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Ecuador crisis weakens president, strengthens indigenous

Oct. 14, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of indigenous demonstrators, student volunteers and local residents launched a mass cleanup Monday of a Quito park where anti-austerity protesters fought police for days, leaving piles of burning tires, trees and construction material. Late Sunday, President Lenín...

Another Philadelphia shooting wounds 2, 1 critically

Oct. 14, 2019 4:14 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two more people were wounded, one critically, in the same section of Philadelphia on Monday where six people ranging in age from 14 to 27 were wounded the evening before by gunfire during another violent weekend in the city. Police said the latest shots reported shortly after 1030 a.m....

Suit challenges speech rules at Mississippi abortion clinic

Oct. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi have filed a lawsuit challenging a local ordinance that will restrict noise levels and require protesters to remain a certain distance from the entrance of health care facilities. The lawsuit says the Jackson ordinance unconstitutionally limits...

Judge: Louisiana city overcharged on residential sewer bills

Oct. 14, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A judge says a northwest Louisiana city has been overcharging residential water and sewer customers for years. An attorney for Shreveport residents says in a news release that Caddo Parish Judge Michael Pitman ruled Monday without a full trial. Attorney Anne Wilkes said in an...

Struggling Kansas City T-Bones locked out of stadium

Oct. 14, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas City T-Bones are officially locked out of their stadium in Kansas City, Kansas. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, changed the locks and padlocked the gates to the stadium Monday because the team has failed to pay hundreds of thousands of...

Omaha mayor says she supports tax on vaping products

Oct. 14, 2019 8:35 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha's mayor says she supports a proposal to expand a tobacco tax to including vaping. The Omaha World-Herald reports Mayor Jean Stothert said last week she would support the expansion for public health and tax fairness reasons. Council President Chris Jerram has called for ending an...

Facial recognition technology focus of Detroit forum

Oct. 14, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit city council member is hosting a community forum on the use of facial-recognition technology by police. The event by Roy McCalister Jr. is planned for Thursday at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall in Detroit. It is expected to focus on how the software will...

Developer would pay $300K to move historic house

Oct. 14, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — An agreement to save one of Joliet's oldest homes from demolition is awaiting city council approval. The (Joliet) Herald-News reports that the Will County Historical Society would move the Casseday House from its current location where a developer wants to build a gas station. The...

Lack of Sioux Falls police diversity creates challenges

Oct. 14, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mark Blackburn knows the clock is ticking. The Sioux Falls Police Department has talked about the desire to increase demographic diversity on its force for decades, but the numbers don't add up. A lack of racial and gender representation reflecting the growing Sioux Falls community...

Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in Mexico

Oct. 13, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico on Sunday after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States. The group set out before sunrise...