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FILE - In this June 13, 2015, file photo Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar is seen at the signing of a minimum-wage ordinance at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Los Angeles. Huizar, who has been under the cloud of a federal corruption investigation, was arrested Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the FBI said. Councilman Huizar was taken into custody without incident at his Boyle Heights home, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The mayor and other city leaders have been calling for Huizar to resign since his former special assistant agreed to plead guilty in a $1 million bribery scheme involving real estate developers. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Los Angeles councilman arrested in federal corruption probe

Jun. 23, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brown paper bags stuffed with cash. Hundreds of thousands of dollars in casino chips. A 77-story skyscraper meant to be the highest west of the Mississippi River. Jose Huizar, a Los Angeles city councilman known as “the boss,” was arrested Tuesday on allegations he...

This June 8, 2016 photo shows the exterior of the former Showboat casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Philadelphia developer Bart Blatstein, the owner of the Showboat hotel said, Wednesday, May 27, 2020, that he is planning a $100 million year-round indoor water park next door to it, and will break ground on the project in August. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

Showboat owner planning $100M water park in Atlantic City

May. 27, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The owner of Atlantic City's Showboat hotel plans to build a $100 million year-round indoor water park next to it and will break ground in August, he said Wednesday. Bart Blatstein, the Philadelphia developer who runs the Showboat as a hotel that does not offer gambling, applied...

FILE - In this Friday, Apr. 26, 2019, file photo, people walk past the National Theater of Albania in Tirana. Albania demolished its crumbling National Theater, which opened during World War II, above which sparked protests by artists, backed by the opposition, who wanted the theater to be renovated and condemned the $32.4 million price tag to build a new facility. (AP Photo/Gent Onuzi, File)

Albanian artists press to have demolished theater rebuilt

May. 20, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian artists on Wednesday defied lockdown restrictions to hold a new, peaceful protest over the demolition of the capital's crumbling National Theater building, demanding the government rebuilds it along the original plans. Artists of the Alliance for the Theater Protection,...

Police guard during the demolition of the national theater building in Tirana, Monday, May 18, 2020. Albanian artists and opposition party supporters gathered for a second day Monday to protest the demolition of the crumbling National Theater building in the capital, which has triggered strong political tension amid a major heritage debate. (AP Photo/Gent Onuzi)

New protest in Albania over National Theater demolition

May. 18, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian artists and opposition party supporters gathered for a second day Monday to protest authorities' demolition of the crumbling National Theater building in the capital, which has triggered strong political tension amid a major heritage debate. Defying a lockdown ban on mass...

Protesters scuffle with police during the demolition of the national theater building in Tirana, Sunday, May 17, 2020. The government's decision to destroy the old National Theater, built by Italians when they occupied Albania during World War II, was opposed by artists and others who wanted it renovated instead. (AP Photo/Gent Onuzi)

Albanian protesters, police clash over theater demolition

May. 17, 2020 12:02 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police clashed Sunday with opposition supporters who were protesting the demolition of the country's crumbling National Theater building in the capital. Police pulled a group of artists and some opposition leaders away from the building in Tirana early in the morning before...

In a photo taken Thursday, May 7, 2020, Erika Romero poses for The Associated Press in her home in Hyattsville, Md. Romero joined millions of Americans out of work after she was recently laid off from her job as an office janitor. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Job market meltdown hits most vulnerable workers hardest

May. 8, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — As the coronavirus rampaged across the U.S. economy, it slashed a cruel path of job losses, reduced hours and hardships for America's most vulnerable workers. The 20.5 million jobs lost in April fell disproportionately on African Americans, Latinos, low-wage workers and people with no...

FILE - This Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 file photo shows the Hard Rock Hotel, which was under construction, after a fatal partial collapse in New Orleans.  A federal agency has issued citations against a dozen companies in connection with last fall's deadly partial collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans, Friday, April 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

New Orleans: Demo of buildings near Hard Rock can proceed

May. 5, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans has approved demolition of three buildings near the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel to make space for cranes that are needed to finish tearing down the hotel, city officials said Tuesday. The structure partially fell in October, killing three workers and sending...