Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller dies at 86; Was 2-term governor

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, a Democrat who led the charge for Georgia's lottery-funded HOPE scholarships during his two terms as governor, has died. He was 86.

Lori Geary, a spokeswoman for the Miller Institute Foundation, said he died Friday morning. His grandson, Bryan Miller, said the ...

2 scholars hope new police reform book will ‘arm’ activists

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Two scholars, including one who led a series of protests against Albuquerque police, have written a guide they hope will "arm activists" to push police reforms.

David Correia and Tyler Wall say their book "The Police: A Field Guide" will provide activists in places like Ferguson, ...

Olympic gymnast criticizes Michigan State interim president

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber is criticizing Michigan State University's interim president, saying he needs to work with the girls and women abused by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

The Lansing State Journal reports the Olympic gold medalist criticized John Engler during a speech ...

Vermont House debates gun restriction bill

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont House is debating gun restriction legislation that would ban high-capacity magazines and raise the legal gun-buying age to 21.

The measure on the House floor on Friday has exceptions for military service members, law enforcement officers and people who take a gun safety training ...

Washington teen pulled from bike by officer awarded $500K

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state teenager who was pulled from her bicycle in a mall parking lot and shocked with a stun gun by an off-duty officer working security has been awarded $500,000 in federal court.

The jury awarded Monique Tillman on Thursday after she sued Officer Jared ...

Jury finds Illinois man stole $150K through false tax return

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - An Illinois man accused of stealing nearly $150,000 from the federal government has been convicted of filing a false tax return.

A federal jury in Hammond convicted 41-year-old Airrion Blake on Thursday of one count each of submitting a false claim upon the federal government and ...

Deficit hawks encourage Trump veto of spending bill

Deficit hawks on Friday encouraged President Trump to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill passed by Congress after the president tweeted that he was considering doing so.In a tweet, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said...