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Nepal quake-hit villages struggle with reconstruction

Apr. 25, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four years since a catastrophic earthquake destroyed much of central and eastern Nepal, a remote Himalayan area is still reeling with what looks like irreparable damage. Nestled in the foothills of Langtang Mountain, Helambu has become a textbook example of how not to rebuild after...

FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor's homes, City Hall

Apr. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks. The searches pushed the latest political scandal for Maryland's largest city to a...

The Latest: Mayor says uprooted trees 'cut houses in half'

Apr. 25, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — The Latest on a tornado that tore through Louisiana early Thursday(all times local): 11 a.m. The mayor of a northern Louisiana town hit by a tornado says trees uprooted by the winds "cut houses in half." Ruston Mayor Ronny Walker says he took a helicopter flight over the town of about...

The Latest: Mayor probe expands with searches of associates

Apr. 25, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on investigations involving Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local): 11:00 a.m. Federal agents have expanded their searches related to embattled Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to include the work address of one of her attorneys, and the home of one of her aides. FBI...

Many California towns lack wildfire evacuation plans

Apr. 25, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PARADISE, California (AP) — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others. Cars burned in front of them. Trees, homes and buildings exploded into flames as the gusting firestorm...

Maryland governor calls for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign 'for the good of the city.'

Apr. 25, 2019 10:35 AM EDT
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland governor calls for Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign 'for the good of the city.'

FBI: Agents are executing search warrants at Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's homes and City Hall

Apr. 25, 2019 7:40 AM EDT
BALTIMORE (AP) — FBI: Agents are executing search warrants at Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's homes and City Hall.

Dallas expands powers of police oversight board

Apr. 25, 2019 12:51 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas City Council has expanded the powers of the independent panel that oversees city police and hears complaints about officer misconduct. Council members voted unanimously Wednesday to give the newly renamed Community Police Oversight Board a budget and staff of four to monitor...

NYC mayor takes aim at glass towers as energy hogs

Apr. 24, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presides over a city that's known for its skyscrapers but he is no fan of the glass towers that have transformed the Manhattan skyline in recent decades. De Blasio, a Democrat who is hinting at a presidential run, vowed this week to introduce a bill to ban...

Mysterious fires at ex-mayor's home, City Hall investigated

Apr. 24, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

A small southeast Missouri town has been under a watchful police presence in the week since nearly simultaneous fires hours after the mayor left office burned her home as well as the building that houses City Hall. Adding to the intrigue in tiny Parma, a racially-mixed town of 700 people 175 miles south of St....