- Small Mississippi town opens doors to Syrian refugees Updated: Nov-26-15 7:38 pm
LOUISE, Mississippi - Officials in Louise, a Mississippi town of 200, they'll take refugees from Syria, even though Gov. Phil Bryant has said he'll do "everything humanly possible" to keep such resettlements away from Mississippi.
- Ganim preparing for official return as Bridgeport mayor Updated: Nov-26-15 3:29 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - Former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is preparing to return to his old job.
- Royals GM Dayton Moore to help with KC Christmas tradition Updated: Nov-26-15 2:48 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The general manager of the World Series champion Royals is helping with an annual Christmas tradition in Kansas City.
- Illinois high court takes Moline company's tax break appeal Updated: Nov-26-15 2:01 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether a Moline-based aviation company is entitled to a state property tax break being challenged by a local school district.
- Hamburg voters to decide on 2024 Olympic bid Updated: Nov-26-15 1:33 pm
HAMBURG, Germany - Leaders of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics hope that a soccer scandal, unsettled costs and fear of attacks won't dissuade voters from backing the German port city's candidacy on Sunday.
- Security steps in Paris, Brussels, may be spreading anxiety Updated: Nov-26-15 1:11 pm
BRUSSELS - At a Paris train station, the zap of a pigeon getting electrocuted on the tracks is enough to send some jittery people scurrying for cover.
- County officials halt bid to incorporate Santa Teresa Updated: Nov-26-15 1:04 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Officials in Dona Ana County have halted a bid to incorporate the border town of Santa Teresa.
- Higginson mayor withdraws decision to terminate fire chief Updated: Nov-26-15 12:57 pm
HIGGINSON, Arkansas - The mayor of a White County town has withdrawn his termination of the town's fire chief, which happened after a dispute at a fire this week.
- Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups Updated: Nov-26-15 12:11 pm
JOHANNESBURG - The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her seventh grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.
- Lawmakers work on public safety pension system overhaul plan Updated: Nov-26-15 10:40 am
PHOENIX - A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.
- Jeezy hands out Thanksgiving meals to performing in concert Updated: Nov-26-15 10:26 am
ATLANTA - Grammy-nominated rapper Jeezy went from handing out meals to performing in front of a sold-out crowd in Atlanta.
- Bill would restrict some Ohio villages' ticketing practices Updated: Nov-26-15 10:16 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lawmakers are trying to prevent some Ohio villages from accepting direct payments for traffic-related violations.
- Some see transportation projects dwindling in New Jersey Updated: Nov-26-15 9:58 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - Drivers on New Jersey roads this holiday season might see fewer signs of state contracting work, and some in the industry say it's a result of a dwindling fund to pay for roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
- Philippine forces kill 8 suspected to have IS sympathies Updated: Nov-26-15 8:57 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine marines killed eight suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State group in a clash in the southern Philippines on Thursday, seizing bomb-making equipment, assault rifles and black flags, military officials said.
- Mexican Green Party leader resigns post amid investigation Updated: Nov-26-15 12:49 am
MEXICO CITY - Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that they have opened a criminal investigation of a leader of Mexico's Green Party for allegedly violating electoral laws in June's midterm elections.
- Mexico rights body: Police used excessive force in 6 deaths Updated: Nov-25-15 7:50 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's governmental human rights commission said Wednesday that excessive use of force by federal police resulted in six civilian deaths in a confrontation last January, including a person who was shot dead while lying wounded on the ground and posing no threat.
- Connecticut tribes seek local approvals of casino sites Updated: Nov-25-15 4:59 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are asking communities interested in hosting a new casino near the Massachusetts border to move ahead with their local approval processes.
- Counties may sue Pennsylvania over 5-month budget standoff Updated: Nov-25-15 4:44 pm
Pennsylvania's cash-strapped counties are saying enough is enough as the budget impasse in Harrisburg nears its sixth month. They are exploring a lawsuit to force the state to release funds, and at least one already declared it will protest by withholding millions of dollars it collects in state real estate transfer taxes and court fees.
- News Guide: Protests of Chicago teen's shooting continue Updated: Nov-25-15 4:08 pm
CHICAGO - Protest groups returned to the streets of Chicago on Wednesday, one day after the city released a squad-car video showing a white police officer fatally shoot a black teenager.
- Chowder boat approved as Astoria joins food cart trend Updated: Nov-25-15 3:53 pm
ASTORIA, Oregon - Looks like Teresa Estrada will get to sell her clam chowder from a vintage gillnetter, just not near the Bowpicker.
- County judge: No Nativity or other displays at courthouse Updated: Nov-25-15 3:06 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - No Nativity scene or any secular holiday displays can take root on the courthouse lawn this year, Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass said Wednesday.
- Correction: Ferguson-Year Later-No Indictment story Updated: Nov-25-15 2:25 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - In a story Nov. 23 about the anniversary of the grand jury's decision not to charge a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Cerner Corp. is adding 200 jobs to the Ferguson economy. It is not, but another company, Centene Corp., is doing that.
- City approves zoning change clearing way for solar farm Updated: Nov-25-15 1:25 pm
CRANSTON, Rhode Island - Cranston has approved a zoning change that clears the way for a solar farm.
- Judge: GOP, Constitution Party exempt from open primary rule Updated: Nov-25-15 1:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A federal judge has ruled two Utah political parties that challenged a new state election law are exempt from a requirement that they allow unaffiliated voters in their primary elections.
- Audit: Paoli officials excused themselves from utility bills Updated: Nov-25-15 12:47 pm
PAOLI, Oklahoma - An Oklahoma audit says that the board of trustees for a small Garvin County town may have violated the state constitution by granting themselves a six-month exclusion from paying their utility bills.