- Vancouver bans personal fireworks use starting in 2017 Updated: Oct-06-15 11:02 am
VANCOUVER, Washington - Residents of Vancouver, Washington, will no longer be able to shoot off personal fireworks in the city beginnig in 2017.
- Attack in Yemen's Aden kills 15; Islamic State claims blasts Updated: Oct-06-15 10:57 am
SANAA, Yemen - Attacks targeting exiled Yemeni officials and Saudi-led troops fighting in the country's civil war killed at least 15 people Tuesday in the port city of Aden, authorities said. A new Islamic State affiliate claimed responsibility for the assault, which officials previously blamed on Yemen's Shiite rebels.
- Hinds County, Jackson work on same voting precincts Updated: Oct-06-15 10:45 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Jackson and Hinds County have pledged to work together in an attempt to ensure city and county voting precincts are the same.
- Former Rapid City mayor takes new job in home state of Iowa Updated: Oct-06-15 10:45 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Former Rapid City mayor Sam Kooiker (KWAY'-kur) is taking a new job in his home state of Iowa.
- The Latest: South Carolina gov. to give update on storm Updated: Oct-06-15 10:21 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):
- Lee County tax collections finishing strong Updated: Oct-06-15 10:18 am
TUPELO, Mississippi - Collections for the 2014 tax year are strong for Lee County heading into the home stretch.
- Boulder joins cities in suspending panhandling enforcement Updated: Oct-06-15 9:48 am
BOULDER, Colorado - Boulder is joining the list of cities suspending enforcement of panhandling rules following a federal court ruling.
- Rapid City Council approves longer mayoral, council terms Updated: Oct-06-15 9:38 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The Rapid City Council has approved longer office terms for future mayors and council members, though opponents hope the matter will be decided by a public vote.
- Guatemala declares mudslide-hit community uninhabitable Updated: Oct-06-15 8:33 am
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - Guatemalan officials weighed what to do with the site of a massive, acres-wide mudslide that might still hold hundreds of bodies and a surrounding area of largely untouched homes that has been declared uninhabitable.
- Macon mayor to push for baseball even if vote fails Updated: Oct-06-15 8:27 am
MACON, Georgia - Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert plans to continue to push for a minor league baseball team, even if a feasibility study fails to garner enough votes.
- Tax-forfeited properties up for sale in Vicksburg Updated: Oct-06-15 4:31 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Vicksburg hopes to find buyers for dozens of tax-forfeited properties.
- Ohio suburb expected to change under-21 smoking ordinance Updated: Oct-06-15 4:03 am
GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio - A suburb of Ohio's capital is expected remove a provision that criminalizes the possession of cigarettes and other tobacco products by anyone younger than 21.
- Montgomery County scheduled to act on lawn pesticides bill Updated: Oct-06-15 2:16 am
ROCKVILLE, Maryland - The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to take action on a bill relating to pesticide use on lawns.
- Accused leader of Guatemala corruption ring turns himself in Updated: Oct-05-15 9:13 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - The alleged leader of a customs corruption scandal that has rocked the Guatemalan government told a judge Monday that former President Otto Perez Molina and former Vice-President Roxana Baldetti actually drove the scheme.
- Group sues over demolition of Marilyn Monroe's one-time home Updated: Oct-05-15 8:54 pm
LOS ANGELES - The city of Los Angeles trampled state and local laws when it approved demolition of a home where Marilyn Monroe briefly lived to make way for a condominium project, a lawsuit charges.
- Ex-Indiana secretary of state begins serving home detention Updated: Oct-05-15 6:19 pm
FISHERS, Indiana - Former Indiana Secretary of State Charlie White has started serving his one-year sentence of home detention more than 3½ years after being convicted of perjury and other charges that forced him from office.
- North Carolina legislation answers local fracking moratoria Updated: Oct-05-15 5:50 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The last bill the North Carolina General Assembly approved before adjourning this year was designed to stop local governments from trying to delay or restrict fracking in their own backyards.
- 'Britney bill' for tax break on shows advances in New Jersey Updated: Oct-05-15 5:18 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A measure dubbed the "Britney bill" that would exempt stars who play at least four nights in Atlantic City from having to pay state income taxes on all shows in New Jersey that year is a step closer to becoming law.
- MGM chief reiterates commitment to Springfield casino Updated: Oct-05-15 3:48 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Massachusetts - The head of MGM Resorts International said Monday the company remains committed to building a casino in downtown Springfield despite a recent redesign that eliminated a 25-story hotel and associated apartments.
- 5th US Circuit hears appeal of ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin Updated: Oct-05-15 12:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin asked a federal appeals court Monday to reverse his 2014 corruption convictions, arguing that a judge gave erroneous instructions to the jury that convicted him.
- Ex-ombudsman files claim against Snohomish County Updated: Oct-05-15 11:41 am
EVERETT, Washington - A former ombudsman has filed a legal claim against Snohomish County seeking nearly $1 million in damages after he lost his job last year.
- Pittsburgh Bike Share beats goal, logs 12,000 rides a month Updated: Oct-05-15 11:24 am
PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh's Bike Share program is averaging 12,000 rides per month since the program began in July.
- High court turns away appeal from former Walker aide Updated: Oct-05-15 10:20 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a former aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who was convicted of campaigning on taxpayers' time.
- As cities prune email archives, transparency advocates worry Updated: Oct-05-15 10:11 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Local governments around Minnesota are slimming email archives by setting strict limits on how long employees can keep messages.
- San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good Updated: Oct-05-15 8:29 am
SAN FRANCISCO - The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business.