DIAMOND BAR (AP) - The board that regulates Southern California's air quality, having angered environmentalists last month by firing its longtime director, angered them again this week by replacing him with an industry consultant.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A gunman fatally shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were also shot but were expected to recover.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee woman says her fiance was shot in the back by an officer as he was surrendering a rifle to her during a confrontation with police - and then again in the chest as he lay dying - contradicting the assertion by investigators that he was killed as the two struggled over the weapon.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Thunderstorms rumbled across parts of the South on Thursday, bringing the threat of possible tornadoes, a day after at least seven people were injured when severe storms spawned multiple tornado touchdowns in northeastern Oklahoma.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota on Thursday charged the former official who ran an investment-for-visa program with five felony counts including that he diverted into his company account more than $1.2 million that was supposed to stay in an account to compensate the state for losses.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's governor met Thursday with gay-rights advocates bearing a letter signed by more than 100 corporate executives urging him to repeal the nation's first state law limiting the bathroom options for transgender people.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Regulators in Ohio approved two closely watched energy deals on Thursday allowing two utility companies to impose short-term rate increases on electricity customers to subsidize some older coal-fired and nuclear power plants.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Next Tuesday's Wisconsin presidential primary is emerging as a crucial lifeline for Republicans desperate to stop Donald Trump's march to their party's nomination. One of his worst weeks of the 2016 campaign is colliding with a state already skeptical of his brash brand of politics.