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Fight involving Atlantic City officials under investigation

Nov. 12, 2018 1:47 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are investigating an apparent fight at an Atlantic City casino that involved the mayor, a city councilman and others who were arguing with them. The dispute broke out around 2:20 a.m. Sunday at the Golden Nugget. The Atlantic County prosecutor's office confirmed it is...

Genoa mayor aims to start demolition next month

Nov. 12, 2018 10:28 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Genoa's mayor says demolition is planned to start next month on part of the highway bridge whose collapse killed 43 people in August. Marco Bucci told SkyTG24 TV Monday that demolition of a supporting pillar on one end of the Morandi bridge should begin around Dec. 15. That end stands near...

The Latest: Syria amends property law after criticism

Nov. 12, 2018 7:18 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Syrian President Bashar Assad has issued a decree amending a controversial law that allowed authorities to seize property left behind by civilians who fled the civil war. The amendment, published by state news agency SANA late...

Death toll rises in California wildfire, matching deadliest

Nov. 11, 2018 10:14 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones on Sunday, crews searching the smoking ruins of Paradise and outlying areas found six more bodies, raising the death toll to 29, matching the deadliest wildfire in California history. Wildfires continued to rage on...

The Latest: Sheriff: 6 more bodies found; total of 29

Nov. 11, 2018 9:41 PM EST

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California wildfires (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Authorities have reported 6 additional deaths in a Northern California, raising the death toll to 29 and making it the deadliest wildfire on record in California history. Butte County Sheriff Cory Honea said the...

Oregon teen mayor: People can serve no matter their age

Nov. 11, 2018 4:07 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The teenager elected mayor of his small Oregon city plans to be a steward for the budget and a proponent for growth. Voters in Yoncalla last week elected Ben Simons, 18, to be mayor of the city about 44 miles (71 kilometers) south of Eugene, the Oregonian reported . Simons beat out...

Poland marks centenary of its national rebirth at end of WWI

Nov. 11, 2018 3:29 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president, prime minister and other top political figures led an Independence Day march Sunday as part of a day of centenary celebrations, trailed by a huge crowd led by nationalist groups. More than 250,000 people marched in Warsaw to mark the 100th anniversary of Poland's...

Rome mayor found not guilty in case of City Hall appointment

Nov. 10, 2018 9:48 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Rome's embattled mayor was found not guilty Saturday of a charge of lying over a City Hall appointment, ending a months-long trial that had threatened her political career. Mayor Virginia Raggi hugged her lawyers after the judge read the verdict finding no crime had been committed in the...

The Latest: Trump threatens to withhold federal payments

Nov. 10, 2018 4:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on California's wildfires (all times local): 1:30 a.m. President Donald Trump is threatening to withhold federal payments to California, claiming its forest management is "so poor." Trump says Saturday via Twiitter that "there is no reason for these massive, deadly and costly...

Official: Shooter debated sanity online during bar massacre

Nov. 9, 2018 10:56 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane, a law enforcement official said Friday. Also, one of the possibilities...