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NYC mayor, running for president, on defense after blackout

Jul. 15, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's mayor fended off criticism Monday for being in Iowa campaigning for president while Manhattan was in the grips of a major power outage. Bill de Blasio said on MSNBC that he was in frequent contact with agencies handling the emergency and that he thinks first responders did an...

Ex-governor to lead push Sands' push for casino in NYC

Jul. 15, 2019 11:17 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. David Paterson is joining Las Vegas Sands to lead the casino and resort developer's push for a casino in New York City. Voters have already authorized up to three casinos for the nation's largest city, but state law currently says they can't be approved until 2023...

Mayor wants police at playground events after 2nd shooting

Jul. 15, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has asked the police department to increase its presence at parks and recreation events following the second mass shooting in a month at a city playground. On Saturday night, two men opened fire at a crowded west Philadelphia playground where a cookout and...

The Latest: Churches promise sanctuary from migrant sweeps

Jul. 15, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on immigration enforcement sweeps (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A dozen churches in the Los Angeles area have declared themselves sanctuaries for migrant families as the Trump administration's immigration crackdown is scheduled to begin. Guillermo Torres, with Clergy and Laity...

Taiwan party picks mayor over ex-Foxconn chief for 2020 run

Jul. 15, 2019 2:07 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's main opposition party picked a pro-China populist mayor Monday as its candidate for the 2020 presidential race against an incumbent who often bashes Beijing. The Nationalist Party said Han Kuo-yu had won the presidential primary after opinion poll results gave him a 45...

Taiwan opposition party names popular mayor as presidential candidate, bypassing former Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou

Jul. 14, 2019 10:49 PM EDT
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan opposition party names popular mayor as presidential candidate, bypassing former Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou.

Puerto Rico governor rejects calls to resign amid scandal

Jul. 14, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Protesters in Puerto Rico gathered outside La Fortaleza governor's residence on Sunday, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board...

Churches jump into action with threat of immigration sweeps

Jul. 14, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As a nationwide immigration crackdown loomed, religious leaders across the country used their pulpits Sunday to quell concerns in immigrant communities and spring into action to help those potentially threatened by the operation. A Chicago priest talked during his homily about the compassion...

Calls for investigations after power restored in Manhattan

Jul. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan power outage that temporarily turned off the bright lights of the big city only lasted for a few hours, but left plenty of lingering questions and calls for investigations on Sunday. Con Ed President Tim Cawley insisted the Saturday night blackout that darkened more than 40...

Mayor: Crackdown on immigrants already underway in NYC

Jul. 14, 2019 3:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he's getting reports that a nationwide crackdown on immigrants facing deportation is already underway in his city. The sweeps were expected to start Sunday, but de Blasio tweeted on Saturday that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency had...