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Food, gasoline shortages reported in Bolivian cities

Nov. 18, 2019 7:30 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Residents in several Bolivian cities are reporting food and gasoline shortages because of protests by supporters of President Evo Morales, who resigned and fled to Mexico after a disputed election and nationwide unrest. Bolivia’s interim government said Monday that its efforts...

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

Nov. 18, 2019 6:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has been at odds with Airbnb in recent years, set out her issues with the...

Indiana mayor indicted over alleged bribe for contract

Nov. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana mayor was arrested Monday after being indicted for allegedly taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for a public contract. The theft of government funds charge unsealed Monday alleges Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler accepted the bribe from an unidentified company in exchange for...

The Latest: Central Indiana mayor indicted over bribe

Nov. 18, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a central Indiana mayor by FBI agents (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A central Indiana mayor has been indicted on a federal charge of theft of government funds for allegedly taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for a public contract. An indictment unsealed Monday...

Lincoln mayor signs order adding to discrimination rules

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The mayor of Lincoln has signed an executive order that bans discrimination against city employees based on gender identity or expression. Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird signed the executive order Monday in a move that strengthens a city policy prohibiting discrimination based on sexual...

Maryland city provides update on flood recovery and plan

Nov. 18, 2019 3:42 PM EST

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county official says nine of 10 buildings damaged by flooding in historic Ellicott City have been acquired by the county, and at least a portion of them will be preserved. Howard County Executive Calvin Ball gave an update Monday on recovery and planning. He says only...

Leaders back legislation that could expand regional transit

Nov. 18, 2019 1:58 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, two county executives and a commissioner from Washtenaw County say they support proposed legislation that could lead to expanding regional transit. Revisions to Michigan’s Municipal Partnership Act would allow Detroit and Wayne, Oakland and Washtenaw...

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Nov. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and points it toward the rubble at his feet,...

Researchers: 2020 Census guides $1.5 trillion in spending

Nov. 18, 2019 12:55 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — More than $1.5 trillion in federal funding to state and local governments is parceled out according to census data, much more than previously thought, researchers said Monday. The new total shows just how important it is to get the census numbers right every ten years. The same group...

The Latest: Chinese envoy accuses UK, US of interference

Nov. 18, 2019 12:51 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — The Latest on Hong Kong protests (all times local): 9 p.m. China’s ambassador to Britain has accused the U.K. and U.S. of interfering in the internal affairs of China and Hong Kong as authorities in the semi-autonomous territory struggle to contain months of protests. Liu Xiaoming...