Local governments

FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2011, file photo, pedestrians walk along the Huntington Beach Pier in Huntington Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration is using a new law for the first time in an attempt to force Southern California's self-styled "Surf City USA" to meet housing goals. The administration on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, said it is suing Huntington Beach under the law that took effect Jan. 1. The measure was passed in 2017 as part of a package of bills intended to address the state's severe housing shortage and homelessness problem. (Armando Brown/The Orange County Register via AP, File)
January 25, 2019 - 6:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration used a new law for the first time Friday to try to force a wealthy Southern California coastal city to end its years of opposition to meeting low-income housing goals. The administration sued the Orange County city of Huntington Beach...
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Anti-government protesters show a sign that reads in Spanish "Guaido President of Venezuela" after a rally demanding the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress declared himself interim president at the rally, until new elections can be called.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
January 23, 2019 - 9:05 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 10:50 p.m. Three Venezuelan lawyers are asking the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to grant precautionary measures to protect opposition leader Juan Guaido, his wife and his daughter. The request,...
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January 23, 2019 - 8:04 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6-2 vote after more than three hours of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 file photo Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, talks during a news conference at City Hall in downtown Los Angeles. While Washington remains hobbled by a shutdown and deep partisanship, Garcetti says the resolution of a teachers strike shows that government can bridge divides and bring improvements to schools. "It's a national model for what we can do," says Garcetti, who plans to soon decide if he will enter the 2020 White House contest. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
January 23, 2019 - 5:31 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After helping broker an end to a teachers strike that marooned more than half a million students, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday the deal shows that government is solving problems in Los Angeles while Washington remains hobbled by a lengthy shutdown. The Democratic mayor, who...
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In this Jan. 10, 2019 photo, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, talks with an AP reporter at Farmers Market in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
January 23, 2019 - 7:56 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he's forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. "The reality is there's no going back, and there's no such thing as 'again' in the real world. We can't look for greatness in the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, student Leo Rittner Solomon, 6, front left, and parent Hilda Rodriguez Guzman, right, react as United Teachers Los Angeles president and teacher Alex Caputo-Pearl announces the nation's second-largest school district, Los Angeles Unified School District, was going on strike in Los Angeles. The union said Monday, Jan. 21, that teachers are due back at picket lines Tuesday morning even if an agreement is reached Monday, saying it takes time to mobilize a ratification vote of a deal. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
January 22, 2019 - 9:51 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Los Angeles teachers strike (all times local): 8 p.m. Los Angeles teachers have approved a contract deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district. Although all votes haven't been counted, the union...
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In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 photo candy is thrown from the This and That Creative Corner float during The "Original" MLK, Jr. Parade in Houston. For more than two decades, competing MLK Day parades have been held in Houston. This year, the city of Houston threw its official support behind one parade, the 41st annual “Original” MLK, Jr. Parade, hoping the city could unite behind only one parade. But organizers of the other parade, the 25th annual MLK Grande Parade, will still be holding its event and they say they have no plans to stop having their own parade. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
January 21, 2019 - 4:35 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, Houston has had competing parades on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with organizers lobbing allegations of favoritism and conspiracy at each other and at city officials as the groups battled over permits and preferred starting times. Houston Mayor Sylvester...
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Boy and girl scouts standing at attention by the urn with ashes of slain Gdansk city Mayor Pawel Adamowicz during his funeral Mass attended by Poland's and European officials, at St. Mary's Basilica in Gdansk, Poland, on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Adamowicz died Monday after being stabbed the night before at a charity event by an ex-convict with a grudge against an opposition party that Adamowicz once belonged to.(AP Photo/Wojtek Strozyk)
January 20, 2019 - 2:19 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's conservative Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called on politicians and public figures Sunday to make the public debate more respectful after the slaying of Gdansk city mayor which raised calls for national reconciliation. Morawiecki said that the death of Pawel...
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January 20, 2019 - 10:33 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country. The government said in a statement Sunday that the measure is to "shorten the...
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This photo taken on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 shows the scene of a suspected car bomb on Bishop Street in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland politicians are condemning a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. The device exploded Saturday night as police, who had received a warning, were evacuating the area. The Police Service of Northern Ireland posted a photograph of a vehicle in flames and urged the public to stay away. (Steven McAuley/PA via AP)
January 20, 2019 - 6:46 am
LONDON (AP) — Police in Northern Ireland said Sunday they suspect Irish Republican Army dissidents were behind a car bombing outside a courthouse in the city of Londonderry. Two men in their 20s have been arrested. The device was placed inside a hijacked delivery vehicle and exploded Saturday night...
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