Following a weekend of tense negotiations, Minnesota's Democratic senators voted to end a short-lived government shutdown.
The Ohio Supreme Court is weighing arguments from an ex-death row inmate that the state's capital punishment law is unconstitutional because judges and not juries hand down death sentences.
The swift steps ending a messy and expensive government shutdown set the stage for hundreds of thousands of federal workers to return Tuesday, but some say they fear they could find themselves in limbo again in a few more weeks.
U.S. mayors increasingly view climate change as a pressing urban issue, so much so that many advocate policies that could inconvenience residents or even hurt their cities financially.
Republicans still smarting from a secret John Doe investigation into conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker scheduled a dramatic vote to oust leaders of the bipartisan state agencies charged with running elections and overseeing ethics laws.
Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke did not violate a man's free speech with taunting Facebook posts after detaining him at an airport last year for shaking his head at Clarke while boarding a flight, a federal jury has concluded.
The first government shutdown of Donald Trump's presidency spanned 69 hours.
President Donald Trump signed a bill reopening the government late Monday, ending a 69-hour display of partisan dysfunction after Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant "dreamers" and other contentious issues.
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The Dayton administration, after a critical 2016 audit, points to gains in minority contracting and employment by state government.
The Giant of the Senate, as Franken jokingly referred to himself in his latest book, is now the Ghost of the Senate.
The Latest on President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local):
Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels.
The Latest on Bill Cosby's first public performance since 2015 while he awaits the start of his sexual assault case retrial (all times local):
The deal to break through the Senate stalemate over immigration and border security that shut down the government is a bare-bones accord. It provides temporary…
As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to become part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight.
When the Senate called it quits late Sunday night, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer declared there still was no deal to end the federal government shutdown and address a standoff over immigration.
Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he's becoming the face of the Democratic retreat.
Over the weekend, it became clear that using the shutdown to insist on protections for hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants was a serious miscalculation. By abandoning the strategy on its third day, Democrats believe they limited the damage and gave the public time to forget about the disruption before the critical November election.
You may have overlooked Squirrel Appreciation Day, but the police force in Clovis, California, didn't forget.
The Latest on a missile alert mistakenly sent by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency earlier this month (all times local):