11 states sue over Obama’s school transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity….

Feds spend billions to run museum-ready computer systems

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon….

The Latest: 11 states sue over federal transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local):…

Governor: Texas suing over Obama’s transgender directive

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the state will become the first to sue the Obama administration over new federal guidance for transgender students in public schools….

Boy swept away in Arkansas floodwaters rescued alive

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a 13-year-old boy was found safe three hours after he was swept away in a flooded drainage pipe….

Michigan man faces murder charge in 2014 shooting death

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man accused of abducting a 16-year-old girl last month has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 36-year-old jogger in 2014, prosecutors announced Wednesday….

Carter to step down from ‘front-line’ work with The Elders

ATLANTA (AP) — The global human rights group The Elders says that former President Jimmy Carter is stepping away from his "front-line role" as a member of the organization….

The Latest: Portrait to be unveiled of slain church pastor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a church shooting in Charleston about a year ago that left nine black members dead (all times local):…

Gov’t report: Feds spend billions to run ancient technology

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is spending about three-fourths of its technology budget maintaining aging computer systems, including platforms more than 50 years old in vital areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. One still uses floppy disks….

Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — It is the unavoidable Achilles' heel in the reputation of George Washington and so many other Founding Fathers: that men who risked their lives to protect their nation's liberty were also slaveholders….