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Flash floods kill at least 13 people in southwest France

Oct. 15, 2018 8:14 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Flash floods tore through towns in southwest France, turning waterways into raging torrents that killed at least 13 people, nine of them in just one town, authorities said Monday. People had to be helicoptered to safety from the roofs of their homes as overnight storms dumped the equivalent of...

Bill would give DC mayor, other officials $20K raises

Oct. 15, 2018 7:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill set to be introduced to the city council in the nation's capital would give the mayor, council chair and city attorney general each $20,000 raises. The Washington Post reported Friday that Mayor Muriel E. Bowser, Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and Attorney General Karl A. Racine...

'Treated like garbage': Sanitation workers want pay fix

Oct. 15, 2018 6:25 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Sanitation workers in a Kentucky city want to fix a pay issue that's causing new employees to earn more than those who have been with the department for decades. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports city sanitation workers asked the city council Thursday for the same pay scale program...

Trump to visit Florida, Georgia; search ongoing for missing

Oct. 15, 2018 5:33 AM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Upon touring the damage in several towns along Florida's Panhandle, Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long called the destruction left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he's ever seen. On Monday, President Donald Trump plans to visit Florida and Georgia and see...

NY nonprofit offers grants to artists producing journalism

Oct. 15, 2018 12:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City-based art nonprofit says it will finance artists producing journalistic work on subjects like disinformation and the upcoming U.S. elections. Eyebeam Director Roderick Schrock tells the New York Times that artists working in any medium are eligible and applications will be...

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

Oct. 15, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and lets loose a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden. "I want to be careful," Trump tells the...

San Francisco to vote on taxing rich businesses for homeless

Oct. 15, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco has come to be known around the world as a place for aggressive panhandling, open-air drug use and sprawling tent camps, the dirt and despair all the more remarkable for the city's immense wealth. Some streets are so filthy that officials launched a special "poop patrol,"...

Memory of slain councilwoman honored in Rio de Janeiro

Oct. 14, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in Brazil's second largest city Sunday to honor the memory of a councilwoman and human rights activist who was shot to death seven months ago. Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Pedro Gomes, were killed in Rio de Janeiro on March 14 while returning...

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains

Oct. 14, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and looses a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden. "I want to be careful," Trump tells the crowd,...

Iowa authorities identify woman who died in a house fire

Oct. 14, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have identified a 59-year-old Iowa woman who died in a house fire last week. The Scott County Sheriff's office says Cynthia Webb died Thursday night in the town of Blue Grass in eastern Iowa. Webb spent her career working for government agencies in Scott County, including...