- Relatives doubt that 42 men died in shootout on Mexico ranch Updated: May-25-15 12:07 am
MORELIA, Mexico - One body was missing an eye and had bruises on its face. Another had its teeth knocked inward. One had a gunshot in the top of the head.
- New parties shake Spain's political system in local vote Updated: May-24-15 6:09 pm
MADRID - Voters punished Spain's mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment and political corruption scandals.
- Mayor: Plan for bullet train likely stopped in its tracks Updated: May-24-15 3:15 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Chattanooga is looking into the possibility of building light commuter rail throughout the city, Mayor Andy Berke said.
- A sampling of efforts to fight blight in Appalachia Updated: May-24-15 12:13 pm
Efforts to rehabilitate vacant or dilapidated property have sprung up around Appalachia, with states in the region taking varying approaches.
- Group linked to billionaire Koch brothers opens Utah chapter Updated: May-24-15 11:51 am
SALT LAKE CITY - The main political advocacy group for the libertarian Koch brothers has opened a chapter in Utah, though it will likely stay out of elections in the state dominated by Republicans who already share many of the values espoused by the influential billionaires.
- Voters in Vermillion to decide day care ordinance in June Updated: May-24-15 9:20 am
VERMILLION, South Dakota - Voters in Vermillion will head to the polls next month to decide the fate of the city's day care ordinance.
- Resident files new complaint over Big Island mayor's charges Updated: May-23-15 11:17 pm
HILO, Hawaii - A resident of Hawaii's Big Island is filing a new ethics complaint about Mayor Billy Kenoi's use of his county credit card.
- Kearney official seeks resignation of state liquor official Updated: May-23-15 5:26 pm
KEARNEY, Nebraska - A Kearney City Council member has called for the resignation of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission director and for an audit of the agency.
- Marker commemorating Greensboro Massacre to be dedicated Updated: May-23-15 3:28 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Clearly, the deaths of five communists in November 1979 in a housing project in Greensboro were a tragedy. But beyond that, what word best describes those deaths?
- Rapid City judge says loss of title not related to lawsuit Updated: May-23-15 2:37 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - A state circuit court judge in Rapid City was stripped of his administrative title because of a dispute with the chief justice of the South Dakota Supreme Court and not an ongoing lawsuit in which he's accused of violating the Indian Child Welfare Act, the lower court judge said this week.
- Federal court cites Kansas City foundry for contempt Updated: May-23-15 1:47 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A federal judge has found the owner of a Kansas City foundry in criminal contempt of court for refusing to allow a federal inspection required after a worker was found to have high blood lead levels, the U.S. Department of Labor said.
- New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates Updated: May-23-15 1:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on the legislative session, it's looking less likely state lawmakers will overhaul New York City's longstanding rent regulations or a tax break for real estate developers.
- Yemeni official: President will not attend peace talks Updated: May-23-15 12:57 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Yemeni government spokesman Rageh Badi said Saturday that embattled Yemeni president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi will not attend upcoming peace talks in Geneva as Saudi-led airstrikes continued to hit multiple provinces in Yemen.
- Moorcroft mayor's address unclear, causing tax questions Updated: May-23-15 10:55 am
CASPER, Wyoming - There's a question bugging a Wyoming town of about 1,000 people: Where does the mayor live?
- Paducah population under 25,000 for first time since 1920s Updated: May-23-15 9:38 am
PADUCAH, Kentucky - Paducah's population has fallen below 25,000 for the first time since the 1920s, according to population estimates.
- No charges for Santa Ana mayor in land swap case Updated: May-22-15 11:29 pm
SANTA ANA, California - No criminal charges will be filed against Santa Ana's mayor for a land swap deal with a city contractor, prosecutors said Friday.
- The Latest on Waco shooting: Biker group gets proclamation Updated: May-22-15 9:11 pm
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- Group that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation Updated: May-22-15 9:09 pm
Days after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."
- Local ban nullified by Texas; fracking resumes in Denton Updated: May-22-15 8:28 pm
DENTON, Texas - A North Texas city whose fracking ban prompted state lawmakers to limit such local power says a driller has revealed plans to resume fracking gas wells in the city.
- Son of Mobile mayor accused of impersonating officer Updated: May-22-15 6:02 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - The son of Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson is accused of impersonating a peace officer.
- Pacolet Mayor Elaine Harris dies after fighting cancer Updated: May-22-15 5:53 pm
PACOLET, South Carolina - Elaine Harris, the mayor of Pacolet since 2001, has died after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.
- Touting repaired boardwalk, de Blasio ventures to Rockaways Updated: May-22-15 5:44 pm
NEW YORK - For the second straight day, Bill de Blasio is venturing to a section of New York City where he has not always received the warmest of welcomes.
- Court sides with Iowa City in 12-year dispute with landlord Updated: May-22-15 5:17 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Officials in Iowa City did not violate a landlord's constitutional rights by enforcing an employment discrimination ordinance that was later ruled invalid, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
- Proposed Kansas City hotel clears hurdle with officials' OK Updated: May-22-15 4:49 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A proposed Kansas City hotel has cleared a hurdle with city officials approving plans in helping finance the $302 million project.
- Era ends in Charleston as mayor opens his last Spoleto Updated: May-22-15 2:59 pm
CHARLESTON, South Carolina - Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr., who helped establish the internationally known Spoleto Festival USA in South Carolina nearly four decades ago, took a final bow Friday as he opened his last festival.