Idaho panel backs school's 'Maniac' license-plate proposal

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A northern Idaho lawmaker is once again seeking to create a specialized license plate depicting a hotly disputed Idaho high school mascot.

The proposed plate would portray the Orofino...

Alcohol-control veteran named to lead state marijuana agency

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran of the state agency that oversees alcohol sales in California was tapped by Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday to lead a new arm of government that will do the same for medical...

Florida, vulnerable to Zika virus, gets ready for fight

MIAMI (AP) — Florida's warm climate, year-round mosquitoes and revolving door of international travelers make it vulnerable to the Zika virus, but local governments here have a history of fighting off outbreaks...

The Latest: US, Colombia to team up on Zika research

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):

6:45 p.m.

The United States and Colombia have agreed to...

Finance committee OKs dementia bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers moved closer Thursday to passing a bipartisan package of legislation to help people cope with Alzheimer's disease and dementia after the Legislature's budget committee...

Feds say more than 610K signed up for health insurance plans

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Obama administration says more than 610,000 people in North Carolina signed up for private health insurance coverage during the third year of President Obama's federal health care...

214,148 people sign up for health coverage in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New enrollment numbers show 214,148 people in Louisiana signed up for coverage under President Obama's health care act.

The third open enrollment period ended Sunday. National and state...

2 more cases of tuberculosis diagnosed in Perry County

MARION, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Department of Public Health officials say two more people have tested positive for tuberculosis in Perry County.

Division of tuberculosis control Director Pam Barrett said in a...