- Top-ranking Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer dies at 90 Updated: Jul-03-15 9:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, has died. He was 90.
- Pols: NJ casino expansion vote likely not happening in fall Updated: Jul-03-15 5:39 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers say there is almost no chance a statewide vote on whether to expand casino gambling beyond Atlantic City will be held this fall.
- Kingman plans to celebrate Fourth of July without fireworks Updated: Jul-03-15 4:54 pm
KINGMAN, Arizona - A western Arizona city is hoping to still make some noise this Fourth of July without fireworks.
- FBI questions Allentown mayor, seizes contract documents Updated: Jul-03-15 3:30 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - Federal agents seized documents from Allentown's City Hall and questioned its mayor and a top manager in a grand jury investigation that appears to be related to the city's contracting process, local officials said Friday.
- Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars Updated: Jul-03-15 2:33 pm
DENVER - Beer? Wine? Or weed?
- Denver campaign would allow marijuana use in bars Updated: Jul-03-15 2:28 pm
DENVER - Beer? Wine? Or weed?
- Snowmass Village councilman may be charged for jail damage Updated: Jul-03-15 1:29 pm
SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colorado - A town official in Snowmass Village may face criminal charges for damage he allegedly caused to the Pitkin County Jail, where he was held last week on suspicion of driving drunk.
- Officials lift evacuation after Tennessee train derailment Updated: Jul-03-15 1:16 pm
MARYVILLE, Tennessee - Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents were returning home Friday after they were evacuated when a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire.
- Green movement coloring way sports looks at environment Updated: Jul-03-15 12:33 pm
CHICAGO - Andrew Ference was at the beginning of his NHL career when he met Dr. David Suzuki, who hosts a TV show in Canada. The conversation with the award-winning scientist changed the life of the young defenseman.
- Waterbury Mayor O'Leary changes his mind, will seek 3rd term Updated: Jul-03-15 12:32 pm
WATERBURY, Connecticut - Waterbury Mayor Neil O'Leary says he's changed his mind and will seek a third term.
- Lawsuit seeks to boost effort to recall Ferguson's mayor Updated: Jul-03-15 11:29 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - A Ferguson resident hopes his lawsuit resurrects a recall petition effort meant to oust Ferguson's mayor from office.
- New River trash becomes art installation in Giles County Updated: Jul-03-15 9:50 am
PEARISBURG, Virginia - Trash from the New River has been transformed into a new art installation in Pearisburg.
- Beijing says its air pollution better in first half of 2015 Updated: Jul-03-15 7:43 am
BEIJING - Air quality in Beijing, notorious for its smoggy sky, improved during the first six months of 2015, the city government said.
- Warren's police, mayor to patrol for fireworks violations Updated: Jul-03-15 6:41 am
WARREN, Michigan - Mayor James Fouts will accompany police officers in Warren as they monitor streets in the Detroit suburb for fireworks violations on the July 4 holiday.
- Mayor vetoes bans on e-cigarettes in public buildings Updated: Jul-03-15 4:22 am
PETAL, Mississippi - Petal Mayor Hal Marx has vetoed a new ordinance that makes vaping illegal in public buildings.
- City of Madison rental ordinance found flawed Updated: Jul-03-15 4:05 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld property owner Mike Crook's challenge to a city of Madison ordinance he argues was designed to keep renters out of the Jackson suburb.
- Company town? In Seattle, some fret over Amazon's growth Updated: Jul-03-15 2:26 am
SEATTLE - Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.
- Jackson mayor says she's pushing anti-discrimination measure Updated: Jul-02-15 8:23 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - The mayor of Jackson is pushing an ordinance to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and says she expects to have a public hearing on it in coming weeks.
- Honolulu mayor outlines Sand Island emergency homeless camp Updated: Jul-02-15 7:34 pm
HONOLULU - Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced details of a plan to create emergency housing out of modified shipping containers on Sand Island, an industrial part of Honolulu near a wastewater treatment plant, public parks and beaches.
- Mexican TV anchor Jacobo Zabludovsky dies at 87 Updated: Jul-02-15 6:07 pm
MEXICO CITY - Jacobo Zabludovsky, a journalist who for decades was seen as a symbol of the tight links between Mexico's government and press, died Thursday at age 87.
- Kansas appeals court declares city's 'driveway tax' illegal Updated: Jul-02-15 6:04 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The Kansas Court of Appeals says a so-called "driveway tax" imposed by a Kansas City suburb is illegal under a state law limiting the taxing power of cities.
- Greensboro council changes approved by NC legislators Updated: Jul-02-15 5:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly approved a reconfigured City Council for Greensboro on Thursday in the latest effort by GOP lawmakers in charge of the legislature to alter or rein in powers of local governments.
- Utah denies proposed ballot initiative imposing term limits Updated: Jul-02-15 3:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah's elections office has rejected a proposed initiative petition to impose term limits on those appointed to serve on hundreds of state boards and commissions.
- Mayor: San Diego to keep Comic-Con in town through 2018 Updated: Jul-02-15 3:18 pm
SAN DIEGO - San Diego's mayor says a deal has been reached with Comic-Con organizers to keep the comic book and pop culture convention in town through 2018.
- Ex-mayor's son wants Confederate flag removed in Wichita Updated: Jul-02-15 3:11 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A Wichita park official has taken down a Confederate battle flag from a park.