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Rivers rising in waterlogged central US; more rain to come

May. 22, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Waterlogged parts of the central U.S. braced Wednesday for more rain, following days of severe storms that have battered Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma and caused at least three deaths. Authorities urged residents of several small towns in Oklahoma and Kansas to leave their homes...

Remains of Holocaust victims laid to rest in Belarus

May. 22, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims were laid to rest on Wednesday in a Belarusian city on the border with Poland after a mass grave was discovered on a building site earlier this year. Belarus was home to a large, vibrant Jewish community before World War II, and the...

Opposition starts campaign for Istanbul mayor in re-run

May. 22, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition's candidate for Istanbul mayor has launched his campaign for the June 23 re-run elections, promising to win again after Turkey's electoral board ruled the initial vote invalid. Ekrem Imamoglu from the secular Republican People's Party is accusing President Recep Tayyip...

Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

May. 22, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in midterm elections, official results showed Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations. Election officials...

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary

May. 21, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will stay on...

'Chick-fil-A' bill reignites LGBT opposition in Texas

May. 21, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signaled he will sign legislation that Republicans say is a defense of Chick-fil-A and religious freedom, but gay lawmakers sometimes tearfully railed against it on the House floor as a license to discriminate. The bill, given final approval Tuesday in the...

Land deals, incentives OK'd for new auto plant in Detroit

May. 21, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler can move forward with plans to build a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant in Detroit and invest $900 million to retool and modernize another. Land deals and community benefits agreements tied to the project were approved Tuesday by the Detroit City Council, shortly before...

Judge: License law violated speech rights of Georgia guides

May. 21, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's oldest city violated the free-speech rights of tour guides by requiring them to pass a written history test and get a license, a federal judge said in a ruling that's largely symbolic since the licensing law was scrapped years ago. The ruling Monday by U.S. District Court...

City says company skipping Alabama due to abortion law

May. 21, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The city of Birmingham says a company has decided against moving to Alabama because of the state's move to outlaw virtually all abortions. Mayor Randall Woodfin's office says a technology company isn't coming to Birmingham because of the law, and another company has put a hold on a...

The Latest: Michigan OKs $223M package for Fiat Chrysler

May. 21, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on plans by Fiat Chrysler to build a new vehicle assembly plant in Detroit (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Michigan's economic development arm has approved $223 million in incentives to help Fiat Chrysler invest in five factories, including the construction of a new assembly plant in...