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Judge says NYC can't let noncitizens vote in city elections

Jun. 27, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City can't let noncitizens vote for mayor and other city officials, a judge ruled Monday, siding with Republicans who challenged the measure as unconstitutional. In January, New York became the first major U.S. city to grant widespread municipal voting...

Angry farmers block Dutch highways to protest pollution plan

Jun. 27, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday and set small blazes outside at least two town halls in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country's agriculture sector. ...

Will he go or not? Hong Kong awaits word on Xi Jinping visit

Jun. 27, 2022 07:22 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Will he go or not? Chinese President Xi Jinping kept Hong Kong guessing on Monday about his possible appearance at the 25th anniversary of the former British colony’s return to Chinese rule. The government has yet to say whether he will be...

LIV Golf heads to Oregon, where local officials aren't happy

Jun. 26, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Saudi Arabia-backed LIV Golf is getting a chilly reception in Oregon, its first stop in the United States. This coming week, the series, which is paying enormous signing fees for players like Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, descends on Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club in tiny North Plains,...

Arrests in Istanbul as LGBTQ marchers try to defy Pride ban

Jun. 26, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Dozens of people were detained in central Istanbul after city authorities banned an LGBTQ Pride march, organizers said Sunday. Turkey's largest city has banned the march since 2015, but large crowds nonetheless gather every year to mark the end of Pride Month....

Albuquerque mayor: Pandemic erased much of progress vs crime

Jun. 26, 2022 12:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said much of the progress made against crime was erased by the COVID-19 pandemic, but believes the city’s police department has made improvements. In his first State of the City address of his second term, Keller also...

Grandmother killed, 4 hurt by car fleeing NYC police

Jun. 26, 2022 06:45 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A grandmother was killed and four people were injured, including a child, by a vehicle fleeing a police traffic stop in New York City, authorities said. Assistant Chief Judith Harrison said officers in a patrol car pulled over a vehicle with mismatched license...

Survivors recount Mali's deadliest attack since coup

Jun. 26, 2022 06:36 AM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Moussa Tolofidie didn’t think twice when nearly 100 jihadis on motorbikes gathered in his village in central Mali last week. A peace agreement signed last year between some armed groups and the community in the Bankass area had largely held, even if the...

Lafayette glass recyclers, LCG find new use for local waste

Jun. 26, 2022 01:05 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — That empty glass wine bottle or pasta sauce jar sitting in your kitchen could become sand used in sandbags to protect against flooding thanks to a new partnership between Lafayette Consolidated Government and a grassroots glass recycling company. BackYard...

Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy

Jun. 25, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The mayor of Milan signed an ordinance Saturday turning off the spigots of public decorative fountains and the city's archbishop prayed for rain in a tour of churches as northern Italy endures one of its worst droughts in decades. The city ordinance follows the...