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Mexico leader says he talked with Trump about migrants, jobs

Dec. 12, 2018 9:23 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke by telephone Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump about migration and job creation. The issue came to the fore last month when a caravan of about 7,000 migrants arrived in the border city of Tijuana and some...

The Latest: France issues wanted poster for shooting suspect

Dec. 12, 2018 7:59 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 8:15 French authorities have issued a wanted poster and are calling for witnesses amid a massive manhunt for the suspected shooter nearly 24 hours after a deadly attack at the Strasbourg Christmas...

Gunman from Christmas market attack in France still at large

Dec. 12, 2018 7:26 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Hundreds of security forces combed eastern France for a 29-year-old man with a long criminal record who shouted "God is great!" in Arabic and sprayed gunfire during a deadly rampage in Strasbourg's famous Christmas market, officials said. Tuesday night's attack at the Christmas...

Nebraska city keeps paying Kobach to defend immigration rule

Dec. 12, 2018 6:45 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska city will continue paying former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach at least $10,000 a year to defend its immigration ordinance even though the last legal challenge to the rule ended in 2014. Fremont's City Council unanimously approved its annual agreement with...

West Virginia governor appoints friend to Supreme Court

Dec. 12, 2018 6:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lifelong friend of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was appointed to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to fill the seat of convicted former Justice Allen Loughry. Justice made Raleigh County Circuit Judge John A. Hutchison his third appointee to a court rocked by an impeachment...

Phoenix council postpones vote on Suns arena renovation

Dec. 12, 2018 5:52 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The City Council has postponed a vote on a proposed $230 million renovation of the Talking Stick Resort Arena that would keep the Suns in downtown Phoenix. The council agreed unanimously Wednesday to postpone a decision until Jan. 23 so residents can attend five public meetings to be held...

FBI probe leads to charges against Florida city commissioner

Dec. 12, 2018 5:48 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An FBI corruption investigation that became an issue in the Florida governor's race led to a 44-count federal indictment Wednesday against a city commissioner who once ran the state's Democratic Party. The indictment charges Tallahassee Commissioner Scott Maddox with bribery,...

California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones

Dec. 12, 2018 4:38 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a vote next month by the state Public...

Chicago mayor's pension fix includes legal marijuana, casino

Dec. 12, 2018 4:10 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to legalize marijuana and open a city-owned casino to help pay down the city's $28 billion public-pension debt. Emanuel's proposal also calls for issuing up to $10 billion in pension obligation bonds and changing the state constitution to allow cuts to...

UN envoy hands Yemen's warring sides draft deal

Dec. 12, 2018 3:06 PM EST

RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Wednesday gave the country's warring sides at peace talks underway in Sweden a draft agreement they need to consider before this round of negotiations wraps up the following day. The document consists of a set of proposals, including one for a...