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Religious party seeks gains in Peru's legislative elections

Apr. 10, 2021 20:57 PM EDT

JOSE CARLOS MARIATEGUI, Peru (AP) — On the banks of the Amazon River, in a village without electricity or drinking water, Andrea Rodrigo makes the yuca flour that her family sells in markets along Peru’s remote borders with Brazil and Colombia. The 21-year-old...

Tucson officials learn more about planned migrant facility

Apr. 10, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A tent-like facility that the federal government plans to set up in Tucson to temporarily house migrants will be located near the city's airport and be completed in about a month, a Border Patrol official has told the City Council. John Modlin,...

Tulsa mayor expects city mask mandate to be lifted April 30

Apr. 10, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A mask mandate for the public in Tulsa is expected to end April 30, according to Mayor G.T. Bynum. “There has not been a spike in contagion resulting from spring break,” Bynum said Friday after meeting with Tulsa Health Department officials....

New Mexico city finalizes purchase for homeless center

Apr. 10, 2021 11:44 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The deal is finally done. Now, officials say, the real work begins. Albuquerque officials recently gathered with county and state leaders to commemorate the city’s latest major purchase: a onetime southeast Albuquerque...

Cities win immigration policing dispute with US government

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice has dropped its challenge to a court decision that said the federal government could not force two Rhode Island cities to turn local police into federal immigration agents. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Central Falls...

City wants man to remove Black Lives Matter mural from fence

Apr. 10, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — City officials in West St. Paul are demanding a man remove a colorful Black Lives Matter mural from his fence because it violates code. Ryan Weyandt commissioned the mural for his wooden fence last summer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune...

Indiana go-kart race, festival return after 2020 cancelation

Apr. 10, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana city is bringing back a summer festival built around go-kart racing a year after the family-oriented event was canceled by the coronavirus pandemic. Elkhart officials announced Wednesday that the Thor Industries Elkhart Riverwalk...

Utah to lift statewide mask order under new law

Apr. 10, 2021 07:54 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah will become the latest state to lift its mask mandate on Saturday, the deadline set by a new state law, but the capital city and many businesses will continue requiring masks amid concern about communities still vulnerable to the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Families traumatized by violence face crime scene cleanup

Apr. 10, 2021 03:18 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the days after Patricia Norris was murdered in her West Oak Lane home, her family was busy planning the unexpected funeral, and investigators had finished collecting evidence. But no one told the Norris family what they’d find when they came back to the house to...

Honolulu police chief resigns after critical evaluation

Apr. 10, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said Friday she would resign and retire effective June 1, just days after she received a critical performance evaluation from the city's police commission. “The Honolulu Police Commission has been taking a more...