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Hip hop festival joins open-air market in New Bedford

Aug. 20, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — If you were walking through Downtown New Bedford on Saturday, you might have been confused by what you saw. 3rd EyE Open Hip Hop Festival not only had break dancers, but also everything from graffiti artists giving demonstrations to farmers selling sunflowers to families playing...

Campaigning heats up over Phoenix light rail vote

Aug. 20, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Campaigning over the future of mass rail transit in Phoenix is heating up over next week's special election asking voters whether expansion of the light rail system in the nation's fifth largest city should be halted. Arizona election watchers say a large number of early mail-in ballots...

Deschutes County enacts marijuana moratorium

Aug. 20, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Deschutes County commissioners have voted to send the question of whether recreational marijuana growing and processing operations should be allowed in the future to the November 2020 ballot. The Bulletin reports the unanimous vote Monday triggered an immediate moratorium on any new...

Councilwoman sworn into office using a Dr. Seuss book

Aug. 20, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A newly elected St. Louis County councilwoman has been sworn into office using a Dr. Seuss book. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the council doesn't require members to be sworn in on a Bible, and newly elected 2nd District member Kelli Dunaway chose "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"...

Ferndale mayor, a Democrat, takes reins of Oakland County

Aug. 20, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A Democrat is running Michigan's second-largest county after the death of Republican L. Brooks Patterson , who was Oakland County executive for more than 25 years. David Coulter was the mayor of Ferndale until Monday. Oakland County commissioners hired him to serve through the 2020...

Campaigning heats up over Phoenix light rail vote

Aug. 20, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Campaigning is heating up over next week's election asking voters whether they want to halt any expansion of the light rail system in the nation's fifth largest city. For weeks, postcards and pamphlets on both sides of the issue have flooded mailboxes of people registered to vote in the Aug....

Russian panel eyes alleged foreign interference in protests

Aug. 19, 2019 1:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's lower house of parliament on Monday set up a commission to examine alleged cases of foreign interference in connection with a series of protests against the Moscow city council election, while President Vladimir Putin defended the harsh police crackdown on some of the demonstrations....

Sudan protesters, army postpone announcement on ruling body

Aug. 19, 2019 10:46 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said on Monday the country's pro-democracy movement has asked for a delay on the announcement of a joint ruling body because of last-minute, internal disputes over the opposition appointees. The new, 11-member body — called the sovereign council —...

Turkey removes 3 pro-Kurdish mayors from office

Aug. 19, 2019 8:53 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In a new government crackdown on a pro-Kurdish party, Turkey on Monday removed from office the elected mayors of three cities in the mostly Kurdish-populated southeast region over their alleged links to rebels, replacing them with government appointees. The mayors of the cities of...

Judge disqualifies mayoral candidate over residence issues

Aug. 18, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

TALLULAH, La. (AP) — A judge is ruling that a man can't run for mayor in northeast Louisiana because he hasn't proved that he meets residency qualifications. KNOE-TV reports a Madison Parish judge on Friday disqualified Antonio Wilson from running for mayor of Tallulah in the October election. Resident...