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Kansas City, Missouri, voters elect Lucas as new mayor

Jun. 19, 2019 1:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Voters on Tuesday chose Quinton Lucas over fellow City Council member Jolie Justus in a mayoral runoff, according to unofficial results that...

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

Jun. 19, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. The meeting at a downtown church was called by the city in the wake of the release...

Seattle gives voters $100 to donate to favorite candidates

Jun. 19, 2019 1:03 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — On a muggy spring morning, Seattle City Council candidate Pat Murakami weaves through front yards and porches, knocking on doors in a gritty but gentrifying neighborhood. It's a tradition for political hopefuls. And for Murakami, a two-time council contender, it's also her main fundraising...

The Latest: Lucas defeats Justus to become Kansas City mayor

Jun. 18, 2019 11:23 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the election to choose next mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, (all times local): 9:20 p.m. A 34-year-old black man whose family was homeless at times during his childhood in Kansas City, Missouri, will become the city's 55th mayor. Unofficial results showed that Kansas...

The Latest: Couple speak about Phoenix police incident

Jun. 18, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A father says he and his family are lucky to be alive after Phoenix police aimed guns and yelled obscenities at them in a videotaped encounter. Dravon Ames said during a...

How California utility's wildfire settlement will be paid

Jun. 18, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California utility has agreed to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments to cover damages from several wildfires caused by the company's downed power lines. Pacific Gas & Electric is facing at least $30 billion in potential damages in lawsuits filed by local governments,...

PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

Jun. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California utility agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments to cover damages from a series of deadly wildfires caused by its downed power lines. The settlement is a sliver of the more than $30 billion in potential damages Pacific Gas & Electric is facing in...

San Francisco moves closer to nation's 1st e-cigarette ban

Jun. 18, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors moved a step closer Tuesday to becoming the first city in the U.S. to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes to crack down on youth vaping. Supervisors unanimously approved a ban on the sale and distribution of e-cigarettes. They also endorsed a ban on...

Memphis City Council postpones Graceland expansion vote

Jun. 18, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have again postponed a vote on an expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Council members on Tuesday agreed for the fifth time to delay a vote related to a plan to provide tax incentives for a $100 million expansion of the...

The Latest: San Francisco closer to ban on e-cigarette sales

Jun. 18, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco's effort to ban sales of electronic cigarettes in the city (all times local): 3:10 p.m. San Francisco supervisors have voted unanimously to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes. Supervisors on...