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DC Mayor Bowser wins; voters OK pay shift for tipped workers

Jun. 19, 2018 10:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser easily secured the Democratic Party nomination Tuesday night as she seeks a second term in office. Voters also approved a ballot initiative that will restructure the payment system for waiters, bartenders and other tipped employees in bars and...

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

Jun. 19, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

The city council in what was once a key seaport for slave trade adopted a resolution Tuesday apologizing for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council approved the resolution which offers a denouncement of slavery, a promise of tolerance in the future and a proposal for an office of racial...

South Carolina city council OKs slavery apology resolution

Jun. 19, 2018 9:55 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, the City Council has voted to apologize for slavery. By voice vote, the Charleston City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution denouncing slavery, promising tolerance in the future and proposing an office of racial...

Honolulu mayor vetoes bill to limit Uber, Lyft 'surge' fares

Jun. 19, 2018 9:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's mayor has vetoed a bill aimed at setting limits for what ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft can charge during peak demand. Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday he wants to see new technology blend with old. The bill sought to prevent "surge pricing" rates getting higher than...

In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, city council adopts a resolution apologizing for slavery

Jun. 19, 2018 9:37 PM EDT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In Charleston, South Carolina, once a key slave trading port, city council adopts a resolution apologizing for slavery.

The Latest: 2 councilmen won't vote for slavery apology

Jun. 19, 2018 9:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a resolution to apologize for slavery (all times local): 9:10 p.m. Two members of a South Carolina city council say they won't vote for a resolution apologizing for slavery. Charleston City Councilman Perry Waring cited a need to focus on economic development as the...

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office

Jun. 19, 2018 8:48 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser wins Democratic Party nomination as she seeks a second term in office.

Yemeni officials say fighting rages around Hodeida airport

Jun. 19, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Fierce fighting raged Tuesday outside the airport of the crucial Yemeni city of Hodeida as thousands of pro-government fighters backed by a Saudi-led coalition battled Iranian-allied Shiite rebels for control of the Red Sea port — the main passageway for food and aid supplies in...

Land deal ties Interior secretary's family, Halliburton boss

Jun. 19, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's family is involved in a land deal in his Montana hometown with the head of an energy services giant that does business with the Interior Department, according to records and interviews Tuesday. The Zinkes' dealings with Halliburton chairman David...

The Latest: Mayor hopes lawsuit improves police conduct

Jun. 19, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit filed against Milwaukee and the city's police department by NBA player Sterling Brown alleging excessive force (all times local): 1:25 p.m. Milwaukee's mayor says he hopes the relationship between police and residents can improve in the wake of an excessive force...