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Poopy pipe cancels court in aged Georgia government building

Jun. 19, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A ruptured pipe in Columbus' main government building dumped bird feces, leaves and other debris into a judge's office. Muscogee County Superior Court Judge Gil McBride tells WRBL-TV he found debris and water in his office suite earlier this month...

Cities opting out of Indiana's suits against opioid makers

Jun. 19, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several Indiana cities have opted out of the state's pending lawsuits against opioid manufacturers and distributors, reasoning that they will likely see more cash from their own litigation filed in response to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The...

Historic Florida steam train will become tourist attraction

Jun. 19, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 101-year-old steam locomotive that once plied the steel ribbons between Jacksonville and Virginia, then was displayed downtown before its move to the Prime Osborn Convention Center’s parking lot, has another journey to make. The City...

Louisville effort could help people move after shootings

Jun. 19, 2021 00:03 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Cynthia Hall lost her son, granddaughter and home to gunfire. All in a matter of two days. Hall, 53, said she no longer felt safe in her apartment in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood after someone fired more than 75...

11 U.S. mayors commit to develop reparations pilot projects

Jun. 18, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eleven U.S. mayors — from Los Angeles to tiny Tullahassee, Oklahoma — have pledged to pay reparations for slavery to a small group of Black residents in their cities, saying their aim is to set an example for the federal government on how a nationwide program...

Portugal mayor: Protesters' details were given to embassies

Jun. 18, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The city council of Lisbon has for years provided foreign embassies with personal information about protesters who organize demonstrations outside their premises, the Portuguese capital’s mayor said Friday. The practice continued even after a...

Maine adopts new voting access law, including student ID use

Jun. 18, 2021 11:57 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine has approved a suite of rule changes designed to make the process of voting in elections go more smoothly. Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, signed the proposal into law on Wednesday. One aspect of the proposal allows students at Maine schools to...

Union workers protest Boston's in-person work order

Jun. 18, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A union that represents about 800 Boston city employees who have been working remotely during the pandemic has filed an unfair labor practices claim against acting Mayor Kim Janey’s administration for unilaterally ordering them back to the office. The...

Hong Kong newspaper increases print fivefold after arrests

Jun. 18, 2021 05:24 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily increased its print run more than fivefold to 500,000 copies as residents lined up Friday to buy the paper in a show of support for beleaguered press freedoms, a day after police arrested five top editors and executives. ...

Hispanic group sues Santa Fe mayor over destroyed obelisk

Jun. 17, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Hispanic fraternal order is suing the mayor of Santa Fe over damage to a historical monument by activists last year and the city’s proposal to permanently remove it. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in state district court, the Union...