A nearly $2 billion high-speed Amtrak rail project in Illinois is in its final phase of construction — news coming on the heels of Monday’s deadly Amtrak derailment in Washington state.
New Jersey Transit, the agency that operates state-run bus and rail lines, reportedly promoted 10 employees connected to Gov. Chris Christie‘s administration — and even gave raises to some as the agency struggled to fund its operations.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, vetoed a bill on Monday that would have added more restrictions to abortions in the state.
A regional director has resigned from California’s Democratic Party following accusations of rape and inappropriate behavior.
Wyoming Secretary of State Ed Murray was accused of sexual assault by his former intern more than 35 years ago.
The Philadelphia City Council voted Thursday to remove bulletproof glass from the windows of some local businesses, despite a backlash from shop owners who cited safety concerns.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled a new ID program that he says is designed to welcome the “undocumented” community and people “on the sidelines” into the city.
The death of a state representative — who apparently committed suicide Wednesday after being accused of molestation — sent more shock waves through a Kentucky Statehouse already rocked by other sexual misconduct scandals.
After the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., left 26 dead in December 2012, lawmakers across the U.S. made attempts to prevent similar horrors. Five years later, the results are uneven at best.
A former state senator from Massachusetts was charged last week with collecting about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks that he allegedly laundered through his company.
Ed Lee, San Francisco’s 43rd mayor, died early Tuesday at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office confirmed. He was 65.
Ed Lee, the San Francisco mayor, died Monday at 65, ABC 7 reported.
The FBI is reportedly investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office hiring practices.
The mayor of a small Florida city has been arrested on allegations that she used dead people’s disabled parking permits to park at City Hall.
Former Pennsylvania state Rep. Marc Gergely – who resigned last month – is awaiting sentencing next week on corruption charges in relation to an illegal gambling machine ring.
Seth Williams, Philadelphia’s former top prosecutor, has been moved to a federal prison in Oklahoma to begin serving a five-year sentence for accepting a bribe.
The Moore Police Department released the body camera footage of former state senator Ralph Shortey being caught in a hotel room with a 17-year-old male.
The top Democrat of the Massachusetts Senate stepped aside Monday after his husband was accused of sexual misconduct by several men.
Arizona residents may want to put their costumes away until Halloween.
Capping months of speculation, President Trump on Monday signed a pair of executive orders to significantly shrink two of Utah’s national monuments – Bears Ears and the Grand Staircase-Escalante – that were created by his Democratic predecessors.
The spokeswoman for Kentucky House Republicans says the former GOP speaker had a sexual relationship with a woman in his office and used money from political donors to help pay her a secret settlement outside of court.
A television ad depicting supporters of Virginia governor hopeful Ed Gillespie as Confederates who attack minority children has been pulled amid a terror attack in New York City.
A former Oklahoma state senator accused of engaging in child prostitution and pornography pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of child sex trafficking.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe of Virginia and Hillary Clinton’s brother Anthony Rodham are being accused of stealing the “money and dreams” of Chinese investors who propped up a troubled electric carmaker, thinking this was a path to U.S. residency, a new lawsuit says.