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New York mayor cancels Maine trip due to snowstorm

Jan. 19, 2019 11:24 AM EST

EASTPORT, Maine (AP) — New York mayor Bill de Blasio has canceled a visit to the nation's easternmost city due to the snowstorm. De Blasio had planned to be in Eastport, Maine, on Saturday for a talk that serves as a fundraiser for the Eastport Arts Center. He was going to talk about progressive politics...

Archbishop calls for unity at slain Polish mayor's funeral

Jan. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Catholic archbishop and other speakers at the funeral Saturday of slain Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz urged an end to political and social divisions in Poland, targeting some of their comments to the country's ruling right-wing party. Top Polish and European officials and thousands...

Bar patrons won't have to go home quite as early in Oxford

Jan. 19, 2019 11:11 AM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Bar patrons won't be able to buy alcohol any later in one Mississippi college town, but they will get a little longer to finish their drinks. The Oxford Eagle reports that aldermen have approved a resolution allowing patrons at bars near the Oxford square to consume alcohol until 2...

Florida mayor resigns due to 'inappropriate texting'

Jan. 19, 2019 10:35 AM EST

GULF BREEZE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mayor is resigning due to inappropriate texting. The Pensacola News-Journal reported that Gulf Breeze Mayor David Landfair resigned on Friday. Landfair had just been sworn in as the mayor of the northwest Florida city back in December. In his resignation letter Landfair...

Louisiana town elects felon mayor, but can he take office?

Jan. 19, 2019 9:23 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When Louisiana voters enacted new restrictions on felons running for office, they inadvertently ensnared the small town of Ball in a new mayoral feud. Democrat Roy Hebron overwhelmingly won the November election to lead the town of 4,000 in central Louisiana, ousting previous...

She fought cancer and Congress for DC's right-to-die law

Jan. 19, 2019 9:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government form lay on the dining room table in Mary Klein's home in Northwest Washington. At the top, in bold letters, was a simple declaration: "REQUEST FOR MEDICATION TO END MY LIFE IN A HUMANE AND PEACEFUL MANNER." "I need two witnesses for my application," Klein's friend Kelly...

Los Angeles teachers' strike shows Garcetti risks in '20 bid

Jan. 19, 2019 8:59 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles teachers' strike that sent thousands of shouting educators into downtown streets, paralyzing traffic during a rainstorm and leaving a half-million students in uncertainty, isn't the kind of publicity Mayor Eric Garcetti needed for his potential presidential campaign. The...

Green space disappearing from the 'city within a park'

Jan. 19, 2019 8:01 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Tent-hunting at REI, Jackie Von Feldt and her friends lamented that they choke inside booming Denver and were preparing an escape. They wanted peace, and calming views, with room to roam and starlit night coolness they could savor in silence. So they pored over an array of ultra-light...

Rankin: Fighting 'the depressed mindset'

Jan. 19, 2019 3:05 AM EST

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The smell of barbecue, the chef's hat on James "Cube" Weems' head, the earnestness on his son Jaden's face as he passes out samples of steaming meat — it all conspires to give a festive feel to Rankin Borough Council, where the mood is sometimes darkened by talk of the creep of...

Gillibrand, in Iowa, highlights family, children issues

Jan. 19, 2019 1:56 AM EST

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is meeting Iowa Democrats on her first foray into the early presidential testing ground, and defending her role in bringing down former Sen. Al Franken. Gillibrand continues her first trip Saturday to the leadoff caucus state since announcing the...