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Washington state’s top court bans death penalty as biased, arbitrary

(Reuters) - Washington became the 20th U.S. state to abolish capital punishment when its Supreme Court struck down the death penalty on Thursday,...

Missouri judge blocks parts of state’s voter photo ID law

(Reuters) - A Missouri state judge ordered on Tuesday that state election authorities could no longer tell voters that they are required to...

Twenty-two states ask U.S. appeals court to reinstate ‘net neutrality’ rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia late Monday asked a U.S. appeals court to...

Barbados ex-minister charged in United States with laundering bribes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former minister in the government of Barbados has been criminally charged in the United States with laundering bribes...

U.S. states vow to fight Trump rollback on auto emissions

DETROIT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California and 18 other U.S. states promised on Thursday to fight a Trump administration proposal to weaken fuel efficiency standards...

EPA head wants car industry, states to compromise on emissions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Acting U.S. EPA chief Andrew Wheeler told lawmakers on Wednesday he would welcome any deal between the auto industry and...

U.S. states make last-minute legal bid to halt 3-D online guns

(Reuters) - Several U.S. states said on Monday that they would jointly sue the Trump administration in a last-ditch effort to block the...

Four states sue U.S. to void cap on state and local...

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Four U.S. states sued the federal government on Tuesday to void the new $10,000 cap on the federal deduction...

Control of Congress in play in votes in seven states

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster appeared poised to capture his party’s nomination on Tuesday for this fall’s midterm...

Battle for control of U.S. Congress advances in seven states

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bitterly personal matchup in New York between a convicted felon seeking to reclaim his congressional seat from a...

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