• Milwaukee Co. Transit System prepares for drivers walkout

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee County Transit System prepared Tuesday to suspend service in anticipation of a walkout by bus drivers that would leave tens of thousands of riders without a low-cost transportation alternative. The system said it will suspend bus service at 3 a.m....

  • A look at Gov. Nikki Haley's line-item budget vetoes

    Updated: Tue, Jun 30, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley unveiled Tuesday 87 line-item vetoes that strike $30 million from the Legislature's more than $7 billion spending plan for state taxes. The Legislature will return next week to vote on whether to uphold the vetoes. Sixteen have no price tag....

  • New York proposal would limit for-hire vehicles during study

    Updated: 51 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Staff and drivers for ride-hailing company Uber gathered outside City Hall on Tuesday to protest legislation that would put limits on for-hire vehicles while the city conducts a study on whether the sharp growth of the industry has an impact on traffic congestion. Such...

  • Authorities ID Scottish tourist who died after hiking

    Updated: 51 min ago

    PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Scottish woman who died after hiking a Palm Springs trail in near triple-digit heat. The Desert Sun (http://desert.sn/1NuCHp0 ) says 56-year-old Ruth Ross was a tourist from Hamilton, Scotland. Ross and her husband hiked for...

  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    June 30, 2015 The (Bloomington) Pantagraph Democratic duo needs to compromise Gov. Bruce Rauner took the right path last week when he vetoed the out-of-balance budget passed by the General Assembly. The era of approving a budget with no grounding in the real world is over. The only...

  • Gov. Haley vetoes 87 SC budget items tallying $30 million

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley thanked legislators Tuesday after issuing 87 budget vetoes that strike $30 million from the Legislature's budget package. It was the highest number of line-item vetoes Haley has issued in her five years as governor, but the dollar...

  • Endangered Mexican gray wolves born at suburban Chicago zoo

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BROOKFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the conservation of an endangered species. The two pups emerged Tuesday from their den at the Brookfield Zoo's wolf habitat and romped through their...

  • Churchill renames stakes race for Hall of Fame trainer Lukas

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Churchill Downs has renamed a stakes race to honor Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas. The $175,000 Lukas Classic for 3-year-olds and up on dirt on Sept. 26 will wind down the upcoming 11-date meet at the track he has won the marquee Kentucky Derby and Kentucky...

  • New, healthier food options being offered on National Mall

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — New food options are being offered on the National Mall, including some healthy options. The National Park Service says concession provider Guest Services has expanded the choices it offers at six kiosks. Some new options include gluten-free and vegetarian choices,...

  • McKinley heads up new class for SC sports hall of fame

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of the first players South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier signed to turn the program around is now part of the school's athletic hall of fame. The late Kenny McKinley, the school's career leader with 207 receptions, was among eight players elected to the hall....

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