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Judge dismisses Georgia lawsuit by transgender fire chief

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit by a transgender fire chief who led a rural Georgia city's fire department...

Judge clears man who served 15 years for Detroit firebombing

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DETROIT — A judge on Thursday ordered the release of a man who had spent more than 15 years in prison for the firebombing...

Clemson clamps down on virus rules as businesses suffer

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City officials in Clemson are extending the community’s mask ordinances and other COVID-19 restrictions to at least March 15. ...

Highlights of COVID-19 relief bill progressing in House

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WASHINGTON — A Democratic-led effort to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package has passed its latest challenge with House committees advancing measures that...

Audit: FEMA paid for unused rooms for 2017 disaster victims

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WASHINGTON — An audit has found that the Federal Emergency Management Agency paid for unused hotel rooms and may have overpaid room taxes as...

Greek tax officer dies 7 months after axe attack in office

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THESSALONIKI — A tax office employee who had been attacked with an axe in his workplace nearly seven months ago has died, a Greek...

Ban on local housing rules pushed by Indiana homebuilder

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INDIANAPOLIS — A proposed ban on Indiana cities and counties adopting local housing design standards is being pushed by a state lawmaker who owns...

Indiana public notice publication could be scaled back

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INDIANAPOLIS — Public notices in newspapers about local government actions could disappear or be greatly scaled back under proposals that Indiana legislators are considering. ...

Michigan man killed when cannon used at baby shower explodes

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GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 26-year-old Michigan man was killed in an explosion that occurred during a baby shower, according to Gaines Township authorities....

Ex-Chicago Teachers Union leader Karen Lewis dies at age 67

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CHICAGO — Karen Lewis, a former Chicago Teachers Union president and onetime mayoral hopeful, has died at age 67, a spokeswoman said Monday. ...