Local governments

FILE - In this April 19, 2019 file photo, Rev. Boise Kimber, center, flanked by Hamden Acting Police Chief John Cappiello, left, and Hamden Mayor Curt Leng, right, addresses the media after a meeting between the town officials and local clergy concerning the recent shooting by a Hamden police officer in Hamden, Conn. Leng says a police officer who fired 13 times into an unarmed couple’s car during a traffic stop should be fired. He told protesters at a town office building Monday, April 29, that he has seen enough evidence to recommend the local Police Commission fire officer Devin Eaton, who wounded a 22-year-old woman while shooting at her and her boyfriend in neighboring New Haven on April 16. (Arnold Gold/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, File)
April 30, 2019 - 10:35 am
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mayor says a town police officer who fired 13 times at an unarmed couple's car during a traffic stop should be fired. Hamden Mayor Curt Leng told protesters at a town office building Monday evening that he has seen enough evidence to recommend the local police...
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In this April 29, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg, from South Bend, Ind.,, listens during a lunch meeting with civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton at Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem neighborhood of New York. Buttigieg is making a new, concerted effort to appeal to African American voters and put behind him criticism of his record on race. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Pool)
April 30, 2019 - 8:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — From lunch with a civil rights leader in Harlem to meetings at a historically black university in South Carolina, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a new, concerted effort to appeal to African American voters and put behind him criticism of his record on...
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April 29, 2019 - 7:06 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Guards were unable to save two prisoners from a weekend fire that broke out in a village jail because they were driven out by heat and smoke, Alaska authorities said Monday. One of two guards at the scene of the early Sunday morning fire in Napakiak was seriously injured...
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FILE - In this Saturday, March 2, 2019 photo, a Moroccan worker collects tomatoes in a greenhouse in El Ejido, a municipality of Almeria province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Surrounded by miles of greenhouses known locally as the "Sea of Plastic," the town of El Ejido was where the upstart far-right Vox Party made its most impressive gains during Sunday's national elections. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti, File)
April 29, 2019 - 5:48 pm
EL EJIDO, Spain (AP) — Surrounded by miles of greenhouses where migrant workers grow fruit and vegetables for the rest of Europe, this sleepy town on the sunbaked Mediterranean coast has become a beachhead for the arrival of the far-right in Spain, the latest country to be hit by the wave of...
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Rhett Lucero, 40, an auto body shop mechanic poses for a photo on April 24, 2019, in Pueblo, Colo. Republicans are warning that Democratic proposals aimed at providing universal health care and curbing greenhouse gas emissions show that Democrats want to turn the U.S. toward socialism. Lucero, says Democrats’ efforts to expand health coverage and curb global warming make sense. (AP Photo/Alan Fram)
April 29, 2019 - 12:37 pm
ALAMOSA, Colo. (AP) — In this scruffy, high-desert town encircled by prairies and potato farms, Sen. Cory Gardner drew shouts of approval last week for his message that Democrats are shoving the country toward socialism. "That's not what government is or what it should be," he told about 200...
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April 28, 2019 - 11:11 pm
NAPAKIAK, Alaska (AP) — An early morning fire at an Alaska jail killed two inmates and seriously injured a guard who was trying to release them, officials said. Authorities did not immediately identify the victims of the fire Sunday in the village of Napakiak in southwest Alaska, the Anchorage...
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FILE - In a March 23, 2016 file photo, former U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar talks with reporters before going to Carter Hall for the "Civility in American Politics" program with former Rep. Lee Hamilton at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind. ¶ Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, a Republican foreign policy sage known for leading efforts to help the former Soviet states dismantle and secure much of their nuclear arsenal, died Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Inova Fairfax Heart and Vascular Institute in Virginia. He was 87. (Daniel R. Patmore/Evansville Courier & Press via AP, File)
April 28, 2019 - 4:42 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Lugar worked to alert Americans about the threat of terrorism years before "weapons of mass destruction" became a common phrase following the Sept. 11 attacks. The longtime Republican senator from Indiana helped start a program that destroyed thousands of former Soviet...
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A construction crane working on a building near the intersection of Mercer Street and Fairview Avenue near Interstate 5 collapsed, Saturday afternoon, April 27, 2019, in Seattle. Several people have died and a few others are hospitalized after the construction crane fell onto a street in downtown Seattle on Saturday. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 11:34 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a construction crane collapsed in downtown Seattle (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan says the people previously identified as crane operators who died when a crane fell from a building Saturday were ironworkers. Durkan said Saturday night that she...
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Fire and military officials salute the casket of U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant and FDNY Firefighter Christopher Slutman, as it leaves St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Friday April 26, 2019, in New York. The father of three died April 8 near Bagram Airfield U.S military base in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
April 26, 2019 - 5:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. Marine killed in a roadside bombing in Afghanistan was honored by mourners from across the country at his funeral Friday in New York City, where he also was a decorated firefighter. The flag-draped casket of Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman was carried atop a fire engine from a...
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Baltimore police officers stand outside the house of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Baltimore, MD., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Agents with the FBI and IRS are gathering evidence inside the two homes of Pugh and also in City Hall. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 26, 2019 - 3:54 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Catherine Pugh was inaugurated as mayor, she vowed to help transform Baltimore into "the greatest city in America." Halfway through her first term, she has thrust her chronically struggling city back into the spotlight, for all the wrong reasons. Demands for Pugh's resignation...
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