Local governments

February 18, 2018 - 12:01 am
LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — Stephany Snowden said she intends to become the Dawn Staley for local government. She started as Lake City's city administrator on Feb. 1 and intends to inspire and guide the city's government, much like how Staley guided the University of South Carolina women's basketball...
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February 18, 2018 - 12:01 am
BOLIVIA, N.C. (AP) — Bobbing listlessly in a small harbor near Dutchman Creek Park in Southport, a large boat drifted aimlessly in the wind before jerking to a halt, caught by its anchor. Mere feet from the boat, only the mast of another was visible above the water. As Southport resident Autumn...
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February 17, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2018, file photo, South African Deputy President and African National Congress party President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives at the Grand Parade in Cape Town, South Africa. Now acting President Ramaphosa is in charge until parliament elects a new leader Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 following the resignation of Jacob Zuma, the government said. (AP Photo)
February 15, 2018 - 7:49 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Up from Soweto township to become a leading anti-apartheid activist and then wealthy businessman, Cyril Ramaphosa has been a central figure in South Africa's tumultuous history before becoming the country's president Thursday. Astute and articulate, the 65-year-old former deputy...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018, photo, the gates of Leather Hill Preserve are viewed in Wingdale, N.Y. A company tied to Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump owns the 171-acre hunting preserve that is being used as a private shooting range, where the sound of rifle fire from a wooden tower and exploding targets has riled nearby residents, neighbors told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 14, 2018 - 3:21 pm
WINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump's two grown sons arrived at this tranquil, rural upstate New York hamlet with a bang. A company tied to Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump owns a 171-acre hunting preserve that is being used as a private shooting range, where the sound of rifle fire from a...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:55 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As Virginia has emerged as a top global market for data centers, tax breaks to attract some of the world's richest companies to the state have exploded, new records show. Enacted a decade ago, sales and use tax exemptions for the large warehouses full of computers that function...
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Pico Rivera, Calif., City Councilman and El Rancho High School teacher Gregory Salcido addresses the public during a city council meeting at Pico Rivera City Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Pico Rivera, Calif. The city council passed a resolution Tuesday asking for the resignation of Salcido, who was recorded making anti-military remarks to his students in January. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
February 14, 2018 - 1:22 am
PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — City Council members in a Los Angeles suburb passed a resolution Tuesday night condemning and asking for the resignation of one of their colleagues who in his work as a school teacher called members of the U.S. military "the lowest of our low." "God bless America!" one...
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Police officers pat down former Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom before escorting him into a courthouse in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Colom, who governed from 2008 to 2012, has been detained in a corruption case according to special prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
February 13, 2018 - 8:38 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors said Tuesday they have detained ex-President Alvaro Colom and nearly his entire former Cabinet, including the current chairman of Oxfam International, in a Guatemala corruption case involving a bus concession. Colom, who governed in 2008-2012, is the latest in a...
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February 13, 2018 - 5:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent New York City developer who has advised the Trump administration on infrastructure is denying reports he cheered on the president's decision not to pay half of the $13 billion cost of a new commuter rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey. Vornado Realty Trust CEO...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, signs warning homeless residents they'll need to move out of a two-mile long encampment are posted in Anaheim, Calif. A long-running dispute over a Southern California county's plans to shut down the massive homeless encampment faces a key day in court. Homeless residents and their advocates are expected to argue in U.S. court Tuesday, Feb. 13, that Orange County can't remove them from a riverbed bike trail without adequate housing options. Officials say they've offered shelter beds and housing. The lawsuit is being watched by homeless advocates nationwide amid a rise in encampments. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin, File)
February 13, 2018 - 4:43 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday demanded that local government and activists find a way to help hundreds of homeless people camped along a California trail before he forces them to move from the site. In an unconventional hearing, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter called on...
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