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West Virginia city manager reinstated after DUI plea

May. 22, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — The city manager of Wheeling, West Virginia, has been reinstated to his job after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. News outlets report the Wheeling City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday to reinstate suspended City Manager Robert Herron. Herron was sentenced...

Voters approve alcohol sales in western Kentucky city

May. 22, 2019 11:43 AM EDT

MARION, Ky. (AP) — Voters in a western Kentucky city have opted to allow alcohol sales. WPSD-TV reports 680 residents cast ballots in Marion on the issue Tuesday with 403 in favor and 277 opposed. The city joins a growing number of municipalities around the state that have approved liquor sales in recent...

Fayetteville OKs ban on using city money for foam containers

May. 22, 2019 11:37 AM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Leaders in Fayetteville have approved a measure that bans the city from buying disposable products made from Styrofoam. The Fayetteville City Council on Tuesday approved the ban on polystyrene foam, better known as Styrofoam. The measure also applies to vendors operating on city...

Judge overseeing Seattle police reforms orders oversight fix

May. 22, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The federal judge overseeing reforms in the Seattle Police Department has ordered the city, the Department of Justice and others to fix ongoing inadequacies surrounding officer accountability, and said he will extend court oversight of the department until they do so. U.S. District Judge...

Remains of Holocaust victims laid to rest in Belarus

May. 22, 2019 10:28 AM EDT

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Remains of more than 1,000 Holocaust victims were laid to rest on Wednesday in a Belarusian city on the border with Poland after a mass grave was discovered on a building site earlier this year. Belarus was home to a large, vibrant Jewish community before World War II, and the...

Opposition starts campaign for Istanbul mayor in re-run

May. 22, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition's candidate for Istanbul mayor has launched his campaign for the June 23 re-run elections, promising to win again after Turkey's electoral board ruled the initial vote invalid. Ekrem Imamoglu from the secular Republican People's Party is accusing President Recep Tayyip...

Duterte's allies dominate Senate race, shut out opposition

May. 22, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president's allies won a majority of the 12 Senate seats at stake in midterm elections, official results showed Wednesday, while the opposition's shutout heralds a stronger grip on power by a leader accused of massive human rights violations. Election officials...

Elections board OKs recall campaign of DC city councilman

May. 22, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., Board of Elections has approved a petition to recall a city councilman who used his position to solicit business from area lobbyists. The Washington Post reports the board unanimously voted Monday to approve the recall effort of Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans....

Philadelphia mayor easily fends off 2 challengers in primary

May. 21, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Democrat Jim Kenney is poised to keep his job as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city after fending off two challengers in Tuesday's primary who criticized his signature achievement: a soda tax to help provide free preschool classes. The victory all but assures Kenney will stay on...

Chicago mayor keeping on Emanuel appointees in key posts

May. 21, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is retaining several appointees of the previous mayor in key posts, including the city's police superintendent. Lightfoot, who was sworn in as mayor on Monday, announced Superintendent Eddie Johnson is among a group of officials from former Mayor Rahm...