SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The federal public defender's office says it cannot represent a key defendant in a criminal case that also includes corruption allegations against a California state senator because of potential conflicts of interest.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie, rarely one to fall silent, was holding his first news conference in more than two months Friday to cap a week filled with events designed to clear his reputation after politically motivated traffic jams became the biggest scandal of his political career.
DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The roar of the hillside collapsing was so loud that Robin Youngblood thought an airplane had crashed. But when she looked out the window of her mobile home, all she saw was a wall of mud racing across her beloved river valley toward her home.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democratically controlled California Senate will vote on whether to suspend three Democrats who face criminal charges, after the latest lawmaker to be hauled into court refused to step down, its leader said Friday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Nearly a million jars of peanut butter are being dumped at a New Mexico landfill to expedite the sale of a bankrupt peanut-processing plant that was at the heart of a 2012 salmonella outbreak and nationwide recall.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — In this lakefront city once nicknamed the People's Republic of Burlington for its liberal politics and social services, a long bus strike is testing the community's ability to care for its neediest and youngest.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government said on Friday it would recognize same-sex marriages carried out last week in Michigan but left in limbo by a court appeal, making the couples entitled to appropriate federal benefits. More than 300 couples were married last Saturday, a day after U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman lifted Michigan's same-sex marriage ban, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution. The state appealed the ruling later on Saturday and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said the newly-weds would not receive state benefits of marriage until the matter is settled in court. ...