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Brazilians find stock exchange bull unbearable, remove it

Nov. 24, 2021 15:35 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Many Brazilians felt bearish about the new Wall Street-inspired bull sculpture outside the stock exchange, and didn’t have to wait long for it to crash: The statue has been removed a week after it was installed. Sao Paulo's stock exchange had hoped to...

America is about to find where its once-a-decade heart is

Nov. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EST

America is about to find out where its heart is. The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday is announcing where the new population center of the U.S. is located, an event that take places every 10 years after the once-a-decade census shows where people are living. The center of...

Lawsuit: Anti-Muslim prejudice prompted city to block mosque

Nov. 03, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of a northern Mississippi city were motivated by anti-Muslim prejudice when they rejected a zoning request for what would be the first mosque in the area, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. American Civil Liberties Union of...

Chargers announce plans to build new complex in El Segundo

Nov. 01, 2021 19:26 PM EDT

The Los Angeles Chargers have announced plans to build new team headquarters and a training facility in El Segundo. The team said on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Continental Development Corporation and Mar Ventures, Inc. to construct the complex on a...

Appeal challenges slaughterhouse planned for Carson City

Oct. 13, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A former member of the Carson City Planning Commission has appealed the panel’s approval last month of a special use permit allowing the construction of a slaughterhouse along U.S. Highway 50 near the Carson City Airport. In the formal...

Amazon distribution center coming to Twin Cities suburb

Oct. 12, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An Amazon distribution center is coming to a Twin Cities suburb. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Monday that the 517,000-square-foot facility will open in Woodbury late next summer. The center is expected to generate...

Carson City planners approve permit for slaughterhouse

Sep. 30, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Carson City Planning Commission has approved a special use permit for the construction of a slaughterhouse along U.S. Highway 50. The panel voted 4-1 Wednesday night to grant the permit for Carson Valley Meats, but included some special...

Alabama city's planning commission OKs renaming street

Sep. 25, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A city planning commission in Alabama's capital city has unanimously passed a recommendation to rename one of its streets for a civil rights lawyer. The recommendation to rename Jeff Davis Avenue to Fred D. Gray Avenue was passed Thursday during...

Favela centennial shows Brazil communities' endurance

Sep. 19, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Dozens of children lined up at a community center in Sao Paulo for a slice of creamy, blue cake. None was celebrating a birthday; their poor neighborhood, the favela of Paraisopolis, was commemorating 100 years of existence. “People started coming (to...