• Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards hugs his wife Donna Edwards as he arrives to greet supporters at his election night watch party in New Orleans, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. At right is his daughter Sarah Ellen Edwards. Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    After victory, Edwards starts piecing together transition

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he’ll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis.

  • Hudson tunnel: Is oft-maligned agency up to the challenge?

    NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no question the agency that operates much of the infrastructure around the nation’s largest city has lost esteem in recent years because of flubs including a scandal that reached into the New Jersey governor’s office, billions of dollars in overruns on projects including the new World Trade Center, and an audit calling it “challenged and dysfunctional.”

  • Roswell lawmaker to reintroduce daylight saving time bill

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawmaker says he plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow the state to maintain the same time all year.

  • Alanna Galloway speaks to a crowd in front of a police precinct Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, in Minneapolis.  An encampment of protesters outside a Minneapolis police station vowed Saturday to maintain their vigil over the death of a black man who was shot by police, saying they won't move until video recordings of the encounter are released and authorities change how they interact with communities they serve. (Kyndell Harkness/Star Tribune via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUT

    Federal lawyers fly to Minneapolis to probe shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Justice Department attorneys were expected to fly to Minnesota on Sunday to investigate the killing of a black man that has prompted protests and calls for the two Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting to be prosecuted.