Local governments

August 31, 2018 - 2:56 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Latest on Guatemala's expulsion of the U.N.-sponsored commission investigating corruption (all times local): 12:51 p.m. Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales says he is not renewing the mandate of a U.N.-sponsored commission that has pressed a number of high-profile...
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A woman knees in front of candles and flowers at the scene of an altercation in Chemnitz, Germany, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. The protest late Monday, sparked by the killing of a 35-year-old German man in an altercation with migrants over the weekend, erupted into clashes between neo-Nazis and left-wing counter-protesters. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
August 31, 2018 - 1:57 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Days after a street killing sparked violent anti-migrant protests, the mayor of Chemnitz sought Friday to reassure foreign visitors, students and investors that the eastern German city is safe, even as authorities prepared for further demonstrations at the weekend. Images...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2018, file photo, vehicles are parked outside the Grand Mosque in Weizhou in northwestern China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Authorities said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that reckless actions by officials in China's Ningxia region were to blame for a rare public protest by the country's Hui Muslim minority over government plans to raze a mosque. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil, File)
August 30, 2018 - 3:46 am
BEIJING (AP) — A rare public protest by thousands of Hui Muslims this month was caused by local officials' recklessness, Chinese authorities said Thursday, without settling concerns a large mosque in the northwestern region would be razed. The governor of the region of Ningxia and a regional...
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Andrew Gillum and his wife, R. Jai Gillum addresses his supporters after Andrew Gillum won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum defeated former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Bob Graham and four other candidates. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
August 29, 2018 - 5:14 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Racism immediately became an issue in the Florida governor's race Wednesday as both nominees made predictions: The Democrat said voters aren't looking for a misogynist, racist or bigot, while the Republican said voters shouldn't "monkey this up" by choosing his African-...
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This undated photo released by the Weber County Sheriff's Office shows Jacob Kingston. Prosecutors say two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group could flee to Turkey if they are released ahead of trial on charges in a $500 million tax credit scheme. Washakie Renewable Energy CEO Jacob Kingston and CFO Isaiah Kingston have pleaded not guilty to charges alleging they created false production records to obtain renewable-fuel tax credits and then laundered the proceeds. The U.S. Attorney's Office for Utah also says in court documents unsealed ahead of a Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, court hearing that the men were tipped off before a 2016 raid by federal agents. (Weber County Sheriff's Office via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group could flee to Turkey if they are released ahead of trial on charges in a $500 million tax credit scheme, federal prosecutors said in court documents unsealed ahead of a Wednesday court hearing...
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Gubernatorial candidate Kevin Stitt celebrates his victory over Mick Cornett at his watch party in Jenks, Okla., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018. (Matt Barnard/Tulsa World via AP)
August 29, 2018 - 7:29 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa mortgage company owner won the GOP nomination in the race to become Oklahoma's next governor, setting up a November contest in which education will undoubtedly be a top issue. Kevin Stitt, a 45-year-old political newcomer, defeated former Oklahoma City Mayor Mick...
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August 28, 2018 - 5:36 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For months they've circled each other, the liberal actress and activist looking to knock off the state's consummate political insider, a two-term incumbent and possible presidential candidate. Now, Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo will square off Wednesday in their only scheduled...
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A police officer pushes a man during a demonstration in Chemnitz, Germany, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 after a man has died and two others were injured in an altercation between several people of "various nationalities" in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Sunday. Slogan reads 'No Access For Terror'. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
August 27, 2018 - 4:32 pm
CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Hundreds of police officers worked to keep right-wing and left-wing demonstrators apart Monday night in a city in eastern Germany where an Iraqi and a Syrian citizen were arrested in the killing of a German man. About 1,000 left-wing protesters yelled slogans like "Nazis...
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August 27, 2018 - 1:35 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Foxconn Technology Group announced Monday that it will invest $100 million in engineering and innovation research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, making it one of the largest gifts in the school's history that comes as the Taiwan-based electronics giant builds a factory...
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In this picture taken on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, youngsters ride past a sign written in Russian, that advertises price cuts in Chisinau, Moldova. Romanian has been the official state language in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova for almost three decades, but now, even with 80 percent of Moldovan considering it their native language, some politicians are reluctant to learn Romanian despite a law that requires it.(AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
August 27, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Japan's ambassador to Moldova is fluent in the country's official language: Romanian. But in a geopolitical twist, the mayor of the eastern European nation's second-largest city is a Russian speaker who needed a translator when he met the diplomat last month. While Balti...
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