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The Latest: DC mayor taunts Trump on military parade

Aug. 17, 2018 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's military parade (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The mayor of Washington, D.C. is firing back at President Donald Trump, who blamed local officials for the "ridiculously high" cost of his proposed Veterans Day military parade. Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted...

Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things'

Aug. 17, 2018 2:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises. In an interview with The Associated Press, the...

City tweaks sign for Paul Manafort Drive amid son's trial

Aug. 16, 2018 5:39 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city has tweaked its sign for Paul Manafort Drive because the name agitated some residents. The Hartford Courant reports workers put up a new sign this week to make clear the street in New Britain is named after ex-Mayor Paul Manafort, not his son who worked for...

Police, FBI investigate threat against mayoral candidate

Aug. 16, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Federal and state authorities are investigating after a black mayoral candidate in Shreveport, Louisiana, said he was threatened with lynching if he didn't drop out of the race. Louisiana State Police trooper Glenn Younger told the Shreveport Times on Thursday an investigation was...

Mexico City bans use of models at city events

Aug. 16, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — They've long been an unmissable part of public events in Mexico, from soccer matches to trade fairs: attractive women hired to be greeters or simply as eye candy, sometimes scantily clad in short skirts and high heels or crop-tops and hot pants emblazoned with corporate logos. Now Mexico...

The Latest: Beach where shark attacked closed through Friday

Aug. 16, 2018 1:48 PM EDT

TRURO, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on a Cape Cod shark attack (all times local): 1:45 p.m. A Massachusetts beach where a New York man was attacked by a shark this week will be closed to swimmers at least through Friday. Town officials in Truro have put up signs saying, "Danger, No Swimming." Town manager Rae...

Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

Aug. 16, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday, after an attack by the Islamic State group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj....

Chinese vice governor, mayor fired over vaccine scandal

Aug. 16, 2018 11:59 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese provincial deputy governor and the mayor of a major city were fired Thursday as the ruling Communist Party tried to defuse public outrage over revelations of misconduct by a major vaccine producer. The officials were among four people ordered dismissed following a meeting of the...

Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry

Aug. 16, 2018 8:15 AM EDT
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese deputy provincial governors, mayor fired over vaccine scandal that triggered public outcry.

Man arrested after overdoses at downtown city park

Aug. 15, 2018 11:56 PM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Forty-six people overdosed Wednesday at or near a Connecticut park from a suspected bad batch of "K2" synthetic marijuana, requiring paramedics to be stationed there to provide treatment, authorities said. No deaths were reported, but officials said two people suffered...