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  • new storyCuomo, de Blasio clash again, this time on NYC homelessness 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 3:05 pm

    NEW YORK - The feud between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo is not taking a break for the holidays.

  • Politics, policing collide in La. town where boy was killed 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 2:21 pm

    MARKSVILLE, Louisiana - When a 6-year-old autistic boy died in a hail of bullets fired by a pair of moonlighting deputy city marshals, many residents of this central Louisiana town were surprised to learn that local police weren't the only ones patrolling their streets.

  • Witnesses in case against polygamous towns revealed 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 2:10 pm

    ST. GEORGE, Utah - Witnesses set to testify in a civil rights lawsuit against polygamous towns on the Arizona-Utah line include a former bodyguard for Warren Jeffs, an ex-wife of a polygamous leader and a onetime chief of the towns' marshal service.

  • St. Cloud moves forward on plans for aquatic center 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 2:02 pm

    ST. CLOUD, Minnesota - After hitting a key fundraising goal, St. Cloud leaders say they're ready to build a long-planned aquatic center and have it open by 2017.

  • Spanish city takes steps to probe Franco crimes 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 11:58 am

    MADRID - Local politicians in Pamplona on Friday called for an investigation into crimes allegedly committed against residents by the dictatorship of the late Gen. Francisco Franco, turning the northern city into Spain's first known to seek such a probe.

  • Town trying to get Thomas Edison statue into US Capitol 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 10:54 am

    MILAN, Ohio - The birthplace of Thomas is Edison is trying to raise $35,000 to support an effort to replace a statue of a former Ohio governor who supported Southern slave owners at the U.S. Capitol with one of the inventor.

  • Colorado town passes measures to control cat population 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 9:19 am

    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado - Officials in a Colorado town have passed a measure that encourages residents to vaccinate, spay, neuter and license their cats, although it stops short requiring those steps.

  • Small Mississippi town opens doors to Syrian refugees 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 7:38 pm

    LOUISE, Mississippi - Officials in Louise, a Mississippi town of 200, they'll take refugees from Syria, even though Gov. Phil Bryant has said he'll do "everything humanly possible" to keep such resettlements away from Mississippi.

  • Ganim preparing for official return as Bridgeport mayor 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 3:29 pm

    BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut - Former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim is preparing to return to his old job.

  • Royals GM Dayton Moore to help with KC Christmas tradition 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 2:48 pm

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The general manager of the World Series champion Royals is helping with an annual Christmas tradition in Kansas City.

  • Hamburg voters to decide on 2024 Olympic bid 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:33 pm

    HAMBURG, Germany - Leaders of Hamburg's bid for the 2024 Olympics hope that a soccer scandal, unsettled costs and fear of attacks won't dissuade voters from backing the German port city's candidacy on Sunday.

  • Security steps in Paris, Brussels, may be spreading anxiety story has photos
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:11 pm

    BRUSSELS - At a Paris train station, the zap of a pigeon getting electrocuted on the tracks is enough to send some jittery people scurrying for cover.

  • County officials halt bid to incorporate Santa Teresa 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 1:04 pm

    LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Officials in Dona Ana County have halted a bid to incorporate the border town of Santa Teresa.

  • Higginson mayor withdraws decision to terminate fire chief 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:57 pm

    HIGGINSON, Arkansas - The mayor of a White County town has withdrawn his termination of the town's fire chief, which happened after a dispute at a fire this week.

  • Number of child brides to soar in Africa, say rights groups 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:11 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - The 14-year-old girl had just arrived home from school when her family told her to swap her school uniform for traditional wedding robes. While she had been sitting in her seventh grade classroom in South Africa, her male relatives had received a $570 bride price for her from a man she'd never met who was twice her age.

  • Lawmakers work on public safety pension system overhaul plan 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 10:40 am

    PHOENIX - A plan to overhaul the state's woefully underfunded pension plan for public safety workers is nearing completion after months of meetings between lawmakers, pension officials, firefighter and police unions and cities, towns and other public agencies that pay into the system.

  • Jeezy hands out Thanksgiving meals to performing in concert 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 10:26 am

    ATLANTA - Grammy-nominated rapper Jeezy went from handing out meals to performing in front of a sold-out crowd in Atlanta.

  • Bill would restrict some Ohio villages' ticketing practices 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 10:16 am

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - State lawmakers are trying to prevent some Ohio villages from accepting direct payments for traffic-related violations.

  • Philippine forces kill 8 suspected to have IS sympathies 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 8:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines - Philippine marines killed eight suspected sympathizers of the Islamic State group in a clash in the southern Philippines on Thursday, seizing bomb-making equipment, assault rifles and black flags, military officials said.

  • Mexican Green Party leader resigns post amid investigation 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 12:49 am

    MEXICO CITY - Mexican prosecutors said Wednesday that they have opened a criminal investigation of a leader of Mexico's Green Party for allegedly violating electoral laws in June's midterm elections.

  • Mexico rights body: Police used excessive force in 6 deaths story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 7:50 pm

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's governmental human rights commission said Wednesday that excessive use of force by federal police resulted in six civilian deaths in a confrontation last January, including a person who was shot dead while lying wounded on the ground and posing no threat.

  • Connecticut tribes seek local approvals of casino sites 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:59 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are asking communities interested in hosting a new casino near the Massachusetts border to move ahead with their local approval processes.

  • News Guide: Protests of Chicago teen's shooting continue story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 4:08 pm

    CHICAGO - Protest groups returned to the streets of Chicago on Wednesday, one day after the city released a squad-car video showing a white police officer fatally shoot a black teenager.

  • Chowder boat approved as Astoria joins food cart trend 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:53 pm

    ASTORIA, Oregon - Looks like Teresa Estrada will get to sell her clam chowder from a vintage gillnetter, just not near the Bowpicker.

  • Correction: Ferguson-Year Later-No Indictment story story has photos
    Updated: Nov-25-15 2:25 pm

    FERGUSON, Missouri - In a story Nov. 23 about the anniversary of the grand jury's decision not to charge a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Cerner Corp. is adding 200 jobs to the Ferguson economy. It is not, but another company, Centene Corp., is doing that.