Local governments

July 02, 2019 - 3:52 pm
VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — A key local official says hosting the Woodstock 50 anniversary festival on short notice "could pose a significant challenge." A mass gathering permit application for the Vernon Downs harness track and casino in central New York was recently filed after operators of the original...
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A police officer stands guard near the broken glasses outside Legislative Council building in Hong Kong, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Hundreds of protesters swarmed into Hong Kong's legislature Monday night, defacing portraits of lawmakers and spray-painting pro-democracy slogans in the chamber before vacating it as riot police cleared surrounding streets with tear gas and then moved inside. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
July 02, 2019 - 9:31 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's government strongly backed Hong Kong's embattled administration Tuesday, saying pro-democracy protesters who occupied and vandalized the city's legislature committed "serious illegal acts" that endangered the social order. Chinese state media broadcast video of police in...
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July 02, 2019 - 7:48 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's city council has approved a far-reaching ban on smoking and vaping in restaurants and bars — and inside one of the world's busiest airports. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that city council members approved the ban on Monday. It covers cigarettes, cigars and...
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Protesters try to forcefully enter the Legislative Council in Hong Kong, Monday, July 1, 2019. Combative protesters tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature Monday as a crowd of thousands prepared to start a march in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony's return to China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
July 01, 2019 - 11:25 am
HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on protests on the anniversary of Hong Kong's return to China (all times local): 12:05 a.m. Police have begun advancing on Hong Kong's legislature building to clear protesters who broke into it and vandalized offices and the main chamber. An AP journalist said he could...
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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder is headed to Harvard University to teach, study and write on subjects related to state and local government. Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government announced that Snyder begins work Monday, July 1, 2019, as a senior research fellow. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
June 30, 2019 - 11:08 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan governor who's been criticized for his administration's role in the Flint water crisis is headed to Harvard University to teach and study subjects related to state and local government. Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government announced Sunday that Rick...
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This image made from video provided by WFAA-TV shows responders at a deadly small plane crash at Addison Airport in Addison, Texas, Sunday, June 30, 2019. The small airplane crashed as it was taking off from the Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. (WFAA-TV via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 9:26 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a small plane at a Dallas-area airport (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Witnesses who saw a small plane crash say it struggled on takeoff and appeared to lose power. David Snell, who was getting ready to fly from Addison with a friend Sunday morning, told KDFW...
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, lower front center, joins people participating in the LBGTQ Pride march Sunday, June 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
June 30, 2019 - 9:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Exuberant crowds carrying rainbow colors filled New York City streets Sunday for one of the largest pride parades in the history of the gay-rights movement, a dazzling celebration of the 50th anniversary of the infamous police raid on the Stonewall Inn. Marchers and onlookers took...
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Damage is seen to a hangar after a twin-engine plane crashed into the building at Addison Airport in Addison, Texas, Sunday, June 30, 2019. The small airplane crashed as it was taking off from the Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 7:39 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Ten people were killed when a small airplane crashed into a hangar as it was taking off from a Dallas-area airport Sunday morning, a spokeswoman for the town of Addison, Texas, said. Mary Rosenbleeth said no one aboard the twin-engine plane survived at the Addison Municipal Airport,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. A federal appeals court in New York City is considering whether the securities fraud conviction against Shkreli, the former drug company executive known as “Pharma Bro” should be thrown out. An attorney Shkreli urged the court to overturn a 2017 guilty verdict for Shkreli, claiming the trial judge gave confusing instructions to the jury about the law. A prosecutor insisted the instructions were proper. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
June 28, 2019 - 1:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday over whether the securities fraud conviction against former drug company CEO Martin Shkreli, known as "Pharma Bro," should be thrown out. Defense attorney Mark Baker urged the court in New York City to overturn a 2017 guilty verdict for...
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New York City Mayor and and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio joins a strikers at Miami International Airport Thursday, June 27, 2019. During his speech, he said the Spanish slogan “Hasta la Victoria, siempre!” a phrase associated with revolutionary leader Che Guevara and a rally cry for Fidel Castro. That drew criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro’s government. (AP Photo/Marcus Lim)
June 27, 2019 - 7:47 pm
MIAMI (AP) — New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba's Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro's rule. He later apologized on Twitter, saying he didn'...
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