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Indonesian military and police personnel carry relief aid from a Japan Air Force cargo plane at the Mutiara Sis Al-Jufri airport in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the city on Sept. 28, triggering a tsunami and mud slides that killed a large number of people and displaced tens of thousands others. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
October 06, 2018 - 7:36 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Search teams pulled bodies from obliterated neighborhoods in the disaster-stricken Indonesian city of Palu on Saturday as more aid rolled in and the government said it was considering making devastated areas into mass graves. Indonesia's disaster agency said the death toll...
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October 05, 2018 - 6:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in California struck down an immigration law Friday that the Trump administration has used to go after cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials. The ruling by Judge William Orrick also directed the U.S. Department of Justice to give...
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In this Sept. 21, 2018 photo, Pennsylvania resident Rose Mary Knick stands next to a private property sign on her farmland in Lackawanna County's Scott Township. Knick is at the center of a case the Supreme Court is hearing that stems from Knick's dispute with her town over an ordinance that says landowners who have cemeteries on their properties must make them open to the public during daylight hours. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
October 04, 2018 - 8:26 am
SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Rose Mary Knick makes no bones about it. She doesn't buy that there are bodies buried on her eastern Pennsylvania farmland, and she doesn't want people strolling onto her property to visit what her town says is a small cemetery. Six years ago, however, Knick's town passed...
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October 03, 2018 - 2:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's City Council has changed a city ordinance in a move that would essentially stop a so-called robot brothel from opening. A Canadian company had said it wants to open a "love dolls brothel" in Houston in which people would be able to use its human-like dolls on the premises...
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Pennsylvania resident Rose Mary Knick speaks outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington, alongside her attorneys J. David Breemer, left, Brian Hodges and Christina Martin. Knick is at the center of a case the Supreme Court is hearing that stems from her dispute with her town over an ordinance that says landowners who have cemeteries on their properties must make them open to the public during daylight hours. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
October 03, 2018 - 2:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the case of a Pennsylvania woman fighting her town over a cemetery ordinance, with the justices seeming at least sympathetic to the fact that people with claims like hers are effectively barred from federal court. The Supreme Court...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, a stone lion next to St. Mark's Basilica, its eyes stained with red paint, is seen in Venice, Italy. Venice’s mayor wants to make example of university students who were captured on camera vandalizing a landmark lion statue, by making them do community service. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said Wednesday that the city of Venice was demanding an apology for painting the lion’s eyes red, not seeking a vendetta. Brugnaro was quoted by ANSA as saying that acts of vandalism have become common in cities, and that he wanted to send the message to copycats that ‘’they will be caught, and they will be made an example of.’’ (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 2:22 pm
MILAN (AP) — Venice's mayor wants to make example of four university students who were captured on camera vandalizing a landmark lion statue by making them do community service. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said Wednesday that the city of Venice was demanding an apology from the four for painting the lion'...
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San Francisco Mayor London Breed walks through a park to a news conference Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, in San Francisco. Driven in part by family tragedy, Mayor Breed has long pledged to open what could be the first supervised drug injection site in the country. However, California Gov. Jerry Brown made the promise tougher to keep when he vetoed legislation over the weekend that would have given San Francisco some legal cover to open a site under a pilot program. The veto leaves Breed, who was elected in June, in the position of going it alone to deliver on a promise that she says will save lives and taxpayer money, as well as clean up streets littered with used syringes and slumped-over addicts. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 02, 2018 - 3:42 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Driven in part by family tragedy, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has repeatedly pledged to open what could be the first supervised drug injection site in the country. However, California Gov. Jerry Brown made the promise tougher to keep when he vetoed legislation over the...
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Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participate in a roundtable discussion with 10 female high school students from across Chicago about the importance of leadership at EvolveHer, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 12:40 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire Democratic candidate for governor, engaged in a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers when he removed toilets from a Chicago mansion as part of a property tax reassessment that saved him $330,000, according to media reports citing a local government...
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FILE - in this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, a Diesel car runs in Essen, Germany. The German government backed plans to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2018 - 8:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government backed plans Tuesday to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told reporters the concept is to keep modern, less...
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A woman makes her way through the rubble of houses in Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Home to hundreds of families, the neighborhood was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with vicious force. Four days after the earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian city of Palu, this devastated neighborhood has received no government help and anger is simmering among its residents. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 02, 2018 - 4:14 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Home to hundreds of families, the Balaroa section of Indonesia's Palu city was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses dominated by a golden domed mosque. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with vicious force. Four days after a powerful...
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