MARCH MADNESS BETS 3 TIMES HIGHER THAN SUPER BOWL BETS IN NJ

Football's championship game may have been super, but gamblers in New Jersey dug much deeper into their wallets for college basketball's...

LOS ANGELES COUNTY SUES UTILITY OVER FALL WILDFIRE DAMAGE

Los Angeles County has sued Southern California Edison and parent company Edison International to recover more than $100 million in...

 
 
 

CARNIVAL IS ACCUSED OF DUMPING TREATED SEWAGE. NOW, THE BAHAMAS IS INVESTIGATING

The Bahamian government announced it will investigate Carnival Corp.'s discharge of nearly half a million gallons of treated sewage...

NEBRASKA TO GET REVENUE BOOST FOR STATE'S RAINY-DAY FUND

Nebraska government's rainy-day fund will get a boost in tax revenue this year, based on new projections, but lawmakers still face...

 
 
 

GRAINS HIGHER, LIVESTOCK LOWER

Wheat for May was up 2.50 cents at 4.3475 a bushel; May corn gained .75 cent at 3.4750 a bushel; May oats rose 3.50 cents at $3.01...

LAWSUIT SEEKS TO BLOCK INDIANA BAN ON ABORTION PROCEDURE

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the state's attempt to ban a second-trimester abortion...

 
 
 

TENNESSEE SENATE OKS BILL TO PUNISH VOTER SIGNUP MISSTEPS

Tennessee could penalize paid voter registration groups with fines for too many incomplete signup forms and criminal penalties for...

THE LATEST: LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE REJECTS PRESCHOOL FUNDING

The Latest on the Montana legislative session : 1:45 p.m. A Montana legislative committee has rejected efforts to include funding for...

 
 
 

FOXCONN EXECUTIVE'S ‘CRYSTAL BALL' TWEET GAINS ATTENTION

Foxconn Technology Group's director of U.S. strategic initiatives is saying that no one can predict whether the company will employ...

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION INITIATIVE CLEARS COMMITTEE VOTES

An effort to bring back state affirmative action has cleared committee votes in the Washington Legislature. Initiative 1000 would allow...

 
 
 

FLORIDA OFFICIALS DEMAND US LAWMAKERS PASS STORM RELIEF

A bipartisan group of Florida Cabinet members and state lawmakers is demanding that U.S. lawmakers pass a disaster-relief package for...

MORGAN STANLEY TO PAY $130 MILLION TO CALIFORNIA PENSIONS

One of the world's largest investment banks has agreed to put $130 million in the nation's biggest public pension system to settle...

 
 
 

VIDEO GAME COULD HELP REGULATE FUTURE DRONE TRAFFIC IN UTAH

Drones ferrying medical supplies, packages and even pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies above U.S. cities, and a team at...

NICARAGUAN BANK SANCTIONED BY US SHUTS DOWN

A Nicaraguan bank close to the government has shut down after the United States imposed sanctions for alleged financial misdeeds on...

 
 
 

UTILITY EYES EARLY RETIREMENT FOR WYOMING COAL-FIRED UNITS

A utility company is considering early retirement for one Wyoming coal-fired power plant and part of another to keep down costs. Portland,...

IRS DATA SHOWS REFUNDS DOWN 2% UNDER NEW LAW

IRS data released Thursday shows that while the average refund fell, the tax filing season was largely unchanged by the massive tax...

 
 
 

THE LATEST: MEDICAL SYSTEM GETS SUBPOENA IN MAYORAL SCANDAL

The Latest on investigations involving Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh : 2:25 p.m. Federal prosecutors are seeking evidence from the...

NEW MEXICO HAS NEW PANEL TO REGULATE HORSE RACING INDUSTRY

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed a new panel of regulators to oversee the state's horseracing industry. She made...

 
 
 

RENO GIVES PRELIMINARY APPROVAL FOR DOWNTOWN STRIP CLUBS

Reno officials have given preliminary approval to allow strip clubs to remain in the city's downtown. The Reno City Council voted Wednesday...

MICHIGAN BILL TO COMPENSATE EXONEREES WINS FINAL PASSAGE

Michigan legislators have voted to spend an additional $10 million to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted of crimes, replenishing...

 
 
 



Andrew ‘AJ' Freund forced to stay in cold shower, viciously beat to death...

Andrew ‘AJ' Freund forced to stay in cold shower, viciously beat to death: officials

The Illinois parents accused of killing their 5-year-old son forced him to stay in a cold shower and viciously beat him, according to court documents. Andrew Freund Sr., 60... Read more ...

Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton

Kings, NBA begin sex-assault inquiry into coach Luke Walton

The Sacramento Kings and the NBA began a joint investigation Thursday into allegations that coach Luke Walton sexually assaulted a woman. Read more ...

Sen. Bob Casey endorses Biden in Democrats' 2020 race for president

Sen. Bob Casey endorses Biden in Democrats' 2020 race for president

Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is endorsing Joe Biden for president, just minutes after the former vice president entered the crowded 2020 race. Read more ...

North Korea demanded $2 million from the US for hospitalizing Otto Warmbier...

North Korea demanded $2 million from the US for hospitalizing Otto Warmbier, who went into a mysterious coma

When US diplomatic and medical personnel arrived in Pyongyang to retrieve Otto Warmbier in 2017, the North Koreans handed them a medical bill for $2 million, The Washington... Read more ...

NFL Draft 2019 rumors: Steelers looking to trade up

NFL Draft 2019 rumors: Steelers looking to trade up

Pittsburgh is looking to trade up in the first round, according to a report from ESPN, which cites unidentified league sources. Read more ...

FBI, IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor's Home And City Hall Office Amid 'Healthy...

FBI, IRS Raid Baltimore Mayor's Home And City Hall Office Amid 'Healthy Holly' Scandal

Mayor Catherine Pugh has been on indefinite leave as a corruption probe examines sales of her children's books to companies doing business with the city. Read more ...

Mets' Rhame suspended 2 games for pitches near Hoskins' head

Mets' Rhame suspended 2 games for pitches near Hoskins' head

NEW YORK - New York Mets right-hander Jacob Rhame has been suspended for two games for sailing two fastballs over the head of Rhys Hoskins during a tense series with the Phillies. Read more ...

State senator receives about 1,700 decks of cards after saying nurses 'play...

State senator receives about 1,700 decks of cards after saying nurses 'play cards' at work

About 1,700 decks of cards have been delivered to the office of a Washington state senator who said nurses "probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day." Read more ...

Judge, trial court officer accused of helping fugitive immigrant evade ICE...

Judge, trial court officer accused of helping fugitive immigrant evade ICE officer

They're accused of conspiring to let the immigrant sneak out a back door. Read more ...

Amazon says it's cutting its Prime 2-day shipping guarantee to just one day

Amazon says it's cutting its Prime 2-day shipping guarantee to just one day

Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky announced on Amazon's first-quarter 2019 earnings call that it is working on turning its Prime two-day shipping guarantee into a one-day shipping... Read more ...