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San Francisco at 'boiling point' over tech, houses, homeless

Apr. 22, 2019 2:03 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's renowned waterfront hosts joggers, admiring tourists and towering condos with impressive views. It could also become the site of a new homeless shelter for up to 200 people. Angry residents have packed public meetings, jeering at city officials and even shouting down...

Texas town reflects on dragging death ahead of execution

Apr. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

JASPER, Texas (AP) — A technology company was almost ready to bring up to 300 new jobs to Jasper, Texas, but in the final stages of recent negotiations, a potential deal-breaker emerged: the community's history as the place where three white men dragged a black man behind a pickup, killing him. The 1998...

Protesters punch Turkish opposition leader at funeral

Apr. 21, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Protesters assaulted the leader of Turkey's main opposition party during a funeral held Sunday for a soldier who was slain during clashes with Kurdish rebels. The politician was not hurt, party officials said. People threw punches at Republican People's Party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu...

Frustration grows among migrants in Mexico as support fades

Apr. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

MAPASTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Madison Mendoza, her feet aching and her face burned by the sun, wept as she said she had nothing to feed her 2-year-old son who she'd brought with her on the long trek toward the United States. Mendoza, 22, said an aunt in Honduras had convinced her to join the migrant caravan,...

The Latest: Florida mayor not surprised Michael was a Cat 5

Apr. 19, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael being upgraded to a Category 5 storm (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The mayor of the Florida city that was ground zero for Hurricane Michael says he's not surprised by news that it's been reclassified as the strongest possible storm. Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey...

Judge says US government can be sued for Flint water crisis

Apr. 19, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A judge says the federal government can be sued by Flint residents who blame the Environmental Protection Agency for waiting too long to intervene in the city's water crisis. Federal Judge Linda Parker didn't determine whether EPA employees were negligent when Flint's water system...

Mayor charged with pointing gun at minors in park steps down

Apr. 19, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

DERRY, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a small town in Pennsylvania is stepping down after being charged with pointing a gun at kids in a park. The lawyer for Derry Mayor Kevin Gross said Friday that he has resigned less than a week after being accused of pointing the gun. The 38-year-old mayor turned over more...

Baltimore mayor, 5 of her staffers now on paid leave

Apr. 18, 2019 10:24 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's embattled mayor and five of her staffers are now on paid leave amid a scandal over book sales. Mayor Catherine Pugh went on leave April 1, saying she needed time off to recover from pneumonia. She's also facing intense scrutiny over the sale of her children's books to entities...

Colorado city votes to rename 'Swastika Acres' neighborhood

Apr. 17, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has voted to drop the name "Swastika Acres" from a subdivision. KDVR-TV reports the Cherry Hills Village City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a name change to "Old Cherry Hills" to prevent future controversy. The neighborhood in the Denver...

The Latest: Police widow decries DA over Abu-Jamal appeal

Apr. 17, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the new appeal hearing for Mumia Abu-Jamal (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The widow of a slain Philadelphia police officer says she's upset the district attorney won't fight the convicted killer's latest appeal efforts. Maureen Faulkner says District Attorney Larry Krasner...