A federal judge ended an 11-year-old agreement that kept a federal monitor watching over the Detroit Police Department after constitutional violations were found.
California became the first state to require "kill switches" on new smartphones, capping a contentious struggle in which lawmakers and police went toe-to-toe with the smartphone industry over how best to curb an epidemic of phone thefts.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed two bills that would have placed statewide regulations on the ride-share industry that competes with taxis, saying the bills "would have mandated a one-size-fits-all approach to a service that is best regulated at the local level.
A massive stream of wastewater tainted with hydrocarbons has been flowing into Utah from oil and gas mining on Colorado’s West Slope.
The ballot measure would raise the minimum wage to $9 an hour, but Republican Gov. Dave Heineman says he wants to keep it set at the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
Former Virginia Republican Gov. Robert F. McDonnell faced hours of aggressive questioning at his corruption trial as a federal prosecutor sought to expose contradictions and inconsistencies in McDonnell’s account of his interactions with a wealthy Richmond businessman.
Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad says local law enforcement should use discretion but should be able to have assault weapons and grenade launchers.
A wolf has been killed by a hunter hired by Washington, a state where the animals have been regaining a foothold in recent years after being hunted to near extinction in the early 1900s.
The New Jersey attorney general’s office is trying to block the release of records that identify which hotels the governor stayed while traveling on state business at taxpayers’ expense.
Educational leaders in North Dakota say some proposed changes in state funding could dismantle the state’s education model and force big cuts in teachers for elective classes.
Republican Gov. Rick Scott wants the Florida Department of Education to "investigate" all standardized testing and create an independent review committee to look for ways to deregulate the 67 county school boards in their selection of instructional materials.
Authorities in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, used a little-known state law regulating “bawdyhouses” to shut down the city’s last strip club.