- Gov't reaction criticized in case of Mexico slain journalist Updated: Aug-02-15 7:53 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico City officials said Sunday they are pursuing all lines of investigation into the killing of a photojournalist whose body was found along with four slain women in the capital, where he had fled because of harassment in the state he covered.
- 25-year-old man is Hartford's 20th homicide victim of 2015 Updated: Aug-02-15 5:31 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A 25-year-old man has died after a Saturday night shooting in Hartford.
- Former Kingfisher mayor agrees to pay $25k fine Updated: Aug-02-15 4:55 pm
KINGFISHER, Oklahoma - The former mayor of Kingfisher has agreed to pay $25,000 in civil penalties in connection with the failure of a bank he was an executive at, but says he did nothing wrong.
- City leaders want New Mexico law to allow curfews for teens Updated: Aug-02-15 3:37 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Officials in several New Mexico cities want to set a local curfew for teens and are renewing efforts to change a state law to allow such regulations.
- WyoLotto officials paint new picture of lottery proceeds Updated: Aug-02-15 2:13 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Proceeds from the new lottery will likely never meet the estimates projected by advocates in 2013 when the games of chance were legalized, lottery officials say.
- Yemen's pro-government fighters get arms shipments Updated: Aug-02-15 1:57 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides said Sunday.
- Massachusetts governor, Boston mayor team up in charity ride Updated: Aug-02-15 1:23 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined hundreds of other riders on the annual Pan-Mass Challenge bicycle ride to raise money for cancer research and treatment.
- Newark launches municipal identification card program Updated: Aug-02-15 1:20 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Newark has launched a municipal identification card program for most city residents, including those who are living in the country illegally.
- Providence mayor implements contested firefighter staffing Updated: Aug-02-15 11:19 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The mayor's plan for staffing the Providence fire department is taking effect after failed negotiations with the union, which has said it will ask a court to block it on Monday.
- Green city council votes to save schoolhouse built in 1870 Updated: Aug-02-15 11:15 am
GREEN, Ohio - A northeast Ohio city council has voted to save a historic two-room schoolhouse built in 1870.
- Safety cited in Winnebago County bid for more jail guards Updated: Aug-02-15 11:05 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Winnebago County officials pushing to hire more jail guards say that staff shortages are putting corrections officers in danger.
- 2 soldiers dead, 31 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey Updated: Aug-02-15 10:40 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 31 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.
- Baltimore prosecutor won't cooperate with homicide panel Updated: Aug-01-15 9:38 pm
BALTIMORE - A commission established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work.
- Baltimore prosecutor won't cooperate with homicide panel Updated: Aug-01-15 7:05 pm
BALTIMORE - A commision established to review homicides in Baltimore has stalled because its leaders say the city's top prosecutor isn't sharing information that's needed for the program to work.
- Omaha mayor says city is prepared for emerald ash borer Updated: Aug-01-15 6:20 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Nebraska's largest city is prepared for an invasion of a tiny menace that has killed millions of ash trees in 26 states since 2002, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert said.
- Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw' Updated: Aug-01-15 2:32 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.
- Mayor heads to White House for clean power conference Updated: Aug-01-15 2:26 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has been invited to the White House for a clean power conference.
- Mentally disabled man who kills mother may get inheritance Updated: Aug-01-15 2:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Jackson County court has been ordered to determine in a hearing whether an Ocean Springs man found too mentally disabled to stand trial in the death of his mother may still collect his inheritance.
- Chicago preliminary budget estimate shows huge shortfall Updated: Aug-01-15 1:35 pm
CHICAGO - A preliminary budget released by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows a gaping budget shortfall for 2016 that could grow to $754 million and beyond - a total that is so high that the mayor might be forced to raise property taxes.
- NH county considering bankruptcy to close budget shortfall Updated: Aug-01-15 12:07 pm
OSSIPEE, New Hampshire - An eastern New Hampshire county is considering bankruptcy to close a budget shortfall of about $2 million.
- Fort Atkinson gets battle plan for new life Updated: Aug-01-15 10:31 am
FORT CALHOUN, Nebraska - It was young America's largest military post and the nation's first fort west of the Missouri River.
- Dallas mayor critical of sex exposition on city property Updated: Aug-01-15 9:04 am
DALLAS - An upcoming sex exposition in Dallas that's billed as the largest of its kind in the U.S. and is expected to draw more than 15,000 people is being criticized by a mayor who says it goes against the city's position on the exploitation of women.
- Local, low-powered radio stations gaining steam in Wisconsin Updated: Aug-01-15 7:17 am
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - Local radio is on the rise in a big way even though the towers are short, the transmitters the size of home stereo receivers and the talent in need of more polish.
- Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges Updated: Aug-01-15 4:52 am
BEIJING - Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.
- Santa Fe County worker accused of stealing government items Updated: Jul-31-15 10:07 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A Santa Fe County public works employee is in custody after allegedly stealing government items to sell online.