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Tennessee Gov.: Sanctuary bill to become law sans signature

May. 21, 2018 7:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday he will let a push against sanctuary cities to become law without his signature after complaining that it has stirred up irrational fear on both sides. Tennessee has no sanctuary cities and state law prohibits them, Haslam said,...

Tastes clash as residents replace historic homes

May. 21, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — A shady lane overlooking Megansett Bay was developed as part of Falmouth's burgeoning tourist industry at the turn of the century, when transportation by train and then by automobile made the seaside location an attractive destination. Abbies Lane boasts two dozen homes built between...

Ex-London mayor quits UK's Labour amid anti-Semitism scandal

May. 21, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone resigned from Britain's Labour Party on Monday, two years after he was suspended over allegations of anti-Semitism — an issue that continues to roil the left-of-center party. Livingstone said in a statement that he is not anti-Semitic, but was...

US and Philadelphia reject 'sanctuary city' compromise

May. 21, 2018 4:59 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials and the Justice Department are rejecting a federal judge's idea for settling their dispute over how the city deals with immigrants in the country illegally. Philadelphia sued the federal government last year after it made a move to withhold grant funding because...

'Don't be mad at Claire': McCaskill courts black voters

May. 21, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The African-American community's frustration with Sen. Claire McCaskill is real. The perception that the Missouri Democrat has ignored black constituents haunts the corners of her campaign receptions in Ferguson, it looms near rallies in Kansas City, and it even sneaks into sermons...

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

May. 21, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities charged four men Monday over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country's second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting of nationalist sentiment. The suspects, aged between 17 and 36, were formally accused of grievous bodily harm and...

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge

May. 21, 2018 10:02 AM EDT

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A criminal court in Skopje has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica. The case erupted in 2015 when a video emerged allegedly showing Zaev demanding a bribe of around 160,000 euros...

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

May. 20, 2018 11:28 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's presidential election, while his leading challenger questioned the legitimacy of a vote marred by irregularities and called for a new ballot to prevent a brewing social crisis from exploding....

The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

May. 20, 2018 11:25 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is celebrating his re-election in an energized speech inviting his defeated challengers to join him for a dialogue about the country's future. Maduro spoke...

Mayor who pulled Confederate statues honored with JFK award

May. 20, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former mayor of New Orleans was honored Sunday night for his leadership in removing Confederate memorials in his city. Mitch Landrieu (LAN'-droo) was presented with the 2018 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award for standing behind his decision to take down four monuments. "As I stated...