A U.S. district judge ordered Wisconsin to allow citizens who lack required identification to vote in the November election if they file affidavits attesting they couldn’t obtain the documentation specified by the state’s voter ID law.
The Florida Department of Health said it is investigating what could be the first case of locally spread Zika virus in the continental U.S., but didn’t specify whether the virus was thought to have been transmitted via mosquito bite, sexual contact or other means.
For the first time since launching three years ago, Covered California — the state’s health insurance marketplace — announced double-digit premium increases that could average 13.2 percent for 2017. Consumers were encouraged to “shop around” for cheaper coverage under the Affordable Care Act. And lawmakers were urged to do more to rein in medical costs.
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas voter registration system that prevents at least 17,000 residents from participating in state and local elections this year unless they show proof of U.S. citizenship.
New York will require $1 million coverage for life-threatening brain injuries and other new health insurance for both professional boxers and its first group of licensed mixed martial artists under state regulations expected to take effect in September.
In just two and a half days since Kentucky’s new felony expungement law went into effect, 459 people have taken the first step toward having their records erased.
Lawyers for eight death row inmates in Arkansas say their challenge of the state’s execution procedures should warrant a U.S. Supreme Court review that would likely revisit the high court's ruling on an Oklahoma case upholding that state’s three-drug protocol.
Some states that are fighting President Barack Obama’s plan in court are meanwhile taking steps to implement it because the sweeping plan would force them to fundamentally transform their electricity systems.
Some Connecticut police chiefs say their officers seem to be stopping fewer motorists because of increased tensions with the communities they serve.
Republican Gov. Robert Bentley said he would not include an ambitious prison construction bill, the centerpiece of his legislative agenda this spring, in any upcoming special session of the Alabama Legislature.
Memphis City Council members delayed making a decision on an ordinance that would require new city workers to live within the limits of the Tennessee city — a plan the police chief said could make it harder to hire new officers. The issue could go to voters.