Local governments

Baltimore police officers stand outside the house of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Baltimore, MD., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Agents with the FBI and IRS are gathering evidence inside the two homes of Pugh and also in City Hall. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 26, 2019 - 2:54 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Catherine Pugh was inaugurated as mayor, she vowed to help transform Baltimore into "the greatest city in America." Halfway through her first term, she has thrust her chronically struggling city back into the spotlight, for all the wrong reasons. Demands for Pugh's resignation...
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Federal agents arrive at the Maryland Center for Adult Training in Baltimore. MD, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Agents with the FBI and IRS are gathering evidence inside the two homes of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh and in City Hall, as well as the office of her lawyer and the home of a top aide. (Loyd Fox/Baltimore Sun via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 2:16 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Numerous federal agents raided the homes and City Hall offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid dramatically widening investigations to determine whether she used bulk sales of her obscure self-published children's books to disguise kickbacks. The multiple searches...
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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 - 6:30 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 - 3:12 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Lawmakers have tabled the latest bill to boost the lowest-in-the-nation salary for Maine's next governor. The bill would boost the annual salary from $70,000 to $150,000 beginning January 2023. The Legislature's state and local government committee tabled the proposal Monday...
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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 - 11:28 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. The May 19 event will be broadcast live from Claremont, New Hampshire. Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace will moderate. Buttigieg is a...
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April 23, 2019 - 8:14 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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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 - 3:55 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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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 22, 2019 - 10:38 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he doesn't believe convicted criminals in prison should be able to vote. The South Bend...
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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 - 5:11 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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Turkey's main opposition leaders, Kemal Kilicdaroglu of Republican People's Party, CHP and Meral Aksener of Good (IYI) Party, right, speak to the media as their candidate for Turkish capital Ankara, Mansur Yavas, received the document confirming him as new mayor, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, April 8, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party is appealing the results of the local elections in Istanbul, where the opposition has a razor-thin lead. (AP Photo)
April 21, 2019 - 9:03 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said. People threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal...
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