- Comptroller sees $6 billion more in New York City funds Updated: Jul-30-15 11:29 am
NEW YORK - Comptroller Scott Stringer says the New York City budget has benefited from $5.9 billion in additional funds over the last 12 months thanks to factors including higher than expected tax revenues.
- Port Angeles decides not to put fluoride question on ballot Updated: Jul-30-15 8:05 am
PORT ANGELES, Washington - The Port Angeles City Council has decided against asking voters in November whether the city should stop adding fluoride to the city's water system.
- Martinsburg considers expansion of nondiscrimination law Updated: Jul-30-15 7:08 am
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - Martinsburg City Council members are considering adding sexual orientation to the city's nondiscrimination ordinance.
- A Life Lesson: Children learn agriculture, taxes Updated: Jul-30-15 7:05 am
GILLETTE, Wyoming - Kids have a lot to worry about these days.
- Seattle mayor backs off part of housing-affordability plan Updated: Jul-30-15 6:16 am
SEATTLE - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is backing off part of his new housing-affordability plan and has said he will no longer seek to allow more types of housing in the city's single-family zones.
- ACLU asks Cranston mayor to release police assessment Updated: Jul-30-15 5:13 am
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island branch of the American Civil Liberties Union is calling on Cranston Mayor Allan Fung to release the full report of the state assessment of the Cranston Police Department.
- Oxford uses tree fund to retain canopy, replenish trees Updated: Jul-30-15 4:53 am
OXFORD, Mississippi - When a developer builds a home, or several homes, despite good intentions and work of engineers, trees generally have to be removed from a plot, provided you're not building on an empty field.
- Jackson city court system going paperless Updated: Jul-30-15 4:35 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson Municipal Court is switching to a new digitized, paperless court case management system beginning Monday.
- Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience Updated: Jul-30-15 3:33 am
LAS VEGAS - A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas' Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy atmosphere.
- Investigator: Transgender girl killed was beaten to death Updated: Jul-30-15 3:10 am
LUCEDALE, Mississippi - An investigator says a transgender teenager who was found buried on the suspect's father's property in George County earlier this year was beaten to death.
- Charges: Lambert mayor committed sexual acts with children Updated: Jul-29-15 8:44 pm
LAMBERT, Mississippi - The mayor of a 1,600-resident Quitman County town has been indicted on charges that he sexually abused two children.
- Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines Updated: Jul-29-15 6:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - The nation's second-largest city is poised to ban possession of firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, stepping into the national debate over gun regulation following a series of deadly, mass shootings.
- Media advocates: Law doesn't need changes for body cameras Updated: Jul-29-15 4:01 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's open records law doesn't need a substantial rewrite to address police body camera videos, media advocates argued at a state Department of Justice summit on the statutes Wednesday.
- Effort starts to fight Kansas City's new minimum wage law Updated: Jul-29-15 2:44 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A new group of business owners is gathering signatures on petitions seeking to force a referendum to overturn a new law that will gradually increase Kansas City's minimum wage to $13 an hour.
- Michigan city wins court fight over tall grass near curb Updated: Jul-29-15 1:59 pm
HOWELL, Michigan - A Michigan city has won a dispute over a homeowner's tall grass in a case that went to the second-highest court in the U.S.
- Chicago aldermen vote to ban gun-like cellphone cases Updated: Jul-29-15 1:36 pm
CHICAGO - The Chicago City Council has voted to outlaw cellphone cases made to look like real guns.
- De Blasio urges New Yorkers to be careful during heat wave Updated: Jul-29-15 1:07 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio is warning New Yorkers to take precautions during the heat wave that has gripped the nation's largest city.
- Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground Updated: Jul-29-15 12:07 pm
ROME - Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant about.
- Correction: Lake Erie Algae story Updated: Jul-29-15 9:38 am
TOLEDO, Ohio - In a story July 28 about toxins in lakes, The Associated Press reported erroneously on the affiliation of Milt Miller. He is restoration manager for Grand Lake St. Marys, not Lake Erie.
- Arraignment for driver accused of threatening Chicago mayor Updated: Jul-29-15 9:22 am
CHICAGO - A driver for a ride-sharing service accused of threatening Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others on Facebook is expected to enter a plea to a charge of transmitting a threatening communication.
- Judge sentences Bossier City tax preparer for fraud Updated: Jul-29-15 8:58 am
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana - A 55-year-old Bossier City woman has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for making and filing a false tax return.
- Charleston mayor plans to implement late night suggestions Updated: Jul-29-15 8:46 am
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A panel that has been studying ways to ease problems associated with late-night entertainment in Charleston has completed its report and Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. says the city plans to implement the panel's suggestions.
- Former New Orleans mayor's appeal hearing set for October Updated: Jul-29-15 8:46 am
NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court will hear arguments in Ray Nagin's challenge to his conviction on fraud charges.
- Middletown orders inquiry into computer purchase Updated: Jul-29-15 7:31 am
MIDDLETOWN, Rhode Island - Middletown's town council has ordered an investigation into potential irregularities in the recent purchase of $1 million worth of computer equipment for the town's schools.
- Battle over management of New Roads Civic Center ends Updated: Jul-29-15 7:08 am
NEW ROADS, Louisiana - The battle over an agreement between the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury and New Roads City Council on management of the William H. Scott Civic Center has ended.