Local governments

November 06, 2018 - 10:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination. The justices ruled Tuesday in favor of two Arizona firefighters who claimed they were laid off because of their age when the local fire...
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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, left, salutes as an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Maj. Brent R. Taylor at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. According to the Department of Defense, Taylor, 39, of Ogden, Utah, died Nov. 3, 2018, in Kabul province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from small arms fire. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
November 06, 2018 - 8:20 am
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Delaware (AP) — The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil. Military officials said 39-year-old North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor was shot to death Saturday by an Afghan...
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November 05, 2018 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge launched a trial Monday in New York City over challenges to the federal government's decision to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census by urging lawyers to put as much as possible on the public record because of high interest in the issues. U.S. District Judge Jesse...
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This undated photo provided by the Utah National Guard shows Maj. Brent Taylor of the Utah National Guard. Taylor, former mayor of North Ogden, died in Afghanistan on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, City Councilman Phillip Swanson said. Taylor was deployed to Afghanistan in January with the Utah National Guard for what was expected to be a 12-month tour of duty. Taylor previously served two tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. (Courtesy of Utah National Guard via AP)
November 05, 2018 - 1:56 pm
NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The wife of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who was killed in Afghanistan by one of his Afghan trainees says there is "heartache but no regret." Brent Taylor, 39, took a yearlong leave of absence as mayor of North Ogden north of Salt Lake City for his deployment...
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November 05, 2018 - 12:58 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dropped plans to sell a city-owned mural that could have raised millions of dollars for a major makeover at a library. "Knowledge and Wonder" is a mural by local artist Kerry James Marshall that depicts black children looking at oversized books. It has...
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A woman checks her ballot paper, during the second round of the local elections at a voting station in Lomianki, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Polish people voted Sunday in local runoff elections to choose the mayors of several key cities, including Krakow and Gdansk, and more than 640 other towns and smaller localities. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 05, 2018 - 8:51 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's populist ruling party has suffered a blow in the country's mayoral races, with early results showing it failing to win control of any of the nation's largest cities. Final results from Sunday's local runoff elections are expected Monday afternoon. But preliminary...
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A Carabinieri (Italian paramilitary police) officer stands by a car carrying the coffin of one of the nine people that lost their lives when their home was flooded in Casteldaccia, near Palermo, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Italian state radio says a rain-swollen river in the countryside near Palermo, Sicily, has flooded a home, killing 9 people. It said one person survived the flood late Saturday night by clinging to a tree, and that the victims were from two families spending the weekend together. (Igor Petyx/ANSA via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 2:51 pm
ROME (AP) — Storm-related floods killed at least 12 people in Sicily, Italian authorities said Sunday, including nine members of two families who were spending a long weekend together when water and mud from a swollen river overran their rented villa. After surveying the stricken Mediterranean...
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Central American migrants, part of the caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border, a ride on in the trunk of a taxi, in Acayucan, Veracruz state, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. (AP Photo / Marco Ugarte)
November 04, 2018 - 10:26 am
ISLA, Mexico (AP) — Thousands of wary Central American migrants resumed their push through Mexico on Sunday, a day after arguments over the path ahead saw some travelers splinter away from the main caravan, which is entering a treacherous part of its journey. The majority of the roughly 4,000...
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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, center right, welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center left, ahead of intergovernmental consultations at the Belvedere Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Friday Nov. 2, 2018. Merkel is visiting Warsaw amid calls by Polish officials that Germany pay Poland billions of dollars for damage inflicted by the Nazis during World War II. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
November 04, 2018 - 2:46 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles are voting in local runoff elections to choose the mayors of several key cities, including Krakow and Gdansk, and more than 640 other towns and smaller localities. A first round on Oct. 21 saw the ruling populist Law and Justice party strengthen its showing in regional...
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November 03, 2018 - 11:20 pm
NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The mayor of a Utah city was killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state's National Guard, the Salt Lake Tribune and other media reported. North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor died Saturday in an apparent "insider attack" in Kabul, the capital of...
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