Las Vegas ballpark pitch revives debate over public funding for sports stadiums
The proposal to help finance a new ballpark for Major League Baseball's Athletics in Las Vegas has revived nationwide debates about public funding for private stadiums, pitting Nevada’s powerful tourism industry and labor unions against some progressive groups raising concerns about ceding tax revenue when services such as public schools are funded below the national average.
Wisconsin Republicans look for rebound, Democrats stay on offensive as 2024 fights loom
Wisconsin Republicans still reeling from an April election that saw conservatives lose majority control of the state Supreme Court hope to use their upcoming state convention to unify and refocus on the looming presidential race in which Wisconsin will once again be a battleground.
Key suspect in Natalee Holloway's case moved to new prison ahead of extradition tot US
The chief suspect in the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway is being transferred to a prison near Peru’s capital ahead of his pending extradition to the United States to face charges linked to her vanishing.
Buzzworthy: Honeybee health blooming at federal facilities across the country
While judges, lawyers and support staff at the federal courthouse in Concord, New Hampshire, keep the American justice system buzzing, thousands of humble honeybees on the building’s roof are playing their part in a more important task: feeding the world.
Donald Trump’s lawyers ask judge to exit criminal case, echoing claims of political bias
Donald Trump’s lawyers are demanding that the judge in his New York City criminal case step aside, echoing the former president’s complaints that he’s “a Trump hating-judge” with a family full of “Trump haters.”.
Disney lawsuit judge removes himself from case but not for reasons cited by DeSantis
A federal judge overseeing the First Amendment lawsuit that Walt Disney Parks filed against Gov. Ron DeSantis and others is disqualifying himself, but not because of bias claims made by the Florida governor.
Cynthia Weil, Grammy winning lyricist who had hits with husband Barry Mann, dead at 82
Cynthia Weil, a Grammy-winning lyricist of great range and endurance who enjoyed a decades-long partnership with husband Barry Mann and helped write "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling," "On Broadway," "Walking in the Rain" and dozens of other hits, has died at age 82.
State Supreme Court: Ohio abortion question will go forward as single issue
In a blow to abortion opponents in Ohio, a fall ballot issue aimed at enshrining access to the procedure in the state’s constitution won't be split into two separate issues: one about abortion and one involving other reproductive care.
In gun law push, Tennessee governor's office memo says NRA prefers to 'round up mentally ill people'
Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Tennessee Gov_ Bill Lee’s administration accused the National Rifle Association of wanting to use involuntary commitment laws “to round up mentally ill people and deprive them of other liberties."
Judge delays first criminal trial in Elijah McClain's death over objections of prosecutors
A judge in Colorado has agreed to delay the first criminal trial in the death of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man who was stopped by police, forcibly restrained and injected with a powerful sedative nearly four years ago.
Arizona to restrict some new construction in fast-growing areas of Phoenix reliant on groundwater
Arizona will not approve new housing construction on the fast-growing edges of metro Phoenix that rely on groundwater thanks to years of overuse and a multi-decade drought worsened by climate change.
Audit finds National Highway Traffic Safety Administration auto safety defect probes are too slow
A government audit has found that the U.S. agency charged with keeping the roads safe is slow to investigate automobile safety defects, limiting its ability to handle rapidly changing or severe risks.
Former Playboy model accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1969
A former Playboy model who alleges Bill Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her and another woman at his home in 1969 is suing the entertainer in Los Angeles under a new California law that suspends the statute of limitations on sex abuse claims.
Rabbi recounts fear and heroism during deadliest antisemitic attack in US history
A rabbi who survived the deadliest antisemitic attack in U.S. history says he immediately recognized the sound of gunfire coming from elsewhere inside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh that day and that he tried to get members of his congregation to safety.
Money stored in Venmo, other payment apps could be vulnerable, financial watchdog warns
Customers of Venmo, PayPal and CashApp should not store their money for the long term with these apps since their funds may not be covered by deposit insurance, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau warned on Thursday.
Average long-term US mortgage rate climbs to 6.79% this week, highest level since November
The average long-term U.S. mortgage rate climbed this week to its highest level since November, driving up borrowing costs for would-be homebuyers at a time when the housing market is being held back by a near record-low inventory of homes on the market.
Store owner charged with murder in teen's shooting has shot at suspected shoplifters before
Authorities say a store owner in South Carolina charged with murder this week after shooting a 14-year-old boy he wrongly thought stole water has shot at suspected shoplifters two other times in the past eight years and not faced charges.
US companies, nudged by Black employees, have stepped up donations to HBCUs
Historically Black colleges and universities, which had seen giving from foundations decline in recent decades, have seen an increase in gifts particularly from corporations and corporate foundations over the last several years.
Revised DACA program to be debated before Texas judge who previously ruled against it
A revised version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children is scheduled to be debated before a federal judge in Houston who previously ruled the program illegal.
LGBTQ+ Pride month kicks off with protests, parades, parties
The start of June marks the beginning of Pride month around the United States and some parts of the world, a season to celebrate the lives and experiences of LGBTQ+ people and to protest against the recent rollback of hard-won civil rights gains.
Trial opens for 3 charged with aiding Chinese campaign to pressure expats into returning home
An American sleuth and two Chinese men are facing jurors in the first trial to come out of U.S. claims that China’s government has tried to harass, intimidate and arm-twist dissidents and others abroad into returning home.
Know any airplane mechanics? A wave of retirements is leaving some US industries desperate to hire
Across the U.S. economy, a number of industries are facing the same formidable challenge: Replenishing a workforce that is being diminished by a surge of retirements that began during the pandemic and has continued since.