- Northwestern Indiana mayor facing trial on fraud charges Updated: Aug-29-15 1:08 pm
HAMMOND, Indiana - The mayor of a northwestern Indiana city is set to go to trial over federal charges alleging that he and his wife took more than $20,000 from his campaign account in order to cover casino gambling losses.
- Los Angeles OKs downtown bike-sharing program Updated: Aug-29-15 12:47 pm
LOIS ANGELES - The wheels are turning on a plan to bring a bike-sharing program to downtown Los Angeles.
- After legal battle, Utah town to allow chain restaurants Updated: Aug-29-15 12:46 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A small Utah town outside Zion National Park has repealed a ban on chain restaurants, clearing the way for one of the country's biggest fast food chains to open amid Springdale's mom-and-pop restaurants.
- Jury sides with Frederick County in music festival dispute Updated: Aug-29-15 11:56 am
BALTIMORE - A federal jury has decided in favor of Frederick County officials in a lawsuit over a botched 2009 music festival.
- Roswell considers tattoo parlor regulations Updated: Aug-29-15 11:47 am
ROSWELL, New Mexico - Tattoo artists in Roswell could face more regulations under a proposed city ordinance.
- Tiny Kansas town without leadership faces uncertain future Updated: Aug-29-15 11:40 am
FREDERICK, Kansas - The future of a tiny central Kansas town is uncertain after no one ran in an election to pick its leaders or apparently even voted.
- Court says city can't stop re-renting of mobile home spaces Updated: Aug-29-15 10:02 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - A Rankin County judge has ruled a municipality cannot stop a mobile home park from re-renting vacated spaces.
- Gas boom brings successes, struggles to W. Va. communities Updated: Aug-29-15 9:40 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - When Linda Colliere opened up her six-unit motel in the small, remote Harrison County community of Shinnston 15 years ago, she never could have anticipated the influx of demand she would eventually receive.
- As asylum-seekers flood in, Germany struggles to house them Updated: Aug-29-15 5:46 am
BERLIN - Twenty-three-year-old Leila, her husband and two small children spent their first week in Germany in a temporary shelter, an austere but desperately needed haven after a traumatic flight from Syria that began when her husband was told to fight for the government.
- Ex-Washington mayor Don Gronewald dead at 83 Updated: Aug-29-15 4:04 am
WASHINGTON, Illinois - Longtime Washington Mayor Don Gronewald, probably better known as a town-square pharmacy owner, has died. He was 83.
- Wynn earns key state approval for Boston-area casino Updated: Aug-28-15 11:29 pm
BOSTON - Wynn Resorts won a key state approval for its Boston-area casino late Friday, bringing the $1.7 billion project billed as the state's largest single private development another step closer to finally breaking ground.
- An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024 Updated: Aug-28-15 6:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns.
- George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.
- Beatrice leaders consider proposed housing program Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Several Beatrice leaders are proposing a housing program to help address what some in the community see as a lack of available homes within the city.
- After delay, 1st Kansas City streetcar to arrive in October Updated: Aug-28-15 4:52 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City officials say the supplier of streetcars for the city's new downtown line is promising a new delivery date.
- Group opposes vets memorial in city park that features cross Updated: Aug-28-15 4:10 pm
KNOXVILLE, Iowa - A group says a veterans memorial in a Knoxville city park that shows a plywood cutout of a soldier kneeling next to a cross amounts to a government endorsement of Christianity.
- Task force tackles homelessness among Native Americans Updated: Aug-28-15 4:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A liaison has been named to bridge the gap between New Mexico's largest city, the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities as they work to address chronic homelessness among Native Americans.
- Wichita planning 'urban wetlands' park Updated: Aug-28-15 3:19 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita officials say they're planning an urban wetlands park in the city that could include walking and jogging trails, plus a fishing pond.
- Ruling threatens sex offender laws in 40 Massachusetts towns Updated: Aug-28-15 3:18 pm
BOSTON - The highest court in Massachusetts upheld a judge's decision Friday to throw out a local law that severely restricts where sex offenders can live in the city of Lynn, a ruling that could have broad implications for about 40 other communities.
- Former Clark County commissioner likely to run for mayor Updated: Aug-28-15 2:40 pm
LAS VEGAS - Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins, who abruptly resigned this month, says he's likely to run for North Las Vegas mayor in 2017.
- The Latest: Former President Bush arrives in Mississippi Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The latest on former President George W. Bush's trip to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
- Judge seals Teton County day care molestation file Updated: Aug-28-15 11:48 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - A judge has sealed court files in a case involving a 15-year-old boy accused of molesting a toddler at his mother's day care in Teton County.
- Ralston mayor says property tax rate won't jump 34 percent Updated: Aug-28-15 9:44 am
RALSTON, Nebraska - Ralston's mayor says the Omaha suburb's residents won't face a 34 percent property tax increase to help solve the Ralston Arena's financial problems.
- Williamson mayor, 2 other city officials resign Updated: Aug-28-15 6:20 am
WILLIAMSON, West Virginia - Williamson Mayor Steve Knopp and two other city officials are stepping down.
- Rauner signs bill allowing township government to dissolve Updated: Aug-28-15 5:13 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill that will allow a southern Illinois township board to vote to dissolve the unit of government to save taxpayer funds.