Prosecutor: ‘We are deadly serious’ about taking down corrupt officials in New York

Both legislative veterans stand accused of using their office for personal gain.

What the civil unrest could mean for Baltimore’s economy

The city has the reserves to weather short-term effects, but the unrest could have a longer-term impact, Moody's finds.

Map: Where the roughly $5 billion in Obamacare aid to the states went

The federal government distributed billions of dollars in health insurance exchange grants to get state marketplaces up and running, but many are still struggling to find their footing.

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Sam Brownback spent Tuesday re-enacting four times how he signed Kansas anti-abortion bill

The bill outlaws the most commonly used abortion method for women in their second trimester.

California governor orders country’s most aggressive emission cut goals

With California on track to meet its current carbon reduction goals, Jerry Brown is setting a more ambitious benchmark.

Debate over statues sets Californians at odds — and ropes in the Pope

The move to replace an 18th century missionary comes just months before Pope Francis will canonize him.

Hawaii may be the first to raise its smoking age to 21 if the governor says yes

Teens are going gaga for e-cigarettes, which has Hawaii lawmakers seeking to bump up the state's smoking age.

Why this couple still isn’t married six months after winning gay marriage for Utah

"We wanted the pleasure and opportunity to plan a wedding, to go through the motions, to do it as any other normal couple would," Moudi Sbeity says.

Rising marijuana sales leave pot shops flush with cash they can’t deposit

Federal laws make banking difficult for the marijuana industry. So small businesses are increasingly paying their taxes in cash.

Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio admits setting private investigator on judge’s wife

Joe Arpaio, on trial in a civil contempt suit, confessed the investigation directly to the judge.

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