Local governments

February 08, 2019 - 5:21 am
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially jumps into the race for president, it won't be from Cambridge, Massachusetts, her refined hometown where Harvard and MIT are located. She won't do it from Boston, where presidential hopefuls have launched campaigns almost as often as...
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February 08, 2019 - 5:10 am
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is expected to launch her presidential campaign in one of New England's poorest and most heavily Latino communities. John Cluverius, a political science professor at the University of Massachusetts, says Lawrence, Massachusetts, provides an ideal...
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Some thousands of students gather to join a march in support of more ambitious climate policies in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday Feb. 7, 2019. Organizers of the demonstration say they want to send a wake-up call to politicians in the Netherlands who are wrestling with how best to rein in greenhouse gas emissions. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
February 07, 2019 - 9:06 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of students skipped classes Thursday and marched past the Dutch parliament, calling for more ambitious climate policies in the Netherlands. The noisy but peaceful demonstration by Dutch students follows similar marches in recent weeks in neighboring Belgium...
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This undated photo provided by the Milwaukee Police Department shows Officer Matthew Rittner. The 17-year police veteran was shot and killed as he served a warrant on Milwaukee's south side Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, becoming the city's third officer to be killed in the line of duty in eight months, officials said. (Courtesy of Milwaukee Police Department via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 11:37 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 17-year police veteran was shot and killed as he served a warrant on Milwaukee's south side Wednesday, becoming the city's third officer to be killed in the line of duty in eight months, authorities said. Officer Matthew Rittner was a tenured member of the Milwaukee Police...
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In this Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 photo, a school bus rolls past the concertina wire-covered fence at East International and Nelson Streets in downtown Nogales, Ariz. The small Arizona border city is fighting back against the installation of razor fencing that now covers the entirety of a tall border fence along the city's downtown area. The city of Nogales, which sits on the border with Nogales, Mexico, is contemplating a proclamation Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, condemning the use of concertina wire in its town. (Jonathan Clark/Nogales International via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 8:56 pm
NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Officials in a small Arizona border city passed a resolution Wednesday night condemning the installation of new razor wire that now covers the entirety of a tall border wall through downtown. The City Council in Nogales, which sits on the border with Nogales, Mexico, wants the...
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U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania William McSwain speaks during a press conference in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. McSwain has filed a suit to stop a nonprofit from opening the nation's first supervised drug injection site to address Philadelphia's opioid problem. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 3:52 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Philadelphia has filed suit to stop a nonprofit from opening a first-in-the-nation supervised drug injection site to address the city's opioid problem. The lawsuit pits U.S. Attorney William McSwain's stance on safe injection sites against those of...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, file photo released by the Afghan Presidential Palace, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, center, speaks to U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, third left, at the presidential palace in Kabul. Khalilzad is in a hurry to find a peace deal for Afghanistan that would allow America to bring home its troops after 17 years of war. The main talks are between Khalilzad and the Taliban’s political leadership, which is based in the Gulf nation of Qatar. (Afghan Presidential Palace via AP, File)
February 05, 2019 - 6:56 am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban launched a pre-dawn attack on an army base in northern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing 26 members of the security forces, a provincial official said, the latest brazen assault by insurgents to defy stepped-up efforts to resolve the country's protracted war. The...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010 file photo, a villager walks through his yard flooded by toxic mud in the Kolontar, Hungary. A Hungarian court on Monday Feb. 4, 2019, has sentenced to prison two former executives of an alumina plant involved in the 2010 red sludge flood, an industrial disaster which killed eight people and injured over 220. (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)
February 04, 2019 - 12:55 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Two former executives of an alumina plant in Hungary were convicted and sentenced to prison Monday for an industrial disaster that killed eight people and injured more than 220 in flooded towns and villages, a Hungarian court said. Zoltan B., the former CEO of MAL Zrt.,...
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Rescuers carry away a man who was severely injured by a blast in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. A Somali police officer says a number of people died in a powerful car bomb explosion near a mall close to local government offices in Somalia's capital Monday. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
February 04, 2019 - 6:44 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Somalia's homegrown extremist rebels, al-Shabab, have claimed responsibility for a car bomb explosion on Monday that killed at least seven people in Somalia's capital. Al-Shabab said its website that the attack was aimed at a gathering of government officials and security and...
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February 03, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Voters in a municipality in northwestern Germany have delivered a clear message: no street names, thanks. Official results from a referendum held on Sunday showed 60 percent of voters in Hilgermissen rejected the local council's plan to name the streets, while 40 percent supported the...
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