• Congresswoman Leni Robredo is proclaimed Philippine Vice-president-elect by Senate President Franklin Drilon, second from left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, third from right, during a ceremony Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Lower House in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Robredo won over her closest rival Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the country for 20 years. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    Philippine Congress proclaims next president, vice president

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress on Monday proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.

  • FILE- In this March 23, 2012 file photo, surveyor Alan-Jon Zupan shows a copy of an 18th century survey used to find the North Carolina-South Carolina state line in his presentation to the Joint Boundary Commission in Rock Hill, S.C. More than 50 families and businesses could find themselves living in new states, if a deal to redraw the North Carolina-South Carolina line is finally approved. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)

    Altered state: Border redraw movs 19 homes in the Carolinas

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dee Martin may wake up on Jan. 1 and find herself in a whole different state.

  • In this Friday, May 27, 2016 photo, Jill Breen, a midwife, examines 10-week-old Maggie Dickson while her parents Jamie and Shannon Dickson look on, at their home in Waterville, Maine. New rules will require midwives to be licensed by the state while also setting educational requirements and standards for data collection with an eye toward improving safety. Breen said she fears the licensure system will drive some midwives who don't complete it underground. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    New Maine midwifery rules reflect licensure drive around US

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s midwives will face a new set of rules designed to make homebirth safer as a result of a bill that reflects changes to the profession around the country.

  • FILE -- In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, right, sits with Maryland head coach Brenda Frese for a live interview with sportscaster David Lloyd, left, on SportsCenter at ESPN in Bristol, Conn. About a decade after the state had high hopes of luring major movies, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

    Connecticut focuses on developing TV and digital industry

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Once hoping to be known as Hollywood East, Connecticut is now actively courting the television and digital media industry, working to attract and grow companies that can meet the burgeoning demand for the content used across multiple platforms, from cable TV’s TLC to the Internet’s YouTube.

  • This Nov. 2012 file photo shows California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks during a news conference Friday Nov.16,2012 in Los Angeles. Harris is running TV ads in Spanish in Southern California and touting her support from union icon Dolores Huerta in a low-key strategy to drive fellow Democrat Loretta Sanchez out of the race for California's open U.S. Senate seat. But a virtually unknown Republican field makes it more likely voters will see the two Democrats on the ballot again in November. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

    California US Senate choice could come down to 2 Democrats

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Attorney General Kamala Harris would love to deliver an election-day surprise by ousting her strongest rival and fellow Democrat, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, from the race for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat.

  • Students accused in campus sex assaults target federal rules

    ATLANTA (AP) — As colleges face increasing pressure to aggressively investigate reports of sex assaults, some critics say the rights of the accused are being trampled. Now they want federal guidance on the issue to be tossed out.

  • In this Wednesday, May 25, 2016 photograph, customers buy food at a Case's Pork Roll Paradise vendor during a Trenton Thunder baseball game in Trenton, N.J. The salted pork-based processed meat was developed in the state's capital city of Trenton by John Taylor in 1856. It's often consumed as a breakfast meat paired with egg and cheese in a sandwich usually served on a bagel, bun or hard roll. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    A state divided: Do you call it Taylor ham or pork roll?

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It’s one of the most divisive issues in New Jersey, one that inflames regional rivalries and spurs fierce debate among residents and lawmakers.

  • FILE-In this Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, birch trees show signs of beaver activity on woodland proposed for a national park in Penobscot County, Maine. Proponents of the national park proposal say they see growing support, and they're aiming for an aggressive timetable for making it a reality. A congressional field hearing this week on a proposal to create a national monument shows how the lines have been drawn. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, file)

    Idea for Burt’s Bees land to become park becoming partisan

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A congressional field hearing in the coming week on a proposal to create a national monument in northern Maine underscores how partisan lines have been drawn as Republican lawmakers try to rein in the expansion of public lands by Democratic President Barack Obama.

  • This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows Google's self-driving car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The U.S. auto industry's home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation _ a significant expansion beyond an existing law that sanctions autonomous vehicles for testing only. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

    Michigan bills expand use of driverless cars beyond testing

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. auto industry’s home state of Michigan is preparing for the advent of self-driving cars by pushing legislation to allow for public sales and operation — a significant expansion beyond an existing state law that sanctions such vehicles for testing only.

  • In this photo taken Dec. 28, 2015, water covers a low-lying areas along the Bonneville Salt Flats during an especially wet winter from the rest area in Wendover, Utah, on the north side of U.S. Interstate 80, about 10 miles east of the Nevada-Utah line. Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah's famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren't doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held. (AP Photo/Scott Sonner)

    Racers plan to look to Congress for action on Salt Flats

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Racers who have sounded the alarm that Utah’s famous Bonneville Salt Flats are deteriorating now want Congress to step in, arguing that a law is needed because federal land managers aren’t doing enough to restore the flats where record-breaking races are held.