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Mayor seeks help finding men who bedded down in flower bed

Aug. 19, 2019 3:40 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of one Mississippi town is putting out an all-plants bulletin. It's an effort to find four unknown men who flopped down in a flower bed that the city of Oxford maintains on the town square. Mayor Robyn Tannehill on Sunday posted surveillance video on Twitter of the four men...

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

Aug. 19, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, the unarmed man whose dying gasps of "I can't breathe" gave voice to a national debate over race and police use of force....

The Latest: Mayor says justice served in firing of officer

Aug. 19, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 2:50 p.m. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the police commissioner's firing of the officer whose chokehold contributed to the death of an unarmed black man means that "justice was served." De Blasio said Monday he...

Officials: Boise could see rent application fee regulations

Aug. 19, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho city councilwoman has proposed placing restrictions on rental application fees after residents have complained of high cost, officials said. Boise City Council member Lisa Sanchez discussed suggesting an ordinance that would stop people who take fees with no intention to rent,...

Zimbabwe court bans anti-government protest in Bulawayo

Aug. 19, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's courts upheld a police order banning an anti-government demonstration Monday in Bulawayo, the country's second largest city. Police prevented representatives the Movement for Democratic Change, the opposition party that had tried to organize the protest, from addressing...

Pakistan decries cross-border fire as Kashmir security eases

Aug. 19, 2019 11:10 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Pakistan said Indian troops fired across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another, as some security restrictions were lifted Monday in the main city of Srinagar. Pakistan and Indian often exchange fire in the Himalayan region, but...

Correction: Gun Safety Rally story

Aug. 19, 2019 10:34 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — In a story Aug. 17 about a gun safety rally, The Associated Press reported the wrong spelling of the first name of the Baltimore City Council president. His name is Brandon Scott. A corrected version of the story is below: Advocates for gun safety to rally in Baltimore Advocates for gun...

Newark mayor: Water testing could take month to complete

Aug. 19, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark's mayor says it could take another month before additional testing is completed on lead levels in the city's water supply. That means residents in affected neighborhoods will have to continue receiving bottled water. Mayor Ras Baraka's comments on a radio show Sunday were first...

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...

Ex-Metro chair threatened jobs, tried to hide ethics issue

Aug. 19, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Confidential documents show the former chairman of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority sought to limit an ethics investigation and prevent its findings from being made public. The Washington Post reports Jack Evans' actions are detailed in investigative documents obtained...