• Indiana lawmakers back 3-year ban on building nursing homes

    Updated: 27 min ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A three-year moratorium on construction of most new nursing homes around Indiana has been approved by state lawmakers. The state Senate voted 36-12 Tuesday to give final approval to the bill, sending it to Gov. Mike Pence. House members voted earlier this month by...

  • Things to know about alleged California kidnap-for-ransom

    Updated: 28 min ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman and her boyfriend say kidnappers entered their house in the middle of the night last week, abducted the woman and held her for ransom before releasing her two days later. Police have expressed skepticism about their claim. Here are some things to...

  • Federal rail chief says ticketing important to rail safety

    Updated: 28 min ago

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. (AP) — At a troublesome rail crossing on the road to a public high school, the head of the Federal Railroad Administration stumped Tuesday for increased education and enforcement of safety regulations at railway crossings. Acting Administrator Sarah Feinberg was...

  • 49ers re-sign LB Desmond Bishop to 1-year deal

    Updated: 41 min ago

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have re-signed linebacker Desmond Bishop to a one-year contract. The team announced the deal Tuesday. Bishop joined the Niners last December and played two games. He had two tackles on special teams and one on defense. San Francisco...

  • New Mexico governor signs child prostitution crackdown bill

    Updated: 41 min ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez signed three public safety bills Tuesday, including one that cracks down on those who seek to sell or solicit children for sex. Martinez said "it has been my calling first as a district attorney and now as a governor to stand up for those...

  • Cliven Bundy, supporters rally before Nevada lawmakers

    Updated: 42 min ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who garnered national attention a year ago when he and armed supporters engaged in a showdown with federal authorities, came to Carson City Tuesday with scores of allies to rally behind a bill seeking to reclaim land from the...

  • After Christie's privatization, NJ lottery missing targets

    Updated: 42 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized the management of New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games. Instead, a lottery once ranked among the nation's top performers is now lagging for the second straight year,...

  • Tiny songbird tracked across 1,700 miles of open ocean

    Updated: 42 min ago

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new study has found that a tiny songbird that summers in the forests of northern North America has been tracked on a 1,700-mile, over-the-ocean journey from the northeastern United States and eastern Canada to the Caribbean. Scientists had long suspected that...

  • Car drives into Philadelphia nail salon; 1 killed, 3 injured

    Published: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A car has crashed into a northeast Philadelphia nail salon, killing a customer and injuring three other people. Police say the car veered off a road and drove into Cindy's Nail Salon shortly before noon Tuesday. A police spokesman says one customer of the nail...

  • VA Secretary to Montana veterans: We need to do more

    Updated: 43 min ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs needs to do more to make sure Montana veterans get the health care they need in a timely fashion, VA Secretary Robert McDonald told veterans in Helena on Tuesday. "We recognize the importance of Montana, the second highest...

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