OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- When a Monroe prison official was killed in the facility's chapel earlier this year, a co-worker assigned to monitor the area was actually working in a separate part of the complex, according to an internal investigation released Friday.
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- A Northern California man who trolled women's Facebook pages searching for clues that allowed him to take over their email accounts has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Virginia's governor is livid that his famously tight-fisted state could face higher borrowing costs to build roads and schools. Maryland has put off a $718 million bond sale for three days because of the current financial uncertainty. And California plans to borrow about $5 billion from private investors next week to ensure it can cover day-to-day operating expenses should the federal government default on its debt.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jobs, education, health, housing - the issues driving the NAACP these days look much like the concerns of most Americans, and that's by design.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Pentagon leaders are poised to end the 17-year-old ban on gays serving openly in the military.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Huge increases in deportations of people after they were arrested for breaking traffic or immigration laws or driving drunk helped the Obama administration set a record last year for the number of criminal immigrants forced to leave the country, documents show.
SPARKMAN, Ark. (AP) -- The signs of decline are everywhere in this tiny timber town. Most of the gas stations are abandoned metal skeletons left to rust under the Arkansas sun. Empty storefronts and vacant lots mark the graves of other long-gone businesses.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA's 30-year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and tears.