- Correction: Closer Look-Government Consolidation story Updated: Nov-30-15 3:48 pm
CHICAGO - In a story Nov. 29 about an Illinois government consolidation task force, The Associated Press misidentified Linda Holmes as a state representative. Holmes is a state senator.
- Prosecutors charge 4 in shooting of Minneapolis protesters Updated: Nov-30-15 3:06 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - A man who allegedly shot at demonstrators protesting the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police was charged Monday with assault with a dangerous weapon and riot, while three others also face riot charges.
- No takers yet for historic Oak Ridge WWII-era temporary town Updated: Nov-30-15 2:47 pm
OAK RIDGE, Tennessee - Organizations that work with the homeless have not expressed any interest in acquiring the 160-acre tract in Oak Ridge where thousands of people lived during the secret World War II Manhattan Project.
- New Orleans drive-thru coffee house planned on Canal Street Updated: Nov-30-15 2:33 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Famous for its drive-thru daiquiris, New Orleans may soon have a drive-thru coffee shop install on a busy Mid-City street that has been targeted for redevelopment.
- The Latest: Prosecutor defends charges in protest shooting Updated: Nov-30-15 2:32 pm
MINNEAPOLIS - The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than two weeks of demonstrations (all times local):
- Jury selection begins for officer charged in Gray's death Updated: Nov-30-15 2:25 pm
BALTIMORE - Jury selection for the first police officer to go to trial in Freddie Gray' s death began Monday with a judge questioning potential jurors about their knowledge of the explosive case, which led to widespread protests and rioting and added fuel to the Black Lives Matter movement.
- Black Lives Matter protesters target dancing cop's new gig Updated: Nov-30-15 1:53 pm
EAST PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - More than two dozen protesters attended a scheduled appearance of a retired Providence police officer known as the "Dancing Cop," but the ex-officer himself did not show.
- Cleveland panel OKs high-flying lakefront statue of Superman Updated: Nov-30-15 1:28 pm
CLEVELAND - The city's planning commission has approved an early conceptual design of a Superman monument for the city's lakefront.
- Cannon Beach considers ordinance to discourage cutting trees Updated: Nov-30-15 1:18 pm
CANNON BEACH, Oregon - Cannon Beach is looking at an ordinance that could help them keep the title of Tree City USA.
- Cities, counties struggle during Illinois budget mess Updated: Nov-30-15 1:00 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois' budget crisis is making city halls across the state nervous.
- DOJ: Bay St. Louis federal forfeitures fund was mishandled Updated: Nov-30-15 12:30 pm
BAY ST. LOUIS, Mississippi - The U.S. Department of Justice has found several violations in Bay St. Louis' handling of a federal forfeitures fund that is missing almost $300,000.
- Thomas Bach: Hamburg bid rejection is 'missed opportunity' Updated: Nov-30-15 12:21 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The rejection of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics marks a "missed opportunity" for the city and Germany, IOC President Thomas Bach said Monday.
- Shuttle service expands for commuters from Indianapolis Updated: Nov-30-15 11:52 am
WHITESTOWN, Indiana - A shuttle bus service helping workers from Indianapolis reach workplaces in surrounding communities has expanded as officials worry about a lack of available workers.
- 2 northwest Iowa towns consider natural gas utilities Updated: Nov-30-15 11:47 am
LARCHWOOD, Iowa - Two small northwest Iowa towns are considering bringing natural gas to their communities after voters supported exploring the idea.
- US-backed rebels, rival insurgents clash in Syria, 20 killed Updated: Nov-30-15 10:50 am
BEIRUT - Fighting between U.S.-backed Syrian rebels and rival militants has killed more than 20 people in northern Syria over the past two days, opposition activists said on Monday.
- Huntsville could be Alabama's largest city by 2022 Updated: Nov-30-15 10:26 am
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Huntsville could soon pass Birmingham to become the largest city in Alabama.
- Portsmouth City Council considers trash collection changes Updated: Nov-30-15 6:54 am
PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire - The Portsmouth City Council is considering a change to its trash and recyclable collection times in the city's historic downtown district amid growing concerns.
- Biloxi City Council calls meetings about infrastructure work Updated: Nov-30-15 5:55 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - The Biloxi City Council will meet twice Tuesday.
- Waterloo to choose mayor, councilman in Tuesday election Updated: Nov-29-15 3:02 pm
WATERLOO, Iowa - Voters in Waterloo will pick a new mayor and city council member in a runoff election.
- Newspaper: Agencies deleting emails of former administrators Updated: Nov-29-15 2:42 pm
JOPLIN, Missouri - A southwest Missouri newspaper's recent attempts to obtain emails from three former public officials in Joplin resulted in two denials because the records were wiped clean soon after the leaders left office.
- Economic downturn hits Wyoming counties Updated: Nov-29-15 2:40 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - Many county commissions throughout the state have frozen hiring, banned travel, scaled back construction projects and are considering dipping into savings in the face of lower revenues.
- Small-town Missouri mayor killed in head-on collision Updated: Nov-29-15 2:27 pm
SILEX, Missouri - The mayor of a tiny eastern Missouri town is dead after being involved in a head-on collision with a vehicle that crossed the center line.
- Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses Updated: Nov-29-15 12:26 pm
BERGEN, Norway - The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long coastline, Bergen is the last stop on a global drug route that gives it one of the worst heroin problems in Europe.
- In DC, public housing tenants forced out, then homes flipped Updated: Nov-29-15 10:35 am
WASHINGTON - In the rapidly gentrifying nation's capital, real estate investors aren't the only ones flipping houses for profit. The city's public housing authority is getting in on the action - moving aging tenants out of homes where they've lived for decades, renovating them and selling them to wealthy buyers.
- Chief resigns over slur before new police department opens Updated: Nov-28-15 3:26 pm
FARRELL, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down- before his newly minted department even began operating.