State budgets are relatively “fixed,” or pre-committed every year, which causes elected officials to find ways to spend less in certain areas or tax more to meet preexisting mandates, a new analysis by the Urban Institute says.

DALLAS (AP) — David Stevens was out for his usual morning run in October of 2015 when he passed under a bridge on a Dallas jogging path. There, prosecutors say, he was accosted and hacked to death by a former Texas A&M football player wielding a machete.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump had tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Hundreds of airmen will line the main entrance of a U.S. Air Force base in San Antonio to salute as the family of the last of the 80 Doolittle Tokyo Raiders arrives for his memorial service next week.

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