Municipal governments

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, city attorney Dennis Herrera, center, speaks at a news conference next to acting mayor London Breed, left, at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco officials are offering to buy Pacific Gas & Electric's power lines and other infrastructure in the city for $2.5 billion. Mayor London Breed and City Attorney Dennis Herrera presented the offer in a letter sent to the utility Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file)
September 09, 2019 - 4:19 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With Pacific Gas & Electric in bankruptcy as it faces billions of dollars in claims over wildfires started by its equipment, San Francisco is offering to buy pieces of the utility's assets for $2.5 billion so the city can run parts of the power system on its own. Mayor...
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Students wearing mask hold hands to surround St. Stephen's Girls' College in Hong Kong, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged President Donald Trump to "liberate" the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after protesters vandalized subway stations, set fires and blocked traffic. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 09, 2019 - 7:55 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of students formed human chains outside schools across Hong Kong on Monday to show solidarity after violent weekend clashes between police and activists pushing for democratic reforms in the semiautonomous Chinese territory. The silent protest came as the Hong Kong...
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A woman exits a polling booth before casting at a polling station during a city council election in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Residents of Russia's capital are voting in a city council election that is shadowed by a wave of protests that saw the biggest demonstrator turnout in seven years and a notably violent police response. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
September 09, 2019 - 6:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The party of Russian President Vladimir Putin has suffered big losses in Moscow elections as candidates endorsed by his arch-rival won almost half the seats, authorities said Monday. Elections to the Moscow City Duma are usually low-key affairs but Sunday's vote grew in prominence...
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A protester waves a U.S. flag in Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urge President Donald Trump to “liberate” the semi-autonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. consulate, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district after protesters vandalized subway stations, set fires and blocked traffic. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
September 08, 2019 - 12:07 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged President Donald Trump to "liberate" the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas after...
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September 07, 2019 - 10:41 am
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Many Cobb County voters will cast hand-marked paper ballots in Nov. 5 municipal elections as a backup plan for Georgia's election equipment ordered by a federal judge. News outlets report that paper ballots will be trialed in Austell, Kennesaw, Powder Springs and Smyrna. U.S...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 file photo, Police detain an activist during a protest in the center of Moscow, Russia, . People rallied Saturday against the exclusion of some city council candidates from Moscow's upcoming election. A seemingly second-tier local election has evolved into a major challenge to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, triggering the biggest protests against his rule in seven years and causing divisions among his top lieutenants. (AP Photo/File)
September 07, 2019 - 3:08 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A seemingly second-tier local election has evolved into a major challenge to Russian President Vladimir Putin, triggering the biggest protests against his rule in seven years and causing divisions among his top lieutenants. Although the protests were sparked by the exclusion of some...
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Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia speaks beside his attorney Kevin Reddington outside the federal courthouse, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Boston, after his appearance on bribery, extortion and fraud charges. Correia pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)
September 06, 2019 - 6:42 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A young Massachusetts mayor's tortuous tenure took another strange turn Friday when he was arrested on charges that he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses. Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia, who became the old mill...
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Kathy Desiderio took advantage of a calm between burst of rain to walk her dog Lily and survey the tornado damage at her neighbor's homes. A tornado touched down in the The Farm at Brunswick County in Carolina Shores, N.C. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, damaging homes ahead of Hurricane Dorian's arrival. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 11:08 pm
OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian is brushing up against North Carolina as it keeps churning northeast, just offshore. In a late Thursday night advisory, the National Hurricane Center says the Category 2 storm...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, pauses during a press conference at the government building in Hong Kong, on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Lam says the extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations will be formally withdrawn in the legislative council without the need for debate or vote. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
September 05, 2019 - 11:39 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory was her government's own initiative to break the impasse, and not Beijing's directive. Lam told a news...
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Riot police aim at protesters outside Mong Kok police station during a mod protests in Hong Kong on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has announced the government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that has sparked months of demonstrations in the city, bowing to one of the protesters' demands. The bill would have allowed Hong Kong residents to be sent to mainland China for trials. It sparked massive protests that have become increasingly violent and caused the airport to shut down earlier this month. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
September 04, 2019 - 8:38 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam withdrew the extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one of the protesters' demands in the hope of ending the increasingly violent unrest. But activists rejected Wednesday's move as insufficient and vowed not to yield until the...
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