Municipal governments

March 21, 2018 - 6:27 am
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on the mass abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Nigeria's government says "no ransoms were paid" in the release of dozens of schoolgirls kidnapped a month ago by Boko Haram extremists. Nigeria says 76 of the 110 schoolgirls are confirmed...
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FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, downed power lines and debris are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Exactly six months after being hit by the hurricane the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
March 20, 2018 - 2:54 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. territory is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a...
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Interim Austin police chief Brian Manley, at podium, stands with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Fred Milanowski, FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, and Assistant police chief Troy Gay during a news conference near the site of Sunday's explosion, Monday, March 19, 2018, in Austin, Texas. Fear escalated across Texas' capital city on Monday after the fourth bombing this month — a blast that was triggered this time by a tripwire, demonstrating what police called a "higher level of sophistication" than the package bombs used in the previous attacks. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
March 19, 2018 - 5:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Police have reopened some streets after putting an Austin neighborhood where the latest explosion occurred on total lockdown overnight. But much of the area known as Travis Country remains closed to all...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Actress Cynthia Nixon poses for the photographers during a photo call for the film 'A Quiet Passion' at the 2016 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. The former "Sex and the City" star says she'll challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York's Democratic primary in September. Her announcement Monday, March 19, 2018, sets up a race pitting an openly gay liberal activist against a two-term incumbent with a $30 million war chest and possible presidential ambitions. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)
March 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon is running for New York governor. After flirting with a run for months, Nixon tweeted Monday that she will challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York's Democratic primary in September. It sets up a longshot bid pitting an openly gay...
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In this March 1, 2018, photo, Barista Lee Kang Bin applies the finishing touches to a recreation of a couple's Niagara Falls vacation photo, at his coffee shop in Seoul, South Korea. The South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artworks on the foamy cream toppings of their drinks. (AP Photo/Dino Hazell)
March 17, 2018 - 8:08 am
MOCHA MASTER: SKOREA BARISTA ADORNS COFFEE WITH WORKS OF ART SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Would you like cream, sugar and art with that? A South Korean barista is charming customers at his coffee shop by drawing intricate artwork on the foamy cream topping their drinks. Lee Kang Bin uses food coloring...
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British national flag flutters in front of the British Embassy with the Ukraine Hotel, right, in the background, in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 16, 2018. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating international law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
March 16, 2018 - 1:57 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy (all times local): 8:50 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that Europe is looking for "the most appropriate response" to the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy. Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron, meeting in Paris...
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FILE - In this July 1, 2014, file photo, fans cheer for the United States against Belgium during a Brazil 2014 World Cup viewing party at Soldier Field in Chicago. Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, has dropped out of the North American bid for the 2026 World Cup. Organizers were to announce their list of bidding cities Thursday, March 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Stacy Thacker, File)
March 15, 2018 - 6:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Chicago, the home of the U.S. Soccer Federation, and Minneapolis dropped out of the North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup because of what city officials said were burdensome financial demands by FIFA. Twenty-three cities, including 17 in the United States, were chosen to be...
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In this March 1, 2018 photo, Rick Thompson, clockwise from bottom left, Keith Baskerville and Xavier Baskerville smoke marijuana while sitting in a booth in the smoking lounge at Barbary Coast Dispensary in San Francisco. San Francisco plans to issue more permits for marijuana smoking lounges this year after health officials finalize updated regulations. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 15, 2018 - 2:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The smoke was thick and business brisk at the Barbary Coast Dispensary's marijuana smoking lounge, a darkened room that resembles a steakhouse or upscale sports tavern with its red leather seats, deep booths with high dividers, and hardwood floors. "There's nothing like this in...
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Students from Ortiz Middle School march around their football field to commemorate the student and faculty victims of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting and to stand against gun violence in schools Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Santa Fe, N.M. (Gabriela Campos/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 8:51 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the nationwide student walkout to protest gun violence (all times local): 5:50 p.m. The walkouts protesting gun violence at schools across the country hit close to home for students who were attending a middle school in northern Nevada when tragedy hit their...
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Pedestrians make their way through blowing snow during a snowstorm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
March 14, 2018 - 7:48 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a third nor'easter in two weeks to pound the storm-weary Northeast (all times local): 7:30 a.m. About 140,000 customers are without power in Massachusetts, one day after a nor'easter that brought blizzard conditions to some areas blew through the region. The...
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