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NYC mayor defends Amazon deal at state budget hearing

Feb. 11, 2019 4:09 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — It was "mission critical" for New York City to land one of Amazon's second headquarters and the tens of thousands of jobs the company promises to create, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, just days after a report said the company was having second thoughts because of opposition from...

Contract that ended LA teacher strike gets final approval

Jan. 29, 2019 9:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The board of the nation's second-largest school district gave final approval Tuesday to a contract that ended a six-day teacher strike and provided another concession to Los Angeles educators by asking California to halt new charter schools until their effect can be studied. The votes by...

Venice to charge day-trippers for access to city center

Dec. 31, 2018 1:18 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — A measure in Italy's 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city's historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said. Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro...