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Late night closing time is back for Miami Beach bars

Jun. 23, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Closing time is moving back to 5 a.m. for some Miami Beach bars after a judge granted the Clevelander Hotel a temporary injunction blocking the city from limiting hours in the South Beach entertainment district. The hotel sued Miami Beach over...

Japan top court says married couples must adopt one surname

Jun. 23, 2021 10:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that laws requiring married couples to have the same surname are constitutional, dismissing a challenge by three couples seeking to keep their original names. The decision to affirm a 2015 Supreme Court ruling was...

Socialist community activist India Walton defeats four-term Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary

Jun. 23, 2021 10:27 AM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Socialist community activist India Walton defeats four-term Buffalo mayor in Democratic primary.

Apple Daily to close, last pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper

Jun. 23, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s sole remaining pro-democracy newspaper will publish its last edition Thursday, forced to shut down after five editors and executives were arrested and millions of dollars in its assets were frozen as part of China's increasing crackdown on dissent in the...

Senate Republicans to consider local redistricting delay

Jun. 23, 2021 09:34 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Senate was slated to take up a Republican bill Wednesday that would delay local governments’ redistricting efforts. Wisconsin law requires counties to adopt redistricting plans for supervisors by July 1 and municipalities to adopt...

Theodore Roosevelt statue at New York museum to be relocated

Jun. 23, 2021 09:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent statue of Theodore Roosevelt at the entrance of The American Museum of Natural History will be removed after years of criticism that it symbolizes colonial subjugation and racial discrimination. The New York City Public Design Commission...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jun. 23, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

York Dispatch. June 22, 2021. Editorial: By coming out, former Penn State standout Carl Nassib proves his courage The Merriam-Webster definition of courage reads as follows: “Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear...

Councilman defeats indicted Rochester mayor in Dem. primary

Jun. 23, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who ran for a third term while under indictment in a campaign finance case and under fire for her handling of a police killing, was defeated Tuesday in the Democratic primary by City Councilman Malik Evans. Evans’...

EU says UEFA has no 'excuse' for blocking rainbow protest

Jun. 23, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official said he can’t find “any reasonable excuse” for UEFA to reject host city Munich’s plans to display rainbow colors during a match between Germany and Hungary at the European Championship. UEFA said it understood the...

Vermont Legislature to seek to overturn 3 governor vetoes

Jun. 23, 2021 08:21 AM EDT

The Vermont Legislature will be back Wednesday to hold what is expected to be a two-day session to attempt to override three bills vetoed by Republican Gov. Phil Scott. In Vermont, attempts to override vetoes by the governor must start in the chamber where the...