Ex-MLB player bidding to become next Vermont governor

A former Major League Baseball player is running for governor in Vermont as a member of the Liberty Union party, which bills itself as nonviolent and socialist.

Syria's refugee crisis focus of interactive exhibit

May 24
What's it like to flee Syria as a refugee?

US defense secretary visits Newport during New England trip

May 24
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is visiting Rhode Island as part of a multi-day trip to New England to see Navy installations and meet service members.
State + Local
May 20

Feb. 1: Minnesota leaders' full-page ad decries bigotry toward Muslims

From across a broad spectrum, hate messages declared "un-Minnesotan."
National
May 20

TSA head: Agency needs more resources for more screeners

The head of the Transportation Security Administration says Congress' shifting of $34 million is a "good down payment" but the agency needs greater resources to address a shortage of screeners.
National
May 19
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Oculus responds to Sen. Al Franken's VR privacy questions

The virtual reality company Oculus relies heavily on Facebook for security and shares information about its users with VR creators.
National
May 19

Justices say no constitutional right to speedy sentencing

A unanimous Supreme Court has ruled that a delay in imposing a prison sentence does not violate the Constitution's right to a speedy trial.
National
May 18

Poll: Americans more upbeat about own finances than economy

Americans are of two minds about the economy in the midst of an election race that largely hinges on the issue. They are strikingly pessimistic about the national economy yet comparatively upbeat about their own financial circumstances.
National
May 18

Delta to end sponsorship of Atlanta's Fox over rival airline

Delta Air Lines will not continue its sponsorship of Atlanta's Fox Theatre after a rival airline rented the facility for an event.
National
May 10

Treasury calls for new regulations for online lenders

The Treasury Department called for additional oversight and some increased regulations for the online lending industry on Tuesday, the first time a government agency has weighed in on this quickly growing, but largely unregulated, part of the financial world.
National
May 5

In Trump's rise, allies see harsher American approach to foreign policy

Whether or not he wins, leaders wary of a shift in American foreign policy.
National
May 5

Voters wanted an outsider who could fix the economy, and Trump fit the bill

Trump tapped in to voters' desire for someone who could fix the economy.
National
May 4

Donald Trump to speak at North Dakota oil expo in Bismarck

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been tabbed as the keynote speaker for the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference that will be held later this month in Bismarck, an oil industry group said Wednesday.
National
April 30

Top 5 prospects for Donald Trump's running mate

"I just don't want to think about it right now," Trump said Tuesday about his potential running mate. But everyone else is.
April 27

Menard Inc. agrees to change policies violating labor laws

Menard Inc. has agreed to change some practices after the National Labor Relations Board found it was violating federal labor law.
April 27

Fed keeps key rate unchanged; no hint on timing of next hike

The Federal Reserve kept a key interest rate unchanged Wednesday against the backdrop of a slowdown in U.S. and global growth and provided no hint of when its next rate hike may occur.
April 23

Hillary Clinton quietly begins search for running mate

Clinton has defined objectives for a search that will soon get serious.
April 22

Clinton pivots from Obama's Asia policy with TPP opposition

Hillary Clinton was the first standard-bearer for the Obama administration's strategic push into Asia, but her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal could be a major obstacle to sustaining it should she win the presidency.
April 21

In Pennsylvania, obscure job of Republican delegate is suddenly a hot ticket

Role has new life in face of a contested convention.
April 21

US applications for jobless aid fall to four-decade low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to a four-decade low last week, a sign that employers are unconcerned about weak economic growth in the first three months of 2016.
April 20

Oil tanker laden with North Dakota crude reaches Netherlands

A petroleum tanker laden with 175,000 barrels of North Dakota crude was being offloaded in Europe on Wednesday, the first such overseas shipment of the state's oil since Congress lifted a 40-year ban on crude exports in December.
April 20

Banking woes easing for some legal pot businesses

Banking remains a major hurdle for the legal marijuana industry, but new federal data suggest that's beginning to change.
April 19

Senate passes bill that would boost airport security

The Senate approved a bipartisan aviation policy bill Tuesday that would boost airport security, extend new protections to airline passengers and help speed the introduction of package-delivery drones.