Municipal governments

FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017 file photo, Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald speaks at a press conference to announce the discipline for Officer William Martin in Forth Worth, Texas. Baltimore's mayor has chosen Fitzgerald as her nominee to lead the city's troubled force, seeking to reign in a soaring pace of homicides and boost public trust in a tattered department. Mayor Catherine Pugh on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, picked Fitzgerald, saying he's led a large police department and was "well versed on training and community engagement." Her spokesman confirmed that she expects Fitzgerald will start working as acting leader in coming days. (Rodger Mallison /Star-Telegram via AP)
November 16, 2018 - 5:05 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor announced Friday she has chosen a Texas police chief as her nominee to lead the city's troubled force, seeking to rein in a soaring pace of violent crime and boost public trust in a tattered department where instability has become the norm. In an op-ed published...
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Pedestrians face a wet snowfall in lower Manhattan, Thursday Nov. 15, 2018, in New York. One of the first big storms of the season moved across the eastern half of the country Thursday, causing deadly traffic crashes and closing schools as it dropped snow as far south as central Alabama. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 15, 2018 - 10:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brought several inches of snow, slowing Thursday's evening commute to a crawl, after contributing to at least seven deaths as it swept across the country. From St. Louis to the South and into the Northeast, snow,...
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November 15, 2018 - 8:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington city council has voted to impose tight limits on Airbnb and other short-term rental companies. News outlets report the D.C. City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to restrict short-term rentals to primary residences, and limit rentals in which the owner is absent to...
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FILE- In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo a person crosses the South Street Bridge spanning the Schuylkill River and view of the Philadelphia skyline. AFor more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home. “It put Philadelphia in the national (and international) spotlight, increasing our visibility to other companies and showing our viability for other large-scale projects,” said Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney in a statement. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
November 14, 2018 - 5:10 pm
Sometimes losing is winning. Or at least that's what some of the 18 North American cities passed up by Amazon for its new headquarters are telling themselves. After 14 agonizing months of wooing and then waiting for the online retail giant to make up its mind, the finalists learned that instead of...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018 file photo, Jenna Loring, left, the aunt of Ashley HeavyRunner Loring, cries with her cousin, Lissa Loring, during a traditional blanket dance before the crowd at the North American Indian Days celebration on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in Browning, Mont. A study released by a Native American non-profit says numerous police departments in cities nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
November 14, 2018 - 12:28 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday...
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A Calgarian arrives to vote in a plebiscite, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta, on whether the city should proceed with a bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 14, 2018 - 11:34 am
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when local voters said "no" in a nonbinding referendum. Unofficial results showed that 56 percent voted against bidding for the Olympics. Results showed that out of 767,734 eligible voters, 304,774 cast...
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A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 13, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For more than a year, cities around the country waited in suspense over whether they'd be chosen as Amazon's second home. The online retail giant held the promise of 50,000 jobs and the possibility of changing their fortunes. So the 20 finalists dangled tax incentives, showcased...
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Central American migrants travel as a caravan toward the U.S. border on the highway that connects Guadalajara with Tepic, Mexico, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Many migrants say they are fleeing rampant poverty, gang violence and political instability primarily in the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
November 13, 2018 - 8:15 pm
IXTLAN DEL RIO, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico. Customs and Border Protection announced it was closing four lanes at...
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A sea gull flies off holding fish scraps near a former dock facility, with "Long Island" painted on old transfer bridges at Gantry State Park in the Long Island City section of the Queens Borough in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon announced Tuesday it has selected the Queens neighborhood as one of two sites for its headquarters. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
November 13, 2018 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has set its sights on two of the nation's largest and most powerful metro areas, announcing Tuesday it had chosen a buzzy New York neighborhood and a suburb of Washington for its new East Coast headquarters. The online shopping giant ended its 14-month-long competition for...
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An Israeli soldier jumps off a tank near the Israel Gaza border, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
November 13, 2018 - 3:42 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest on the outbreak of violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Israel's U.N. ambassador says Security Council members that want to blame Israel for the latest fighting with the Hamas militant group in Gaza are "morally bankrupt" and...
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