WASHINGTON — Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday.
American has chosen between its children and its guns.
This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows the StingRay II, manufactured by Harris Corporation, of Melbourne, Fla., a cellular site simulator used for surveillance purposes. Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search wa…
MADISON, Wis. — People living in the United States illegally have a constitutional right to bear arms but are still barred from doing so by a separate law, a federal appeals court ruled.
DETROIT — A preliminary investigation into two Michigan Republican lawmakers who had an affair found misconduct and misuse of taxpayer resources — a finding that could lead to their expulsion from the Legislature.
MADISON, Wis. — The Milwaukee Bucks spent more money lobbying the Wisconsin Legislature than any other organization during the first half of the year, as the NBA team was pushing for approval of a new basketball arena, a report released Friday showed.
TOPEKA, Kan. — A vendor said he's quitting after providing concessions for 39 years at the Kansas Statehouse because he can't compete against the free food lobbyists provide for lawmakers during the sessions.
CLIO, Mich. — A Genesee County judge has ruled a father can openly carry his pistol inside his daughter's elementary school.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Toledo's only remaining abortion clinic can't get a backup-care agreement from the University of Toledo Medical Center that could help it avoid a potential shutdown, but it has partnered with the public school in a different way, to train doctors in the graduate medical program.
DES MOINES, Iowa — Prosecutors have charged several top aides to Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign, now working to help his son Rand Paul win the Republican nomination, with conspiring to buy the support of an up-and-coming state senator in the days just before that year's Iowa caucuses.
MADISON, Wis. — Newly released documents show Gov. Scott Walker's office was involved in drafting a state budget amendment that would have overhauled Wisconsin's open records law and kept some government materials secret.
CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council has voted to outlaw cellphone cases made to look like real guns.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon called claims that a state senator made sexual advances toward interns "deeply troubling" on Thursday and said they raise questions about his ability to serve in office.
OMAHA, Neb. — A retired couple in Omaha is resisting efforts by the school district to buy their home and the house they own next door.
ST. LOUIS — With St. Louis homicides increasing, a billboard company owner plans to take his anti-violence activism to new heights, at least for a time.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Visitors to the Kansas Statehouse now can bring concealed guns into the historic building without a state permit.
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A former Democratic state lawmaker who owns coal mines and helped regulate the coal industry on the House Natural Resources Committee told a federal jury Thursday that it was "awkward" when a state mine inspector assigned to his mines asked him for money.
MILWAUKEE — After signing two bills that loosen Wisconsin's gun laws, Gov. Scott Walker defended the timing of his public event Wednesday, saying it had been scheduled before nine people were shot and killed last week in a South Carolina church.
MINNEAPOLIS — In the wake of deadly shootings in Charleston, South Carolina, some activists are trying to change the name of Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
FARGO, N.D. — Prosecutors are asking a judge to allow the government to seize money from an auction sale by two North Dakota brothers who were ordered to pay back more than $900,000 for intentionally destroying potatoes to collect federal crop insurance payments.