Local governments

People use a footbridge over University Avenue on the campus of Arizona State University on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. Officials in college towns all over the U.S. are fretting that off-campus students are being counted in places other than the communities where their schools are located. (AP Photo/Matt York)
September 09, 2020 - 6:11 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Betsy Landin was listed by her parents on the 2020 census as living at her family's home in Phoenix when she really should have been counted in the college town of Tempe, where she studies finance at Arizona State University. Also missing from Tempe's tally was Arizona State...
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Rochester Police Chief La'Ron Singletary, right, seen before a community meeting in Rochester, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, that the city’s police chief is among those retiring, along with other senior commanders, amid criticism of the city’s handling of the the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
September 08, 2020 - 2:20 pm
Top police leaders in Rochester, New York, announced their retirements Tuesday amid nightly protests over the city's handling of the suffocation deFath of Daniel Prude, with the outgoing chief accusing critics of trying to "destroy my character and integrity." Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and...
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A jet skier passes a patriotic shanty-boat owned by AJ Crea on Pontoosuc Lake on Labor Day in Pittsfield, Mass., Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)
September 07, 2020 - 12:21 pm
The Lost Summer of 2020 drew to a close Monday with many big Labor Day gatherings canceled across the U.S. and health authorities pleading with people to keep their distance from others so as not to cause another coronavirus surge like the one that followed Memorial Day. Downtown Atlanta was quiet...
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One thousand of chairs symbolizing people died from the coronavirus are placed at the Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel, Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced overnight curfews on some 40 cities and towns hit hard by the coronavirus, but backed away from reported recommendations for full lockdowns after an uproar by politically powerful religious politicians. The measures were announced late Sunday after hours of consultations with decision-makers. The government has been forced to take new action after failing to contain an outbreak that has claimed more than 1,000 lives and remains at record levels of new infections. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
September 07, 2020 - 9:21 am
ROME — A doctor says the clinical condition of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is starting to improve after he was hospitalized with pneumonia and COVID-19 last week. Dr. Alberto Zangrillo, Berlusconi’s long-time personal doctor, said in a statement Monday that the 83-year-old media mogul...
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Demonstrators clash with police officers a block from the Public Safety Building in Rochester, N.Y., Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, after a rally and march protesting the death of Daniel Prude. Prude apparently stopped breathing as police in Rochester were restraining him in March 2020 and died when he was taken off life support a week later. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
September 06, 2020 - 7:45 pm
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The mayor of Rochester promised reforms are coming to the city's police department as community elders sought to bring calmer minds to a fifth night of demonstrations Sunday over the March death of Daniel Prude, who lost consciousness after police held him down with a hood...
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy, wearing a face mask amid the coronavirus pandemic, looks out of his window in Bnei Brak, Israel Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. The death toll from the coronavirus in Israel has surpassed 1,000, as the government on Sunday mulled steps for imposing new restrictions to quell a resurgence in infections. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 06, 2020 - 7:31 pm
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia announced on Monday it had struck supply and production agreements with pharmaceutical companies worth 1.7 billion Australian dollars ($1.2 billion) over two potential COVID-19 vaccines. Under the agreement, Britain’s University of Oxford in collaboration with...
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This video frame grab shows John Oliver from his "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" program on HBO, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. On Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton announced a tongue-in-cheek move posted on his Facebook page to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after Oliver following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city. Oliver has upped the stakes, on his program, Sunday, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if the city actually follows through on a joke to name its sewage treatment plant after him. (HBO via AP)
September 06, 2020 - 10:49 am
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city won't waste an opportunity to get a sizeable donation from comedian John Oliver about a weeks-long joke pertaining to the name of a sewage plant in the area. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said on WTNH-TV that he would accept Oliver’s challenge to name the city...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2020, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Spending cuts are compounding for schools and state programs, reserve funds are dwindling, and some governors have begun proposing new taxes and fees to shore up state finances shaken by the coronavirus pandemic. With Congress deadlocked over a new coronavirus relief package, many states haven't had the luxury of waiting to see whether more federal money will come their way. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)
September 06, 2020 - 6:28 am
Spending cuts to schools, childhood vaccinations and job-training programs. New taxes on millionaires, cigarettes and legalized marijuana. Borrowing, drawing from rainy day funds and reducing government workers' pay.. These are some actions states are considering to shore up their finances amid a...
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A protester try to give a flower to an Israeli police officer before he drags her away forcibly to clear the square outside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. Thousands of Israelis gathered outside the prime minister's official residence in Jerusalem on Saturday despite record levels of coronavirus infections, calling on Benjamin Netanyahu to resign because he is on trial for corruption charges. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
September 06, 2020 - 3:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The death toll from the coronavirus in Israel has surpassed 1,000, as the government on Sunday mulled steps for imposing new restrictions to quell a resurgence in infections. Israel had earned praise for its early handling of the virus crisis and imposing tight movement...
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Fourth generation tour boat operator Michiel Michielsens drives his electric boat down a canal in Bruges, Belgium, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. Europe’s leanest summer tourist season in history is starting to draw to a close, six months after the coronavirus hit the continent. COVID-19 might tighten its grip over the coming months, with losses piling up in the tens of billions of euros across the 27-nation European Union. In the Belgian city of Bruges, white swans instead of tourist boats rule the canals, hotels stand empty and museums count their losses. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
September 06, 2020 - 1:54 am
BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Bruges mayor Dirk De fauw first realized something was desperately wrong with European tourism when on a brisk March morning he crossed the Burg square in front of the Gothic city hall and there was nothing but silence. “There are always people. Always," De fauw said. That...
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