The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is sending manpower to help local and state epidemiologists track the contacts that a nurse diagnosed with Ebola may have had while visiting Ohio.
Alaska has never been mapped to modern standards.. While the U.S. Geological Survey is constantly refining its work in the lower 48 states, the terrain data in Alaska is more than 50 years old. Locals tell of mountains as much as a mile out of place. Streams flow uphill, and ridges are missing because a cloud happened by when the photo was taken.
The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s voter identification law as unconstitutional just days ahead of the start of early voting for the Nov. 4 general election.
Another of Arizona's immigration laws was struck down Wednesday when the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled as unconstitutional a law denying bond to undocumented immigrants charged with "serious" crimes.
Feminist video game critic Anita Sarkeesian called off a speech at Utah State University after she received a death threat and school officials said they could not prohibit concealed weapon permit carriers from bringing handguns to the event. Republican state Rep. Curt Oda, an avid gun-rights advocate, said, "I think she’s overreacting."
A day after a District Court judge issued a permanent injunction blocking enforcement of a law that bans electioneering close to polling places, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway turned to a federal appeals court to preserve it, calling the buffer zone an important safeguard against Election Day shenanigans.
The Supreme Court ruled that Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has no legal authority to assist county prosecutors and put criminals behind bars, even if prosecutors request the attorney general’s help.
If roughly 47,000 high school seniors in December fail to pass the state exams required to earn a diploma, their last shot at graduating with their peers in the Class of 2015 may depend on the quick movement of state lawmakers.
Two new hospitals and a long list of riverfront industrial projects are expected to add an estimated 17,300 total jobs to the New Orleans region in the next two years, according to a new study. But the new jobs won’t get the region to its 2001 employment peak.
The Democratic and Republican parties in Kansas have both gained registered voters since the August primary elections, while the number of unaffiliated voters has fallen.
The state Board of Education upheld a decision from the state education commissioner to charge for summer courses in a case that pits a relatively common practice in suburban schools against concerns about fairness for low-income students.
Nevada's consumer advocate has urged the Public Utilities Commission to fast track its investigation into the safety of NV Energy’s smart meters, which have been the source of at least nine fires in Reno and Sparks.