- Ferguson City Council seeks changes to DOJ reform agreement Updated: Feb-09-16 11:38 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The Ferguson City Council agreed Tuesday to most proposals in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department that would reform the city's courts and policing systems but also asked for several changes, including some limiting the city's cost.
- China reports 1st case of imported Zika virus Updated: Feb-09-16 11:34 pm
BEIJING - China's first case of the Zika virus has been found in a 34-year-old man who recently traveled to Venezuela and is now making a speedy recovery, the government said Wednesday.
- The Latest: Ferguson OKs DOJ agreement, but with changes Updated: Feb-09-16 10:34 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The Latest on a police and court reform agreement between Ferguson and the U.S. Department of Justice (all times local):
- Colorado Springs passes new version of sit-lie ordinance Updated: Feb-09-16 10:09 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Colorado Springs officials have passed a revised version of an ordinance that prohibits sitting and lying on public sidewalks after months of pushback from homeless advocates.
- Mayor gives Springsteen seats to school fundraising group Updated: Feb-09-16 9:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Philadelphia's mayor is donating his suite at Friday's sold-out Bruce Springsteen concert to a school district fundraising group.
- Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers Updated: Feb-09-16 7:41 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval.
- Latest: Bacteria worries influenced Flint corrosion decision Updated: Feb-09-16 7:17 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The latest on developments in the lead contamination of Flint's water (all times local):
- Nebraska activists scold commission for Whiteclay beer sales Updated: Feb-09-16 6:30 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - The director of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission says that without substantive proof, it cannot act on allegations that beer-sellers in Whiteclay are abusing their licenses.
- 2nd outside report says Mexico students not burned at dump Updated: Feb-09-16 6:18 pm
MEXICO CITY - A group of Argentine forensic experts says it has determined there is no biological or physical evidence to conclude that 43 students who disappeared in southern Mexico in 2014 were incinerated at a trash dump as government investigators initially said.
- Flint counsel says manslaughter charge harshest possible Updated: Feb-09-16 5:42 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.
- Once-a-year homeless count draws criticism, defenders Updated: Feb-09-16 4:29 pm
NEW YORK - Over the past few weeks, thousands of clipboard-toting volunteers have fanned out across some of the nation's largest cities, tasked with a deceptively complex job: counting the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets.
- East Chicago City Council seeks guidance on jailed member Updated: Feb-09-16 3:43 pm
EAST CHICAGO, Indiana - The East Chicago City Council has decided to ask the Indiana attorney general and the State Board of Accounts for guidance as one of its members remains jailed.
- DC Mayor: Paid leave proposal may be too broad Updated: Feb-09-16 3:32 pm
WASHINGTON - District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser says a plan by the D.C. Council to offer up to 12 weeks of paid leave may be too broad for her to support.
- Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS Updated: Feb-09-16 3:15 pm
BAGHDAD - Iraqi government forces have regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city's outskirts, according to Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition. The announcement, more than a month after Ramadi was first declared liberated in December, underscores the slow nature of Iraqi ground operations despite heavy backing from U.S.-led coalition airstrikes.
- Iowa high court to consider state's ban on voting by felons Updated: Feb-09-16 2:28 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - In a major voting rights case, the Iowa Supreme Court will consider whether to relax the state's lifetime ban on voting by convicted felons.
- 4 with no elected experience vie for Pendleton council seat Updated: Feb-09-16 1:16 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - A man with criminal history and a recall supporter are among the four candidates vying to be appointed to fill the remainder of an empty Pendleton council seat.
- Martinsburg Council to vote on definition of public building Updated: Feb-09-16 1:10 pm
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - Martinsburg City Council members are expected to cast the final vote on an amendment to the city's zoning ordinance that would define public buildings in a way that would prevent the Berkley County Council from opening a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center in the city.
- Recent editorials from Texas newspapers Updated: Feb-09-16 1:05 pm
Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Feb. 7, 2016.
- Council votes to approve $49M bus rapid transit project Updated: Feb-09-16 12:50 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Richmond City Council has voted to approve a $49 million bus rapid transit project that has been in the works for at least seven years.
- Cheyenne City Council repeals bicycle license system Updated: Feb-09-16 12:13 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The Cheyenne City Council has repealed a law that required bicycles to be registered with the city clerk's office.
- South Oklahoma City interchange to get multilevel renovation Updated: Feb-09-16 11:42 am
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Transportation Commission has approved the first construction contract on what's expected to be an eight-year project to replace the Interstate 35 interchange with Interstate 240 in south Oklahoma City.
- Search warrant served at Ohio comedian mayor's home Updated: Feb-09-16 9:39 am
HILLSBORO, Ohio - Authorities have searched the Hillsboro home of a southwest Ohio mayor who's also a veteran standup comedian.
- Officials approve purchase of former Burlington College land Updated: Feb-09-16 6:53 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Burlington officials have signed off on purchasing a dozen acres of land formerly owned by Burlington College.
- Indianapolis officials pass ordinance to help homeless Updated: Feb-09-16 5:57 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis officials have passed an ordinance meant to offer new protections and assistance to the city's homeless.
- Ex-official sentenced in Indianapolis Land Bank bribery Updated: Feb-09-16 5:29 am
INDIANAPOLIS - Federal authorities say a former Indianapolis city official has been sentenced after being found guilty of accepting bribes and kickbacks while overseeing a program that sells vacant and tax-delinquent properties.