Municipal governments

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 - 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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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 - 7:15 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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Damaged St. Catherine church is seen following a 6.1 magnitude earthquake that also caused the collapse of a commercial building in Porac township, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The strong earthquake struck the northern Philippines Monday trapping some people in a collapsed building, damaged an airport terminal and knocked out power in at least one province, officials said. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
April 23, 2019 - 4:55 am
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — A new powerful earthquake hit the central Philippines on Tuesday, a day after a magnitude 6.1 quake rattled the country's north and left at least 16 people dead, including in a collapsed supermarket, where rescuers scrambled to find survivors. The U.S. Geological Survey...
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Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey, middle, smiles after signing into law a bill regarding distracted driving as he is joined by legislators, like bill sponsor Kate Brophy McGee, left, R-Phoenix, members of law enforcement and family members of victims of distracted drivers, during a ceremony at the Arizona Capitol Monday, April 22, 2019, in Phoenix. Arizona becomes the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban any hand-held phone use while driving. Officers can begin issuing warnings immediately and can write tickets in 2021. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
April 22, 2019 - 6:11 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona ended a decade of resistance to restrictions on using a cellphone while driving when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a law Monday outlawing holding a phone behind the wheel. It is now the 48th state to ban texting and the 18th to ban hand-held phone use while driving, according to the...
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In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019, photo Mylinda Byrd Washington, 66, right, and Louvon Byrd Harris, 61, hold up photographs of their brother James Byrd Jr. in Houston. James Byrd Jr. was the victim of what is considered to be one of the most gruesome hate crime murders in recent Texas history. (AP Photo/Juan Lozano)
April 21, 2019 - 10:26 am
JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him. The...
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This Jan. 3, 2019 photo shows snow covered Swastika Acres in Englewood, Colo. The neighborhood in the Denver suburb was named Swastika Acres decades before the symbol was adopted by the Nazis. KDVR-TV reports the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to approve a name change to "Old Cherry Hills" to prevent future controversy. (Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 8:03 pm
CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has voted to drop the name "Swastika Acres" from a subdivision. KDVR-TV reports the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a name change to "Old Cherry Hills" to prevent future controversy. The neighborhood in the...
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April 17, 2019 - 5:15 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — In a story April 13 about Quebec's religious symbols ban, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the ban on religious symbols extends to nurses and bus drivers. It does not. A corrected version of the story is below: Quebec proposes ban on religious clothing for public...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Fort Dodge, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
April 17, 2019 - 3:37 pm
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg said Wednesday that he's proud of his record as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, but realizes some problems remain. "This is not a rags-to-riches story," he told The Associated Press after a campaign stop in Marshalltown. "This...
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