Local governments

Fans of rapper Nipsey Hussle appear at a makeshift memorial in the parking lot of Hussle's Marathon Clothing store in Los Angeles, Monday, April 1, 2019. Hussle was killed in a shooting outside the clothing store on Sunday. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
April 02, 2019 - 4:57 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police are seeking a 29-year-old man who they believe shot and killed Nipsey Hussle outside the rapper's clothing store where he was trying to remake his community. Los Angeles police Chief Michel Moore has scheduled a briefing Tuesday morning in which he will discuss...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony inside the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Maryland's chief accountant is calling for Pugh to step down, calling the latest revelations about lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books "brazen, cartoonish corruption." In a Monday, April 1, 2019 tweet, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wrote: "The Mayor has to resign — now." His comments came on the same day that Kaiser Permanente disclosed that it paid Pugh's limited liability company about $114,000 for roughly 20,000 copies of her "Healthy Holly" children's books. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 01, 2019 - 6:53 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor announced Monday that she is taking an indefinite leave of absence, just as a political scandal intensifies over what critics call a "self-dealing" book-sales arrangement that threatens her political career. Mayor Catherine Pugh's office says she feels...
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In this March 23, 2019, photo, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg arrives to speak about his presidential run during the Democratic monthly breakfast at the Circle of Friends Community Center in Greenville, S.C. Buttigieg was the longest of long shots when he announced a presidential exploratory committee in January. But now the underdog bid is gaining momentum, and Buttigieg can feel it. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
April 01, 2019 - 8:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he's raised more than $7 million this year. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor tweeted Monday his team's initial report shows he and his supporters "are out-performing expectations at every turn." Buttigieg promised...
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April 01, 2019 - 7:59 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's new governor is pushing for a statewide tax on sugary drinks, nearly three decades after the last U.S. state imposed one. But Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont is bracing for a fight, predicting industry lobbying will be "ferocious." Taxes on soda and other sugary...
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A Los Angeles Police officer walks past the taped Marathon Clothing store of Rapper Nipsey Hussle in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 01, 2019 - 6:07 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy-nominated and widely respected West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle was killed outside his Los Angeles clothing store, Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted Sunday. Police confirmed three men were shot Sunday and one of them killed outside Marathon Clothing, the store Hussle owns. All...
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Supporters of the Republican People's Party, CHP, wave Turkish flags, and one with a portrait of Kemal Ataturk, right, as they celebrate after preliminary results of the local elections were announced in Ankara, Turkey, early Monday, April 1, 2019. Erdogan's ruling party has declared victory in the race for mayor of Istanbul, even though the result in Turkey's most populous city and commercial hub is too close to call. State broadcaster TRT says former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim received 48.71 percent of the votes in Sunday's municipal elections while the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, got 48.65 percent. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
April 01, 2019 - 4:42 am
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in municipal elections but the opposition's success in key cities dealt a significant blow to his party's dominance. According to unofficial results, the ruling party lost the capital, Ankara, and the head of Turkey's electoral...
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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leaves the polling booth during local elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Mayoral elections are underway in 30 large cities in Turkey along with other municipal races Sunday that are seen as a barometer of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's popularity amid a sharp economic downturn in the nation straddling Europe and Asia. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 31, 2019 - 8:02 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party led Sunday's mayoral elections but suffered setbacks as the opposition regained hold of the capital Ankara and made significant inroads in other parts of Turkey. The elections, which the Turkish strongman had depicted as a fight...
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Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate for Istanbul of Republican People's Party (CHP) gives a statement during a press conference after the local elections, in Istanbul, Sunday, March 31, 2019. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party has declared victory in the race for mayor of Istanbul, even though the result in Turkey's most populous city and commercial hub is too close to call. State broadcaster TRT says former Prime Minister Binali Yildirim received 48.71 percent of the votes in Sunday's municipal elections while the opposition's candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, got 48.65 percent. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
March 31, 2019 - 7:04 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey's municipal elections (all times local): 2:55 a.m. The opposition's mayoral candidate says he has won the race in Istanbul by more than 29,000 votes. Ekrem Imamoglu spoke early Monday, hours after the candidate for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party...
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March 31, 2019 - 9:48 am
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Ken Gibson, who became the first black mayor of a major Northeast city when he ascended to power in riot-torn Newark almost five decades ago, has died. He was 86. NJ.com reports that Gibson, who died Friday, served as the city's mayor from 1970 to 1986, helping establish a...
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March 31, 2019 - 1:35 am
BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say at least seven people were killed and five injured when a container containing scrap metal exploded in the latest in a series of industrial accidents in eastern China. Sunday morning's blast in the city of Kunshan in Jiangsu province caused a fire that spread to a...
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