ACLU sues Hawaii over election storm response

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has asked the state's top court to allow voters affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast ballots in the primary election.

Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80.

Inside conservative fold, Perry talks of indictment, immigration

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, fresh from his recent indictment on charges of abusing the powers of his office, told a conservative audience Thursday that the “porous” southern border provides an entry point for Islamic terrorists to strike in the United States.

Court to unseal some files in probe of Gov. Walker

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

A federal appeals court decided Thursday to unseal two dozen documents in a secret investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups in 2012.

Supreme Court referee hears linebacker's case

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Lawyers for the University of Oklahoma and a junior linebacker have met with an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee who will recommend whether the state Supreme Court should hear his case against the university.

Corbett: Wolf tax reform plan unlikely to succeed

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett attacked Democratic challenger Tom Wolf's plan to shift more of Pennsylvania's income tax onto the wealthiest taxpayers, saying it is skimpy on details and faces legal and political obstacles that likely would prevent it from becoming law.

NKorea launch pad expansion 'nearing completion'

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch pad should be complete by this fall, allowing Pyongyang to conduct a launch by year's end if it decides to do so, a U.S. research institute said Thursday.

US 'concerned' by arrest of American in Israel

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

The U.S. government has raised concerns about Israel's arrest of a Palestinian teenager with American citizenship whose cousin was burned to death by Israeli extremists earlier this summer.

Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

| |Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

Ousted House member plans write-in campaign

|Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Kansas House member Allan Rothlisberg is planning a write-in campaign for November's election after losing his Republican primary race this month.