Local governments

FILE - In this April 14, 2017, file photo, protesters rally outside a courthouse in San Francisco. U.S. Judge William Orrick struck down an immigration law Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, that the Trump administration has used to go after cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials. (AP Photo/Haven Daley, File)
October 05, 2018 - 4:10 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge in California struck down an immigration law Friday that the Trump administration has used to go after cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials. The ruling by Judge William Orrick also directed the U.S. Department of Justice to give...
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In this Sept. 29, 2018 photo, Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., talks to supporters during a parade in Overland Park, Kan. Yoder has never been in this much political trouble in his eastern Kansas congressional seat. Yoder is seeking his fifth term and is one of 25 GOP incumbents running for re-election in a district that President Donald Trump lost in 2016. He's facing a unique opponent in Democrat Sharice Davids. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 03, 2018 - 9:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder has never been in as much political trouble as he is this year in his eastern Kansas congressional seat — not even when a 10-second nude swim in the Sea of Galilee made international tabloid headlines. Yoder, seeking his fifth term, is one of 25 GOP...
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October 03, 2018 - 2:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Canadian company's plan to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston has been short circuited by city leaders. Houston's City Council on Wednesday updated one local ordinance to specifically ban individuals from having sex with an "anthropomorphic device," a device that resembles a...
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Pennsylvania resident Rose Mary Knick speaks outside the Supreme Court, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018 in Washington, alongside her attorneys J. David Breemer, left, Brian Hodges and Christina Martin. Knick is at the center of a case the Supreme Court is hearing that stems from her dispute with her town over an ordinance that says landowners who have cemeteries on their properties must make them open to the public during daylight hours. (AP Photo/Jessica Gresko)
October 03, 2018 - 11:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in the case of a Pennsylvania woman fighting her town over a cemetery ordinance, with the justices seeming at least sympathetic to the fact that people with claims like hers are effectively barred from federal court. The Supreme Court...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 file photo, a stone lion next to St. Mark's Basilica, its eyes stained with red paint, is seen in Venice, Italy. Venice’s mayor wants to make example of university students who were captured on camera vandalizing a landmark lion statue, by making them do community service. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said Wednesday that the city of Venice was demanding an apology for painting the lion’s eyes red, not seeking a vendetta. Brugnaro was quoted by ANSA as saying that acts of vandalism have become common in cities, and that he wanted to send the message to copycats that ‘’they will be caught, and they will be made an example of.’’ (Andrea Merola/ANSA via AP)
October 03, 2018 - 11:22 am
MILAN (AP) — Venice's mayor wants to make example of four university students who were captured on camera vandalizing a landmark lion statue by making them do community service. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said Wednesday that the city of Venice was demanding an apology from the four for painting the lion'...
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Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participate in a roundtable discussion with 10 female high school students from across Chicago about the importance of leadership at EvolveHer, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday he will repay more than $330,000 in property tax breaks he received on a Chicago mansion after a county investigator accused him of a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers by taking toilets out to lower its value...
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FILE - in this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, a Diesel car runs in Essen, Germany. The German government backed plans to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2018 - 5:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government backed plans Tuesday to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told reporters the concept is to keep modern, less...
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A woman makes her way through the rubble of houses in Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Home to hundreds of families, the neighborhood was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with vicious force. Four days after the earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian city of Palu, this devastated neighborhood has received no government help and anger is simmering among its residents. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 02, 2018 - 1:11 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Home to hundreds of families, the Balaroa neighborhood of Indonesia's Palu city was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses dominated by a golden domed mosque. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with vicious force. Four days after a...
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In this Sept. 29, 2018, photo, Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., waves to the crowd during the Overland Park fall festival parade in Overland Park, Kan. The National Republican Congressional Committee is dropping its support for a congressman facing a difficult re-election in a suburban Kansas City district won by Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 01, 2018 - 4:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee has dropped its support for an incumbent congressman facing a difficult re-election in a suburban Kansas City district that Hillary Clinton won. The National Republican Congressional Committee cancelled $1.2 million in ad spending that...
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Lara Trump, left, is greeted by Ada Fisher, Republican National Committeewoman from North Carolina, right, after a news conference for the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The committee announced Aug. 24-27, 2020 as the dates for the convention. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 01, 2018 - 10:52 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Republican National Convention will be held in North Carolina's largest city in August 2020 and party leaders said Monday they'll gather with an eye on nominating President Donald Trump for a second term. Party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced at a news conference that...
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