Municipal governments

FILE - In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Jay-Z smiles after a news conference at Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia. Jay-Z's Made in America music festival will stay in the heart of the Philadelphia. Mayor Jim Kenney and Roc Nation's chief operating officer said Monday, July 23, 2018, the festival would remain on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway as they work out operational issues. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, file)
July 23, 2018 - 6:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Who's gonna run this town tonight? Jay-Z is. The rap mogul's Made in America music festival will stay in the heart of Philadelphia after Mayor Jim Kenney reversed course on his decision to move the event. Kenney and Roc Nation's chief operating officer said Monday the festival...
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July 22, 2018 - 12:44 pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say unidentified armed men have killed a Muslim preacher in the southern city of Aden, base of Yemen's internationally recognized government backed by a Saudi-led coalition. They said on Sunday that the slain Mohammed Ragheb was known to be close to the Islah...
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A park ranger patrols an area Friday, July 20, 2018, near where a duck boat capsized the night before resulting in at least 13 deaths on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo. Workers were still searching for four people on the boat that were unaccounted for. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 21, 2018 - 5:48 am
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly tourist boat accident in Missouri (all times local): 9:35 p.m. About 300 people gathered in a parking lot outside a tourism business to remember the 17 people killed when one of its duck boats capsized in storm-tossed water. The mourners Friday night sang...
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People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
July 20, 2018 - 9:08 pm
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades. Divers found four more bodies in Table Rock Lake...
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Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega arrives to the Juan Pablo II plaza to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution, in Managua, Nicaragua, Thursday, July 19, 2018. Nicaragua marked anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza, despite an ongoing political crisis that has seen hundreds killed in a government crackdown on protesters seeking President Daniel Ortega's exit from office. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
July 19, 2018 - 9:51 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — President Daniel Ortega used Thursday's 39th anniversary of the 1979 revolution against dictator Anastasio Somoza to celebrate strengthening his grip on power after three months of anti-government protests and to attack Nicaragua's Roman Catholic Church as allies of "coup...
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In this Monday, July 16, 2018 photo provided by Nathan Kam, a glow from the eruption of the Kilauea volcano is seen over Pahoa, Hawaii. The small, rural town of Pahoa is the gateway to the eruption pouring rivers of lava out of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano. But ironically it’s nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava - a fact that’s squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy. (Nathan Kam via AP)
July 19, 2018 - 2:05 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Stunning images of Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano have captivated people around the world. But ironically it's nearly impossible for residents and visitors on the ground to see the lava — a fact that's squeezing the tourism-dependent local economy. Big Island businesses are...
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Armed pro-government militia members flash victory signs as they occupy the Monimbo neighborhood of Masaya, Nicaragua, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. On Tuesday, Nicaraguan government forces retook the symbolically important neighborhood that had become a center of resistance to Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)
July 18, 2018 - 7:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Organization of American States adopted a resolution Wednesday condemning human rights abuses committed by Nicaraguan police and armed pro-government civilians since protests against President Daniel Ortega began in mid-April. The resolution, which was adopted 21-3 with seven...
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This Wednesday, July 18, 2018 photo shows the painted exterior of the home of Lubomir Jastrzebski and Nancy Memhauseer in Mount Dora, Fla. The Orlando Sentinel reports the Mount Dora City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday, July 17, 2018, that the couple can keep the mural, and the city must pay them $15,000 and remove a property lien to end the nearly yearlong code enforcement case. The dispute began when the couple painted an exterior wall as a way to calm their son, who is autistic and loves van Gogh's work. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 18, 2018 - 3:28 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor apologized Wednesday to a couple fined thousands of dollars for having their home's exterior painted to emulate Vincent van Gogh's "The Starry Night." The Orlando Sentinel reports that the Mount Dora City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday that Lubomir...
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July 18, 2018 - 2:25 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Restaurants in Baltimore are now officially barred from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus, according to a city ordinance that went into effect Wednesday. Baltimore is now the biggest U.S. city and the first on the East Coast to pass this kind of measure, said...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Jason Kessler walks through a crowd of protesters in front of the Charlottesville Circuit Courthouse ahead of a decision regarding the covered Confederate statues, during a rally in Charlottesville, Va. Kessler, an organizer of a white nationalist rally that erupted in violence in Virginia last summer has agreed to “actively discourage” armed paramilitary activity at any future rallies in Charlottesville, under an agreement filed in court Thursday, July 12. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP, File)
July 17, 2018 - 9:43 am
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Charlottesville's leaders have decided their city's parks aren't ready for Emancipation and Justice. Still struggling over how to handle Confederate symbols, the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to change the names of two parks yet again. The former...
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