• Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — City analysts warned that construction costs for athlete housing in Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympic bid may be significantly underestimated.

  • Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — City analysts warned that construction costs for athlete housing in Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympic bid may be significantly underestimated.

    Updated: 11:33 pm

  • Vote on 2024 Olympics delayed amid questions over cost

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Facing an early test of support at home, Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympics plan stalled Wednesday amid questions about potential runaway costs and the impact on neighborhoods already strangled by traffic and congestion.

  • Los Angeles projects $161 million surplus for Olympics

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anxiety over taxpayer costs helped cripple Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid, but organizers in potential stand-in Los Angeles projected that they could stage events from Santa Monica Beach to the Hollywood Hills and bank a $161 million surplus.

  • In this May 28, 2014, file photo, Ultra-Orthodox Jews watch people wave Israeli flags outside the Old City's Damascus Gate during Jerusalem Day celebrations in Jerusalem. A recent demonstration by ultra-Orthodox Jews against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath was meant to be a show of strength in a long-running battle over the role of strict Jewish law in the cultural life of Jerusalem. But in many ways, it was also a sign of desperation after a series of gains by the city’s secular community in recent years.  (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic, File)

    In Jerusalem’s culture war, secular residents make gains

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Crowds of angry ultra-Orthodox Jewish men, wearing long beards, black and white garb and large black hats, protested in the streets of Jerusalem earlier this month against a new cinema opening its doors on the Sabbath.

  • Talladega Mayor Larry Barton walks with his wife, Mary Barton during an election, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Talladega, Ala. Voters will decide whether their mayor, who was re-elected despite a federal conviction and is recovering from an assault, will be back in office for a fifth term. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

    Talladega mayor loses re-election bid after assault

    TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mayor who had been re-elected in 2011 despite a federal conviction and recently was recovering from an assault lost a bid for a fifth term in office Tuesday.

  • Albuquerque mayor urges Forest Service to withdraw proposal

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of New Mexico’s largest city is urging the U.S. Forest Service to withdraw consideration of a potential wilderness designation that he says would limit the public’s access to a popular recreation area bordering Albuquerque.

  • Carlsbad, Artesia to oppose proposed county tax

    CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Carlsbad and Artesia officials are planning to object to a tax hike supported by Eddy County.

  • Los Angeles City Council to vote on authorizing Olympic bid

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the Los Angeles City Council has introduced a motion to give Mayor Eric Garcetti broad authority to negotiate a deal to host the 2024 Olympics.

  • Mayor: Celebration set for Warwick Little League team

    WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Warwick is getting ready to celebrate a group of local girls who made it all the way to the Little League World Series championship game.