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  • Davis appeals ruling he must repay Southaven 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 11:02 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Attorneys for former Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will argue before the state Court of Appeals on July 21 that a judgment that he repay $73,000 to the city for the alleged misuse of public funds should be thrown out.

  • Allentown mayor says he's cooperating with federal probe 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 10:38 am

    ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - The mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania city says he's cooperating with federal investigators who questioned him and seized documents last week as part of a grand jury investigation,

  • 7/7 spurred tough anti-terror measures some say went too far 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 5:04 am

    LONDON - After four home-grown suicide bombers killed 52 London commuters on July 7, 2005, Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed that Britain would stop at nothing to defeat terrorism. "Let no one be in any doubt," he said. "The rules of the game are changing."

  • America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-05-15 2:46 am

    Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:

  • US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 1:10 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de-facto top leader of his country.

  • Preservation group: Miami's Little Havana endangered 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 12:43 am

    MIAMI - Little Havana, perhaps Miami's most storied neighborhood, is under threat. So much so, according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, that it's put Little Havana on its annual list of America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

  • Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 6:34 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago - but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over.

  • Iowa police ask people not to use gun-shaped phone case 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 5:38 pm

    SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Law enforcement officials in Sioux City are urging people not to use a cellphone case that looks like a gun, saying the device could be confused for the real thing.

  • Gov. Walker and Wisconsin GOP retreat on open records limits 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 5:23 pm

    MADISON, Wisconsin - In a sudden reversal amid a stinging backlash, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and GOP legislative leaders said they agreed Saturday to completely remove a part of the proposed state budget that would severely roll back open records laws.

  • Ohio activist group loses drilling lawsuit, plans to appeal 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 4:28 pm

    BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio - A community activist group near Cleveland that opposes oil and gas wells in residential neighborhoods said it plans to appeal a judge's decision to dismiss its lawsuit against the state.

  • Ten Commandments decision prompts conservative outcry story has photos
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:25 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision to order a Ten Commandments monument removed from the state Capitol grounds has so angered conservatives in the Legislature that some Republicans are calling for justices to be impeached, while others want to amend the Bill of Rights in the 108-year-old state constitution.

  • Wyoming doesn't report mental-health data to FBI database 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 2:05 pm

    CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Every once in a while Frank Gerstenkorn gets a weird feeling when someone walks into his Guns & Gear store downtown.

  • Activist: Confederate statue in Galveston inappropriate 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:44 am

    GALVESTON, Texas - A Houston activist is campaigning to have Galveston officials take down a statue in front of the local courthouse that honors Confederate soldiers.

  • Crime has mayor place small town under state of emergency 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 11:35 am

    CONWAY, North Carolina - The mayor of a small Northampton County town has declared a state of emergency because of recent shootings.

  • Arkansas leaders try to diffuse war of words on gay marriage 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 6:49 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Opposition from Arkansas legislative leaders to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling lifting the ban on gay marriage nationwide bubbled over into a war of words late Thursday between the state's legislative and executive branches.

  • Nebraska AG says university violated open meetings act 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 4:14 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's attorney general says the University of Nebraska violated the state's open meetings law when it held private meetings as part of its search for a new president.

  • Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts story has photos
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:11 pm

    Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.

  • Hassan likely to veto bill removing concealed gun license 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 2:20 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's gun laws are likely to be the center of debate next week as Gov. Maggie Hassan takes action on a bill that would make it easier for people to carry hidden guns. She has said she'll veto it.

  • S Africa: Opposition files charges against deputy president 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 11:34 am

    JOHANNESBURG - An opposition party filed criminal charges against South Africa's deputy president and other officials on Friday for their alleged involvement in the police shooting deaths of 34 miners during labor unrest.

  • Germany wants quick clarification of new NSA spy allegations 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 8:32 am

    BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information.

  • Report: No evidence IRS employees told to destroy info 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - Investigators found no evidence that IRS employees were told to destroy or hide information from Congress, the Justice Department or an inspector general in the probe of erased emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal, according to an internal report released late Thursday.

  • Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:03 pm

    Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net.

  • Utah denies proposed ballot initiative imposing term limits 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 3:40 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's elections office has rejected a proposed initiative petition to impose term limits on those appointed to serve on hundreds of state boards and commissions.

  • Second lobbying complaint contends CSKT omitted reports 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 1:55 pm

    HELENA, Montana - A second complaint has been lodged with the state contending the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes omitted reports of their lobbying efforts at the Montana Legislature this year.

  • Justice of the Peace disciplined for misconduct in office 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 6:14 am

    PHOENIX - The judge who oversees the Superior-Kearny Justice Court has been formally censured for misconduct in office by the state's Commission on Judicial Conduct.