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  • new storyDurango says it's not a sanctuary city 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:53 am

    DURANGO, Colorado - The Durango City Council is hoping to clarify that Durango is not a sanctuary city and that it never has been, despite its listing on a website as a municipality that shelters undocumented immigrants.

  • Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:45 am

    CALAIS, France - The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. And the migrants who flock here have only one thing on their mind: leaving.

  • 2nd council votes to join commission for proposed reservoir 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:37 am

    CHESTERFIELD, Indiana - Chesterfield in central Indiana is joining a commission that would guide a proposal for a 2,100-acre reservoir on the White River.

  • New Orleans to auction more properties 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:34 am

    NEW ORLEANS - More than 175 "tax-adjudicated" properties, mostly vacant lots, in neighborhoods across New Orleans will hit the virtual auction block Wednesday for the city's second public sale this summer of properties taken over by the government for unpaid taxes.

  • Hattiesburg's new police chief takes oath of office 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 5:58 am

    HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Hattiesburg has a new police chief.

  • Calais, hit by migrant woes, a city everyone wants to leave 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:29 am

    CALAIS, France - The truck drivers who pass through don't like it. Neither do the millions of tourists who turn up each year. And the migrants who flock here have only one thing on their mind: leaving.

  • Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:05 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.

  • New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:17 pm

    WHITE PLAINS, New York - The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest.

  • Firing of town's first black police chief leads to turmoil 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:14 pm

    POCOMOKE CITY, Maryland - Residents of a small town on Maryland's Eastern Shore vented their frustrations and concerns about the ouster of the town's first black police chief at a City Council meeting Monday that devolved into angry shouting.

  • Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium funds 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:57 pm

    ST. LOUIS - The effort to build a new riverfront football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use city tax money for the project.

  • State police blast Cranston mayor for interference 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:29 pm

    CRANSTON, Rhode Island - A scathing report by state police accuses the mayor of Cranston of interfering with the city's police department amid his run for governor last year by publicly supporting disciplinary action against a city police captain, then working behind the scenes to reduce the discipline and delay announcing it until after the election.

  • The Latest: Memphis mayor: 'Our nation was a community' 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:04 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee (all times local):

  • State seeks to dismiss Boston's lawsuit against Wynn casino 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:04 pm

    BOSTON - State gambling regulators want a judge to dismiss Boston's lawsuit challenging the award of a casino license to casino operator Wynn, saying the decision is not subject to judicial review and the city's challenge comes too late.

  • Albuquerque mayor has Confederate flag removed from Old Town 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:13 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - An early version of the Confederate flag that had flown above Old Town Albuquerque for decades has been taken down.

  • Pittsburgh City Council approves paid sick leave legislation 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 6:04 pm

    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh City Council on Monday approved an ordinance requiring employers in the city to provide paid sick leave to employees in the face of opposition from business owners who threatened a lawsuit over the legislation.

  • Appeal planned in Des Moines traffic camera lawsuit case 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 5:32 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Seven car owners who claim Des Moines violated their constitutional rights when the city used a speed detection camera on Interstate 235 to issue traffic tickets plan to appeal a judge's dismissal of their lawsuit, their attorneys said Monday.

  • Utah cities collect $25 of every $1,000 earned by residents 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 5:19 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - As cities and counties throughout Utah consider raising property and sales taxes this year, a tax watchdog group released a report Monday looking at how much residents already pay through taxes and fees.

  • Pastors sue Houston mayor over equal rights measure 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:49 pm

    HOUSTON - A group of pastors is suing Houston Mayor Annise Parker for allegedly infringing on residents' rights by denying efforts to let people vote on an equal rights ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

  • Over 670 entities seek share of Ohio rock salt settlement 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:31 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Hundreds of local governments and other public entities are seeking a share of Ohio's $11.5 million settlement with two rock salt producers that were accused of conspiring to drive up prices.

  • Southern Illinois cities embrace golf carts on public roads 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 12:43 pm

    DU QUOIN, Illinois - Some small southern Illinois cities are among dozens across the state that are allowing golf carts on roadways when deemed safe.

  • Seattle plans crackdown on indoor smoking lounges 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:49 am

    SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning a crackdown on illegal indoor smoking lounges after complaints of crime and violence.

  • Clark mayor backs police in altercation with 61-year-old 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 5:37 am

    CLARK, New Jersey - A 61-year-old Union County woman was critically injured after an altercation with a police officer over the weekend.

  • Confederate flag rally draws hundreds at 'Last Capitol' 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:19 am

    DANVILLE, Virginia - More than 300 Confederate flag supporters gathered at the Sutherlin Mansion to show their support for keeping the Third National flag of the Confederacy atop a war memorial on the grounds of the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy."

  • Fayetteville officials asked to weigh slave reminder in logo 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:13 am

    FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Some Fayetteville residents are asking officials to rework the city's logo that now features a nearly 200-year-old building where some slaves were once sold.

  • Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:32 am

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.