Local governments

April 25, 2019 - 8:58 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke said Thursday he's willing to consider a moratorium on new leases to drill for oil and gas on federal lands as a way to help combat climate change. The Democratic presidential hopeful told reporters while campaigning in Nevada on Thursday the...
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Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service agents enter City Hall in Baltimore, MD., on Thursday, April 25, 2019. FBI, IRS launched raids connected to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks. (Ian Duncan/The Baltimore Sun via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 5:34 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and City Hall offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid dramatically widening investigations to determine whether she used bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise kickbacks. The multiple early-morning searches...
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In this Dec. 4, 2018 photo, skyscrapers rise above Hudson Yards in the west side of Manhattan borough of New York. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 24, 2019 - 7:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades. De Blasio, a Democrat who is hinting at a presidential run, vowed this week to introduce a...
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This April 19, 2019 photo provided by KFVS-TV shows the aftermath of fire that broke out in the early hours of April 17, 2019, in Parma, Mo., destroying the home of Tyus Byrd, hours after Byrd's tenure as the mayor of Parma, came to an end. That same morning, City Hall in the small southeast Missouri town was also badly damaged in a fire. (KFVS-TV via AP)
April 24, 2019 - 5:11 pm
A small southeast Missouri town has been under a watchful police presence in the week since nearly simultaneous fires hours after the mayor left office burned her home as well as the building that houses City Hall. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town of 700 people 175 miles...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, April 2, 2019 file photo, acting Baltimore Mayor Jack Young talks to reporters after meeting with state senators who represent Baltimore in Annapolis. When Bernard “Jack” Young automatically became Baltimore’s acting mayor on April 1, he emphasized that he’d act only as a “placeholder” for the embattled elected mayor. But it’s been more than three weeks since Mayor Catherine Pugh slipped out of sight on an indefinite leave of absence, and it appears Young is settling in for a lengthy stint as Baltimore’s No. 1 official. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
April 24, 2019 - 4:02 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Bernard "Jack" Young automatically became Baltimore's acting mayor earlier this month, he emphasized that he'd act only as a "placeholder" for the elected mayor as she departed on a leave of absence amid an accelerating scandal focused on her self-published children's books...
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FILE - This combination file photo, shows Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, in St. Petersburg, Russia, April 9, 2019, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 28, 2019. When Kim meets with Putin for their first one-on-one meeting, he will have a long wish list and a strong desire to notch a win after the failure of his second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in February 2019. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Evan Vucci, File)
April 23, 2019 - 7:30 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting's timing and venue. Preparations for the meeting in Vladivostok, a Russia city on the Pacific, were...
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April 23, 2019 - 4:12 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers have tabled the latest bill to boost the lowest-in-the-nation salary for Maine's next governor. The bill would boost the annual salary from $70,000 to $150,000 beginning January 2023. The Legislature's state and local government committee tabled the proposal Monday...
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In this April 19, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions from employees during a campaign stop at a dairy company in Londonderry, N.H. Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has attention and money. Now he has to convert that into a sustainable operation that can keep him in the race well into next year. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 23, 2019 - 12:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. The May 19 event will be broadcast live from Claremont, New Hampshire. Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace will moderate. Buttigieg is a...
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In this April 19, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions from employees during a campaign stop at a dairy company in Londonderry, N.H. Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has attention and money. Now he has to convert that into a sustainable operation that can keep him in the race well into next year. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 23, 2019 - 9:55 am
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): Midnight South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has "made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment," but he will "...
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April 23, 2019 - 9:14 am
WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they will continue to play Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer. Wildwood has traditionally started each day by playing the song. Mayor Ernie Troiano says it's...
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