- New York City mayor pushes anew against rising homelessness Updated: Sep-04-15 4:38 pm
NEW YORK - Dozens of sprawling homeless encampments have popped on the streets and become fodder for the tabloid newspapers and televisions news. There's been a rise in the number of people seeking refuge in the city's shelter system, frustrating city officials. And the police commissioner has said the issue of homelessness has "reached a tipping point" in the nation's largest city.
- 3 shot as Los Angeles deals with spike in deadly violence Updated: Sep-04-15 3:47 pm
LOS ANGELES - Bullets riddled a car in South Los Angeles early Friday, killing one person and wounding two others in the latest episode of violence that has sent the number of homicides surging this summer.
- New Orleans mayor faces possible house arrest Updated: Sep-04-15 2:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Facing a possible house arrest sentence, the mayor of New Orleans said Friday the city would appeal a judge's order holding him in contempt for failing to come up with an acceptable plan to pay a $75 million judgment in a decades-old legal dispute with city firefighters.
- Utah Rep. Love returning $1,000 used for Washington trip Updated: Sep-04-15 2:36 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah said Friday she's repaying more than $1,000 in taxpayer funds she spent on a weekend trip to Washington, D.C., for a black-tie gala, though her office says the trip included some official business.
- Judge: Twin Cities parish leaders can view sex abuse claims Updated: Sep-04-15 12:59 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A federal bankruptcy judge says leaders of Twin Cities parishes can view confidential claims made by victims of alleged sexual abuse by priests.
- Ex-New Jersey mayor sentenced for child sex abuse Updated: Sep-04-15 12:50 pm
DOVER, Delaware - The former mayor of a New Jersey suburb has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for repeatedly raping and molesting a young girl at his Delaware home.
- Judge: New York town's day laborer law is unconstitutional Updated: Sep-04-15 12:49 pm
MINEOLA, New York - A federal judge has struck down as unconstitutional a suburban New York town's law banning day laborers from soliciting for work on public sidewalks, declaring its broad application could affect children selling lemonade in their driveway.
- Cost overruns put 3 new Medford fire stations on hold Updated: Sep-04-15 12:00 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - The Medford City Council has put the brakes on building three new fire stations while it comes to grips with a $3.4 million shortfall.
- Missing comma means certain records are off-limits Updated: Sep-04-15 11:23 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - In the end, the Tennessee Attorney General says the argument all comes down to the lack of a comma.
- Hearings postponed for figures in DC mayor investigation Updated: Sep-04-15 10:29 am
WASHINGTON - The yearslong investigation of former District of Columbia mayor Vincent Gray shows no sign of concluding anytime soon.
- The Latest: Germany urges European unity in face of crisis Updated: Sep-04-15 9:47 am
BICSKE, Hungary - The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):
- Council approve plan to create fund with BP oil spill money Updated: Sep-04-15 8:38 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - Biloxi officials have approved a plan to create a perpetual fund with its $4.1 million settlement from the BP oil spill.
- Minot group looks to reduce city council by more than half Updated: Sep-04-15 8:26 am
MINOT, North Dakota - A group in Minot wants to reduce the size of the city council from 14 members to five.
- Lake Charles council approves resolution for dog park Updated: Sep-04-15 8:08 am
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - The Lake Charles City Council has approved the preliminary steps toward creating the first dog park on city-owned property.
- Newark adjusts development plan in hopes of downtown casino Updated: Sep-04-15 8:01 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - Newark officials have adjusted a downtown redevelopment plan to allow for a potential casino.
- Lafayette City-Parish president threatens budget veto Updated: Sep-04-15 7:57 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette City-Parish Council has adopted a $621 million budget for 2015-16, but City-Parish President Joey Durel threatens to veto all or part of it.
- Council limits college students in residential neighborhoods Updated: Sep-04-15 7:28 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Providence City Council has approved an amendment to the city's zoning ordinance that limits the number of college students who can live in an off-campus single-family house to three.
- Councilman sues South Bend for not defending him in lawsuit Updated: Sep-04-15 6:34 am
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - A South Bend city council member is suing the city for not defending him in a libel case involving a wiretapping investigation.
- Union Gap settles with former clerk for $750,000 Updated: Sep-04-15 5:44 am
UNION GAP, Washington - Union Gap has agreed to pay a former employee $750,000 to settle her lawsuit claiming the former mayor created an abusive work environment.
- Philly businesses wary, excited by prospect of papal crowds Updated: Sep-04-15 1:16 am
PHILADELPHIA - Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit - if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures.
- Afroman fined, ordered to get counseling for punching fan Updated: Sep-03-15 10:35 pm
BILOXI, Mississippi - Rap artist Afroman was given a suspended six-month jail sentence Thursday, fined $330 and ordered to undergo anger management and impulse behavior counseling for punching a woman who jumped on a stage during a concert earlier this year.
- Mayor gives 'word' at rally touting stadium progress Updated: Sep-03-15 9:35 pm
ST. LOUIS - Mayor Francis Slay attended a rally touting progress of a task force to develop a new stadium on the downtown riverfront, giving fans his "word" there would be a new stadium and the Rams would be playing in it.
- Mayor announces plans to bring cruise line back to port city Updated: Sep-03-15 8:38 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - A mayor is negotiating to bring the cruise industry back to Alabama's port city.
- Ominous Christmas card, burning device left for Carson judge Updated: Sep-03-15 8:30 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Carson City deputies are offering a $2,000 reward for information about who placed an incendiary device near a judge's home this spring.
- Chicago mayor says he'll propose $500 million tax hike Updated: Sep-03-15 8:13 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm concedes homeowners and their City Council representatives will find it difficult to accept a $500 million property tax increase. But he says he'll soften the blow with "fair and progressive" relief for seniors and working families.