- 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.
- Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) — As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged more witnesses to come forward and offered reassurances amid questions about safety in public gathering spots.
- Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling community.
- Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period.
- Police review transit bus video from Las Vegas shooting
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police and prosecutors were reviewing transit bus video Monday ahead of an initial court appearance for a man suspected of killing one passenger and wounding another for what authorities called no apparent reason when the double-decker bus stopped during the weekend on the Las Vegas Strip.
- Screams, popping glass alerted residents to building fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An Oakland residential building that caught fire Monday, killing one person, had been the target of building department investigations and citations since 2010, when the city allowed the owner to convert the structure into transitional housing for recovering drug addicts, people struggling with homelessness and others, records show.
- 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.
- GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor to thousands of adults are buoyed by the failure of Republicans in Washington to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
- 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.
- Ex-Phoenix sheriff wants his campaign talk banned at trial
PHOENIX (AP) — For nine years, Joe Arpaio enjoyed solid popularity as the sheriff of metro Phoenix by locking up immigrants in the U.S. illegally and regularly telling news reporters that no one would stop his crackdowns.
- Georgia lawmaker backs 'Confederate History Month,' chided
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.