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Correction: Fired Fire Chief-Atlanta story

Oct. 18, 2018 9:38 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Oct. 16 about a settlement reached between the city of Atlanta and its former fire chief, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the mayor would have to sign off on the settlement. The settlement was part of a resolution that does not require action from the mayor. A...

Sweden's Olympic leaders: Taxpayers won't foot bill for 2026

Oct. 18, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Olympic leaders have tried to assure Stockholm's newly formed local government that the city's taxpayers will not be asked to foot the bill for the 2026 Winter Games. Stockholm's bid to host the games is at risk after lawmakers in the new coalition running the city highlighted...

Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles

Oct. 18, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must...

Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles

Oct. 18, 2018 1:47 AM EDT

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must...

Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home

Oct. 17, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding...

Jury hears closing arguments at college hoops fraud trial

Oct. 17, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball clashed in closing arguments Wednesday over the question of whether major programs were harmed by an alleged scheme to give secret cash payments to the families of top recruits. Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah Solowiejczyk...

Mayor offers waterfront plan to save Boston from rising seas

Oct. 17, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a plan Wednesday to transform the city's waterfront to protect the low-lying, extensively landfilled city from climate change and rising sea levels. The Democratic mayor's "Resilient Boston Harbor" plan calls for the creation of 67 acres (27 hectares) of new...

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

Oct. 17, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The first black female Republican in Congress is facing a tough challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor in a largely suburban Utah district where many say they are wary of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Mia Love has sought to create some distance from the president while...

New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

Oct. 17, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has quietly reached a new agreement to keep open a 2,400-bed detention facility used to detain immigrant mothers and children, in a lucrative arrangement for a private prison company and the tiny South Texas town where it's located. U.S. Immigration and Customs...

3 Myanmar journalists in court over story gov't calls false

Oct. 17, 2018 5:19 AM EDT

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Three detained journalists appeared in a Myanmar court on Wednesday to face charges filed against them by the Yangon regional government, which alleges a story they published was false. An increasing number of journalists have been arrested and jailed for their work under Myanmar's...