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Ex-Baltimore mayor D'Alesandro, Pelosi's brother, dies at 90

Oct. 20, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Thomas D'Alesandro III, a former Baltimore mayor and the brother of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has died. He was 90. A spokesman for Pelosi said D'Alesandro died Sunday morning at his north Baltimore home after complications from a stroke. Pelosi says in a statement that she and her family...

Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese protesters flood streets

Oct. 20, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese protesters of all ages flooded major cities and towns nationwide Sunday demanding an end to corruption and the rule of the country's political elite. Each hour brought hundreds more people to the streets for the largest anti-government protests yet in four...

Ban on single-use plastic bags taking effect in Providence

Oct. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A ban on single-use plastic bags in the city of Providence is going into effect. The city says the ordinance takes effect on Tuesday. It prohibits retailers form offering single-use plastic bags at checkout counters, unless they can prove a qualifying exemption. The ordinance allows...

Milan seeks US apology for WWII bomb that killed children

Oct. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan's mayor appealed Sunday to U.S. authorities to apologize for a World War II bombing raid that killed 184 elementary school children. Mayor Giuseppe Sala made the request following a Mass marking the 75th anniversary of the Gorla massacre, named for the quarter in the city that was...

St. Petersburg rolls out scooter program with rules

Oct. 20, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One Florida city is trying to roll out an electric scooter program and avoid the problems of other metro areas around the U.S. The St. Petersburg City Council approved an ordinance recently that would allow scooter share companies to participate in a one-year pilot program that...

Nestor heads into Georgia after tornados damage Florida

Oct. 19, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Nestor raced across Georgia as a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday, hours after the former tropical storm spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida while sparing areas of the Florida Panhandle devastated one year earlier by Hurricane Michael. The storm...

The Latest: Nestor brings rain, tornado warnings to Georgia

Oct. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Nestor (all times local): 8:35 p.m. Former Tropical Storm Nestor has spread heavy rains over a large part of Georgia and triggered warnings for two potential twisters in the state. The National Weather Service issued two tornado warnings Saturday evening for...

In many parts of Mexico, government ceded battle to cartels

Oct. 19, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

EL AGUAJE, Mexico (AP) — The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord's son, but in many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago. The massive, rolling gunbattle in Culiacan, capital of...

Barcelona mayor pleads for violence in Catalonia to stop

Oct. 19, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. "This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it," Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that Friday's...

New Orleans hotel collapse: Demolition of cranes delayed

Oct. 19, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed hotel has been delayed until Sunday, city officials said after determining the cranes were more damaged than previously thought. Officials said a demolition that had been planned Saturday...