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Congo and Uganda presidents vow to boost trade

Nov. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi is visiting Uganda to promote trade between the neighboring countries, after Rwanda closed its border with Uganda. After meeting with Congo's leader in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Saturday Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said the two countries...

Downed wire sparks fire on Philadelphia trolley line

Nov. 8, 2019 6:25 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A downed overhead wire sparked a fire on a commuter trolley line in Philadelphia. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it happened early Friday at 33rd Street Station on Market Street. Passengers on the SEPTA trolley were evacuated and no one was injured....

Harvick has Cup title shot after 3rd straight Texas fall win

Nov. 3, 2019 9:10 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Harvick and the Stewart-Haas Racing team had already been preparing for NASCAR's finale. With another win at Texas, they now know they will be racing for a Cup title in two weeks. Harvick won the fall race at Texas for the third year in a row Sunday, again securing one of the...

Street with sinkhole that snagged bus to be closed 8 weeks

Oct. 29, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say it will take about eight weeks to complete repairs on a downtown Pittsburgh street where a sinkhole opened up, partially swallowing a city bus. The city said Tuesday that a contractor was removing concrete and debris from the hole that opened Monday, and utilities will work...

Vermont remembers farmer who refused to sell for interstate

Oct. 28, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A symbol of progress overtaking the state's agricultural past — a tree that once shaded a farm now largely buried beneath Interstate 91 — is dying and must be cut down. People in the Ascutney neighborhood in the Connecticut River town of Weathersfield and the state of...

Vermont to remember man who took his life fighting progress

Oct. 28, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

ASCUTNEY, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is asking the public for ideas for a permanent memorial to an Ascutney farmer who took his life after his farm was seized to make way for the construction of Interstate 91. A maple tree that has stood on what was once Romaine Tenney's farm is dying...

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax

Oct. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth. As her family's boat moved through the harbor a few years ago, Munger, whose father is a billionaire investor, saw that...

Illinois state senator quits powerful panel amid FBI probe

Oct. 11, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator under federal investigation for possible bribery and fraud involving state construction work resigned Friday as head of the powerful Senate Transportation Committee, hours after the chamber released an unredacted search warrant revealing more details about...

Erdogan attends launch of Serbia-Bosnia highway work

Oct. 8, 2019 12:22 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Bosnia's rival leaders to end a year-long political deadlock that has fueled tensions in the country. Erdogan spoke Tuesday after a joint meeting in Belgrade with the three members of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency and Serbia's...

3-way battle for Memphis mayor marked by bitter conflicts

Oct. 1, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Even in an era known for divisive politics nationally, this year's race for Memphis mayor stands out, with accusations of racism, a magazine caricature widely viewed as offensive, a candidate who refuses to mention a female opponent by name and a dustup over homophobic tweets from...