- The Latest: May Day marchers take to Seattle streets Updated: May-01-16 7:22 pm
SEATTLE - The Latest on May Day rallies in the Northwest (all times local):
- May Day marchers take to US streets in heated election year Updated: May-01-16 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - Hundreds of May Day marchers chanting slogans and carrying signs - and at least one Donald Trump piÃ±ata - took to the streets of Los Angeles on Sunday calling for immigrant and worker rights and decrying what they see as hateful presidential campaign rhetoric.
- City announces plans for Navy Pier hotel Updated: May-01-16 6:30 pm
CHICAGO - The city of Chicago says construction of the first hotel at a popular tourist attraction Navy Pier will begin next year.
- Roswell proposes charging parents of absentee students Updated: May-01-16 2:14 pm
ROSWELL, New Mexico - The Roswell City Council is considering a new ordinance that would penalize parents of chronically truant students.
- Former Allen Parish mayor arrested for stealing public money Updated: May-01-16 2:11 pm
ELIZABETH, Louisiana - The former mayor of an Allen Parish town has been arrested on charges that he stole more than $6,500 in public money.
- Next up in NY Legislature: Uber, ethics and NYC schools Updated: May-01-16 1:51 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York lawmakers will return to Albany on Tuesday to begin the final weeks of their work for 2016, confronting a to-do list that includes a possible upstate expansion for Uber, a decision on control of public schools in New York City and the challenge of addressing Albany's perennial corruption problem.
- Lamar County starts legal fight over Hattiesburg annexation Updated: May-01-16 12:10 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - Lamar County supervisors are giving notice that they will try to block Hattiesburg's annexation in parts of their county.
- Deadwood officials talk parking around time of Sturgis rally Updated: May-01-16 12:10 pm
DEADWOOD, South Dakota - Officials in Deadwood want to look closer at how long certain areas are dedicated for motorcycle parking around the time of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
- Commerce tax repeal effort faces Nevada Supreme Court test Updated: May-01-16 10:57 am
LAS VEGAS - A high-stakes battle over a new business tax passed last year by the Nevada Legislature is heading to the Nevada Supreme Court on Monday.
- Can musicians make Washington a jazz mecca again? Updated: May-01-16 9:01 am
WASHINGTON - A walk down U Street reveals relics of the strip's jazz-rich history.
- Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines Updated: May-01-16 8:55 am
MANILA, Philippines - Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.
- In London's mayoral race, candidate rejects 'extremism' barb Updated: May-01-16 6:59 am
LONDON - One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city's next mayor.
- The Latest: 6th body found after flooding in Texas Updated: Apr-30-16 10:44 pm
PALESTINE, Texas - The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):
- Bloomberg tells graduates to be wary of partisan politics Updated: Apr-30-16 4:43 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told graduates at the University of Michigan to be wary of partisan politics and intolerance.
- Papers at Little Rock, Hot Springs, Benton take top honors Updated: Apr-30-16 2:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Newspapers from Little Rock, Hot Springs and Benton have won top honors in the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association journalism contest for work done in 2015.
- Missouri Democrats see scant progress on police oversight Updated: Apr-30-16 1:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Taped on the office door of Rep. Brandon Ellington, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, is a cutout of the House public safety chairman's smiling face, topped with the words "This is what bigotry looks like!"
- Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws Updated: Apr-30-16 12:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.
- Youngest Planning Commission member does her homework Updated: Apr-30-16 3:06 am
EUGENE, Oregon - "That was totally luck."
- Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws Updated: Apr-30-16 1:48 am
HOUSTON - Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.
- Scheduled IndyCar race on streets of Boston canceled Updated: Apr-29-16 10:03 pm
BOSTON - First the 2024 Olympics. Now an IndyCar race is pulling out of Boston before it even began.
- Panama experts to recommend financial system cleanup Updated: Apr-29-16 9:28 pm
PANAMA CITY - Panama's government established a committee of independent experts Friday to make recommendations on cleaning up the country's financial system, after leaks of documents from a Panamanian law firm caused an international uproar over offshore accounts.
- Minot council asked to approve code of ethics for employees Updated: Apr-29-16 7:20 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - The Minot city council is being asked to approve a code of ethics for city employees.
- San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training Updated: Apr-29-16 5:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco's police chief said Friday that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.
- Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns Updated: Apr-29-16 4:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border is inflicted by an entrenched culture of following sect leader edicts at the expense of the constitutional rights of nonbelievers and should be disbanded, the federal government recommended Friday in a new court filing.
- Court tosses Iowa City robbery conviction on unlawful search Updated: Apr-29-16 3:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A divided Iowa Supreme Court overturned the robbery conviction of an Iowa City man on Friday, establishing in a 4-3 decision that police can't search someone's personal belongings without a warrant even when the items are in the home of another person who consents to a search.