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In this Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 photo, Houston firefighters Jason Beasley left, and Bucky Glenn carry a sign to a truck as they prepare to go out and talk to people about Proposition B, the pay "parity" item on the November ballot, in Houston. ( =Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
October 13, 2018 - 4:01 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston firefighters who have been in a bitter battle with the city for higher wages are taking their case to voters. Firefighters in the nation's fourth-largest city are asking for pay parity with local police in a proposal that Houston's mayor insists would be "a financial disaster...
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International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach gives a press conference at the end of the 133rd IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
October 12, 2018 - 2:49 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stockholm's bid to host the 2026 Olympics is at risk only three days after the IOC formally approved the city among three candidates. A new coalition deal announced Friday to run Stockholm's city government, between a center-right alliance and environmentalists, requires no...
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FILE - This combination of June 2017 file booking photos provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena, at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. A judge will hear a motion asking the court to uphold a plea bargain that was reached with the two men accused of being responsible for a warehouse fire that killed two dozen people at an unlicensed party. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
October 12, 2018 - 12:20 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge's vacation and miscommunication led to another delay Friday in the court case connected to a Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people two years ago. Attorneys for Derick Almena, one of two men charged criminally, had planned to urge a judge Friday to...
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A woman holds a sign reading "not my president" during protest in Mostar, Bosnia, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Several thousand Bosnian Croat nationalists have protested the election victory of a moderate politician last weekend in the race for the Croat seat in Bosnia's three-person presidency. The crowd Thursday marched through the ethnically divided southern town of Mostar holding banners reading "Not my president" and "RIP democracy" in protest at the election of Zeljko Komsic." (AP Photo/Amel Emric)
October 11, 2018 - 1:11 pm
MOSTAR, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several thousand Bosnian Croat nationalists on Thursday protested the election of a moderate politician to the Croat seat in Bosnia's three-person presidency. The crowd marched through the ethnically divided southern town of Mostar holding banners reading "Not my...
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FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo newly elected Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia talks in his city hall office in Fall River, Mass. A Massachusetts mayor was arrested Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, and charged with defrauding investors in a company he formed out of more than $230,000 and using the funds to enhance his political career and pay for a lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
October 11, 2018 - 1:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his "own personal ATM" to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt. Jasiel Correia, the mayor of Fall River,...
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Tamiya Waldon looks out at the damage to her neighborhood in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
October 10, 2018 - 4:16 pm
PANAMA CITY, Florida (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times Eastern): 7 p.m. Authorities say a Florida Panhandle man was killed by a falling tree as Hurricane Michael tore through the state. Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Anglie Hightower says they received a call around 6 p...
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Tallahassee Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, speaks during a briefing on Hurricane Michael in Tallahassee, Fla., Wednesday Oct. 10, 2018. In the days before Hurricane Michael made landfall, Gillum blanketed the national airwaves, sounding much like the man he wants to replace, Gov. Rick Scott, who constantly urged residents to seek shelter and take the massive storm seriously. (AP Photo/Gary Fineout)
October 10, 2018 - 2:17 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Michael upended the governor's race in the battleground state of Florida, and one of the beneficiaries could be Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee who spent days in the storm's path. Before Michael made landfall , Gillum seemed to blanket the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Michael Bloomberg, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Climate Action, speaks during the plenary session of the Global Action Climate Summit in San Francisco. The global media company founder on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 said he has registered as a Democrat, which would be especially significant if he decides to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 10, 2018 - 4:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is officially a Democrat again. The global media company founder on Wednesday said he has registered as a Democrat, which would be especially significant if he decides to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. Bloomberg says on...
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President Trump delivers remarks Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at the International Association of Chiefs of Police, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
October 09, 2018 - 6:11 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday sharply criticized a draft plan hammered out between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer force under close federal court supervision. Attorney General Jeff...
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In this Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, photo, a family scavenges for salvageable items from the ruins of their house at Petobo neighborhood which was wiped out by liquefaction caused by a massive earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Many in the decimated village had no idea they were in an area already identified as a high-risk zone for this apocalyptic phenomenon that causes soft ground to liquefy during temblors. The area around Sulawesi island's Palu Bay had been slammed before and was due for another potential perfect storm, capable of unleashing earthquakes, landslides, tsunami waves, and soil liquefaction. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 08, 2018 - 6:42 pm
PETOBO, Indonesia (AP) — When the violent shaking from a massive magnitude 7.5 earthquake finally stopped, Selvi Susanti stood up and realized something strange was happening. First, she saw the ground suddenly begin to sink. Then the pavement split beneath her feet like a broken dinner plate and...
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