Local governments

In this Jan. 26, 2018 photo, passengers wait on the QLINE transit train in Detroit. Some cities and regions are dangling racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of color to chief executives and other corporate officials as part of being open for business. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
February 18, 2018 - 10:13 am
Some cities and regions are highlighting racial diversity along with positive business climates, competitive tax rates and available land in pitches to lure tech companies and high-paying jobs to town. Places such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit are touting their populations of people of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. Pruitt and his staffers took nearly $150,000 in commercial and charter flights over seven-months last year, including repeated trips to Pruitt's home state of Oklahoma, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental group. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
February 16, 2018 - 5:30 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 for his trips over six months last year, including 10 visits to Pruitt's former home city of Tulsa, according to travel vouchers obtained by an environmental organization...
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February 16, 2018 - 9:53 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An inquest has started in Kenya's western town of Kisumu into the death of a six-month-old baby who was allegedly hit on the head by police during opposition protests last year against President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election. The death of Samantha Pendo (Swahili for love)...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2017 file photo, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin poses for photos in his office while being interviewed in Berkeley, Calif. Berkeley on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users, prohibiting city employees from assisting federal officials in the enforcement of federal marijuana laws. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
February 14, 2018 - 2:13 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Berkeley has declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users, a largely symbolic move that cements a policy prohibiting city employees from assisting federal officials in the enforcement of federal marijuana laws. The Berkeley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in...
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Police officers pat down former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom before escorting him into a courthouse in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Colom, who governed from 2008 to 2012, has been detained in a corruption case according to special prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
February 13, 2018 - 8:38 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they have detained ex-President Alvaro Colom and nearly his entire former Cabinet, including the current chairman of Oxfam International, in a Guatemala corruption case involving a bus concession. Colom, who governed in 2008-2012, is the latest in a...
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FILE - In this June 7, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, shakes hands with real estate developer Steve Roth as they arrive at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The prominent New York City developer who has advised the Trump administration on infrastructure refuted reports he was cheering on the president's decision not to pay for half of the estimated $13 billion price tag for a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
February 13, 2018 - 5:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York City developer who has advised the Trump administration on infrastructure denied Tuesday that he cheered the president's decision not to pay half of the $13 billion price tag for a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey. Vornado Realty Trust...
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File- In this May 19, 2017, file photo, a man works on the Southern Nevada portion of U.S. Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nev. President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 12, 2018 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal (all times local): 1:30 p.m. President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan is receiving a frosty response from Democratic members of Congress. The president's plan would use $200 billion in federal money to leverage...
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February 12, 2018 - 12:40 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city of Pittsburgh is getting out of a state program that helps financially distressed governments. The Wolf administration said Monday that improving finances mean Pittsburgh no longer qualifies, becoming the second city and 14th municipality in the state to emerge from...
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A performer from the Paraiso do Tuiuti samba school parades during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, early Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 12, 2018 - 12:02 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There are some Brazilians who probably aren't finding much to enjoy in Rio de Janeiro's colorful Carnival parades — the mayor, the governor and the president. An anti-establishment tone is echoing through this year's celebrations in Brazil. And Sunday night's parade at Rio's...
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File- In this May 19, 2017, file photo, a man works on the Southern Nevada portion of U.S. Interstate 11 near Boulder City, Nev. President Donald Trump on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 billion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration’s plan is centered on using $200 billion in federal money to leverage local and state tax dollars to fix America's infrastructure, such as roads, highways, ports and airports.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
February 11, 2018 - 6:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday will unveil his long-awaited infrastructure plan, a $1.5 trillion proposal that fulfills a number of campaign goals, but relies heavily on state and local governments to produce much of the funding. The administration's plan is centered on using $...
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