- In London's mayoral race, candidate rejects 'extremism' barb Updated: May-01-16 4:20 am
LONDON - One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city's next mayor.
- The Latest: 6th body found after flooding in Texas Updated: Apr-30-16 10:44 pm
PALESTINE, Texas - The Latest on Texas flooding (all times local):
- Bloomberg tells graduates to be wary of partisan politics Updated: Apr-30-16 4:43 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told graduates at the University of Michigan to be wary of partisan politics and intolerance.
- Papers at Little Rock, Hot Springs, Benton take top honors Updated: Apr-30-16 2:30 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Newspapers from Little Rock, Hot Springs and Benton have won top honors in the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association journalism contest for work done in 2015.
- Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria Updated: Apr-30-16 2:19 pm
BEIRUT - The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.
- Missouri Democrats see scant progress on police oversight Updated: Apr-30-16 1:25 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Taped on the office door of Rep. Brandon Ellington, the chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus, is a cutout of the House public safety chairman's smiling face, topped with the words "This is what bigotry looks like!"
- Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws Updated: Apr-30-16 12:22 pm
ALBANY, New York - A probe swirling around New York City's mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation's most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody's doing it.
- Youngest Planning Commission member does her homework Updated: Apr-30-16 3:06 am
EUGENE, Oregon - "That was totally luck."
- Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws Updated: Apr-30-16 1:48 am
HOUSTON - Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached.
- Scheduled IndyCar race on streets of Boston canceled Updated: Apr-29-16 10:03 pm
BOSTON - First the 2024 Olympics. Now an IndyCar race is pulling out of Boston before it even began.
- Panama experts to recommend financial system cleanup Updated: Apr-29-16 9:28 pm
PANAMA CITY - Panama's government established a committee of independent experts Friday to make recommendations on cleaning up the country's financial system, after leaks of documents from a Panamanian law firm caused an international uproar over offshore accounts.
- Minot council asked to approve code of ethics for employees Updated: Apr-29-16 7:20 pm
MINOT, North Dakota - The Minot city council is being asked to approve a code of ethics for city employees.
- San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training Updated: Apr-29-16 5:04 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco's police chief said Friday that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects.
- Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns Updated: Apr-29-16 4:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - The police department in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border is inflicted by an entrenched culture of following sect leader edicts at the expense of the constitutional rights of nonbelievers and should be disbanded, the federal government recommended Friday in a new court filing.
- Court tosses Iowa City robbery conviction on unlawful search Updated: Apr-29-16 3:43 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - A divided Iowa Supreme Court overturned the robbery conviction of an Iowa City man on Friday, establishing in a 4-3 decision that police can't search someone's personal belongings without a warrant even when the items are in the home of another person who consents to a search.
- Marmet council to choose new mayor after ex-mayor's removal Updated: Apr-29-16 3:26 pm
MARMET, West Virginia - Officials in the Kanawha County town of Marmet will select a new mayor next month after a judicial panel removed the former mayor from office earlier this year for violating city election laws.
- Boston announced free community college tuition program Updated: Apr-29-16 2:05 pm
BOSTON - Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced a plan to provide free tuition to either of the city's two community colleges for all graduates of Boston's public high schools.
- NYC mayor says corruption probe won't affect re-election bid Updated: Apr-29-16 12:32 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says a widening corruption probe won't have an impact on his decision to run for re-election.
- Tacoma grocery bag ban moves forward with some adjustments Updated: Apr-29-16 12:13 pm
TACOMA, Washington - Tacoma's proposed disposable bag ban is moving forward with allowances to keep low-income households from being nickeled every time they go to the grocery store.
- Sisters to pay problematic former city manager $100,000 Updated: Apr-29-16 11:24 am
SISTERS, Oregon - Sisters has agreed to pay a former city manager who was the subject of a number of complaints a severance package worth $100,000.
- Scandal-plagued Rome is becoming a 'do it yourself' city Updated: Apr-29-16 10:51 am
ROME - Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome's residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they yank weeds and bag trash along the Tiber's banks and in urban parks. Tired of waiting years for the city to replace diseased trees, neighbors dig into their own pockets to pay for new ones for their block.
- Galveston City Council rejects beach construction moratorium Updated: Apr-29-16 10:40 am
GALVESTON, Texas - A divided Galveston City Council has refused to impose a moratorium on building projects on the city's beaches.
- Synthetic pesticide task force proposed in Portland Updated: Apr-29-16 7:11 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Portland City Council's Energy and Sustainability Committee voted in favor of creating a task force to consider restricting the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizer in the city.
- New feature coming to Grand Haven dune where cross stood Updated: Apr-29-16 2:03 am
GRAND HAVEN, Michigan - Another feature is coming in a western Michigan community on city-owned land where a 48-foot cross once stood.
- EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill Updated: Apr-28-16 9:36 pm
DENVER - The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it is reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a massive wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.