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Truce brings hope for Yemen, but peace could prove elusive

Dec. 18, 2018 3:09 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A cease-fire on Tuesday halted months of heavy fighting in Yemen's port city of Hodeida, raising hopes that the latest U.N.-led peace efforts can end the civil war and alleviate the world's worst humanitarian crisis. But the truce in the Red Sea city remains fragile, and it's unclear if...

Activists concerned by prosecutors joining police union

Dec. 18, 2018 3:05 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Supporters of criminal justice reform are questioning a move by assistant prosecutors in St. Louis County to join a police union, as well as the timing of the vote just weeks before a change-minded prosecutor takes office. Assistant prosecutors and investigators voted Monday to join the...

To understand life expectancy fall, start in West Virginia

Dec. 18, 2018 2:56 PM EST

MADISON, W.Va. (AP) — If you want to understand why U.S. life expectancy is declining, West Virginia is a good place to start. The state is a bellwether of bad health, portending major problems years before they became severe nationally. "It seems that the worst outcomes happen here first," said Dr....

Correction: Homeless Count story

Dec. 18, 2018 2:45 PM EST

In a story Dec. 17 about a count of homeless people in the U.S., The Associated Press reported erroneously which tax Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Executive Director Peter Lynn credited for helping reduce homelessness in the 2018 count. Lynn was crediting a Los Angeles city ballot measure that was...

Judge ends suit over death caused when beach sand collapsed

Dec. 18, 2018 1:36 PM EST

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died when the sand under his feet collapsed as he walked along the shoreline, plunging him into the swirling waters of an inlet. Superior Court Judge John Porto dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday brought by the...

Cease-fire in Yemen's port goes into force after fighting

Dec. 17, 2018 6:51 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A cease-fire went into force early Tuesday in Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida after intense fighting between government-allied forces and Shiite rebels erupted shortly before the U.N.-brokered truce took hold in the contested city, Yemeni officials said. They said artillery shelling and...

Indiana mayor won't seek 3rd term, fueling 2020 speculation

Dec. 17, 2018 1:54 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The mayor of South Bend, Indiana, said Monday he won't seek a third term, fueling speculation he may run for president in 2020. Pete Buttigieg, an openly gay 36-year-old who gained national attention as he campaigned for Democratic National Committee chairman last year , declined to...

Park won't honor slaveholder, angering Irish cultural groups

Dec. 17, 2018 11:34 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Citing his slave-owning past, a Virginia town outside DC has officially decided not to name a refurbished park after one of its founding fathers in a move that's fostered accusations of anti-Catholic and anti-Irish bias. The Washington Post reports the Alexandria City Council...

Mayor eyes overhauling racetrack without moving Preakness

Dec. 17, 2018 7:44 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Endorsing a proposed $424 million overhaul of the Baltimore track that hosts the Preakness Stakes, Mayor Catherine Pugh says the second leg of horse racing's Triple Crown wouldn't necessarily have to be relocated. The Baltimore Sun reports the mayor said Friday that she believes the...

French city honors victims of Christmas market attack

Dec. 16, 2018 6:39 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last week's shooting attack near a famous Christmas market as the death toll rose to five. French authorities said a Polish man died in a Strasbourg hospital Sunday, one of a dozen...