Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he wants a rapid investigation into reports of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders, while he dismisses allegations that his government was responsible.
The Massachusetts Senate has passed a bill calling for revisions to the state's voter-approved recreational marijuana law, setting the stage for negotiations with the House which has backed a more far-reaching overhaul.
The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted to cut the state's hated car taxes and approved a pilot program to provide tuition-free community college to in-state students, as it passed a $9.2 billion tax-and-spending plan.
An employer says a hyper-aggressive black bear moved back and forth between two women in a ferocious attack earlier this week that left a newlywed dead and her co-worker injured in a remote area of Alaska.
A massive sequoia sent to Boise as a small seedling by naturalist John Muir more than a century ago is now in the way of a hospital's expansion and plans are to move it two blocks away to city property.