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Honolulu mayor vetoes bill to limit Uber, Lyft 'surge' fares

Jun. 19, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's mayor has vetoed a bill aimed at setting limits for what ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand. Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday he wants to see new technology blend with old. The bill sought to prevent "surge pricing" rates getting higher than...

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

Jun. 18, 2018 5:46 PM EDT

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday on redistricting lawsuits in Wisconsin and Maryland comes as several states already are considering changes to the criteria and processes that will be used to draw legislative districts after the 2020 Census. In most places, the state legislature and governor are responsible for...

UN Assembly blames Israel for Gaza violence, but not Hamas

Jun. 13, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved a Palestinian-backed resolution Wednesday blaming Israel for violence in Gaza and deploring its "excessive use of force," after narrowly rejecting a U.S. demand to add a condemnation of attacks on Israel by Gaza's Hamas rulers. The votes reflected...

Palestinians turn to General Assembly to protect civilians

Jun. 8, 2018 11:06 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians and their supporters asked the U.N. General Assembly on Friday to hold an emergency meeting to adopt a resolution that would deplore Israel's "excessive use of force," particularly in Gaza, and seek recommendations to ensure the protection of Palestinian civilians....

Colorado governor vetoes marijuana 'tasting rooms' proposal

Jun. 4, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado's governor on Monday vetoed a bill to allow marijuana retailers to set up "tasting rooms," dashing hopes that the state would be the first to adopt a system letting consumers use marijuana in public spaces. Gov. John Hickenlooper has objected to similar bills in the past, arguing it...

Rival UN Security Council proposals on Gaza both fail

Jun. 1, 2018 8:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Competing U.N. Security Council proposals to respond to the escalation of violence in Gaza both failed Friday, starkly baring divisions that have paralyzed the U.N.'s most powerful body. After months of urgent council discussions about the violence, the U.S. vetoed an Arab-backed resolution...

The Latest: US proposal to condemn Hamas fails in UN vote

Jun. 1, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. Security Council meeting on the escalation of violence in Gaza (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The U.N. Security Council has voted down a U.S.-written resolution condemning Hamas over the recent escalation of violence in Gaza. The U.S. was the only yes vote for the measure...

US vows UN Security Council veto of proposal on Palestinians

May. 31, 2018 11:33 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that asks the U.N. chief to propose measures to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians. A vote on the measure — which comes after weeks of urgent discussions but no agreement on any action about...

The Latest: US says it will veto UN Palestinians proposal

May. 31, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on a proposed U.N. Security Council resolution on Palestinians (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The U.S. says it will veto an Arab-backed resolution that asks the U.N. chief to propose measures to ensure "international protection" for Palestinian civilians. U.S. Ambassador...

Italy's populists get another chance to form government

May. 30, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's president gave populist politicians another chance Wednesday to try to form a coalition government after his naming of an interim leader roiled global markets that feared a new election would amount to a referendum on the euro. Carlo Cottarelli, the former International Monetary Fund...