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Philippine police summon owner of quake collapsed building

Apr. 24, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine police investigators have summoned the owner of a four-story supermarket that collapsed in a powerful earthquake and is feared to have trapped dozens of people, officials said Wednesday. Chuzon Supermarket owner Samuel Chu on Tuesday appeared at a police station in...

Ex-mayor in federal pay-to-play scheme faces sentencing

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor convicted of exchanging public works contracts for campaign contributions is set to be sentenced as part of a federal pay-to-play investigation that led to raids of two city halls a week apart. Vaughn Spencer, the Democratic mayor of Reading from 2012 until...

Mail carrier fatally shot in New Mexico, teen suspect sought

Apr. 23, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An on-duty mail carrier for the Postal Service was shot and killed in a New Mexico neighborhood after intervening in a dispute between a 17-year-old and his mother, police said Tuesday. Authorities in Albuquerque were searching for suspect Xavier Zamora, who was accused of murder...

Missouri measure would undo voter-enacted redistricting plan

Apr. 23, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal that would undo the redistricting process enacted months ago by voters through an initiative petition, then roughly an hour later passed a bill to charge a fee to file initiative petitions. The efforts come after Missouri voters...

North Korea's Kim on way to Russia to meet Putin on Thursday

Apr. 23, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a much-anticipated summit Thursday, the Kremlin said, ending weeks of speculation about the meeting's timing and venue. Preparations for the meeting in Vladivostok, a Russia city on the Pacific, were held in...

Tension emerges between Congress, 2020 Dems on impeachment

Apr. 23, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top Democrats vying for the White House in 2020 are clamoring for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, but many of their congressional colleagues — who would have to manage such efforts — are far more wary. The same day House Speaker Nancy Pelosi...

New Jersey's takeover of Atlantic City to last full 5 years

Apr. 23, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The administration of Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy plans to leave a state takeover of Atlantic City in place for the full five years that his Republican predecessor envisioned in seizing control of the cash-strapped seaside gambling resort. The timetable laid out...

Fox News to host town hall meeting with Pete Buttigieg

Apr. 23, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to agree to hold a town hall meeting on Fox News Channel. The May 19 event will be broadcast live from Claremont, New Hampshire. Fox News Sunday's Chris Wallace will moderate. Buttigieg is a Rhodes...

Town keeps playing Smith recording amid racist allegations

Apr. 23, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — The mayor of a New Jersey shore town says they keep playing Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" on its boardwalk despite allegations of racism against the singer. Wildwood has traditionally started each day by playing the song. "It's an Irving Berlin patriotic song that has...

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

Apr. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): Midnight South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has "made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment," but he will "leave it to...