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Rowdy celebrations erupt in Norway as COVID restrictions end

Sep. 26, 2021 11:01 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Police in Norway on Sunday reported dozens of disturbances and violent clashes including mass brawls in the Nordic country’s big cities after streets, bars, restaurants and nightclubs were filled with people celebrating the end of COVID-19 restrictions that lasted for more...

Baltimore street artist Reed Bmore is wired for success

Sep. 26, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The street artist known as Reed Bmore is accustomed to seeing his pieces fly high over the heads of the public as the ingenious wire sculptures dangle — cheekily, if illicitly — from light fixture and traffic signal power cables. But at the age of...

Scars remain from 1971 flood that devastated Chester

Sep. 25, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Eyre Park was a tight and vibrant Chester development where the alumni rhapsodically recall summers of hide-and-seek, water-balloon fights, imprisoning lightning bugs in jars, and frantically chasing down the ice cream trucks in a neighborhood they had never wanted to...

Alabama city's planning commission OKs renaming street

Sep. 25, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A city planning commission in Alabama's capital city has unanimously passed a recommendation to rename one of its streets for a civil rights lawyer. The recommendation to rename Jeff Davis Avenue to Fred D. Gray Avenue was passed Thursday during...

Basta! Romans say enough to invasion of wild boars in city

Sep. 25, 2021 13:48 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Rome has been invaded by Gauls, Visigoths and vandals over the centuries, but the Eternal City is now grappling with a rampaging force of an entirely different sort: rubbish-seeking wild boars. Entire families of wild boars have become a daily sight in Rome,...

Plan keeps Waterville in 1st District, moves Augusta to 2nd

Sep. 25, 2021 11:49 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's bipartisan redistricting commission has agreed to move the state capital of Augusta into the 2nd Congressional District while leaving the city of Waterville in the 1st. The Portland Press Herald reports that the 15-member Apportionment...

Mayor: Delaware city council member dies in hospital

Sep. 25, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — The mayor of Newark, Delaware, says that a council member has died unexpectedly after being hospitalized. A news release from the city government said that Councilwoman Sharon Hughes died Saturday at Christiana Hospital. No cause of death was given....

Letting the paint dry: Georgia city stalls freeze on murals

Sep. 25, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Can a town have too many murals? It's a question that leaders in south Georgia's Thomasville are grappling with. The Thomasville Times-Enterprise reports that City Council members are exploring...

Biden risks losing support from Democrats amid DC gridlock

Sep. 25, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is losing support among critical groups in his political base as some of his core campaign promises falter, raising concerns among Democrats that the voters who put him in office may feel less enthusiastic about returning to the polls in next year's...

Home of the real Rockford Peaches may become home of museum

Sep. 25, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The northern Illinois city that figured prominently in the movie “A League of Their Own” may be getting a museum of its own. The Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously this week to grant a special-use permit to build a $10 million...