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Maine state secretary chides Bloomberg on inaccurate mailing

Jan. 28, 2020 6:02 PM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state said Tuesday that presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent inaccurate voting information to state residents. Matthew Dunlap said “several voters” recently received a mailing from the Democrat's campaign...

Florida considers guns in churches, government meetings

Jan. 28, 2020 5:53 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gun rights would be expanded at churches and other places of worship and for local government officials in Florida who want to carry firearms at meetings under two bills approved by a House committee Tuesday. Members of the House Criminal Justice Committee cited several shootings...

3 running in special election for new mayor of Pascagoula

Jan. 28, 2020 5:09 PM EST

PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Three candidates are competing to replace a Mississippi mayor who moved into another elected position. The special election in Pascagoula is Feb. 11. Republican Mayor Dane Maxwell was elected in November to the three-person Mississippi Public Service Commission, which regulates...

Detroit City Council extends temporary ban on pot sales

Jan. 28, 2020 4:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A temporary ban on recreational pot sales in Detroit has been extended through March 31. The Detroit City Council voted Tuesday on the temporary opt-out ordinance for adult-use marijuana. Recreational marijuana use by adults who are at least 21 is legal under Michigan law, but small...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 28, 2020 4:00 PM EST

The (Munster) Times. January 23, 2020 Dysfunction abounds in East Chicago firefighter shifts fight Just when you think local government dysfunction can't get worse, a Region city becomes embroiled in a lawsuit with itself. For the sake of East Chicago residents, reasonable heads must prevail in the conflagration...

Palestinian hold a poster showing U.S. President Donald Trump as they protest the American peace plan in Bethlehem, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to

The Latest: Chief: UN committed to Israel-Palestinian peace

Jan. 28, 2020 3:34 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's release of its Mideast peace plan (all times local): 10:35 p.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations remains committed to supporting Palestinians and Israelis in resolving their conflict on the basis of U.N. resolutions,...

Vice President Mike Pence poses with kids after his speech. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, Vice President Pence traveled to Madison, Wisc., to  deliver remarks at the Wisconsin School Choice Student Showcase at the Wisconsin State Capitol. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Pence touts school choice in liberal capital of Wisconsin

Jan. 28, 2020 3:13 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence touted alternatives to a public school education during a visit Tuesday to the state where the private school voucher program began, stopping in battleground Wisconsin for a noontime celebration in the state Capitol. Pence, and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy...

Fresh anti-Semitic writings appear in Italian cities, towns

Jan. 28, 2020 3:03 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Fresh anti-Semitic writings appeared in Italian cities and towns as the country marked the 7 5 th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz, officials said Tuesday. The incidents included a racist placard tacked onto a Democratic Party bulletin board near Vicenza, a...

In this Jan. 24, 2020, photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. She is running for a second term as honorary mayor of the town against Sammy, a German Sheperd police dog, as a fund-raiser for a community playground. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Dog and goat vie for honorary mayor of Vermont town

Jan. 28, 2020 2:11 PM EST

FAIR HAVEN, Vt, (AP) — It's Lincoln the goat versus Sammy the dog in the race for honorary mayor of one Vermont town. The Nubian goat had won the post in Fair Haven, Vermont, last year after the town manager came up with the pet mayor election to raise money to rehabilitate a community playground and to...

Virginia group: Confederate statue should stay, with changes

Jan. 28, 2020 1:41 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia Beach commission is recommending that a Confederate monument in the city shouldn't be removed, but instead historical context should be added in a new park and a second statue should be erected to honor African American heritage. The Virginia Beach Historic...