The financial system that pushed the U.S. economy to the edge of collapse in 2008 was a doubly rigged game.
CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council has voted to outlaw cellphone cases made to look like real guns.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering if you are eating too much added sugar? The nutrition label on your food may one day help you figure it out.
MINNEAPOLIS — Flavored cigars will no longer be sold in Minneapolis convenience stores starting in January.
LANSING, Mich. — Members of the Democratic minority in the Michigan Legislature have introduced bills setting out rules for sharing of human breast milk in the state.
LA CROSSE, Wis. — The construction of a portion of a major high-voltage power line connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin is on hold due to concerns about nesting by protected bird species.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri is set to be the first state in the nation to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover, a move advocates say will ensure families have access to care for not just the physical aspect but also the underlying mental issues.
ATLANTA — July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Margie Schrader did it in her office. Kirstin Milks did it in her classroom. Jami Hamman did it in her cubicle. And Jean Bauer did it wherever she could find a lockable door.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio senators have passed a bill to require liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes to be sold in child-resistant packaging.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — The Legislature's failure to expand Iowa's medical marijuana law has some parents of sick children looking to Minnesota.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Senate's top budget writer is sounding an alarm about a new provision included in the spending plan lawmakers passed this year that gives charter schools access to $50 million in low-interest state loans.
INDIANAPOLIS — Wal-Mart officials say they're banning from company property the two women involved in a fight inside a suburban Indianapolis store that was captured on cellphone video.
MADISON, Wis. — The group of state Department of Natural Resources scientists that Republican lawmakers targeted for cuts has been working on a number of politically charged issues in recent years, including climate change, pollution and mining.