• Newmont inks deal to help sage grouse habitat in Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Newmont Mining Corp. has reached an agreement with the U.S. government and the state of Nevada to protect some of the most critical sage grouse habitat in the West in exchange for assurances it will be able to develop other public lands in the future.

  • The Latest: Senators want info. about driver in US illegally

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on fatal bus crash in Louisiana (all times local):

  • Kentucky lawmaker says governor left threatening voicemail

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Days after Matt Bevin took office in December, the Republican governor went to work on an ambitious project: persuading some Democratic state representatives from conservative districts to switch parties, giving Republicans control of the state House for the first time since 1920.

  • Tow truck operator Lee Maguire helps clean up the scene of a fatal wreck on Interstate 10 near Laplace on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. A bus full of construction workers, seen, hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing a few people and injuring dozens, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said. (Chris Granger/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

    Bus in crash carried potential flood-remediation workers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s U.S. senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles in Louisiana, killing two people and injuring three dozen.

    Updated: 5:22 pm

  • European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    EU orders Apple to pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The European Union ordered Apple on Tuesday to pay nearly $15 billion in back taxes to Ireland, plus billions more in interest, in a move that dramatically escalates the fight over whether America’s biggest corporations are paying their fair share around the world.

    Updated: 3:17 pm

  • Former Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich, left, endorses Chris Sununu, right, for New Hampshire's governor during a news conference Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Kasich back in New Hampshire with nostalgia, eye on future

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich is campaigning again in New Hampshire.

  • In this Oct. 11, 2011 photo, the damaged Vermont State Hospital is seen in Waterbury, Five years after flooding from Tropical Storm Irene forced the closing of the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury, much of the system has been rebuilt, but challenges remain. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, file)

    After Irene forces reckoning, mental health care rebuilt

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — For most Vermonters, Tropical Storm Irene was a disaster that tore roads, communities and lives apart. But for many of the state’s neediest mental health patients, it was a blessing in disguise.

  • Correction: LI Highway Accident story

    MANORVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about a vehicle crash that killed six people on Long Island, The Associated Press used an erroneous spelling provided by police. The 10-year-old who died was Cristopher Pinales, not Christopher.

  • Republican vice presidential candidate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence talks with Terry Munson, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, in Kokomo, Ind. Munson's home was hit by a tornado that passed through the area Wednesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    When touring disasters, politicians weigh image, distraction

    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a dramatic, made-for-camera arrival, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence stepped off a Blackhawk helicopter to tour tornado-damaged neighborhoods Thursday, giving out hugs and promising swift assistance a day after several twisters touched down.

  • Gov. Cuomo opens NY State Fair, touts upgraded fairgrounds

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Fair has opened its 12-day run, with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on hand to tout $50 million in upgrades to the fairgrounds.