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NYC requiring vaccine for cops, firefighters, city workers

Oct. 20, 2021 07:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will require police officers, firefighters and other municipal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be placed on unpaid leave, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, giving an ultimatum to public employees who’ve refused and ensuring a fight with some...

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 20, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and...

Tiny wrists in cuffs: How police use force against children

Oct. 20, 2021 07:09 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. ...

Wave of killings triggers memories of dark past in Kashmir

Oct. 20, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The Kashmiri Hindu activist was listening to religious hymns on his cellphone when he was interrupted by a tragic WhatsApp message. It brought news of a fatal shooting of a prominent chemist from his community, just a few miles from the activist’s home in Srinagar,...

Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa to meet in first NYC mayoral debate

Oct. 20, 2021 01:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The two men running to become New York City's next mayor will face off in their first debate Wednesday night. Democrat Eric Adams, the Brooklyn Borough president and a former New York City police captain, is widely expected to win...

Two Montanas? New maps highlight state's split personality

Oct. 20, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

CASCADE, Mont. (AP) — For the first time in 30 years, the Census has awarded Montana a second seat in Congress. On paper, that leaves the state's redistricting commission with the easiest task of all its counterparts across the country: Divide the expansive state in half. ...

Tucson employees face firing if they don't get vaccinated

Oct. 19, 2021 22:05 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Tucson City Council voted Tuesday to require that all city employees must get vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 1 or face getting fired. Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and council members Lane Santa Cruz, Karin Uhlich and Steve Kozachik voted for...

Maui mayor exposed to COVID by pandemic safety rules foe

Oct. 19, 2021 22:01 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui Mayor Michael Victorino said he tested negative for COVID-19 after seeing on social media that an opponent of pandemic safety rules he met with earlier tested positive. Victorino had a meeting Thursday with three unvaccinated residents...

Michigan city declares emergency over lead; governor visits

Oct. 19, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she visited Benton Harbor on Tuesday to listen to residents who have been urged to use bottled water because of elevated levels of lead in their tap water. Whitmer's stop, which wasn't publicly disclosed...

Judge reprimanded over comment deemed sexually suggestive

Oct. 19, 2021 19:36 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s Supreme Court has issued a public reprimand of a former municipal court judge after a judicial conduct panel concluded that he made a suggestive comment to a female defendant. Judge Hector Rodriguez was serving in Franklin Township in...