- Police, firefighters rally for increased disability benefits Updated: May-29-15 1:06 pm
NEW YORK - More than 100 police officers and firefighters rallied Friday at New York's City Hall for increased disability benefits, putting a further strain on the uniformed unions' oft-tense relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration.
- For failed Atlantic City loan program, big promises fizzled Updated: May-29-15 12:40 pm
CAMDEN, New Jersey - An attorney for Atlantic City says the city is trying to find out where the $3 million it gave to a company to run a loan program went, but that the owner of the company hasn't turned over the requested information
- High-rise towers planned for Tempe, ASU shows concern Updated: May-29-15 10:34 am
TEMPE, Arizona - Arizona State University President Michael Crow is concerned about a new high-rise tower complex planned for Tempe.
- Democrat Leng wins mayoral election in Hamden Updated: May-29-15 7:47 am
HAMDEN, Connecticut - Democrat Curt Balzano Leng has been voted in as mayor of Hamden in a special election.
- Wichita mayor says h2O conservation needed despite rain Updated: May-29-15 5:04 am
WICHITA, Kansas - The mayor of Wichita says despite recent heavy rain in the area, residents need to keep working to conserve water.
- Craft breweries get OK in Kansas City, Missouri strip malls Updated: May-29-15 4:43 am
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City, Missouri's city council has voted to allow craft breweries to operate in neighborhood strip malls and storefronts.
- Baltimore gets bloodier as arrests drop post-Freddie Gray Updated: May-28-15 10:43 pm
BALTIMORE - A 31-year-old woman and a young boy were shot in the head Thursday, becoming Baltimore's 37th and 38th homicide victims so far this month, the city's deadliest in 15 years.
- Suspect in downtown Los Angeles arson case pleads not guilty Updated: May-28-15 6:45 pm
LOS ANGELES - A man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges alleging he set a massive inferno that destroyed an unfinished apartment building and damaged nearby office towers in downtown Los Angeles, prosecutors said.
- Montreal mayor wants some MLB regular-season games in 2016 Updated: May-28-15 6:32 pm
NEW YORK - The mayor of Montreal has asked Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to consider playing three or four regular-season games in the city next year.
- 3 cities sue Adams County over recreational pot taxes Updated: May-28-15 5:40 pm
DENVER - Three suburban Denver cities are suing Adams County to stop it from collecting taxes from recreational marijuana businesses already being taxed by the cities and the state.
- NYC Council criticizes Cuomo's plan for public housing funds Updated: May-28-15 5:35 pm
- Hartford mayor calls strategy meeting in wake of shootings Updated: May-28-15 5:25 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Hartford is dealing with a spike in violence that has included five homicides in two weeks and the brazen drive-by shooting of a city minister outside his church.
- State budget cuts affect Arizona schools, local governments Updated: May-28-15 4:40 pm
PHOENIX - Fiscal conservatives applauded the $9.1 billion state budget Arizona lawmakers passed in March, boasting that despite a 2.3 percent spending decrease the plan boosted school funding and would help balance the books for years to come without raising taxes.
- Oklahoma governor signs American Indian Museum legislation Updated: May-28-15 4:39 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin signed off Thursday on $25 million in bonds to complete the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum, clearing the last major hurdle toward the completion of the long-unfinished project, according to its backers.
- Huge changes, challenges about to hit NJ casino market Updated: May-28-15 3:54 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The ground is moving underneath New Jersey's casino market, which is facing the biggest changes and challenges since it began 37 years ago.
- Mayor looks at 10 years since Katrina, his 5 in office Updated: May-28-15 3:52 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says New Orleans has come a long way in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and the five years since he took office, and still has a lot to do.
- Cuomo, unions pan NYC mayor's development tax break plan Updated: May-28-15 3:34 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and organized labor are criticizing Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to revise a development tax break.
- NY Press Club chides mayor for using separate protest zone Updated: May-28-15 2:59 pm
NEW YORK - The New York Press Club is sending a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio chiding his staff about setting up a separate area for protesters.
- Walker supports key parts of reported Bucks arena deal Updated: May-28-15 2:12 pm
PORTAGE, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker spoke in favor Thursday of key elements of a reported deal fora new $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks that includes raising taxes on Milwaukee County hotel rooms and rental cars.
- Civilians get new authority in Cleveland police settlement Updated: May-28-15 1:01 pm
CLEVELAND - Cleveland's settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice on reforming the city's troubled police department calls for civilians to play influential roles in investigating police misconduct and establishing policies and procedures.
- School Board OK's charter school, given certain conditions Updated: May-28-15 12:12 pm
AMITE, Louisiana - The Tangipahoa School Board says it will not stand in the way of a charter school planning to open in Hammond this fall.
- Federal commission asked to review proposed uranium mine Updated: May-28-15 11:14 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A company that wants to mine uranium in western South Dakota and opponents of the plan have asked the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review a federal board's mixed decision last month.
- Security changes at Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse Updated: May-28-15 10:56 am
NEW ROADS, Louisiana - Pointe Coupee Parish officials implemented several changes at the courthouse in New Roads in an effort to improve security.
- Lawsuit: St. Louis suburb's courts violate rights of poor Updated: May-28-15 10:43 am
ST. LOUIS - A federal lawsuit seeking class-action status accuses a St. Louis suburb of often violating the rights of the poor by jailing them because they can't pay small amounts of bond money.
- John McLaurin named to chancery judge post Updated: May-28-15 8:32 am
BRANDON, Mississippi - Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed John McLaurin Jr. as Rankin County chancery judge.