- AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.
- Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police said they are making progress in their investigation into a nightclub shooting while city leaders Monday encouraged more witnesses to come forward to help find those responsible for the gun battle inside the crowded club that left one man dead, 16 people injured and more questions about safety in public gathering spots.
- On Muslims' agenda: Fight anti-Sharia proposals in US states
Muslims complain they are frivolous bills meant to spread fears and sow suspicion of their religion in a nation divided.
- Racist sword killer says he'd mulled racial attack for years
NEW YORK (AP) — A white racist accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old stranger on a Manhattan street because he was black says he'd intended it as "a practice run" in a mission to deter interracial relationships.
- Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless
SEATTLE (AP) — Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.
- NYC Mayor: 'Fearless Girl' statue can stay through Feb. 2018
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided that the globally popular statue of a young girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will remain in place through February 2018.
- Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack
LONDON (AP) — The family of an American slain in last week's terror attack in London expressed gratitude for the kindness of strangers on Monday, offering hope and resolve that some good would result from the tragedy.
- Oklahoma police officer dies after traffic-stop shooting
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday morning after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.
- Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts
NEW YORK (AP) — When the National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965, organizers had different models to choose from.
- Will report on Ala. gov sex scandal revive impeachment move?
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A year after Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's sexually charged phone calls with a younger female aide set off tabloid-like speculation in the Bible-belt state, the state Ethics Commission is preparing to announce whether it believes he broke the law.
- Georgia lawmaker backs 'Confederate History Month,' chided
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker is defending his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.