half years away, but that is not stopping pollsters from asking voters who has the early presidential edge. And the advantage goes to Hillary Clinton.
Mar 06, 2013 19:41 EST
A late winter storm blanketed the eastern United States with snow Wednesday, shutting down the federal government and causing aviation officials to cancel more than 1,000 flights.
Mar 06, 2013 17:27 EST
Maryland, which has not executed any one since 2005, is set to abolish the death penalty for good within days, becoming the 18th US state to do so.
Mar 06, 2013 14:47 EST
The state of Ohio executed a man who killed a security guard while robbing a bookstore amid a drug-fueled crime spree, officials said Wednesday.
Mar 04, 2013 18:12 EST
Malaysian gaming giant Genting Group on Monday bought a piece of the Las Vegas Strip from Boyd Gaming Group for $350 million in cash, its first foray into the US gambling capital.
Mar 04, 2013 17:09 EST
Austrian-born movie legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has been named as senior editor of a bodybuilding magazine he ran before becoming governor of California, its publisher said Monday.