- Guatemala mudslide death toll reaches 30, more feared dead Updated: Oct-03-15 2:07 pm
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala - Hundreds of rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered four more bodies early Saturday in the wake of a hillside collapse above a group of homes on the outskirts of the Guatemalan capital. The death toll rose to 30 amid fears that hundreds more could still be buried in the rubble.
- Historic horse race terminals temporarily turn off Sunday Updated: Oct-03-15 1:25 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission has ordered a temporary halt to the use of historic horse racing terminals throughout the state because of a state attorney general's opinion that the machines don't conform with state law.
- Nonresidents excluded from Black Hills mountain lion season Updated: Oct-03-15 11:22 am
SPEARFISH, South Dakota - The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has rejected a proposal to allow nonresidents to join this season's Black Hills mountain lion hunt and lowered limits on the number of animals allowed to be killed.
- Cities seek revival of public intoxication bill Updated: Oct-03-15 9:05 am
HELENA, Montana - Billings and Missoula officials are renewing their call to state lawmakers to allow them to criminalize public intoxication.
- Detroit mayor to help recruit Angels' Night volunteers Updated: Oct-03-15 4:00 am
DETROIT - The city of Detroit is seeking volunteers to help protect neighborhoods from arsonists by being vigilant over the Halloween period.
- Commission: Mexico needs special prosecutor for missing 43 Updated: Oct-02-15 9:29 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico needs to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case of 43 missing college students, whose fate remains a mystery a year after they disappeared at the hands of local police and a drug gang, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Friday.
- Miss. State Fair sues to compel Jackson police protection Updated: Oct-02-15 6:18 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi State Fair Commission is suing the city of Jackson to try to force the police department to provide security and traffic control outside the fairgrounds.
- Black Memphis mayor in reelection bid against white opponent Updated: Oct-02-15 5:43 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Sign-waving supporters of A C Wharton Jr. stood on a busy street corner, urging motorists to re-elect the black veteran mayor of Memphis who has long sought to steer the gritty city through troubled times. But one driver of a pickup truck stopped at the light let out an expletive, still upset with pay and health insurance cuts to police and firefighters on Wharton's watch.
- Ex-City Council president seeks divorce from US Rep. Conyers Updated: Oct-02-15 5:33 pm
DETROIT - Disgraced former Detroit City Council president Monica Conyers has filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years, Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers.
- With hurricane set to miss NYC, de Blasio to leave town Updated: Oct-02-15 5:13 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's trip to Washington is on again.
- Homeland Security seizes Stockton mayor's electronics at SFO Updated: Oct-02-15 3:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A mayor of a Northern California city said Homeland Security agents briefly detained him and seized his laptop and cellphone earlier this week at San Francisco International Airport.
- Fiorina pushes government accountability, immigration reform Updated: Oct-02-15 1:49 pm
AIKEN, South Carolina - Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina told an Aiken audience Friday she would require federal agencies to account for each dollar requested in their budgets, part of her continuing demand that government spending be put on a diet.
- De Blasio to rename NYC Municipal Building for David Dinkins Updated: Oct-02-15 1:33 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing that Manhattan's Municipal Building will be renamed after former Mayor David Dinkins.
- Man named Santa Claus runs for office in Alaska's North Pole Updated: Oct-02-15 1:13 pm
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - A man whose legal name is Santa Claus is running for a City Council seat in the tiny Alaska town of North Pole.
- Kentucky judge suspended without pay for 180 days Updated: Oct-02-15 12:58 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - An eastern Kentucky judge accused of a long list of belligerent behavior - including making harassing phone calls to Pikeville city officials - has been suspended without pay for about a half year.
- Group wants public vote on $8M public library in Aberdeen Updated: Oct-02-15 12:43 pm
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - An Aberdeen man is leading a petition drive to try to force a public vote on a proposed $8 million public library.
- Environmentalist Zac Goldsmith to run for mayor of London Updated: Oct-02-15 12:34 pm
LONDON - The contest for London mayor will pit a former Labour government minister against a wealthy Conservative environmentalist.
- Newark police lieutenant fired over 'gorilla' Facebook post Updated: Oct-02-15 12:26 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A veteran Newark police lieutenant was fired Wednesday over a Facebook exchange referring to the city's black mayor as a gorilla, a department spokesman said Thursday.
- City of Bayard terminates nursing home management contract Updated: Oct-02-15 11:26 am
BAYARD, Nebraska - The Bayard City Council has voted to terminate the management contract for its nursing home.
- Records offer peek into Port Authority probe Updated: Oct-02-15 10:49 am
NEW YORK - Documents obtained by The Associated Press offer a peek into the legal strategies being explored by officials for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who are under investigation for a controversial decision to divert $1.8 billion from an agency rail project to state highway repairs.
- Judge rules Ohio city's rental inspections unconstitutional Updated: Oct-02-15 7:28 am
CINCINNATI - A federal judge has ruled that a southern Ohio city's inspections of rental properties without a warrant are unconstitutional.
- Federal government: City cannot use modified wheelchair icon Updated: Oct-02-15 6:30 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The federal government has denied Concord's request to use a modified wheelchair icon intended to empower and welcome people with disabilities.
- New Jackson budget in effect; fee increases to follow Updated: Oct-02-15 6:20 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson budget that went into effect Thursday includes revenue from proposed higher fees for admission to the Davis Planetarium, more for traffic accident reports, more to rent space at Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center, and more for other services.
- Reno faces trees loss to drought in City of Trembling Leaves Updated: Oct-02-15 6:11 am
RENO, Nevada - Reno, the first city in the state to earn a Tree City USA designation, is rapidly losing its trembling leaves to drought, pests and, in some cases, property owners who've lost interest in taking care of them.
- Suspect pleads guilty in shootings of 2 Wyoming Indians Updated: Oct-02-15 3:28 am
LANDER, Wyoming - After a hearing that saw a man plead guilty to shooting two American Indians at a reservation border town this summer, Indians and non-Indians alike said they see the need for better communication and cultural understanding.