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Salt Lake City protests name change for Ogden airport

Jun. 23, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah city that wants to incorporate "Salt Lake" into the name of its airport is holding off after the mayor of Salt Lake City protested. Ogden had proposed renaming the Ogden-Hinckley airport to the Ogden-Salt Lake Regional Airport. The city says it would help attract new airlines...

New Honolulu bills aimed at taxi, ride-hailing companies

Jun. 23, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu city officials are introducing two bills that would make regulations on traditional taxicab companies more in line with regulations on ride-hailing companies. Taxi companies such as Charley's, The Cab and EcoCab have voiced disappointment over upstart transportation companies not...

Romanian president to seek new term, backs corruption fight

Jun. 23, 2018 2:58 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president said Saturday he would seek a new term in office, pledging to fight corruption after the leader of the ruling Social Democratic Party was convicted for abuse of power in office. President Klaus Iohannis said he decided to make the announcement after Social...

Police earn hefty overtime pay to protect Memphis mayor

Jun. 23, 2018 2:07 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Police Department has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime to provide 24 hour security for Mayor Jim Strickland. The Commercial Appeal reports the city increased security for the mayor following a 2016 incident where protesters came to the mayor's house and...

Zimbabwe leader calls assassination attempt 'cowardly act'

Jun. 23, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's president was unscathed Saturday by an explosion at a campaign rally that state media called an attempt to assassinate him, later visiting his two injured vice presidents and declaring the "cowardly act" will not disrupt next month's historic elections. Dramatic footage...

Jackson agrees to raises, signing bonuses for police

Jun. 23, 2018 1:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Jackson Town Council has agreed to several incentives in an effort to hire and retain more police officers. Police Chief Todd Smith tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that over the past year, seven of the department's 23 officers have resigned, many due to low pay and high...

The Latest: Zimbabwe leader says blast went off inches away

Jun. 23, 2018 12:47 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on explosion at Zimbabwe president's campaign rally (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Zimbabwe's president says the explosive device in an attack on his campaign rally went off a "few inches away from me, but it is not my time." President Emmerson Mnangagwa told the state...

Massachusetts cities seek to regulate short-term rentals

Jun. 23, 2018 11:32 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — It's a daunting challenge for cities: What happens when too many people fall in love with you and want to move in — even just for a night or two? The latest version of that question is playing out in Massachusetts cities like Boston, Cambridge and Somerville, which have struggled to...

Webster City officials move to preserve downtown building

Jun. 23, 2018 11:23 AM EDT

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Webster City Council has approved the purchase of a historic downtown building with plans to restore the structure's facade. The City Council approved the $40,000 purchase of the former Elks Club building Monday, The Messenger reported . The two-story building was built in...

Central Idaho city eyes avalanche-zone rental homes

Jun. 23, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — Officials in the central Idaho town of Ketchum have approved doing an inventory of homes within avalanche zones not engineered to withstand avalanches and discussing the appropriate restrictions as rentals. The Idaho Mountain Express reports that the Ketchum City Council on Monday...