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Cleaver criticizes church action during King street campaign

Nov. 11, 2019 5:18 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri is criticizing the tactics of a group that led a successful campaign to remove Martin Luther King's name from a Kansas City street. During an appearance Sunday on MSNBC's "PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton," Cleaver was particularly upset that...

Groups plan to remove dam that blocks fish spawning grounds

Nov. 11, 2019 11:26 AM EST

WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Environmental groups are planning to remove a 1970s dam in Connecticut that has blocked alewife herring from returning from the ocean to freshwater spawning grounds. The Day reports that a recently announced $187,000 grant from the Long Island Sound Futures Fund will help pay for...

Romanian president to face former PM in presidential runoff

Nov. 11, 2019 9:27 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian election authorities say President Klaus Iohannis will face Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted former prime minister, in the Nov. 24 presidential runoff. The Permanent Electoral Authority said Monday that the center-right Iohannis got 36.9% of the valid votes, while...

Romania presidential vote seen heading to Nov. 24 runoff

Nov. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls from Sunday's balloting showed a runoff will be needed Nov. 24 to decide Romania's presidential contest. Official results are not expected before Monday, though two exit polls found center-right President Klaus Iohannis collecting nearly 40% of the votes, followed by...

The Latest: Exit polls see runoff in Romania president vote

Nov. 10, 2019 5:09 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Latest on Romania's presidential election (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Two exit polls show President Klaus Iohannis picking up nearly 40% of the votes in the first round of Romania's presidential election, followed by Viorica Dancila, the recently ousted prime minister, with...

Kenmore Air, Lake Union neighbors clash over crowded waters

Nov. 10, 2019 10:06 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Lake Union community group is raising the alarm over what it says are plans for a permanent, 3,000-foot-long seaplane-landing zone down the center of Lake Union that would be off-limits to boaters and other users. But Kenmore Air, which operates regular flights from the lake to Vancouver,...

Residents fear development will displace them

Nov. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EST

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Voncile Whitaker flips through a three-ring binder, tracing her hand along photos and newspaper clippings from the early days of the city's black population. Whitaker, 66, grew up in River Park, a Naples neighborhood developed in the '60s as a segregated community for black residents,...

Utah officials weigh ideas to ease congestion on canyon road

Nov. 9, 2019 10:55 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Department of Transportation will begin assessing a wide array of ideas to ease traffic on a canyon road that leads up to some of the state's most popular and well-known ski resorts, including gondolas, a rail line, buses, and wider roads and more parking lots. The Salt Lake...

Romania's presidential election eclipsed by political crisis

Nov. 8, 2019 10:50 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanians are set to choose the country's new president Sunday, in a traditionally highly-contested election overshadowed this year by a political crisis which saw a minority government installed just days ago. Polls show incumbent center-right President Klaus Iohannis ahead with...

Removing King's name in Kansas City opens wounds, discussion

Nov. 6, 2019 8:39 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City leaders and residents on Wednesday began what is likely to be a challenging conversation about how to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and recover from wounds inflicted during a nearly yearlong debate over naming a street for the civil rights icon in the majority white...