RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina officially launched its 2016 campaign season Tuesday as candidates filed to appear on ballots in March, moving the state's traditional primaries up by two months to have more influence on the presidential nominations.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A soldier who lost all four limbs during an explosion in Afghanistan hopes to inspire others with his story of how he recovered from his injuries and got on with his life partly by helping other amputees.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Human remains found at a Kansas barn are those of a juvenile, but tests to determine whether the remains belong to a missing 7-year-old boy could take weeks, a coroner said Tuesday.
A white Cleveland patrolman who shot a 12-year-old black boy carrying a pellet gun told investigators that he and his partner continuously yelled "show me your hands" before he fired the fatal shots, according to the officer's statement released by prosecutors Tuesday.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The board tasked with writing rules for Alaska's recreational marijuana industry backtracked Tuesday and adopted stricter residency requirements for applicants for pot business licenses.
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Rights groups called on Gambia's government on Monday to release 33 environmental activists who were detained more than a week ago after staging a protest against sand mining in their coastal village.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Efforts to recover the body of a climber who died after falling into a crevasse were temporarily halted Monday because of severe weather on Mount Jefferson in Oregon, authorities said.
HOUSTON (AP) - A team of special prosecutors has nearly completed its investigation of the arrest and subsequent death of a black woman in a Texas jail, and it plans to finish presenting its evidence to a grand jury by the end of December, one of the prosecutors said Monday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A judge on Monday temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia as its physician loses hospital privileges required under state law.