Local governments

In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, photo Mylinda Byrd Washington, 66, right, and Louvon Byrd Harris, 61, hold up photographs of their brother James Byrd Jr. in Houston. James Byrd Jr. was the victim of what is considered to be one of the most gruesome hate crime murders in recent Texas history. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
April 21, 2019 - 3:44 pm
JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him. The...
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Turkey's main opposition leaders, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of Republican People's Party, CHP and Meral Aksener of Good (IYI) Party, right, speak to the media as their candidate for Turkish capital Ankara, Mansur Yavas, received the document confirming him as new mayor, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 8, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is appealing the results of the local elections in Istanbul, where the opposition has a razor-thin lead. (AP Photo)
April 21, 2019 - 10:03 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said. People threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal...
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This Jan. 3, 2019 photo shows snow covered Swastika Acres in Englewood, Colo. The neighborhood in the Denver suburb was named Swastika Acres decades before the symbol was adopted by the Nazis. KDVR-TV reports the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to approve a name change to "Old Cherry Hills" to prevent future controversy. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 8:03 pm
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has voted to drop the name "Swastika Acres" from a subdivision. KDVR-TV reports the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a name change to "Old Cherry Hills" to prevent future controversy. The neighborhood in the...
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Rescue officials attend the scene after a tour bus crashed in Canico on Portugal's Madeira Island, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. The tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing more than a few dozen people and injuring a few dozen others, local authorities said. (Rui Silva/Aspress/Global Imagens via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 6:59 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A tour bus carrying German tourists crashed on Portugal's Madeira Island on Wednesday, killing 29 people and injuring 28 others, local authorities said. The bus, which was carrying 55 people, rolled down a steep hillside after veering off the road on a bend east of the...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:15 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — In a story April 13 about Quebec's religious symbols ban, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ban on religious symbols extends to nurses and bus drivers. It does not. A corrected version of the story is below: Quebec proposes ban on religious clothing for public...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 17, 2019 - 3:37 pm
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain. "This is not a rags-to-riches story," he told The Associated Press after a campaign stop in Marshalltown. "This...
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April 17, 2019 - 10:29 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that the opposition's candidate has won the mayoral election in Istanbul, ending nearly three weeks of recounts. Turkey's top electoral body however, has yet to consider a ruling party request for the vote in Istanbul to be invalidated. Republican...
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This undated photo provided by the Laguna Beach Police Department shows their newly decorated Police SUV patrol vehicles in Laguna Beach, Calif. An American flag graphic on the side of freshly painted police cars is dividing a small coastal city in Southern California. Some people in Laguna Beach feel the flag design is too aggressive while others are astonished that anyone would object to the American flag, The Los Angeles Times reported Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Laguna Beach Police Department via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 1:25 am
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The flag will continue to wave on police cars in a small Southern California coastal community, the City Council decided Tuesday night. The Laguna Beach City Council voted Tuesday night to retain a new logo for its 11 police vehicles that uses stars and stripes running...
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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, left, hands a pen to Erin Martinez with her children Nathan, left from her, and Jaelynn, right, after signing Senate Bill 19-181 at the State Capitol in Denver, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Polis signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, shifting the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)
April 16, 2019 - 8:39 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on Tuesday signed into law a major overhaul of state oil and gas rules, turning the focus away from encouraging production and directing regulators to make public safety and the environment their top priority. The law also gives local government significant...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018 file photo, Central American migrants making their way toward the U.S. rest in a public park in Huixtla, Mexico. On Monday, April 15, 2019, municipal authorities in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas tried to block a caravan of about 2,000 Central American migrants from entering Huixtla, but members of the caravan pushed past police and headed for the town center. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
April 16, 2019 - 5:45 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Municipal authorities in Mexico's southern state of Chiapas tried to block a caravan of about 2,000 Central American migrants from entering the town of Huixtla. The Huixtla government declared an emergency Monday night and told stores to close when the migrants streamed in anyway...
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