- Wynn earns key state approval for Boston-area casino Updated: Aug-28-15 11:29 pm
BOSTON - Wynn Resorts won a key state approval for its Boston-area casino late Friday, bringing the $1.7 billion project billed as the state's largest single private development another step closer to finally breaking ground.
- An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024 Updated: Aug-28-15 6:24 pm
LOS ANGELES - The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns.
- George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.
- Beatrice leaders consider proposed housing program Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
BEATRICE, Nebraska - Several Beatrice leaders are proposing a housing program to help address what some in the community see as a lack of available homes within the city.
- After delay, 1st Kansas City streetcar to arrive in October Updated: Aug-28-15 4:52 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City officials say the supplier of streetcars for the city's new downtown line is promising a new delivery date.
- Group opposes vets memorial in city park that features cross Updated: Aug-28-15 4:10 pm
KNOXVILLE, Iowa - A group says a veterans memorial in a Knoxville city park that shows a plywood cutout of a soldier kneeling next to a cross amounts to a government endorsement of Christianity.
- Task force tackles homelessness among Native Americans Updated: Aug-28-15 4:08 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A liaison has been named to bridge the gap between New Mexico's largest city, the Navajo Nation and other tribal communities as they work to address chronic homelessness among Native Americans.
- Wichita planning 'urban wetlands' park Updated: Aug-28-15 3:19 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita officials say they're planning an urban wetlands park in the city that could include walking and jogging trails, plus a fishing pond.
- Ruling threatens sex offender laws in 40 Massachusetts towns Updated: Aug-28-15 3:18 pm
BOSTON - The highest court in Massachusetts upheld a judge's decision Friday to throw out a local law that severely restricts where sex offenders can live in the city of Lynn, a ruling that could have broad implications for about 40 other communities.
- Former Clark County commissioner likely to run for mayor Updated: Aug-28-15 2:40 pm
LAS VEGAS - Former Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins, who abruptly resigned this month, says he's likely to run for North Las Vegas mayor in 2017.
- The Latest: Former President Bush arrives in Mississippi Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The latest on former President George W. Bush's trip to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
- Judge seals Teton County day care molestation file Updated: Aug-28-15 11:48 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - A judge has sealed court files in a case involving a 15-year-old boy accused of molesting a toddler at his mother's day care in Teton County.
- Ralston mayor says property tax rate won't jump 34 percent Updated: Aug-28-15 9:44 am
RALSTON, Nebraska - Ralston's mayor says the Omaha suburb's residents won't face a 34 percent property tax increase to help solve the Ralston Arena's financial problems.
- Williamson mayor, 2 other city officials resign Updated: Aug-28-15 6:20 am
WILLIAMSON, West Virginia - Williamson Mayor Steve Knopp and two other city officials are stepping down.
- Rauner signs bill allowing township government to dissolve Updated: Aug-28-15 5:13 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill that will allow a southern Illinois township board to vote to dissolve the unit of government to save taxpayer funds.
- Downtown tax district renewed for Main Street Updated: Aug-28-15 5:08 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - The Vicksburg Main Street program will continue to generate revenue from a property millage in their taxing district.
- Former Akron mayor receives warning for public urination Updated: Aug-28-15 12:52 am
AKRON, Ohio - A retired Akron mayor was given a verbal warning by officers for public urination on the campus of the University of Akron.
- Nebraska senators begin review of school aid, property taxes Updated: Aug-27-15 8:13 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska lawmakers kicked off a review Thursday of school funding and its impact on local property taxes, an issue that has divided the Legislature in years past.
- Domestic violence victim protests use of city's nuisance law Updated: Aug-27-15 7:58 pm
PHOENIX - A domestic violence victim has alleged in a lawsuit that a police officer from a Phoenix suburb pressured her landlord to evict her for repeatedly calling 911 for protection from her abusive former boyfriend.
- California Senate advances vaping, smoking regulation bills Updated: Aug-27-15 7:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Democratic lawmakers advanced a package of tobacco regulation bills on Thursday, reviving proposals that earlier stalled in the Legislature amid opposition from tobacco companies.
- Retired Lane County judge wins gun licensing dispute Updated: Aug-27-15 3:01 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - A judge has ruled that Lane County officials were wrong in denying a retired judge a concealed handgun license.
- Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans Updated: Aug-27-15 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.
- Portsmouth seeking court order to remove rebel monument Updated: Aug-27-15 1:28 pm
PORTSMOUTH, Virginia - Following a Portsmouth City Council vote, the city's Interim City Attorney Cheran Cordell can proceed with seeking a court order to remove the city's Confederate monument.
- Former Portland mayor staffer suing city, ex-chief of staff Updated: Aug-27-15 12:44 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A former executive assistant to Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is suing the city and the mayor's former chief of staff for at least $350,000 in damages.
- Protesters interrupt DC mayor's violent crime announcement Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm
WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.