Local governments

FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018, file photo, a ship rests near houses after it was swept ashore during Friday's tsunami at a neighborhood in Donggala, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Five days after Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami devastated villages on Sulawesi island, residents hoping that help would soon arrive are angry because it hasn’t. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)
October 02, 2018 - 6:30 pm
WANI, Indonesia (AP) — Days after Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami devastated the fishing village of Wani on Sulawesi island, residents hoping that help would soon arrive are now angry because it hasn't. Indonesia's government has struggled to get aid to survivors of Friday's twin disasters,...
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Gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participate in a roundtable discussion with 10 female high school students from across Chicago about the importance of leadership at EvolveHer, Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
October 02, 2018 - 3:24 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democratic governor candidate J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday he will repay more than $330,000 in property tax breaks he received on a Chicago mansion after a county investigator accused him of a "scheme to defraud" taxpayers by taking toilets out to lower its value...
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FILE - in this Feb. 27, 2018 file photo, a Diesel car runs in Essen, Germany. The German government backed plans to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
October 02, 2018 - 5:39 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government backed plans Tuesday to help reduce pollution from diesel vehicles while easing the burden on consumers worried about costly upgrades. Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer and Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told reporters the concept is to keep modern, less...
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A woman makes her way through the rubble of houses in Balaroa neighborhood in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Home to hundreds of families, the neighborhood was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with vicious force. Four days after the earthquake and tsunami hit the Indonesian city of Palu, this devastated neighborhood has received no government help and anger is simmering among its residents. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
October 02, 2018 - 1:11 am
PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Home to hundreds of families, the Balaroa neighborhood of Indonesia's Palu city was once a patchwork of asphalted streets and tidy houses dominated by a golden domed mosque. Now it looks as if it was picked up and thrown back to earth with vicious force. Four days after a...
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In this Sept. 29, 2018, photo, Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., waves to the crowd during the Overland Park fall festival parade in Overland Park, Kan. The National Republican Congressional Committee is dropping its support for a congressman facing a difficult re-election in a suburban Kansas City district won by Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
October 01, 2018 - 4:41 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The House Republican campaign committee has dropped its support for an incumbent congressman facing a difficult re-election in a suburban Kansas City district that Hillary Clinton won. The National Republican Congressional Committee cancelled $1.2 million in ad spending that...
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Lara Trump, left, is greeted by Ada Fisher, Republican National Committeewoman from North Carolina, right, after a news conference for the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. The committee announced Aug. 24-27, 2020 as the dates for the convention. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 01, 2018 - 10:52 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Republican National Convention will be held in North Carolina's largest city in August 2020 and party leaders said Monday they'll gather with an eye on nominating President Donald Trump for a second term. Party chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced at a news conference that...
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Gov. Jerry Brown reviews a measure with his wife, Anne Gust Brown, second from left, as staff members Camille Wagner, left, and Graciela Castillo-Krings, right, look on at his Capitol office, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Sunday is the last day for Brown to approve or veto bills passed by the legislature. Brown, who will be leaving office in January, is acting on some on the last pieces of legislation in his tenure as governor. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 30, 2018 - 9:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected legislation on Sunday that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation's first supervised drug injection site under a pilot program. Advocates of "safe injection" sites say the locations would save lives by preventing...
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Catalan police officers clash with pro independence demonstrators on their way to meet demonstrations by member and supporters of National Police and Guardia Civil, as colored powder is seen in the air after being thrown by protesters, in Barcelona on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
September 29, 2018 - 8:41 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Clashes between Catalan separatists and police in Barcelona left 14 people injured and led to six arrests as tensions boiled over days before the anniversary of the Spanish region's illegal referendum on secession, which ended in violent raids by security forces. Separatists...
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September 28, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have sped legislation through the House to expand their massive new tax law, capping their session for the year as they rush out of town to face voters in the November elections. The new bill would make permanent the individual and small-business tax cuts in the law...
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September 27, 2018 - 12:44 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A Canadian company says it wants to open a so-called robot brothel in Houston, but it's getting pushback from officials and community groups, with the mayor saying the city is reviewing its ordinances to determine if they address public safety and health concerns potentially...
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