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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas.

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's top environmental official for the Southeast was arrested Thursday on criminal ethics charges in Alabama reported to be related to a scheme to help a coal company avoid paying for a costly toxic waste cleanup.

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BYHALIA, Miss. (AP) — An Alabama tour bus bound for a Mississippi casino overturned Wednesday on an icy highway, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries, authorities said, as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South and lower Midwest.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump's agenda.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — In a story Nov. 13 about the indictment of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official Trey Glenn on state ethics charges in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Alabama Ethics Commission in 2007 found probable cause that Glenn — who then head…

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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to a pair of scientists that sought to find out whether environmental factors or overfishing was the source of the decline.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has submitted a non-binding offer to acquire all Class A and Class B common stock of International Speedway Corp. not already owned by the controlling shareholders of auto racing series.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to power in the House winds through a few dozen districts, many of them suburban, in Tuesday's election. Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to power in the House runs through a few dozen districts in Tuesday's election , with Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to power in the House runs through a few dozen districts in Tuesday's election, with Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz listed as her choice in Texas' high-profile U.S. Senate race.

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Rejected voter registrations, malfunctioning voting machines, confusion among election workers. These problems and more have surfaced during early voting ahead of Tuesday's midterm elections. A rundown of voting problems so far around the country:

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The path to power in the House runs through a few dozen districts in Tuesday's election, with Republicans defending their majority and Democrats looking to gain 23 seats they would need to win control.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority's use of a nearly $7 million executive helicopter was not always cost effective, and broke federal travel rules and its own policies, the organization's inspector general said in a new report.