Local governments

The swollen Milicia river runs in the area where nine people lost their lives when their home was flooded in Casteldaccia, near Palermo, Italy, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. Rainstorms lashing Sicily have killed at least 10 people, Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said before heading Sunday for the stricken Mediterranean island. State radio said nine of those victims were in a home that was flooded by a rapidly swelling river in the countryside near Palermo. (Ruggero Farkas/ANSA via AP)
November 04, 2018 - 9:11 am
ROME (AP) — Storms lashing Sicily have killed at least 12 people with torrential floods, Italian authorities said Sunday, including nine members of two families who were spending a long weekend together in a country home near Palermo that was overrun by water from a rapidly swelling river. After...
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November 03, 2018 - 8:20 pm
NORTH OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The mayor of a Utah city was killed during an attack in Afghanistan while he was serving with the state's National Guard, the Salt Lake Tribune and other media reported. North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor died Saturday in an apparent "insider attack" in Kabul, the capital of...
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U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota poses for a photo with North Dakota State University student Alaina Beckert of Bismarck, N.D., during a campaign event with the school's Young Democrats in Fargo, N.D., on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Heitkamp attended several events during the campaign season in the Fargo area, where she won by a large margin in 2012 to upset Republican Rick Berg. Heitkamp is running against Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer this time. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack)
November 03, 2018 - 9:29 am
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — When Sen. Heidi Heitkamp was choosing her campaign headquarters, Fargo was the obvious choice. She grew up in the area, it's nearly twice as large as any other North Dakota city and it's the biggest potential source of liberal-minded voters in the strongly conservative state. The...
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In this Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, a campaign rally is seen from the motorcade, with President Donald Trump aboard, at Minuteman Aviation Hangar in Missoula, Mont. Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he’s glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
November 03, 2018 - 3:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he's glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole. The president has mostly traveled to counties that are...
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Pakistani protesters burn a poster image of Christian woman Asia Bibi, who has spent eight-years on death row accused of blasphemy and acquitted by a Supreme Court, in Hyderabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Bibi plans to leave the country, her family said Thursday, as Islamists mounted rallies demanding Bibi be publicly hanged, and also called for the killing of the three judges, including Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who acquitted Bibi. (AP Photo/Pervez Masih
November 02, 2018 - 6:00 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The release of a Christian woman in Pakistan, acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy, was apparently delayed Friday after talks failed between the government and radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged. Islamists held rallies Friday across...
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Deborah Cox, the Ford County, Kansas, clerk, leaves the federal courthouse after a court hearing, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, in Topeka, Kan. The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order Cox to open a second polling site in the southwest Kansas town of Dodge City after she moved the only one outside town. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
November 01, 2018 - 6:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opening a new polling site in the historic Wild West town of Dodge City just days before the election is not in the public's interest because it would likely create more voter confusion, a federal judge ruled Thursday. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree denied the motion by the...
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Denise Harle, an attorney with the conservative Christian law firm Alliance Defending Freedom, poses for a photo outside the Hope Center women's shelter in downtown, Anchorage, Alaska, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Hope Center is suing the city of Anchorage to block it from requiring the faith-based shelter to accept transgender women. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
November 01, 2018 - 4:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A faith-based women's homeless shelter in Anchorage is suing to block the city from requiring it to accept transgender women, which it said would violate its religious beliefs. Lawyers for Alliance Defending Freedom filed a motion in federal court Thursday seeking an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, a man inspects rubble after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. A leading Yemeni rebel figure said Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, that the Trump administration's calls for a cease-fire in his country are "positive" but urged action to stop airstrikes by the rebels' adversary, the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition. The head of the rebels' Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, called on those urging a cease-fire to "to translate their desire to bring peace in Yemen into action," and "to stop the bombing of Yemenis immediately." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
November 01, 2018 - 8:00 am
CAIRO (AP) — New U.S. calls for a cease-fire in Yemen have raised the prospect of ending a disastrous civil war that has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis, but previous rounds of talks have failed and thus far neither side shows any sign of backing down. Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary...
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November 01, 2018 - 6:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The political battle raging in the United States as midterm elections approach has had an unexpected impact in a small coastal village in eastern England. That's because a Republican congressional candidate in Illinois used an out-of-date photo of a rundown neighborhood in Jaywick...
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For a second day, radical Islamists rally to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who spent eight years on death row accused of blasphemy, in Karachi, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Bibi plans to leave the country, her family said Thursday, as Islamists mounted rallies demanding Bibi be publicly hanged. The Islamists also called for the killing of the three judges, including Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who acquitted Bibi. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
November 01, 2018 - 6:35 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Christian woman acquitted in Pakistan after eight years on death row for blasphemy plans to leave the country soon, her family said Thursday, and authorities said they arrested two prisoners last month for conspiring to kill her. Radical Islamists mounted rallies across the...
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