- Tests show Legionella bacteria found in government building Updated: Feb-12-16 4:42 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State officials say a potentially harmful bacterium has been found in a government skyscraper in Ohio's capital city.
- Official: North Carolina lacks ability to track mosquitoes Updated: Feb-12-16 4:33 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lacks the ability to track and combat the spread of mosquitoes as concerns about the Zika virus spread, the state's chief epidemiologist says.
- Illinois gets extension to determine flooding damage Updated: Feb-12-16 4:15 am
SPRINGFIELD, Il. - Illinois has received additional time to determine whether to seek a federal disaster declaration for early-winter floods.
- Guide helps communities deal with dilapidated properties Updated: Feb-12-16 4:10 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - A clinic at the West Virginia University College of Law has published a free legal guide for dealing with dilapidated properties.
- Indiana News Digest Updated: Feb-12-16 12:00 am
Here's a look at AP's Indiana news coverage at 12 a.m.
- Petition to recall 3 South Texas city officials certified Updated: Feb-11-16 10:34 pm
CRYSTAL CITY, Texas - A petition has been certified calling for the recall of the mayor and two council members in a South Texas town now facing federal criminal charges.
- The Latest: Mayor hopes verdict in cop's case brings closure Updated: Feb-11-16 9:16 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local):
- Raiders agree to extension to remain at Oakland Coliseum Updated: Feb-11-16 8:49 pm
OAKLAND, California - Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension on Thursday to remain at the Oakland Coliseum through the 2016 season - and possibly beyond.
- Revitalized El Paso ready to show off for papal tourists Updated: Feb-11-16 8:42 pm
EL PASO, Texas - No longer the desolate space it was a few years ago, downtown El Paso is ripe with new hotels, bars, restaurants - and bulldozers that herald the planned construction of a streetcar, a children's museum, a Mexican-American cultural center and new mixed-used buildings.
- Analyst: California governor's prison plan may save millions Updated: Feb-11-16 8:37 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - A new analysis says Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed ballot initiative to reduce the state's prison population may save state and local governments millions of dollars.
- Sheldon named chancery judge in 5 south Mississippi counties Updated: Feb-11-16 8:07 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed a new chancery judge in five south Mississippi counties.
- Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn crashes car, not hurt Updated: Feb-11-16 6:53 pm
BOSTON - Authorities say former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn crashed his car into a building on the street where he lives, but was unharmed.
- New Orleans mayor hails Mardi Gras a success Updated: Feb-11-16 6:38 pm
NEW ORLEANS - From a decline in arrests to a rise in airport passengers, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hailing the Carnival season in New Orleans a success.
- Committee approves bill to block city minimum wage increase Updated: Feb-11-16 6:34 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A bill to prohibit Alabama cities from raising the minimum wage - and roll back Birmingham's planned increased to $10.10-per-hour- advanced out of legislative committee on Thursday.
- Jury convicts man in 'portal to hell' stabbing attack Updated: Feb-11-16 6:11 pm
ELIZABETH, New Jersey - A Union County jury has convicted a man of attempted murder for stabbing two women who said he told them he was looking for "the portal to hell" in their backyard.
- In terror case, judge rejects inmate's mistreatment claims Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
NEW YORK - A New York City-born man serving a 15-year prison sentence for supporting al-Qaida failed to prove the U.S. government was too slow or inefficient in its treatment of his medical needs after his 2010 arrest, a judge ruled Thursday.
- Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
- If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in? Updated: Feb-11-16 5:30 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the city's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that they might someday disband the police department and cede law enforcement to another agency.
- Puerto Rico pushes tax incentives for wealthy amid crisis Updated: Feb-11-16 5:14 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's government is trying to convince hundreds of wealthy investors to move to the U.S. territory, hoping they could help lift it out of a deepening economic crisis.
- Nebraska gambling opponents launch anti-casino campaign Updated: Feb-11-16 4:57 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A coalition that has for years battled vigorously against allowing casinos in Nebraska will once again muster its resources to fight a ballot campaign to allow casinos at licensed horse racing tracks.
- Christie seeks federal relief for January snowstorm Updated: Feb-11-16 4:41 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie is asking the federal government for disaster assistance to help New Jersey pay for last month's winter storm.
- Uber agrees to pay fines after Newark threatens drivers Updated: Feb-11-16 4:37 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Uber said it will compensate any of its drivers who are fined or towed for violating a prohibition about operating around Newark Liberty International Airport and the city's train station.
- Cleveland mayor apologizes for billing family of dead boy Updated: Feb-11-16 4:36 pm
CLEVELAND - The mayor of Cleveland apologized Thursday to the family of Tamir Rice, a black 12-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Cleveland police officer, for the city having sent the administrator of the boy's estate a "decedent's last dying expense" claim of $500 for ambulance services.
- Council pushes WV to add LGBT protection to hate crime law Updated: Feb-11-16 3:46 pm
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Huntington City Council has approved a resolution to urge West Virginia lawmakers to include protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals under the state code dealing with hate crimes.
- New York City Council speaker seeks criminal justice reforms Updated: Feb-11-16 3:41 pm
NEW YORK - The speaker of the New York City Council vowed Thursday to unclog the court system and shrink the inmate population to the point that officials could consider eventually closing the troubled Rikers Island jail.