- The Latest: Governor urges evacuations along the coast Updated: Oct-08-15 12:19 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):
- The Latest: Slovakia to help police Hungary's borders Updated: Oct-08-15 11:51 am
LUXEMBOURG - The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.
- Judge rules Mason City man can keep dog at center of dispute Updated: Oct-08-15 11:47 am
MASON CITY, Iowa - A judge has ruled that a man can keep a dog at the center of a dispute with a north Iowa animal shelter.
- Burley mayor to ban bunnies from classrooms Updated: Oct-08-15 11:33 am
BURLEY, Idaho - A south-central Idaho mayor is threatening to veto a city-council approved exemption allowing school kids to raise rabbits.
- Bend scales back Mirror Pond plan Updated: Oct-08-15 11:24 am
BEND, Oregon - Uncertainty over the future of the dam that holds back Mirror Pond has prompted local officials to scale back their vision for one of Bend's most recognizable features.
- Rome mayor under pressure to resign over new expense scandal Updated: Oct-08-15 11:01 am
ROME - Rome's embattled mayor, Ignazio Marino, was under mounting pressure to resign Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that threatened to be the final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his party to force him from office.
- Vicksburg mayor plans private meeting with firefighters Updated: Oct-08-15 10:55 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs Jr. is inviting the city's firefighters to a meeting that will be closed to their chief, the aldermen and the media.
- Charter school magnate opts against NYC mayoral bid Updated: Oct-08-15 10:31 am
NEW YORK - The leader of a major chain of New York City charter schools says she will not run for mayor.
- Atlantic City on hook for $65,000 in Miss America costs Updated: Oct-08-15 10:23 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City taxpayers have been left on the hook for about $65,000 in security costs from this year's Miss America pageant parade.
- Hinds County Courthouse could get a facelift Updated: Oct-08-15 9:03 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Hinds County Courthouse, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, is showing its age, leading county officials to say it's time for a facelift.
- Mayor's staffer faces drug charges, on administrative leave Updated: Oct-08-15 8:58 am
WASHINGTON - The mayor's office says a staffer in the mayor's religious affairs division is on administrative leave after his arrest on drug charges.
- Amid FBI probe, Allentown bars donors from no-bid contracts Updated: Oct-08-15 8:28 am
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - Allentown's City Council has passed an anti-pay-to-play ordinance amid an FBI probe into city contracting.
- Bethel residents support liquor store, advisory vote finds Updated: Oct-08-15 7:49 am
BETHEL, Alaska - Unofficial election results from a non-binding advisory vote in Bethel show that most residents would support a liquor store in the city.
- Hammond City Council paves way for Uber Updated: Oct-08-15 7:44 am
HAMMOND, Louisiana - Uber's ride sharing service is expected to soon be available in Hammond.
- Report: About 8K homes in foreclosure auction are occupied Updated: Oct-08-15 7:28 am
DETROIT - A published report says an estimated 8,000 of the 25,000 homes up for sale this month during Wayne County's tax foreclosure auction are occupied.
- Glendale selects 5 finalists for city manager's position Updated: Oct-08-15 6:15 am
GLENDALE, Arizona - Five finalists for the Glendale city manager's job will be interviewed next week by the mayor and City Council.
- Migrant influx boosts right-wing in key Austrian election Updated: Oct-08-15 5:58 am
VIENNA - Just a few days after more than 100,000 people turned out in Vienna to support refugees, an anti-refugee party is poised to land a huge coup - a win at the polls that could see them take control of the Austrian capital.
- Appeals court says Columbus can ordered hotel shuttered Updated: Oct-08-15 3:16 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - An appeals court says the city of Columbus was within its rights when it declared a hotel a nuisance and shut it down for a year.
- Providence municipal workers reach tentative agreement Updated: Oct-08-15 3:07 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The union representing about 1,600 Providence municipal workers has reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract with the mayor.
- Governor vetoes bill limiting surplus military equipment Updated: Oct-07-15 8:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The latest on legislation acted upon by California Gov. Jerry Brown (all times local):
- City asks judge to enforce settlement in police shooting Updated: Oct-07-15 7:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah city says the mother of a man fatally shot by police had already agreed to a $900,000 settlement deal when she publicly rejected it.
- Proposals for local input on oil, gas locations under fire Updated: Oct-07-15 6:24 pm
DENVER - State regulators have released proposed rules to give local governments more of a say in the location of new oil and gas wells, and they quickly came under fire Wednesday from the energy industry and environmental groups.
- Monitor: Cleveland police must undergo cultural shift Updated: Oct-07-15 6:15 pm
CLEVELAND - The entire Cleveland police department must undergo a cultural shift to earn the community's trust and any real change may require a financial commitment from the city, a member of the team hired to monitor a police consent decree said Wednesday.
- Rauner tries to put pressure on Democrats for budget deal Updated: Oct-07-15 6:03 pm
OAK LAWN, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner sought Wednesday to ramp up pressure on majority Democrats over Illinois' unprecedented budget stalemate, repeating calls for lawmakers to work with him to pass legislation he says would save businesses and taxpayers money or approve a tax hike without his support.
- Salt Lake County OKs pet sale ban aimed at puppy mills Updated: Oct-07-15 4:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake County has banned the sale of commercially bred dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores, joining a growing number of cities around the country in a step designed to reduce the number of pets born in inhumane conditions.