Florida's acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate is headed to a legally-required hand recount after an initial review showed Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson separated by just a few thousand votes.
A utility facing severe financial pressure amid speculation that its equipment may have sparked a deadly California wildfire asked U.S. energy regulators last month for permission to raise its customers' monthly bills.
The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast has been arrested on Alabama state ethics charges related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a toxic waste cleanup.
A lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct now faces a lawsuit from a student who says it was unconstitutional for school officials to hand out T-shirts promoting the Republican during a state Capitol field trip.
Pro-marijuana groups in Utah accused the Mormon church of "extreme undermining" of a medical marijuana ballot measure, alleging it is exerting its power to push through significant changes to the proposition.
Lawmakers in the Ohio House have opened a lame-duck session by approving relaxed gun regulations and a strict anti-abortion bill, measures long sought by Republicans and at odds with outgoing GOP Gov. John Kasich.
More buses of exhausted Central Americans in a caravan of asylum seekers have reached the Mexican border city of Tijuana, where they're coming to grips with the likelihood they may be on this side of the frontier for an extended stay.
President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday night. Born in Washington, D.C., Kavanaugh has served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006.