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  • Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:58 pm
  • JENKINTOWN, Pennsylvania - The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.

  • Sioux City riverboat casino prepares to close 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:23 pm
  • SIOUX CITY, Iowa - A Sioux City riverboat casino is preparing to close its doors this summer, but is hoping a court fight will save it.

  • Hill criticized in GOP debate over donation 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:24 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican congressional hopeful French Hill fended off criticism during a debate Saturday as his two rivals highlighted the Little Rock banking executive's donation to a former Democratic state treasurer's campaign and his support of a local sales tax measure.

  • Yorkers ask city to legalize raising chickens 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:13 pm
  • YORK, Pennsylvania - A group of York City residents is asking the local government to make it legal for them to raise chickens.

  • Fairbanks takes 2nd look at rejected contract 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:25 pm
  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Fairbanks City Council will reconsider a union contract proposal it rejected last month.

  • Asheville council seeks less graffiti in city 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 3:47 pm
  • ASHEVILLE, North Carolina - The Asheville City Council will consider a plan to help rid the city of graffiti, including requirements that property owners remove it and asking legislators to approve higher penalties for vandals.

  • Ride-sharing service hits pushback in St. Louis 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 2:46 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A ride-sharing service has started service in St. Louis, ignoring a cease and desist order from the city's taxi commission.

  • When NY court named for ex-judge, another bristles 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 1:02 pm
  • FORT EDWARD, New York - An upstate New York courthouse is being named for a recently retired judge, but another jurist is saying, "Objection!"

  • Animal activists aim to replace carriage horses 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:52 pm
  • FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Kolette Winstead Frazier spent Friday afternoon at her Huntertown farm loading up horses for a weekend wedding in Michigan.

  • SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 12:13 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - After years of facing fierce opposition, the idea of South Carolina passing a statewide texting-while-driving ban is becoming a real possibility. Earlier this month the state Senate and House passed separate bills aimed at putting to an end to the confusing hodgepodge of local bans. However many believe it will fall short of its intention to deter distracted driving.

  • Brown County takes 2nd run at courthouse upgrades 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:31 am
  • NASHVILLE, Indiana - Brown County officials are taking another run at residents in hopes they'll support a tax increase for an expansion of the outdated 130-year-old courthouse.

  • It's mayor, grad student vs. machine in NJ race 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 11:29 am
  • LOGAN TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Two of the Democrats running for Congress in New Jersey's 1st District say they're in the race largely because they feared no one else would take on the third, a state senator and brother of a non-elected powerbroker.

  • Browning, Blackfeet utility dispute goes to court 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 10:56 am
  • GREAT FALLS, Montana - Browning officials say Blackfeet tribal leaders are mailing false billing notices to residents in an attempt to take over the towns' water, sewer and garbage services.

  • Charter government popular among Md. counties 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:30 am
  • WESTMINSTER, Maryland - Though all 23 Maryland counties started by being run by county commissioners, more and more counties have switched to a charter form of government in search for greater control over local issues.

  • Boston mayor to host summit on gun trafficking 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:29 am
  • BOSTON - Mayor Martin Walsh will host a regional summit on gun trafficking.

  • RI's 5 things: City subpoenaed, overdose efforts 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 9:29 am
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - From records related to Gordon Fox being subpoenaed to a House panel hearing a bill to legalize marijuana, here are five things to know in Rhode Island:

  • National energy boom blurs political battle lines 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 8:58 am
  • DENVER - The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country.

  • Student fought bureaucrats for Holocaust justice 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 6:44 am
  • AMSTERDAM - Charlotte van den Berg was a 20-year-old college student working part-time in Amsterdam's city archives when she and other interns came across a shocking find: letters from Jewish Holocaust survivors complaining that the city was forcing them to pay back taxes and late payment fines on property seized after they were deported to Nazi death camps.

  • Hearing to consider voting policies in 4 states 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:06 am
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Civil rights groups are planning a hearing to consider how to improve elections administration and expand access to voting in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

  • Boston mayor objects to casino licensing process 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:16 pm
  • BOSTON - Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh's administration has called on the state's top gambling regulator to recuse himself from the casino licensing process in eastern Massachusetts.

  • Plane spotted in Iran is registered to Utah bank 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:01 pm
  • SALT LAKE CITY - An airplane that mysteriously ended up in Iran is registered to a Utah bank under an arrangement for aviation ownership that has prompted two warnings from a government watchdog in the past year.

  • Court: Lancaster County not liable for bus crash 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:27 pm
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled Friday that Lancaster County shouldn't be held liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who was seriously injured in a crash with a school bus in 2009.

  • Officials announce plan for Microsoft data center 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:08 pm
  • WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Microsoft will begin construction on a new data center in West Des Moines, state and local officials announced Friday, bringing the company's total investment in Iowa to nearly $2 billion, the largest in the state to date.

  • Judge interviews experts in Detroit bankruptcy 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:31 pm
  • DETROIT - A former New York lieutenant governor was among the candidates interviewed Friday as a possible expert in the Detroit bankruptcy case.

  • Military scales down, modifies Guam buildup plan 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:26 pm
  • HAGATNA, Guam - The military's revised proposal for a buildup on Guam calls for less population growth and locating a Marine Corps live-fire training range on an Air Force base instead of the site of an ancient village.