- IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists Updated: May-22-15 5:02 pm
BEIRUT - Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.
- New North Dakota oil tax law may threaten accord with tribes Updated: May-20-15 2:35 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A North Dakota oil tax revenue sharing agreement with an American Indian reservation that covers nearly a third of the state's oil production may be threatened by a new state law that shaves the overall oil tax rate following the fall in crude prices.
- Petition to remove Muscogee chief falls short of goal Updated: May-19-15 8:31 am
OKMULGEE, Oklahoma - A petition to remove the embattled principal chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation has failed.
- Navajo chief justice retires after decades-long legal career Updated: May-17-15 2:19 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The chief justice of the Navajo Nation has retired, ending a decades-long legal career in which he played a key role in upholding a requirement that candidates for tribal president speak the Navajo language fluently.
- Winnebago tribal council removes 4 members from office Updated: May-14-15 6:22 am
WINNEBAGO, Nebraska - The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's council has expelled four members accused of corruption.
- Appeal denied for tribal leader who accepted Redskins gifts Updated: May-13-15 5:30 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - An American Indian tribe in Utah won't reinstate a leader ousted from office for accepting gifts from the Washington Redskins.
- Tribal council member charged with criminal sexual conduct Updated: May-12-15 9:25 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - A member of a northern Michigan Indian tribe's council has been charged with criminal sexual conduct involving two girls over the past several years.
- 3 candidates challenging incumbent in Cherokee election Updated: May-10-15 3:44 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - The three candidates vying to become the new leader of the Cherokee Nation next month disagree fundamentally on how they'd run one of the country's largest American Indian tribes if they got into office.
- Feds send land buy-back offers to 6,500 at Cheyenne River Updated: May-07-15 3:10 pm
CHEYENNE RIVER INDIAN RESERVATION, South Dakota - The federal government says it has sent offers to more than 6,500 landowners who own parcels on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation as part its effort to help tribal governments consolidate land.
- Ex-Pequot councilor sues tribe over denial of benefits Updated: May-02-15 9:19 am
HARTFORD, Connecticut - A former Mashantucket Pequot official who earned as much as $500,000 annually during the prime of its Foxwoods Resort Casino is suing the tribe over unpaid benefits, accusing it of punishing her for a vote to remove a tribal leader.
- Federal government orders $648,000 to ousted tribal chairman Updated: Apr-29-15 6:01 pm
GREAT FALLS, Montana - Montana's Chippewa Cree Tribe must pay thrice-elected tribal chairman Ken St. Marks more than $648,000 for ousting him from office based on unsubstantiated allegations that he broke tribal laws, a federal agency ordered.
- Iraq faces huge challenges dislodging Islamic State in Anbar Updated: Apr-28-15 4:17 am
BAGHDAD - Iraqi forces are on a westward push to retake Anbar, a sprawling Sunni-dominated desert province captured by the Islamic State group in their offensive last year. But as the battles for Tikrit and Ramadi have shown, it will be a hard slog for a much-diminished Iraqi army - especially given Baghdad's reticence to arm Sunni tribesmen and local fears of the Shiite militias backing government forces.
- North Carolina Cherokees challenge Tribal Council pay raises Updated: Apr-24-15 4:37 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - In an unusually public fight, a Cherokee advocacy group is challenging a half-million dollars in extra pay the Tribal Council recently approved for itself, saying the North Carolina tribe can't afford raises for top officials while other services suffer.
- Alaska village confirms banishment after troopers' deaths Updated: Apr-22-15 6:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A man banished from his rural Alaska village after officials there determined he influenced the suspect in two Alaska State Troopers' deaths has lost his court appeals of the traditional form of justice, according to village officials.
- Kaw Nation planning to return to land it owns in Kansas Updated: Apr-22-15 1:36 pm
COUNCIL GROVE, Kansas - An American Indian tribe is returning to its land in northeast Kansas after nearly 142 years.