• In a June 29, 2014 file photo, Mexico's Alan Pulido consoles teammate Javier Hernandez (14) after the Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

    Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border state

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — The attorney general of the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas is confirming the kidnapping of soccer player Alan Pulido of Greece’s Olympiacos team.

  • In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Olympiakos' Alan Pulido, left, fights for the ball with Anderlecht's Alexander Buttner during the Europa League round of 32 soccer match at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium in the port of Piraeus, near Athens. A state official says that Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas. Pulido is a forward for the Greek team Olympiacos and has made several appearances for Mexico’s national team, though he wasn’t called up for the upcoming Copa America tournament. The official says the 25-year-old player was kidnapped near his hometown of Ciudad Victoria on Sunday, May 29, 2016 after leaving a party. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, file)

    Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido kidnapped in border state

    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Federal and state forces mounted an operation Sunday to find kidnapped Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Mohamed Roble. According to court testimony in a federal terrorism trial, Roble, who was one of 52 passengers that survived when the school bus they were on plummeted more than 30 feet after the Aug. 1, 2007, Minneapolis bridge collapse, is now believed to be in Syria with the Islamic State group. U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)

    AP Exclusive: Bridge collapse survivor linked to IS in Syria

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mohamed Roble was weeks shy of his 11th birthday when the school bus he was on plummeted more than 30 feet as the bridge beneath gave way.

  • Kentucky governor says he will join transgender lawsuit

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor said Friday that he will join a lawsuit challenging a federal order to allow students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity, jumping ahead of the state’s Democratic attorney general and underscoring how the issue is driving a wedge between politicians in several states.