- More rain threatens to complicate the cleanup in Houston Updated: May-27-15 12:04 pm
WIMBERLEY, Texas - More rain fell on Houston on Wednesday, threatening to complicate the cleanup after a long holiday weekend of storms and floods that left at least 17 dead and more than a dozen others missing in Texas and Oklahoma.
- Homeowners seek city's help with bad landlords, tenants Updated: May-27-15 11:59 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Several Lafayette homeowners asked the Lafayette City-Parish Council on Tuesday for help with landlords and tenants who don't maintain rental properties in their neighborhoods.
- Philadelphia eyes 27-acre property for airport expansion Updated: May-27-15 11:53 am
PHILADELPHIA - The city of Philadelphia is hoping to purchase a 27-acre property on Route 291 in Delaware County as part of a long-range expansion of Philadelphia International Airport.
- Mayor De Blasio meets with Cuomo, lawmakers on rent, schools Updated: May-27-15 11:50 am
ALBANY, New York - The mayor of New York City is in Albany to make his case for renewing mayoral control of city schools, strengthening the city's rent regulations and changing a tax break for real estate developers to require more affordable housing.
- Vermillion voters to decide day care, beer cost questions Updated: May-27-15 11:27 am
VERMILLION, South Dakota - Voters in Vermillion next month will decide whether private, in-home day cares need to be certified by the city.
- Lake Charles City Council to consider new sales tax Updated: May-27-15 10:32 am
LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana - Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach is pushing for a new 15-year, quarter-cent sales tax.
- Former Biloxi mayor to coordinate city's legal services Updated: May-27-15 8:17 am
BILOXI, Mississippi - The Biloxi City Council has approved the hiring of former Mayor Gerald Blessey.
- Huntington council restricts locations of gun businesses Updated: May-27-15 8:14 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - Huntington City Council has placed restrictions on where businesses that sell, manufacturer or repair guns can open in the city.
- Gambling commission seeks dismissal of Boston lawsuit Updated: May-27-15 8:08 am
BOSTON - The battle between state gambling regulators and the city of Boston over the license awarded to Steve Wynn to build a casino in Everett is heating up.
- New law means Uber can operate in Bloomington, Normal Updated: May-27-15 7:50 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - The Bloomington City Council has approved a new law that makes it legal for Uber and other ride-hailing services to operate in Bloomington and Normal.
- Denham Springs to install GPS in city vehicles Updated: May-27-15 7:22 am
DENHAM SPRINGS, Louisiana - Denham Springs city officials will begin using GPS equipment to keep closer tabs on municipal workers.
- New noise ordinance at beach over holiday suffers backlash Updated: May-27-15 7:04 am
REHOBOTH BEACH, Delaware - The first big test of a new noise ordinance in Rehoboth Beach over the Memorial Day holiday weekend had some unexpected blowback for city officials.
- Parkersburg mayor seeks dismissal of removal petitions Updated: May-27-15 6:58 am
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - Parkersburg Mayor Robert Newell has asked a court to dismiss two petitions seeking his removal from office.
- Romanian mayor arrested for bribes, quits ruling party Updated: May-27-15 6:55 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - A former Romanian mayor who once dressed in a Nazi uniform at a fashion show has quit the ruling party weeks after he was arrested and charged with taking bribes.
- Community policing at center of Cleveland police reform plan Updated: May-27-15 2:28 am
CLEVELAND - The centerpiece of an agreement between the city of Cleveland and the U.S. Department of Justice on how to reform the city's troubled police department is creating an organization that is more accountable and engaged with the people it serves.
- Double police shooting in Washington again draws protest Updated: May-27-15 2:27 am
OLYMPIA, Washington - Hours after investigators interviewed the Olympia, Washington, police officer who wounded two men suspected of trying to steal beer, about 100 people demonstrated outside the Olympia City Hall in response to the recent shooting.
- Austin official resigns amid probe of training on women Updated: May-27-15 1:53 am
AUSTIN, Texas - An Austin city official has resigned after being suspended during an investigation into a training session he organized for staff on how to deal with women in local government.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: May-26-15 11:06 pm
The Latest on weather: Third body pulled from swollen Blanco River; Texas death toll now 13
- Police detail traffic stop that ended in officer's death Updated: May-26-15 9:17 pm
RIO RANCHO, New Mexico - A police officer in a suburb of Albuquerque decided to make one more traffic stop before his shift finished Monday night. It ended up costing him his life.
- Seattle to shutter dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries Updated: May-26-15 7:45 pm
SEATTLE - With Washington state overhauling its medical marijuana law, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the city is planning to shutter dozens of dispensaries.
- Gunmen try to kill Libya's recognized prime minister Updated: May-26-15 7:27 pm
BENGHAZI, Libya - Gunmen tried to assassinate Libya's internationally recognized prime minister on his way to the airport in the eastern city of Tobruk on Tuesday, a spokesman for his government said.
- Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers Updated: May-26-15 6:50 pm
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- Hearing set this week for Mamtek construction contractors Updated: May-26-15 5:58 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Missouri - Construction contractors who haven't been paid for work on a failed artificial sweetener plant in Moberly will be in court this week to try to enforce liens on almost $2 million in unpaid bills.
- Liquor board finalizing rule for events like Oktoberfest Updated: May-26-15 5:48 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's liquor board is finalizing more flexible rules for granting permits after receiving intense criticism last year when the board considered denying a permit to an annual Oktoberfest celebration.
- De Blasio signals some support for warrant amnesty plan Updated: May-26-15 4:42 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio is signaling some support to offer amnesty to New York City residents who have outstanding warrants for low-level offenses.