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One of Taiwan's fastest trains derails, killing at least 18

Oct. 21, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

DONGSHAN TOWNSHIP, Taiwan (AP) — One of Taiwan's fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north...

Local vote in Poland tests support for ruling conservatives

Oct. 21, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish voters were casting ballots in local elections Sunday that were the first nationwide test of support for the conservative ruling party, whose policies have produced street protests and repeated clashes with European Union leaders. The election was for offices ranging from city...

Nevada Republicans whip up fears of California's influence

Oct. 20, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California. As more Californians have poured across the state line over the past few years, many of them escaping...

Amid housing crisis, Reno's motor lodges become last resort

Oct. 20, 2018 6:57 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — They were the toast of Reno in the 1950s, when the growing casino industry sparked a boom that for a time turned northern Nevada into the West's top gambling destination. Dozens of downtown motor lodges provided spare but comfortable retreats for motorists who took to the nation's new...

Judicial watchdog probes court's practice of cutting fines

Oct. 20, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The agency that monitors Georgia's judiciary is looking into the City of South Fulton Municipal Court's practice of slashing fines for defendants who agree to register to vote. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Judicial Qualifications Commission's director, Ben Easterlin, says...

The Latest: 'Over half a million' march for new Brexit vote

Oct. 20, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on anti-Brexit protest Saturday in London (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Organizers of a major protest in London calling for a new Brexit referendum are estimating that 670,000 people have turned up for the event. Activists want a fresh referendum in which Britons can have a say on...

Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates. The announcement a day earlier of Leonard Nerbetski's appointment as a...

California rolling forward with pot delivery regulations

Oct. 19, 2018 7:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California moved a step closer Friday to allowing marijuana deliveries in communities that have banned retail sales of the drug as regulators rebuffed cities and police chiefs who are opposed to the rule. The proposal is a major issue that could ultimately end up in court as the state...

San Antonio approves $450M Alamo redevelopment project

Oct. 19, 2018 6:05 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The San Antonio City Council approved a $450 million redevelopment plan for the Alamo, marking a new chapter for the nearly 300-year-old site. The council voted for the proposal on Thursday, signing off on disputed changes, including moving the 1930s Cenotaph memorial, the San Antonio...

Sessions says reforms of Chicago police could boost crime

Oct. 19, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned Friday that reforms planned for the Chicago police force could cause a surge in violent crime and pointed to the recent murder conviction of a police officer as evidence that such reforms aren't necessary because officers who break the law are already...