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Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests

Jun. 18, 2021 04:52 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily increased its print run more than fivefold to 500,000 copies as residents lined up Friday to buy the paper in a show of support for beleaguered press freedoms, a day after police arrested five top editors and executives. ...

Hispanic group sues Santa Fe mayor over destroyed obelisk

Jun. 17, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic fraternal order is suing the mayor of Santa Fe over damage to a historical monument by activists last year and the city’s proposal to permanently remove it. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state district court, the Union...

Move to the burbs? Bears confirm bid to buy horse track site

Jun. 17, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have submitted a bid to buy a spacious suburban horse racing track site, signaling a potential willingness to move out of downtown Soldier Field for a new stadium. Bears President and CEO Ted Phillips announced...

Officers resign from Portland, Oregon, protest response unit

Jun. 17, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A team of 50 police officers who serve on a specialized crowd-control unit in Oregon and respond to Portland's ongoing, often violent protests have resigned en masse after a team member was indicted on criminal charges. During a Wednesday night...

Town officials propose paying reparations with surplus funds

Jun. 17, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Officials in a western Massachusetts town are weighing a plan for a new fund to pay reparations to Black residents. The Amherst Town Council's Financial Committee has recommended designating more than $200,000 in surplus funds to provide the...

Inspection finds problems in rest of Mexico City subway line

Jun. 17, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A visual inspection has found problems in about one-third of the elevated Mexico City subway line where one span collapsed on May 3, killing 26 people. The College of Engineers study of the city’s Number 12 line covered the 7.5 miles (12...

Sentencing delayed for Moss Point ex-mayor and his wife

Jun. 17, 2021 18:13 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Sentencing has been delayed for a former Mississippi mayor and his wife. Mario King is a Democrat who was elected mayor of Moss Point in 2017. He resigned in February of this year, after he and his wife, Natasha King, each pleaded guilty to a...

Atlantic City to use sirens to mark 10 pm juvenile curfew

Jun. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Struggling with a surge in juvenile crime, Atlantic City soon will sound sirens each night at 10 p.m., marking the arrival of a juvenile curfew prohibiting those under 18 from being on the streets. “It's been a rough few weeks here in...

Last detainees moved out of troubled St. Louis jail

Jun. 17, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The last detainees held at a troubled jail in St. Louis were moved Thursday to the City Justice Center downtown, after years of criticism that the jail's conditions were inhumane. Mayor Tishaura O. Jones had promised to close the 56-year-old Medium...

Hoboken, ferry company reach deal on coveted riverfront spot

Jun. 17, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — A deal has been reached on a coveted piece of real estate on the Hudson River that had been the source of a court battle between the city of Hoboken and ferry company NY Waterway. State and local officials announced Thursday that Hoboken will pay NY...