- Belleville votes to dissolve overlapping township Updated: May-03-16 10:44 pm
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - Belleville elected leaders have voted unanimously to dissolve a township serving the same area as the city.
- Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights Updated: May-03-16 10:34 pm
WASHINGTON - New York's iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Barack Obama is preparing to approve.
- San Francisco officials save backyard pine tree from the ax Updated: May-03-16 9:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A spindly pine tree standing all alone in a tiny backyard became an official landmark Tuesday in San Francisco, a city that boasts such picturesque sights as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman's Wharf.
- Local probes end in police shooting of man in wheelchair Updated: May-03-16 7:21 pm
DOVER, Delaware - Wilmington police have finished criminal and internal investigations into the fatal police shooting of a black man in a wheelchair, local officials said Tuesday, days after city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family.
- Estimated cost for proposed safety complex jumps to $38.5M Updated: May-03-16 6:59 pm
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - The estimated construction cost for the proposed Public Safety Complex in Hattiesburg is higher than originally expected, officials said.
- Mayor: Effort to reconfigure Kansas City airport on hold Updated: May-03-16 6:41 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City residents will not vote this year on whether to build a new, single-terminal airport because most citizens oppose the idea, Mayor Sly James said Tuesday.
- Rio city council commission formed to probe Olympic projects Updated: May-03-16 5:47 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's city council set up a commission on Tuesday to investigate whether the city's Olympic projects were tarnished by corruption.
- Wolf, Pittsburgh-area officials want $11.4M fine on Uber cut Updated: May-03-16 5:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh-area officials want Pennsylvania regulators to greatly reduce their record-setting $11.4 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber.
- Former Baltimore mayor holds back concession in primary Updated: May-03-16 5:01 pm
BALTIMORE - Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon says she wants to get a final vote count from last week's mayoral primary and isn't conceding an election that was held about a year after Freddie Gray's death and unrest in the city.
- Lawmakers tackle regulations for short-term rentals, Airbnb Updated: May-03-16 4:51 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Portsmouth artist Haidee Merritt is entering her third season of renting out a room in her downtown home for short stays to regular city visitors and far flung tourists, a service she says provides a social and financial benefit to herself and the city.
- Jury recommends life without parole for convicted killer Updated: May-03-16 4:47 pm
POTEAU, Oklahoma - A Le Flore County jury is recommending life in prison for an Arkansas man convicted of killing an Arkansas woman in eastern Oklahoma.
- Investigation faults NYC child welfare agency in 2 deaths Updated: May-03-16 4:28 pm
NEW YORK - New York City's child welfare agency failed to protect two children who died and a third who was starved by his parents and nearly died in 2014, a report released Tuesday says.
- Group: Courthouse flooded by Katrina still houses evidence Updated: May-03-16 4:17 pm
NEW ORLEANS - More than 10 years after Hurricane Katrina flooded the New Orleans courthouse's ground floor and destroyed evidence in thousands of criminal cases, evidence is still being stored there - and a watchdog group said Tuesday that a less-vulnerable storage space is needed.
- Former Va. mayor pleads guilty to misusing public funds Updated: May-03-16 3:53 pm
ABINGDON, Virginia - The former mayor of a tiny town in southwest Virginia has pleaded guilty to using public funds to improve and repair her home.
- Idaho city settles lawsuit over local law, LGBT weddings Updated: May-03-16 3:46 pm
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A city in northern Idaho has settled a lawsuit brought by wedding chapel owners who oppose same sex marriage.
- Oklahoma's $81M project to widen, build bridges on highway Updated: May-03-16 2:52 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved an $81 million construction project that promises to widen Interstate 235 and rebuild three bridges that span the highway.
- Philadelphia ending college requirement for police recruits Updated: May-03-16 2:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Police Department is moving to end a requirement that recruits have at least two years of college credits under their belt - a shift the new commissioner says is needed to alleviate hiring woes.
- Denver suburb uses pot sales tax revenue to help homeless Updated: May-03-16 2:35 pm
AURORA, Colorado - The Denver suburb of Aurora is using recreational marijuana sales tax revenue to help the homeless.
- Colorado's battle over regulating fracking shifts to ballot Updated: May-03-16 2:14 pm
DENVER - Colorado's battle over who should regulate fracking - and how much - now shifts to the November election after the state Supreme Court overturned attempts by local governments to impose their own rules.
- UN experts: Human rights in Flint may have been violated Updated: May-03-16 1:13 pm
GENEVA - Residents of Flint, Michigan, may have had their human rights violated because of a lack of regular access to safe drinking water over the past two years, U.N. experts said Tuesday.
- NYC is creating a new police precinct in Queens Updated: May-03-16 12:19 pm
NEW YORK - New York City is creating a new police precinct. The move is designed to speed up emergency responses and expand coverage in the growing neighborhoods of southeast Queens.
- City Council considers exception to electric fence ban Updated: May-03-16 12:13 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The Lincoln City Council is considering a proposal that would allow some businesses to build electric fences within city limits.
- Prieto to post his Atlantic City bill for vote Thursday Updated: May-03-16 11:23 am
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto will put his own rescue plan for Atlantic City up for a vote on Thursday.
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- Judge sides with Chiloquin in free-speech lawsuit Updated: May-03-16 9:51 am
KLAMATH FALLS, Oregon - A magistrate judge sided with Chiloquin, Oregon, in its defense of a $1.35 million federal lawsuit filed by a man who says a city official abused her authority when she tried to stop him from defaming her during city council meetings.