- Ex-oil tycoon suspected of ordering Russian mayor's killing Updated: Jun-30-15 10:29 am
MOSCOW - Russian investigators announced Tuesday they are reopening the case of the 1998 killing of a Siberian mayor and consider former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky a prime suspect.
- AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT Updated: Jun-30-15 6:10 am
Crunch time in Greece as bailout due to expire, IMF loan due with no deal in sight
- Rome's mayor hospitalized overnight after falling ill Updated: Jun-30-15 5:52 am
ROME - The mayor of Rome has been hospitalized overnight after falling ill.
- Johns Creek mayor to lead Georgia Municipal Association Updated: Jun-30-15 5:40 am
SAVANNAH, Georgia - The mayor of the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek will serve as president of the Georgia Municipal Association.
- Oklahoma Transportation Commission considers emergency work Updated: Jun-30-15 3:28 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Transportation Commission plans to consider issuing contracts for urgent highway repairs, including a rock slide along Interstate 35 in southern Oklahoma.
- NC House refuses for now to back Greensboro council changes Updated: Jun-29-15 11:01 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina House has refused for now to accept a Senate plan to rework Greensboro's city council districts, change how voters choose members and reduce the mayor's power.
- Tawas City officials to consider backyard chicken ordinance Updated: Jun-29-15 5:34 pm
TAWAS CITY, Michigan - A chicken fight is culminating in a northern Michigan community, with the woman who started it continuing her quest to bring the birds to residential areas as a City Council member.
- Trial for 5 white police supervisors moving to black suburb Updated: Jun-29-15 5:32 pm
CLEVELAND - The misdemeanor trial for five white Cleveland police supervisors accused of failing to control a high-speed car chase that led to two unarmed black people being killed in a 137-shot barrage of police gunfire will be held in a predominantly black suburb, not in county court, prosecutors said Monday.
- Boy dies from injuries suffered in hit-and-run accident Updated: Jun-29-15 5:29 pm
JERSEY CITY, New Jersey - Authorities say a young boy struck by a hit-and-run driver in northern New Jersey has died from his injuries.
- Rand Paul touts small government ideals on Nevada tour Updated: Jun-29-15 4:54 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Speaking to supporters from rural Elko to a Las Vegas convention center, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul said on Monday that his path to a presidential nomination relies strongly on winning over Nevadans.
- Judge orders Boston to halt Beacon Hill ramp construction Updated: Jun-29-15 4:50 pm
BOSTON - A Suffolk Superior Court judge has ordered Mayor Marty Walsh's administration to stop building accessibility ramps in historic Beacon Hill until the project undergoes state review.
- Clay urges St. Louis mayor to take down Confederate Memorial Updated: Jun-29-15 3:39 pm
ST. LOUIS - Democratic U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is urging St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay to remove the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park.
- Brooklyn marine terminal is reactivated as shipping hub Updated: Jun-29-15 3:22 pm
NEW YORK - City, state and federal officials say a New York City marine terminal is reopening as a shipping hub.
- Commissioner Bratton to City Council: NYPD can reform itself Updated: Jun-29-15 2:44 pm
NEW YORK - Police Commissioner William Bratton says the New York Police Department can reform itself.
- Former mayor appointed to lead Lodging & Tourism Association Updated: Jun-29-15 2:18 pm
HONOLULU - Honolulu's former mayor is again taking on the top leadership role at the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Association.
- Road trip: NYC mayor to head to western US for vacation Updated: Jun-29-15 2:14 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family are taking a vacation.
- $1.25M settlement reached in inmate's alleged beating death Updated: Jun-29-15 1:21 pm
NEW YORK - New York City officials will pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by the family of a Rikers Island inmate who was allegedly fatally beaten by jail guards in an area without surveillance cameras four years ago after a confrontation with a guard, an attorney said Monday.
- Supreme Court revives lawsuit over Norfolk sign Updated: Jun-29-15 12:26 pm
NORFOLK, Virginia - The U.S. Supreme Court has revived a Norfolk company's lawsuit challenging the city's sign ordinance.
- Aurora proposes grants for businesses owned by women Updated: Jun-29-15 10:44 am
AURORA, Illinois - The city of Aurora wants to use grant money to create a new program that would make small loans available businesses owned by women.
- Toledo naming police station after late mayor, ex-officer Updated: Jun-29-15 9:20 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - Toledo is naming one of its police stations after its late mayor who died in February while in office.
- Gonzales master plan would take advantage of commuter train Updated: Jun-29-15 9:03 am
GONZALES, Louisiana - The draft of a new master plan for the city of Gonzales calls for turning the oldest section of the city into a renewed downtown.
- Officials hint at possible win for Uber in Mexico City Updated: Jun-29-15 12:34 am
MEXICO CITY - Times are tough for Uber in many parts of the world, from a recent California ruling that its drivers cannot be classified as contractors to a Paris taxi protest that became a riot and led France's president to promise a crackdown.
- Pro-European candidate leads in Moldova vote Updated: Jun-28-15 7:07 pm
CHISINAU, Moldova - Near-final results gave a pro-European Union candidate a comfortable lead in the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's biggest city Sunday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.
- In Massachusetts, groups push to bolster solar panel program Updated: Jun-28-15 11:28 am
BOSTON - The increasing popularity of solar panels is prompting environmental groups to call for lifting what they describe as arbitrary limits on a key program designed to encourage renewable energy use in Massachusetts.
- New Phoenix AC ordinance puts the heat on landlords Updated: Jun-28-15 6:17 am
PHOENIX - Phoenix officials are cracking down on owners of apartments without proper air conditioning as the weather continues to heat up.