• California court: Drivers can read cellphone maps

    Updated: Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:48 PM

    A California appeals court says it's legal for drivers to read a map on their hand-held cellphones while behind the wheel.

  • Arizona governor vetoes religious freedom bill

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:55 PM

    Gov. Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed a Republican bill that set off a national debate over gay rights, religion and discrimination.

  • Senators look for e-cigarette marketing limits

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:29 PM

    Several U.S. senators are co-sponsoring a bill that would curb electronic cigarette marketing while the fast-growing industry awaits federal regulation.

  • US eyes $1 billion in Ukraine loan guarantees

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:54 PM

    Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States is planning to provide Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees and will consider additional direct assistance to the former Soviet republic.

  • Dozens killed in attack on Nigerian school

    Updated: Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:30 PM

    At least 58 students are dead after an attack by Islamic militants on a dormitory at a school in northern Nigeria.

  • Over 600 business groups press for immigration

    Updated: Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:38 PM

    More than 600 business organizations, from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Apple to McDonald's, have sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner pressing him to move on immigration legislation this year.

  • Asiana Airlines penalized over crash

    Updated: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:58 PM

    Federal transportation officials on Tuesday docked Asiana Airlines $500,000 for failing to promptly contact passengers' families and keep them informed after a deadly crash last year at San Francisco airport.

  • McConnell sees no hope for tax overhaul this year

    Updated: Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:32 PM

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says he sees no hope for enactment of tax overhaul legislation this year, and blames the Democrats for trying to use the issue to raise revenue by $1 trillion.

  • Alabama family adopts 4 kids amid Ukraine violence

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:32 PM

    David and Lisa Bundy knew adopting four orphans at once from Ukraine would be stressful.

  • Arizona governor gets bill opposed by gays

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:17 PM

    The Arizona Senate has formally sent to Gov. Jan Brewer an already approved bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays.

  • Dozens of veterans priorities rolled into 1 bill

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 4:14 PM

    It's hard to vote against veterans these days.

  • President Obama to propose 1 percent federal worker pay hike

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:40 PM

    The White House says President Barack Obama will propose a 1 percent pay raise next year for federal workers.

  • President Obama to act on Keystone in 'a couple of months'

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:35 PM

    Governors are quoting President Barack Obama as saying he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in the next couple of months.

  • 'Freedom to Marry' launches $1M marriage campaign in South

    Updated: Mon Feb 24, 2014 3:19 PM

    'Freedom to Marry', the campaign to win marriage nationwide, launched a $1 million multi-state campaign to build majority support for marriage in the South on Monday.

  • Pizzeria owner bans Arizona lawmakers after anti-gay bill

    Updated: Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:36 PM

    An Arizona pizzeria that threatened to ban lawmakers who passed a bill allowing shopkeepers to refuse service to gays on religious grounds says customer approval has been "overwhelming."

  • Cellphone calls on planes? Don't ask the feds

    Updated: Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:06 PM

    It looks like the government is more conflicted about cellphones on planes than most travelers.

  • For President Obama, a new sense of purpose in acting alone

    Updated: Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:27 PM

    Welcome to Obama's self-proclaimed "year of action."

  • Obama budget to drop benefit cost-of-living trims

    Updated: Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:12 PM

    President Barack Obama will propose an election-year budget that would drop reductions he had previously embraced in federal benefits, officials disclosed Thursday.

  • Obama threatens consequences for Ukraine violence

    Updated: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:36 PM

    President Barack Obama on Wednesday urged Ukraine to avoid violence against peaceful protesters or face consequences.

  • Judge orders 2nd mental exam in theater shooting

    Updated: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:23 PM

    The judge in the Colorado theater shootings says defendant James Holmes must undergo a second psychiatric evaluation at the state mental hospital.