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After big win, new Istanbul mayor hopes to mend party fences

Jun. 24, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Voters in Istanbul delivered a stunning victory to Turkey's secular opposition in a repeat election for mayor Sunday. The opposition candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, finished way ahead, breaking the grip of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party on Turkey's most important city. Here's a look at...

17-year-old puts in bid to run for a Tennessee City Council

Jun. 24, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee high school student bothered by a property tax increase has announced his intention to run for city council. The Daily News Journal reports 17-year-old Zach Ouellette will run for a spot on the Murfreesboro City Council in 2020 because members aren't listening to...

Judge blocks city's decision to dissolve police department

Jun. 16, 2019 3:24 PM EDT

RIDGETOP, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has blocked a city's decision to dissolve its police department amid budget constraints. News outlets report Robertson County Judge Bill Goodman signed a temporary restraining order on Friday, which allowed the Ridgetop Police Department to resume operations. Ridgetop Mayor...

Brazilians hold general strike to protest pension overhaul

Jun. 14, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Thousands of people filled the streets of Brazil's main cities Friday, and schools, banks and some public transportation shut down, as Brazilians angry over a pension reform and budget cuts held the first general strike of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's administration. The...

Tennessee city budget leads to police department dissolution

Jun. 12, 2019 4:02 AM EDT

RIDGETOP, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Ridgetop, Tennessee, has dissolved its police department amid budget constraints. The Tennessean quotes Mayor Tony Reasoner as saying the city just couldn't afford it anymore. He said Monday that the city now needs to determine whether it needs a police force or can rely...

Virginia city to divest budget funds from fossil fuels

Jun. 10, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials in Charlottesville, Virginia, have voted to divest the city's operating budget investments from any entity involved in the production of fossil fuels or weapons. WVIR-TV reports the City Council voted 4-1 last week to complete those divestments within the next 30 days....

Tornadoes rake 2 Oklahoma cities, killing 2 and injuring 29

May. 26, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A tornado leveled a motel and tore through a mobile home park near Oklahoma City overnight, killing two people and injuring at least 29 others before a second twister raked a suburb of Tulsa more than 100 miles (160 kilometers) away, authorities said Sunday. The first tornado touched...

New Mexico mayor's plan would charge for emergency costs

May. 20, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — A New Mexico mayor has proposed billing some drivers who are involved in car accidents resulting in hazardous material cleanup or victim extractions as a way to pay for more emergency rescue personnel in the state's largest city. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller's budget proposal...