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FILE- This file photo from 1933 shows Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge in Atlanta. A populist Democrat who stoked fierce loyalty among rural whites in the 1930s and '40s, Gov. Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in Georgia. Now city officials in Savannah plan to vote on a resolution urging state lawmakers to remove Talmadge's name from the towering suspension bridge that spans the Savannah River. (AP Photo)
September 29, 2017 - 6:17 am
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Former Georgia Gov. Eugene Talmadge unflinchingly defended segregation in the 1930s and '40s, and infamously proclaimed a black man's place was "at the back door with his hat in his hand." Now the mayor of Savannah and its city council say the towering suspension bridge that...
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White House Homeland Security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the daily press briefing, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 29, 2017 - 1:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Washington's response to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico (all times local): 8 p.m. The Trump administration says its relief efforts in Puerto Rico are succeeding, but people on the island say help is scarce and disorganized while food supplies are dwindling in...
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September 28, 2017 - 7:33 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers from New York and New Jersey are introducing legislation Thursday to force federal transportation officials to implement a rule to test train engineers for sleep apnea. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and New Jersey U.S. Sen. Cory Booker announced...
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Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center left, arrives for a session of the Iraqi Parliament, in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Al-Abadi on Wednesday ordered the Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
September 27, 2017 - 10:34 am
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the independence referendum held by Iraq's Kurdish region this week, which has escalated tensions with Baghdad. (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Iraq's prime minster has ruled out the use of force in the government's confrontation with the Kurdish...
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Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate as they wave Kurdish flags in the streets after the polls closed in the controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq, in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The vote is not binding and is not expected to result in independence any time soon, but was hailed as historic by Kurdish leaders spearheading the campaign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 27, 2017 - 9:51 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's flagship carrier airline said Wednesday it will halt flights to and from Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, after Friday in compliance with Iraqi civil aviation authorities. Mohamad El-Hout, chairman of Middle East Airlines, said the decision came after Iraqi...
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Iraqi Kurdish men celebrate as they wave Kurdish flags in the streets after the polls closed in the controversial Kurdish referendum on independence from Iraq, in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The vote is not binding and is not expected to result in independence any time soon, but was hailed as historic by Kurdish leaders spearheading the campaign. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
September 26, 2017 - 2:55 pm
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's prime minister on Tuesday ordered the Kurdish region to hand over control of its airports to federal authorities or face a flight ban, as the Kurds claimed victory for the "yes" vote in an independence referendum rejected by Baghdad and Iraq's neighbors. The Iraqi Kurdish...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, Katie Baranyuk gets out of a car driven by Dara Jenkins, a driver for the ride-sharing service Lyft, after getting a ride to downtown Seattle. For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
August 25, 2017 - 5:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — For the second time this month, a federal judge has rejected a challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik late Thursday rejected a...
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August 15, 2017 - 3:31 pm
Republican lawmakers in at least six states introduced bills this year intended to shield drivers who unintentionally strike protesters obstructing public roads. Here's a look at the details: — Florida: Senate Bill 1096 and House Bill 1419 specified that drivers who unintentionally injure or kill...
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August 14, 2017 - 11:12 am
LONDON (AP) — Ryanair is calling on British airports to curb alcohol sales following sharp increases in the number of incidents involving disruptive passengers. The budget airline issued a statement Monday calling for a ban on alcohol sales before 10 a.m. and for limiting the number of drinks in...
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August 09, 2017 - 5:26 pm
READINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — In a story Aug. 8, The Associated Press reported on flight restrictions near President Donald Trump's properties during visits to Florida and New Jersey. The story should have noted that similar flight restrictions for presidential visits have been in place for...
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