- Exiled Yemen prime minister visits war-torn city of Aden Updated: Aug-01-15 2:37 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Yemen's exiled prime minister has visited the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite Houthi rebels there, authorities said.
- Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw' Updated: Aug-01-15 2:32 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.
- Mayor heads to White House for clean power conference Updated: Aug-01-15 2:26 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has been invited to the White House for a clean power conference.
- Mentally disabled man who kills mother may get inheritance Updated: Aug-01-15 2:25 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - A Jackson County court has been ordered to determine in a hearing whether an Ocean Springs man found too mentally disabled to stand trial in the death of his mother may still collect his inheritance.
- Chicago preliminary budget estimate shows huge shortfall Updated: Aug-01-15 1:35 pm
CHICAGO - A preliminary budget released by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows a gaping budget shortfall for 2016 that could grow to $754 million and beyond - a total that is so high that the mayor might be forced to raise property taxes.
- NH county considering bankruptcy to close budget shortfall Updated: Aug-01-15 12:07 pm
OSSIPEE, New Hampshire - An eastern New Hampshire county is considering bankruptcy to close a budget shortfall of about $2 million.
- Fort Atkinson gets battle plan for new life Updated: Aug-01-15 10:31 am
FORT CALHOUN, Nebraska - It was young America's largest military post and the nation's first fort west of the Missouri River.
- Dallas mayor critical of sex exposition on city property Updated: Aug-01-15 9:04 am
DALLAS - An upcoming sex exposition in Dallas that's billed as the largest of its kind in the U.S. and is expected to draw more than 15,000 people is being criticized by a mayor who says it goes against the city's position on the exploitation of women.
- Local, low-powered radio stations gaining steam in Wisconsin Updated: Aug-01-15 7:17 am
JANESVILLE, Wisconsin - Local radio is on the rise in a big way even though the towers are short, the transmitters the size of home stereo receivers and the talent in need of more polish.
- Having made Olympic history, Beijing faces challenges Updated: Aug-01-15 4:52 am
BEIJING - Having made history as the first city to win hosting rights for both the Summer and Winter Olympics, Beijing now faces a slew of challenges, from ensuring adequate snow in a bone-dry region to ramping up support for winter sports in a nation where few people ski or skate.
- Santa Fe County worker accused of stealing government items Updated: Jul-31-15 10:07 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - A Santa Fe County public works employee is in custody after allegedly stealing government items to sell online.
- Mexico state: Indians approve embattled wind power project Updated: Jul-31-15 8:40 pm
MEXICO CITY - Residents of a heavily Indian area have approved the installation of a huge wind power project in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in southern Mexico, the Oaxaca state government said Friday.
- Pension system changes will cost state, local governments Updated: Jul-31-15 7:37 pm
TIGARD, Oregon - The experts overseeing Oregon's public pension system are making changes that will significantly increase costs for state and local governments.
- Fired Mexican soccer coach probed for political tweets Updated: Jul-31-15 7:09 pm
MEXICO CITY - The trouble isn't over for fired Mexico national soccer team coach Miguel Herrera. He is now under investigation for possible violations of electoral laws for politically oriented tweets sent the day of June 7 midterm elections, authorities said Friday.
- Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant Updated: Jul-31-15 6:39 pm
SEATTLE - Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.
- Governor candidates back allowing local tax hikes for roads Updated: Jul-31-15 5:22 pm
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Louisiana's four major candidates for governor told a packed audience of local elected officials Friday that they support giving municipalities more authority to raise their own taxes for roadwork.
- Judge orders return of Lincoln man's gun collection Updated: Jul-31-15 5:10 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A judge has ordered that a man's gun collection seized last year by police must be returned to him, but Lincoln ordinances won't let him have them in the city.
- Chicago poised to require breast-feeding rooms at airports Updated: Jul-31-15 5:05 pm
CHICAGO - City Council members recommended Friday that lactation rooms be placed in every terminal at Chicago's two major airports, a move that one alderman said could help make it the nation's "most breast-feeding friendly" city.
- Runaway rail car kicked loose by teen hits New York station Updated: Jul-31-15 4:32 pm
UTICA, New York - Video surveillance footage released Friday shows a rail car that was accidentally set in motion by a 13-year-old boy ramming an antique locomotive into a train station, sending passengers waiting for a train scrambling for safety.
- Federal report finds bias in St. Louis County family court Updated: Jul-31-15 4:05 pm
ST. LOUIS - The U.S. Department of Justice released a report critical of the St. Louis County Family Court on Friday, finding that black youths are treated more harshly than whites, and juveniles are often deprived of constitutional rights. Though unrelated to the department's investigation in Ferguson, the new report again raises concern about racial discrimination and profiling in the St. Louis region.
- Salt Lake City investigates web posts by mayor's spokesman Updated: Jul-31-15 2:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker's spokesman is on paid leave as city officials investigate his use of a city computer to post anonymous online comments criticizing the mayor's political opponents.
- ACLU says reporters barred from Pocomoke council meeting Updated: Jul-31-15 1:59 pm
POCOMOKE CITY, Maryland - The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland says reporters were illegally barred from a Pocomoke City council meeting during which the recent firing of the town's police chief was discussed.
- Data shows few Latino voters in Yakima so far Updated: Jul-31-15 1:28 pm
YAKIMA, Washington - A new elections system designed to increase the number of Latinos voting in Yakima so far isn't generating much interest at the ballot box.
- Moody's: Drought shouldn't affect local government credit Updated: Jul-31-15 1:17 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Moody's Investors Service says Gov. Kate Brown's drought declarations in 23 Oregon counties should help maintain credit ratings for local governments.
- Madison mayor says bench time for homeless should be limited Updated: Jul-31-15 12:47 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Madison's mayor says he has a way to deal with the city's growing transient population. Paul Soglin would limit the time one could spend sitting on a bench in the downtown area. Lying down on the bench would be prohibited.