Tag: Local governments

Co-conspirator of former Fall River mayor sentenced

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BOSTON — An associate of the recently convicted former mayor of Fall River has been sentenced for his role in a scheme to extort...

Report: Disney may get $570M in tax breaks for new campus

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ORLANDO, Fla. — The Walt Disney Co. stands to benefit from more than a half billion dollars in tax breaks for building a new...

London mayor issues message of support to Hong Kong migrants

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LONDON — London’s mayor on Thursday sent a message of support to Hong Kong people fleeing China’s crackdown on democracy to seek a new...

Memorial for Sandy Hook massacre victims nears construction

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NEWTOWN, Conn. — After nearly eight years of discussion and planning, a memorial to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting is...

Missouri Supreme Court reverses Medicaid expansion decision

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The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a lower court's decision in the state's Medicaid expansion case, agreeing that the voter-approved plan to offer...

Belgrade residents tell rights court of bar noise ‘torture’

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BELGRADE, Serbia — Serbia's capital is vibrating with nightlife again after over a year of pandemic restrictions. Cafes, bars and fun-hungry customers are celebrating...

Ex-Detroit chief Craig launches Michigan governor campaign

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LANSING, Mich. — Republican ex-Detroit police chief James Craig launched his campaign for governor on Wednesday, seeking to become Michigan's first Black governor with...

$470 million flood damage bill in hard-hit Dutch town

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Flooding that raged through a southern Dutch tourist town last week caused around 400 million euros ($470 million) in damage...

Experts: Spend opioid settlement funds on fighting opioids

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As a possible $26 billion settlement with opioid producers looms, some public health experts are citing the 1998 agreement with tobacco companies as a...

COVID-19 cases in US triple over 2 weeks amid misformation

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MISSION, Kan. — COVID-19 cases triple tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting...